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External and Internal Product Communications Manager

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An exciting new opportunity has arisen to join ViiV Healthcare’s Product Communications function.

Are you an experienced pharmaceuticals Product Communications Manager looking to join an exciting organisation that truly makes a difference to the lives of people living with HIV globally? We’re looking for a Global Product Communications Manager to support the communications for our innovative portfolio of products.

Based in our global head office in Brentford, you will report to the External & Internal Product Communications Director. You will be responsible for the planning, development and delivery of strategic communications to support ViiV Healthcare’s Global HIV products and will support our Local Operating Companies (LOCs) and regions with their product or disease awareness communications.

Responsibilities include:
• Develop and implement global external and internal communications plans and narrative for ViiV Healthcare HIV products, with product-specific or therapy area programmes, which are aligned to the commercial strategy
• Deliver strategic communications plans and materials (including approval and dissemination) to support communications activities within the LOCs and at a regional level to ensure consistent and successful implementation of the disease area / product communication strategy
• Create, maintain and deliver strategic newsflow and work with subject matter experts to contribute content that supports communications strategies for the product portfolio
• Anticipate and prepare for product issues to enable rapid and appropriate response. Leading the development of communications materials for LOC communicators and global (above country) media relations
• Support and align communications activities with key external organisations and third parties, as appropriate. These may include the media, GSK External Communication and IR team as well as other pharmaceutical companies
• Oversee communications agency involvement in the development and execution of relevant communications plans and materials, including effective budget management
• Ensure all communications programmes are measurable and compliant with external regulations and ViiV Healthcare codes of conduct, ethics and values

We firmly believe that 'good enough' is never enough. Our entrepreneurial attitude encourages us to be nimble and agile, so we can best respond to the rapidly evolving epidemic. Everyone at ViiV Healthcare feels strongly connected to HIV and understands how their individual contributions make a difference.


Please take a copy of the Job Description, as this will not be available post closure of the advert.

When applying for this role, please use the ‘cover letter’ of the online application or your CV to describe how you meet the competencies for this role, as outlined in the job requirements above. The information that you have provided in your cover letter and CV will be used to assess your application.

During the course of your application you will be requested to complete voluntary information which will be used in monitoring the effectiveness of our equality and diversity policies. Your information will be treated as confidential and will not be used in any part of the selection process.

If you require a reasonable adjustment to the application / selection process to enable you to demonstrate your ability to perform the job requirements please contact 0808 234 4391. This will help us to understand any modifications we may need to make to support you throughout our selection process.


Basic qualifications:
• Extensive pharmaceutical product and / or healthcare communications (in-house or agency) experience
• Comprehensive understanding of the Pharmaceutical Industry
• Strong experience of developing, implementing and measuring communications strategies and tactics that support commercial objectives
• Strong business acumen and understanding of the commercial environment
• Practical understanding of the regulatory environment and how it affects communications for Rx medicines
• A strong understanding of issues management
• A strong understanding of the media and experience of media relations

Preferred qualifications:
As above.

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