Comms/ PR Associate Director (12 Month MAT cover)

Evolve Selection Limited
02 Dec 2017
05 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
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Our client is a global, unique Pharmaceutical company, who have an exceptional opening to join an already established team. The role will be working as a Comms/PR Associate Director across the UK and Ireland on a 12-month maternity cover. The main purpose of this role is to act as Public Relations Counsel for the UK & Ireland, and develop proactive public relations campaigns.

Demonstrated excellence in strategic public relations, employee communications and in strategic communications planning, ideally for high-profile pharmaceutical brands, for pharmaceutical brands with strong competitors and/or for strategic launches for a Healthcare organisation.
Self-starter, able to operate effectively within a matrix organisation.
Excels in a fast paced and dynamic environment; calm under pressure.
Proven knowledge and experience of communication within the Pharmaceutical/Healthcare industry in the UK and/or Ireland is a must. This may have been gained via in-house communications or public relations roles 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.
A current driving licence with no more than 6 points.

Serve as the strategic public relations counsel for the UK and Ireland, working closely with the International Communications & PR team, Corporate Communications & Regional President.
As appropriate, attend the Regional leadership meeting to present on Communications and Public Relations initiatives, issues of relevance and to share successes.
Provide media training for relevant Regional leadership team members, monitor the UK and Ireland and report significant findings to the relevant teams.
Monitor the competitor media landscape including assessment of competitor PR programs and media share of voice, and inform the national and International business teams.
Refine the International Communications & PR programs and develop compelling communications platforms that reach, engage & motivate the company's target audiences.
Develop and deploy national Corporate Communications plan with relevant UK and Irish leadership team members.
Implement these proactive communication plans to support the company's Regional business strategies.
Act as main point of contact for PR agencies regarding press office contacts/opportunities.
Develop and manage new and interactive ways of engaging employees.

Role Specific Competencies:
Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal.
Strong inter-personal, motivational and influencing skills.
Flexible "can do" attitude needed to thrive in a fast-growing company.
Innovation, tenacity and drive to ensure success.
Self-motivation, persuasiveness and competitiveness.

Recruitment Process:
2 stage process.

Highly competitive package + bonus/bens.

Evolve Selection is a leading UK recruitment and contract sales organisation (CSO), operating within the Pharmaceutical, Healthcare and Medical Device sectors. We offer a highly comprehensive range of permanent recruitment and flexible contract sales solutions. Please do not hesitate to get in contact with us on **************