Business Area Communications Lead- Molecular/Pathology

United States of America, Indiana, Indianapolis

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The Opportunity:

As Communications lead for the Molecular/Pathology Business Area, you will lead the development of a U.S. communications strategy for the business area across the portfolio. 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 Molecular/Pathology 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. 

  • 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 Molecular/Pathology Business Area. 

  • Serve as media relations spokesperson on issues specific to Molecular/Pathology 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 Molecular/Pathology Business Area. 

  • Develop comprehensive narrative specific to Roche’s presence in Molecular/Pathology key areas aligned with Enterprise narrative.

  • Drive communications and engagement programs that increase awareness of key disease areas for Molecular/Pathology Business Area in the U.S.

  • Lead development of launch communications planning and implementation for products in Molecular/Pathology Business Area.

  • Collaborate closely with U.S. corporate communications peers to ensure Business Area is appropriately represented 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 

Preferred:

  • 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.

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in connection with the on-line application process, please email us at US.Accommodation@roche.com.