Manager, US Communications

Philadelphia, PA

GSK is undergoing a period of unprecedented transformation. Now, more than ever, the business needs have been heightened with a keen emphasis on strong strategic and executional priorities. We are re-building our business unit-focused communication teams to help ensure our structure is best suited to support priorities and help ensure business success.

This role added to current structure will give the team a balance between senior strategic roles and operational roles to deliver comprehensive communications strategies to support business needs appropriately in line with business expectations while providing team members with flexibility and development opportunities.

Working with the US Oncology Communications team, agency partner and subject matter experts across the business, this role will help to implement and coordinate execution of our communications plans for the Oncology Business Unit:

  • Work with Communications Head / Sr Manager to develop and execute communications plans aligned to business priorities, brand story and broader communications objectives across internal and external channels.
  • Manage implementation of communication plans with agency partner (project management), including coordinating with cross functional internal stakeholders for approval processes.
  • Implement digital and social media plans defined by team leaders in support of the business (coordination with US Digital team, getting materials approved, report metrics).
  • Help develop and implement internal comms in a coordinated way, with direction from leaders in the team and collaborating with US and Global Oncology Communications teams members as needed.
  • Collaborate with Global Communications team in the business unit on their plans regarding key data and regulatory milestones, disease awareness activities and other activities to support key business objectives.
  • Working with agency partner and corporate media team to track and analyze media coverage.
  • Manage the implementation and tracking of key projects to support business objectives, including managing against budgets, deadlines and reporting progress and outcomes
  • Collaborate with other BU communications managers to learn on best practices, bring forward new/innovative ideas for team consideration and improve the team's processes.
  • Contribute to a range of other internal and external projects - the ability to work on multiple projects at once in a dynamic environment is crucial and part of the fast-paced environment and nature of the role.
  • Opportunity to develop in the role to continue growing in the organization.

Why you?

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Communications or liberal arts focus (e.g., English/writing, government/history)
  • 4+ years of relevant internal and external communications experience, with specific experience in pharmaceuticals (at least 2 years).
  • Demonstrated expertise in at least three of the following areas:
  • Strategic planning
  • Excellent communications track-record
  • Strong interpersonal skills with multiple and diverse stakeholders (including senior stakeholders)
  • Experience developing content across a range of platforms and media (digital-friendly, visual/storytelling style, such as videos and infographics); versatility in creating both branded and unbranded content and willingness to innovate

Preferred Qualifications:

The following characteristics are a plus:

  • Candidate must be able to work independently and respond to a dynamic, fast paced environment. Additional training/education in communications, business or healthcare

Why GSK?

Our values and expectations are at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.

These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:

  • Agile and distributed decision-making – using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk
  • Managing individual and team performance.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution. Implementing change initiatives and leading change.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being, building resilience in teams. Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning both internally and externally.
  • Developing people and building a talent pipeline.
  • Translating strategy into action - a compelling narrative, motivating others, setting objectives and delegation.
  • Building strong relationships and collaboration, managing trusted stakeholder relationships internally and externally.
  • Budgeting and forecasting, commercial and financial acumen.

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organisation where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to impact the health of 2.5 billion people around the world in the next 10 years.

Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it’s also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a workplace where everyone can feel a sense of belonging and thrive as set out in our Equal and Inclusive Treatment of Employees policy. We’re committed to being more proactive at all levels so that our workforce reflects the communities we work and hire in, and our GSK leadership reflects our GSK workforce.

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