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Corporate Communications Lead / Global Pharmaceutical Client / Cambridge Office (flexible working encouraged)

Employment Type:
Type of Job:
Pharmaceutical Management Jobs, Pharmaceutical Marketing Jobs, Other
East Anglia, South East England
Salary Description:
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Thorp Associates
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This is a fantastic opportunity to join a major player in the Pharmaceutical market which, despite having a footprint in 120 countries, maintains a dynamic, entrepreneurial mindset and is always striving for innovation-led improvement. The successful candidate will report directly to the Global Communications Director and be central in building a first-in-class internal communications team that partners with Brand/Asset Communications divisions to drive corporate recognition and awareness. In addition to a fantastic professional opportunity the Communications Lead will benefit from a competitive salary and exceptionally generous corporate flexible benefits packages.

Key responsibilities:

• Increase corporate awareness through creation and delivery of internal and corporate communications strategies in order to increase corporate visibility and promote the business as a preferred partner and top employer.
• Advocate collaborative working with cross-functional teams, ensuring alignment with business strategy, objectives and communications.
• Lead media relations strategy, contracts and activities as well as digital media and press office activities by creating and disseminating pro-active and reactive communications materials.
• Work with the Director of Communications on executive communications and thought leadership projects and support with media training, presentations and speeches.
• Maintain excellent stakeholder relations across the business, professional organisations and advocacy groups.
• Actively develop relationships within top-tier media and industry commentators and act as their primary point of contact.
• Provide strategic communications support to executive and HR teams and execute agreed course of action.
• Monitor external environment and develop efficiencies in conjunction with the Director of Communications in order to prepare for, manage and mitigate issues.
• Provide support and counsel, ensure alignment, coordination and connectivity of key internal stakeholder groups; promoting collaboration and sharing of best-practice ideas.
• Ensure first rate results by demanding operational excellence both internally and through engaged agencies and measure impact of communications strategies through appropriately developed metrics.
• Ensure all activities are ethical and compliant. Maintain a thorough knowledge of the relevant Codes of Practice (e.g. ABPI, EFPIA) and industry regulations. Develop and successfully champion the uptake of key communications guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs).

Requisite Skills and Experience:

• Detailed knowledge of the global pharmaceutical and biotech/healthcare market and environment, with strong external networks.
• Previous experience of an in-house internal communications position in a Pharmaceutical company.
• Strong track record of providing senior strategic communications counsel to executive team and key stakeholders.
• Proven track record of delivering successful, multi-channel campaigns.
• Thorough understanding of pharmaceutical internal communications
• Extensive prior and proven expertise in delivering strategic international healthcare communications programmes, operating at a senior level in strategic corporate communications
• Entrepreneurial spirit, able to create and shape the role. Able to look at problems from different perspectives
• Attention to detail, analytical skills and a creative approach to problem solving.
• Educated to degree level (science qualification, journalism, communications/PR); higher qualification a plus.


Leading compensation package with competitive basic remuneration and extensive flexible benefits.

If you think this sounds like something you’d be interested in please apply via this advert or send your CV to William at Thorp Associates – .
Due to the high level of applicants we receive, if you don’t hear back from us in the next 14 days, unfortunately you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Contact Details:
Thorp Associates
Tel: +44(0)1306 644617
Contact: William Rowland

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