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Director, Public Affairs and Corporate Communication

Company: Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

OverviewDirector, Public Affairs and Corporate Communication -Entrepreneurial Spirit, Rooted in Tradition. At Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, we can tout a storied reputation more than 300 years in the making. Our parent company, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation (MTPC), is a research-driven pharmaceutical company with global reach and one of Japans oldest and most respected companies. -Relatively new to the U.S. market, the innovative compounds of the Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Group have already enjoyed commercial success under the brand labels of our U.S. partners. -Under our own Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America label the company is focused on research efforts and exploring collaborations with partners to discover and bring treatments to market for unmet medical needs including orphan diseases. We currently seek motivated professionals who share our vision of scientific excellence, innovation, and unwavering dedication to improving the lives of patients. -The Director, Public Affairs and Communications is responsible for developing and implementing communication strategy, both external and internal, that supports Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, Inc. [MTPA, including and Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Canada (MTP-CA)], their affiliated companies when necessary, and their brands, both commercialized and in development. This includes the formulation, execution, and support of comprehensive and integrated strategic and tactical communication plans in collaboration with business clients, partners, external agencies, consultants, healthcare providers, advocacy groups, industry associations, legislative bodies, patient communities, and employees. This experienced communications professional is also responsible to develop compelling holistic communications strategies to drive growth and strengthen our reputation. This role will also ensure consistency and alignment with overall MTPC Corporate Communications policies and guidance. Responsibilities

  • Performs a strategic role in the organization providing leadership and stewardship of public affairs and communications.
  • Innovates, develops and executes holistic communications strategies and tactical plans to support company development, support of products and pipeline across multiple therapeutic areas and regions, organizational and reputation,
  • Supports product launches, medical conference communications, press releases, and internal communications (in orchestration with other functional teams and executives.)
  • Drives executive communications and supports senior executives with internal and external communications and their strategies.
  • Promotes executive visibility, including conceptualizing, seeking, vetting and preparing for opportunities, based on audience and communication goals, e.g., speaking engagements, media interviews and policy/political engagement.
  • Manages crisis communications, as needed, working with Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Group in Japan and other global counterparts as needed to align messaging and tone.
  • Manages and maintains key internal and external communications assets and channels (both physical and digital) such as the MTPA and related websites, intranet, newsletters, announcements, major company milestones/events, and town halls. -
  • Manages communication calendars to ensure a strong pipeline of relevant, impactful, and timely content for press and digital channels.
  • Writes, edits, and maintains quality of select communications content, including articles, videos, etc.
  • Supports the team with preparing internal and external presentation materials and messages.
  • Become a trusted communications advisor for the function across MTPA and other affiliated companies if necessary.
  • Generates ideas and identifies key moments in time for creative storytelling opportunities to drive engagement across key internal and external groups.
  • Partners with colleagues across MTPA and MTPC to ensure strategic alignment and leverage the companys full resources.
  • Identifies opportunities to continuously innovate communications, make process improvements and drive efficiencies.
  • Prepares a variety of SOPs, style guides and similar documents to ensure a cohesive and consistent communications approach across functions and affiliates.
  • Serves as company spokesperson; also prepare and counsel leadership team members for media interviews
  • Identifies and tracks key performance metrics to report on results, impacts, and effectiveness.
  • Oversee and monitor owned/shared media; ensure proper use of website/social media channels.
  • Manage external service providers, agencies, and consultants and their budgets to ensure effectiveness, cost-efficiency, and results achieved.
  • Effectively interface / liaison with external constituents including but not limited to industry associations, regulators, health care providers, patients, caregivers, consultants, service providers, advocacy groups, legislators, lobbyists, presses, news outlets, public media, influencers, etc.
  • Participate, interact, and support PMRC, as neededQualifications
    • Bachelor's degree required in relevant field of study, Masters degree, preferred.
    • 10+ years of relevant experience, preferably in life science or similarly regulated industry
    • Proven experience in strategic communications that drive business impact.
    • Experience with organizational communications as well as product communications, crisis communications, and digital communications including social media.
    • 5 years experience with effectively managing a team and managing many external agencies, consultants, freelancers, and service providers and the complexity of their inter-working relationships.
    • Understanding of pharmaceutical, commercial, manufacturing and regulatory environment.
    • Strong project management and organizational skills with ability to prioritize and be accountable for multiple projects at once, excellent problem-solving skills.
    • Talented storyteller with the ability to identify and tell compelling, impactful stories.
    • Excellent writing skills and ability to simplify complex subjects, strong attention to detail.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of employees, including senior management, as well as external audiences. Exceptional public speaking skills.
    • Exceptional interpersonal and cross-cultural skills and ability to build effective working relationships; must be able to work closely with executives.
    • Experience working in fast-paced, matrixed, and highly-collaborative environments with minimal supervision.
    • Team player who is self-motivated, entrepreneurial, effective under pressure and flexible.
    • High level of independence, energy and integrity; demonstrates respect for a diversity of opinions.
    • Sound judgement and proven ability to deal with sensitive and/or confidential matters.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office (including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
    • Strong knowledge of graphics design technologies (e.g. Adobe Creative Cloud)
    • Proficiency and/or interest in video creation and editing preferred
    • Knowledge of basic SharePoint and intranet technology
    • Strong budget management skills
    • Must be able to travel 10% domestically and internationally -Our Value Proposition:Enjoy the fast-moving, entrepreneurial spirit more typically found in a small biotech, complemented by the benefits of a global pharmaceutical/chemical conglomerate. - At this time, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Development America offers our employees unparalleled opportunities for career success coupled with a supportive level of employee benefits. -MTP provides a competitive benefits package inclusive of Medical and Dental health benefits, short-term and long-term disability plans, Company Paid and Supplemental Life insurance and additional voluntary benefits such as Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Legal Plan, and ID Theft Protection. - In addition, we provide a generous PTO policy based on tenure, commencing with 24 PTO days, pro-rated based on hire date. -The salary range for this position is $155,000 - $264,000. Factors such as scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, job-related skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and business considerations may influence base pay offered. This salary may be subject to a geographic adjustment (according to a specific city and state and depending on the role), if an authorization is granted to work outside of the location listed in this posting. -This position is eligible to participate in our annual Short-Term Incentive (STI) program. - Specific information about the plan including eligibility rules and target, will be furnished upon hire. -This position is eligible to participate in our Long-Term Incentive (LTI) program. - Specific information about the plan including eligibility rules and target, will be furnished upon hire. - -

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