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Director, Executive Communications, Cell Therapy

Company: Bristol Myers Squibb
Location: Madison
Posted on: March 30, 2024

Job Description:

**Working with Us**
Challenging. Meaningful. Life-changing. Those arent words that are usually associated with a job. But working at Bristol Myers Squibb is anything but usual. Here, uniquely interesting work happens every day, in every department. From optimizing a production line to the latest breakthroughs in cell therapy, this is work that transforms the lives of patients, and the careers of those who do it. Youll get the chance to grow and thrive through opportunities uncommon in scale and scope, alongside high-achieving teams rich in diversity. Take your career farther than you thought possible.
Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives. Read more: careers.bms.com/working-with-us .
The Director, Executive Communications, Cell Therapy is responsible for the overall strategy, planning, development and execution of executive and thought leadership communications for cell therapy (CT) leadership, portfolio and pipeline, in alignment with the business objectives of the Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) Cell Therapy Organization.
With the overarching goal of elevating the companys CT leaders and overall industry leadership in cell therapy as well as cancer and immunology, the Director owns thought leadership and executive communications, foremost for the President, Cell Therapy Organization, along with other key commercial, medical and development senior leaders.
This experienced leader has an exceptionally high level of competence and comfort interacting among, building trust with, and persuading key stakeholders, in particular C-suite executives. Cross-functional coordination and the ability to build and maintain productive relationships with a diverse group of colleagues with varying responsibilities and communications styles is critical.
Day-to-day remit may vary, but will include communications strategy, planning, creation and regular maintenance of foundational messaging and materials for use by senior CT leaders and in thought leadership initiatives. The Director then leverages this messaging in the strategic execution of communications, events, speaking engagements, milestones and initiatives, as well as internally to motivate, engage and inspire employees.
The position can be based in Madison, NJ or Lawrenceville, NJ, with some travel in between.
Responsibilities:
+ Design and lead strategy, messaging/materials and execution of comprehensive, cohesive thought leadership programming to garner positive traction, presence and coverage in support of BMS reputation as a leader in cell therapy across hematologic malignancies and burgeoning areas such as autoimmune and neuroinflammatory disorders.
In support of this objective:
+ Foremost, support the President, Cell Therapy Organization with bespoke thought leadership/executive visibility communications plan, opportunities and content, both raising individual profile and elevating BMS in Cell Therapy.
+ Lead complementary efforts for additional senior CT leaders: own the development, implementation and regular updating of annual thought leadership and executive visibility plans aligned to overall Corporate Affairs goals.
+ Drive specific efforts for CT leaders, including media relations, editorial calendar, social and digital content, talking points, speaking opportunities, employee engagement and leader communications, with cross-functional and cross-market coordination.
+ Serve as point for BMS CT executive presence at key medical meetings and other industry events with the goal of elevating BMS presence and profile through keynote speeches, panel participation, and other opportunities.
+ As a key member of the CT communications team, support strategy and creation of leader communications for data and regulatory milestones and medical meetings across full cell therapy portfolio that reflect and deliver on business priorities.
+ Outline, track and report against measurable KPIs that help demonstrate impact on the organization and progress toward CT Organization objectives.
Additional responsibilities:
+ Collaborate with worldwide and U.S. CT commercial, medical and development leaders to drive and evolve overarching BMS Cell Therapy story, keeping BMS CT narratives fresh and dynamic.
+ Provide proactive communications counsel to the President, Cell Therapy Organization and business leaders on the Cell Therapy Leadership Team (CTLT).
+ Serve as a member of the BMS Leader Communication Network, contributing CT leader communications to BMS Corporate external/internal editorial plan, including social and digital content supporting BMS in cell therapy, adding to the overall digital/social media strategy for the company.
+ Provide executive counsel, messaging and materials support to mitigate risk and protect BMS Cell Therapy and company reputation when facing portfolio-level, brand-specific and event-driven reputational issues.
+ Collaborate cross-functionally with Corporate Communications, R&D Communications, Patient Advocacy and other Corporate Affairs teams to drive significant reputation elevation initiatives for the President, CTO and other cell therapy leaders.
+ Collaborate as needed with U.S. and ex-U.S. market communicators to maximize CT leadership presence for key in-market external and internal opportunities.
+ Maintain productive, collegial agency relationship, maximizing available resources and partnering to produce strategic, high-quality materials and plans in a timely, cost-effective manner.
Requirements:
+ The successful candidate has 10+ years of experience in corporate, thought leadership, executive or brand communications in the pharmaceutical industry.
+ S/he is a self-motivated leader with a track record of setting, driving and delivering against integrated global communications strategies.
+ S/he has expertise in strategic planning, internal communications, executive and thought leadership communications, social/digital media, and is able to collaborate with business leaders.
+ S/he has demonstrated the ability to successfully lead and influence others in a dynamic and competitive landscape. This individual has a strong grasp of storytelling that engages and energizes employees and supports the companys business objectives.
+ Bachelors degree required, ideally in communications or related field.
+ Experience in pharma communications, public relations agency or related field. Pharmaceutical/healthcare experience required; experience in cell therapy, oncology, hematology and/or autoimmune disorders preferred.
+ Proven experience elevating company and leaders through strategic, effective communications.
+ Ability to advise and influence senior leadership in both communications and business settings leveraging a strong science acumen and understanding of the technical side of healthcare.
+ Strong problem-solving, collaboration skills and ability to partner effectively within Corporate Affairs and across the business.
+ Superior written and interpersonal communication skills. Strong presentation and facilitation skills; ability to engage with and persuade a wide variety of audiences.
+ Ability to quickly learn the business and operate within a complex, fast-paced and ever-changing environment.
+ Highly knowledgeable about stakeholder engagement, content creation, channel strategy and digital/social media best practices, including how to optimize content delivery across channels and audiences.
_If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesnt perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career._
**Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers**
With a single vision as inspiring as Transforming patients lives through science , every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.
**On-site Protocol**
Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is a necessary job function of this role, which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and it enhances the Company culture.
BMS is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace accommodations/adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request a reasonable workplace accommodation/adjustment prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodations/adjustments in completing this application, or in any part of the recruitment process, direct your inquiries to adastaffingsupport@bms.com . Visit careers.bms.com/ (https://careers.bms.com/eeo-accessibility) eeo-accessibility to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.
BMS cares about your well-being and the well-being of our staff, customers, patients, and communities. As a result, the Company strongly recommends that all employees be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 and keep up to date with Covid-19 boosters.
BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.
Any data processed in connection with role applications will be treated in accordance with applicable data privacy policies and regulations.
**Company:** Bristol-Myers Squibb
**Req Number:** R1578905
**Updated:** 2024-03-29 03:05:46.642 UTC
**Location:** Madison,New JerseyBristol Myers Squibb is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, gender expression, genetic information, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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