Business Area Communications Lead- Core Lab/POC

United States of America, Indiana, Indianapolis

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As Communications lead for the Core Lab/Point of Care Business Area, you will lead the development of a U.S. communications strategy for the business area across the portfolio of assays and instruments. This includes executive, product milestones, disease awareness, internal and external communications. 

The individual is a key member of the Corporate Communications function. The individual will serve as an extended member of the Core Lab/Point of Care Business Area lead team and will provide strategic counsel to enhance Roche’s leadership in key therapeutic areas. Lead will oversee a team of individuals focused on developing and implementing communications plans in support of marketing milestones in the U.S. 

The Opportunity:

  • Partner with commercial teams to develop and implement communication plans to support the performance optimization of key products, which includes product milestones such as launches. 

  • Effectively lead and guide a team of individuals focused on anticipating and effectively managing issues impacting Roche’s brands in Core Lab/Point of Care Business Area. 

  • Serve as media relations spokesperson on issues specific to Core Lab/Point of Care in partnership with Enterprise Communications team. 

  • Work closely with Medical Affairs and Government Affairs teams to understand external environment and ensure communications initiatives shape greater understanding of Roche’s products in Core Lab/Point of Care Business Area. 

  • Develop comprehensive narrative specific to Roche’s presence in Core Lab/Point of Care key areas aligned with Enterprise narrative.

  • Drive communications and engagement programs that increase awareness of key disease areas for Core Lab/Point of Care Business Area in the U.S.

  • Lead development of launch communications planning and implementation for products in Core Lab/Point of Care Business Area.

  • Collaborate closely with U.S. corporate communications peers to ensure Business Area communications are embedded as appropriate within internal and external enterprise channels. 

  • Collaborate with global colleagues to tailor global messaging to U.S. specific audiences. 

  • Effectively manage PR agency partners and associated budget.

Who You Are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related field

  • 10 years communications, marketing communications or related business experience

  • 5 years direct or indirect leadership experience


  • 10 years of professional communications experience.

  • Experience in the healthcare industry 

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

  • Proven ability in working with and advising C-suite executives.

  • Solid corporate and business knowledge.

  • Excellent leadership qualities, including motivating others, team building, and credibility.

  • Team player that enjoys building partnerships at all levels within an organization.

  • Demonstrated ability in prioritizing multiple projects

Roche is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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