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Interim Associate Director - Communications & PR

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Job title: Interim Associate Director - Communications & PR Job type: 12 month contract (maternity cover)Location: Buckinghamshire, South East EnglandPay rate: £;Competitive daily rateClient Summary:- The client is a successful and very-regarded global pharmaceutical company withkey business activities in R&D, Manufacturing and global commercialisation of aninnovative range of productsKey duties & responsibilities:1. Act as UK / Ireland Public Relations Counsel- Active member of the UK and Ireland leadership team- Attend regional leadership meetings to present on Communications and Public Relations initiatives, issues of relevance and to share successes- Provide media training for relevant regional leadership team members- Report significant regional findings to the relevant teams- Monitor the competitor media landscape including measurement/assessment of competitor PR programs and media share of voice and inform the national and International business teams2. Develop and Implement PR Campaigns- Refine the International Communications & PR programs and / or develop compelling communications platforms that reach, engage & motivate our target audiences- Develop and deploy national Corporate Communications plan with relevant UK and Irish leadership team members- Act as main point of contact for PR agencies regarding press office contacts / opportunities- Set determined metrics to measure successes of PR programs as well as measuring PR agency performance3. Patient Advocacy Relations- Initiate and maintain stakeholder relationships with key patient advocacy groups4. Budget & Agency Management- Agree scopes of work & budget estimates and track the PR budget for all business units in the UK and Ireland5. Develop & maintain internal communications strategy- Ensure consistent communications to UK/ I E employees- Organise and manage constant company update meetings- Ensure materials, messages and corporate websites maintained- Develop and manage new and interactive ways of engaging employees- Specialist support to individual business internal communication initiatives Education and Experience:- verified knowledge and experience of communication within the pharmaceutical / healthcare industry in the UK and / or Ireland- This may have been gained via in-house communications or public relations vacancys or from extensive PR agency experience- Science qualification and/or journalism degree ( Bachelor level or above)- Good knowledge of the UK and/or the Irish codes of practice for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries- previous working experience working with Patient Advocacy Organisations, or in Public Affairs- Experience using multiple communications challenges beyond traditional PR including digital channels- Experience with developing and deploying engaging internal communications to a diverse employee baserequired and essential Skills and Abilities:- Demonstrated excellence in strategic public relations, employee communications and in strategic communicationsplanning, ideally for high-profile pharmaceutical brands, for pharmaceutical brands with strong competitors and/or for strategic launches for a healthcare organisation- exemplary conversational and good conversational abilities and skills, both written and verbal- Strong inter-personal, motivational and influencing skills- Self-starter able to run effectively within a matrix organisation- Excels in a fast paced and dynamic environment calm under pressure

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