Issues and Media Relations Manager - Contract, Hertfordshire

Recruiter
S E C Recruitment Limited
Location
Royston
Posted
05 Oct 2017
Closes
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
Issues and Media Relations Manager Issues and Media Relations Manager - Contract, Pharma, Hertfordshire Duration: 6 months (possibility of extension) Rate: Very competitive, please contact me directly for this Location: Hertfordshire If you are looking for a change so you can work in a fun and friendly environment for a very reputed pharmaceutical organisation, why not apply for this role today? Role I have an excellent opportunity for a Issues and Media Relations Manager for one of the world's leading pharmaceutical organisation. He/she will responsible for supporting the Strategic Communications Team in the UK across issues management, working with all business functions to contain and minimise escalation where possible, while providing expert counsel and guidance on breaking and developing risks and opportunities, ensuring company's reputation is protected and enhanced at all times. The successful candidate will be working in a fun and friendly environment where the successful candidate will be joining a truly reputed company. Main Responsibilities * Supporting the Strategic Communications Team in the UK across issues management * Working with all business functions to contain and minimise escalations where possible * Providing expert counsel and guidance on breaking and developing risks and opportunities * Updating the incident management procedures and protocols together with the possibility of project managing the development of a digital app as part of this * Oversee the development of a suite of media relations collateral such as media planner and UK media landscape scoping as part of an overhaul of the company's media relations strategy to help us move to a proactive footing * Ensure the company protects and promotes its image in a proper, coordinated and consistent manner * Create effective communication channels * Act as a media spokesperson on behalf of the company and address questions and complaints * Developing reputation management strategies and messaging * Plan and oversee press events Skills/Requirements * 6+ years' experience in media relation and issues management, whether agency or in-house * Experience in pharmaceutical or other regulated industry (e.g. healthcare, financial Services) preferred * Experience of developing reputation management strategies and messaging * In depth understanding of the UK media and policy landscape across pharma/ healthcare/ business, ensuring effective horizon scanning to anticipate both risks and opportunities to the company in the external landscape * Provide strategic expert counsel while aligning with Global on managing responses * Strong stakeholder and project management skills including at a senior level and cross-functionally * Strong writing and communications skills * Excellent media handling skills with previous hands on experience of working in a busy press office Not ready to apply or have some questions first? No problem, please feel free to contact me, Juber Rahman at any time on [Phone number removed] / [Email address removed]
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