Associate Director, Public Affairs




Operations, Project Director


£90,000 to £110,000 Per Annum


Car allowance plus stock



Contract Type:


Date Posted:

13/03/2020 14:12:00

Our client is a bio-pharmaceutical company with therapeutic in HIV/AIDS, liver diseases, cancer and inflammation.

They are looking for an Associate Director to deliver strategic branded and unbranded communication programs and patient advocacy engagement as it enters rheumatology. The role reports in to the US and works closely with cross-functional and Public Affairs colleagues at the global and country levels.

Job duties include:

  • Setting the communications strategy for markets outside of the US.

  • Shaping the product launch communications and advocacy engagement plans.

  • Working in partnership to drive alignment across company communications

  • Communicating data and regulatory milestones

  • Designing and implementing disease awareness

  • Developing compelling materials to support external communications, including key messages, Q&A documents, press releases, presentations, videos, social media content, etc.

  • Responding to media requests and coordinating interviews with spokespeople and opinion leader spokespeople, as appropriate

  • Developing/strengthening relationships with a wide variety of community advocates, media and other influential organisations

  • Continuously scanning the environments to proactively identify and manage issues

  • Coordinating with cross-functional colleagues to ensure alignment and collaboration in strategic priorities and messaging across different stakeholders

  • Managing agency partners

    Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • Global or pan-EU experience in product PR, media and advocacy within the pharmaceutical sector

  • Demonstrated experience in media relations (traditional and social), issues management; knowledge of healthcare and industry media and reporting trends

  • Experience of working within the inflammation therapy area is highly desired but not essential

  • Experience managing multiple projects (timelines, budgets, priorities) simultaneously; flexibility and results-oriented focus are essential

  • Ability to interact with senior management and high-profile experts appropriately, with confidence and ease

  • Ability to understand and accurately communicate complex science

  • Ability to give formal presentations to internal and external audiences of various sizes

  • Experience working successfully with patient organisations

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