Are you excited by an opportunity to build a communications and government affairs career in a team that will develop, support and stretch you, with a company whose business values will make you proud?Oncology is a key area for GSK with the rapidly evolving treatment landscape and high unmet patient need providing a significant opportunity to deliver transformational medicines for patients.
As a key member of the Communications and Government Affairs team (CGA) the Director, Global Oncology Communications will lead the day-to-day management of communications activities, including data and milestones for one of the key assets in the GSK Oncology portfolio. You will lead the development and implementation of strategic, integrated communications plans, which are aligned to our business priorities and the overall oncology plan. You will also:
Act as a central point of accountability and oversight for integrated communications activities related to oncology.
Engage, support and provide strategic communications programs and activities to Local Operating Companies (LOCs) that can be effectively implemented and deliver results which are aligned and help deliver against the overall business strategy
Represent CGA as the day-to-day lead on your asset and, as needed, play a leadership role in key projects that help drive success across GSK
Oversee the day to day work of other team members supporting the asset, and well as the public relations agency
Ensure GSK is delivering ‘best in class’ strategic communications and evolving practices and activities to reflect stakeholder needs
This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career. These include some of the following:
Leadership of CGA activities across oncology, including activities to support individual assets and leaders (commercial and R&D), to support GSK’s successful entry into the market place
Demonstrate full understanding of the oncology strategy and translate that into fully aligned brand plans
Provide direction and guidance to allow prioritization of activities and actions, particularly around key program milestones within the GF and more broadly across GSK
Prepare key spokespeople (talking points, Q&A, etc.) to tell the ‘GSK pharma’ story to external audiences, and position GSK’s oncology portfolio and activities within this story
Providing input and support as needed for asset related media inquiries and/or corporate issues within GSK
Help to manage newsflow externally (and internally) to ensure ‘share of voice’, maintain consistency and quality, maximize impact and reduce ‘noise’
Core Deliverables and Outputs:
Lead development and implementation of asset communication strategy
Support the development and execution of strategic CGA activities within oncology to support and deliver against the overall business objectives and drive effective uptake / delivery within the markets
Serve as point of contact for relevant stakeholders across GSK (such as Regional CGA networks, Global Media Team, Investor Relations, Patients in Partnership, Market Access) to inform and influence the development of the CGA strategy and tactics to ensure utility and applicability
Provide effective counsel to the key oncology leadership team on effective communications, issues management and strategic external activities
Assist in develop materials for key external briefings, shareholder events, media activities, (e.g. newsflow, quarterly results and disclosures)
We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
Minimum of 10-12 communications experience with a minimum of 3 years recent experience working in Oncology in either corporate, product & / or healthcare communications (in-house or agency) experience
Strategic, analytical and proactive, with a strong external goal-oriented focus
Excellent verbal and written skills, with strong commercial acumen.
High personal accountability combined with the ability and experience to influence decision-making at a strategic level.
Flexible and self-motivated; able to remain focused in a matrix organization
Cultural awareness and able to work across LOCs
Practical understanding of the global regulatory and legal environment in general and specifically how it affects communications for prescription medicines across US and Europe in particular.
Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with multiple stakeholders and priorities
Requires excellent organisational and project management skills to ensure delivery and keep stakeholders informed and involved as appropriate
Must be comfortable with matrix working; must be able to influence and engage key stakeholders to contribute to the development of and implementation of CGA strategies and activities
High reputational exposure, therefore anticipation and proactive preparation for communication issues, triggers and opportunities is fundamental to this role
Deep understanding of the external/health care environment and stakeholder landscape.
Proven track record of excellence in oncology communications
Previous experience in across communications disciplines including product communications, , issues management and media relations, and understanding of investor relations.
Strong business and commercial acumen
Strong strategic thinker combined with excellence in tactical implementation.
Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills
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, rigor 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.
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