Associate Director, Corporate Affairs, Biologics and Global Quality Communications
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This position reports to the Director, Corporate Affairs, Global Product Development & Supply (GPS) Communications. This role is responsible for assisting the Director with the development and execution of strategic, internal (and external at times), communications programs to support the Biologics and Global Quality business functions within the GPS organization at Bristol-Myers Squibb.
The position requires an experienced communications professional who demonstrates sound business judgment and can work closely with mid- and senior-level leaders in the organization to help drive effective and engaging communications. To be successful, the individual must possess the ability to think strategically and execute tactically.
The selected candidate must also work in a collaborative and agile manner to best serve the business. Key attributes of the chosen candidate include: strong follow through and stakeholder management, excellent verbal and writing skills, and exceptional time management capabilities.
- Lead the development and execution of employee engagement strategies for assigned business functions, working cross collaboratively with both Corporate Affairs and GPS colleagues.
- Support major initiative communications efforts, including but not limited to restructuring and reorganization, Inclusion & Diversity, and content specific events such as town halls, roundtables, etc. This role will also lead the project management for signature internal events.
- Provide change management and employee engagement support for key business initiatives and projects.
- Collaborate with function leadership on site strategies to promote desired culture by activating leaders and engaging the workforce to understand and adopt the culture.
- Draft executive communications for function leaders and lead development of key function communication activities such as town halls, newsletters, and SharePoint or Teams sites.
- Work with site leadership team(s) to drive communications cascade of GPS strategy or messaging on initiatives and events.
- Develop solid relationships with individuals throughout the GPS network and Corporate Affairs.
- Provide cross-functional support, as needed, to assist with GPS-wide and/or function-specific projects outside of their day-to-day portfolio.
- All other tasks as assigned.
This role will not have any direct reports; however, the Associate Director will take a lead role with cross-functional teams to create and execute communications programs and needs to be adept at working in a highly-matrixed organization. The successful candidate will possess excellent written and oral communication skills; demonstrate a proven ability to drive strategic communication initiatives aligned with broader company objectives; creativity, initiative, and the ability to quickly learn the business and operate within a complex, fast-paced and changing environment. Strategic, conceptual thinking and strong interpersonal skills required.
- 7-10 years of high-impact communications experience is required. Experience must consist of either serving on an in-house corporate/internal communications team or at an agency.
- Bachelor’s degree in communications or similar discipline strongly preferred.
- A strong understanding of business-critical priorities, and ability to apply understanding of market and competitive dynamics into strategy.
- Exceptional interpersonal and collaboration skills with the ability to partner effectively within Corporate Affairs and more broadly within the enterprise.
- Excellent writing skills (i.e., ability to produce clear, compelling, motivating communications quickly), and ability to use expertise to craft messages and strategies.
- Strong project management skills and the ability to successfully work in a matrix organization, lead cross-functional teams and manage multiple complex projects and prioritize effectively.
(Travel – up to 20%)
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Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is a necessary job function of this role, which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and it enhances the Company culture.
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