Assoc. Director, Communications: Cardiovascular, Renal & Metabolism

Assoc. Director, Communications: Cardiovascular, Renal & Metabolism

Job Description

After decades of decline, the number of lives lost to cardiovascular disease each year is on the rise.

As a part of our ongoing commitment to support communities affected by cardiovascular disease, our Associate Director, Communications: Cardiovascular, Renal & Metabolism (CRM) will be critical to generate a meaningful change by collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to design and execute impactful programs reaching patients, healthcare professionals and the public.

Major Accountabilities:

• Provide strategic public relations support for the Cardiovascular, Renal & Metabolism franchise marketed and pipeline portfolio.

• Build and maintain collaborative relationships with Novartis communications leaders, marketing and medical colleagues and PR agency partners.

• Design and execute impactful program that can maximize PR, Social Media and Patient Advocacy

• Support the development and implementation of communications, social and digital strategy to support business objectives and measurement.

• Develop and drive execution of activities and programs with an understanding of the key audiences and business needs to support pre-launch and priority brands and be responsible for measuring key outcomes and adapting work to continuously improve
• Work with agency partners to deliver strategic relevant and innovative programs for stakeholders.

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you are given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data, empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to seek the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Join us as we re-imagine medicine!

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to building diverse teams, representative of the patients and communities we serve, and we strive to create an inclusive workplace that cultivates bold innovation through collaboration and empowers our people to unleash their full potential.

Minimum requirements

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work related expertise. With a Concentration in communications, public relations, marketing, social/digital media or Life Science related disciplines preferred.

• 7 plus years’ experience in communications or related field with strong emphasis on external communications, digital and social media, patient advocacy. Life Sciences Communications Field preferred.
• Strong experience in developing and coordinating integrated communications/social media plans.
• Ability to manage complex, multiple issues and projects.

• Strong interpersonal and influencing skills, with track record of supporting senior leaders
• Business acumen – insightful understanding of the Life Sciences industry and how it is evolving
• Comfortable with ambiguity
• Outstanding written and verbal communications
• Outstanding project management and budget/resource management skills
• Ability to prioritize and maximize limited resources to achieve goals
• High integrity and values
East Hanover, NJ
Novartis Pharmaceuticals
Communications & Public Affairs
Full Time