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Job: Head of External Communications.for pharma/biotech
Salary: 170K+, 25%+, equity, relo
Start Date: 09/06/2017
Category: Public Relations

Our Boston, MA client, a global biotechnology company, is looking for a Head of External Communications.  In addition to having several products on the market, they have more than a dozen clinical development programs underway which are focused on several disease areas.  Ranked as a top place to work, this is an exciting time to join them as they continue to expand around the world. This role is based in Boston; there is no option to telecommute, but the client is open to relocating a star candidate.



In this role, you will lead the company’s external-facing corporate communications, which includes media strategy and relations, corporate (major business, leadership and/or product announcements), crisis and issues management, patient community communications and other communications activities that highlight what the company is doing as well as positioning them for growth.



This is a highly visible role where you will have regular interaction with executives across all functions, including the C-suite, legal, investor relations, regulatory and other key groups.



Ideal characteristics include:

·         Relationship builder

·         Ability to shift gears rapidly

·         Thick skin

·         Confidence in your ideas and recommendations and ability to defend them, especially with senior leaders

·         Thirst for tackling new challenges and handling novel situations

·         Collaborative

·         Follow through

·         Initiative




·         15+ years public relations experience from a pharma or biotech company

·         5+ years counseling and writing for senior executives

·         Solid understanding of and ability to communicate scientific information and data in simple terms to various audiences

·         Tier 1 media relationships in healthcare/biotech

·         Track record as a spokesperson

·         Management of direct reports and agencies/vendors

·         Adept at handling crises, reputational issues, pricing issues as well as communications related to public company transactions, including M&A

·         Strong business acumen in the pharma/biotech industry, depth of knowledge of regulatory processes and current on industry trends

·         Bachelor’s Degree




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