To provide strategic Global and US public relations support for the organization s marketed and pipe-line portfolio. The position will build and maintain collaborative relationships with Novartis communi-cations leaders, marketing & medical colleagues, and PR agency partners. The product focus for this role will be assigned approximately every six months, and may vary according to business needs.
Strategic communications partnering and counsel - Support the development and implementation of a communications strategy to support the company s business and goals, major initiatives and brands, and measure effectiveness of efforts.
Project management - Partner with business and functional colleagues to develop and drive execution of activities and programs.
External communications for brands- Develop and implement brand public relations programs for pre-launch and in-line brands.
Performance Management Measure key outcomes and adapt and evolve strategy to continuously improve.
Stakeholder Collaboration- Understand the global Novartis organization, and major competitors and stakeholders. Build strong, collaborative relationships with Novartis stakeholders and worldwide colleagues.
Agency/Partner Management Work with agency partners as needed to deliver strategic, relevant and innovative programs to stakeholders.
Key Performance Indicators
Strategic thinking applied to communications plans
Ability to multi-task and manage complex issues into simple effective solutions.
Strong project management skills and accountability for results
Ability to influence and adapt within a dynamic environment
Measurement of success: Feedback from Leadership and internal partners; quality delivery of plans; proactive PR agency feedback on interactions
The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Bachelors or equivalent 4-year university degree required.
Concentration communications, public relations, marketing, social/digital media or related discipline preferred.
>8 years experience in communications or related field with strong emphasis on external communications, digital and social media, patient advocacy
Proven track record of working with cross-functional teams in a matrix environment
Strong experience in developing and coordinating integrated communications/marketing plans
Ability to manage complex, multiple issues and projects
Strong interpersonal and influencing skills, with track record of supporting senior leaders
Business acumen insightful understanding of the industry and how it is evolving
Comfortable with ambiguity
Outstanding written and verbal communications
Outstanding project management and budget/resource management skills
Ability to prioritize and maximize limited resources to achieve goals
High integrity and values
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