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Communications Lead, BioLife U.S.

Company: Biolife Plasma Services
Location: Evanston
Posted on: July 1, 2024

Job Description:

By clicking the "Apply" button, I understand that my employment application process with Takeda will commence and that the information I provide in my application will be processed in line with Takeda's Privacy Notice and Terms of Use. I further attest that all information I submit in my employment application is true to the best of my knowledge.Job DescriptionOBJECTIVES/PURPOSE

  • Primary point-of-contact and owner of the US communication strategy for BioLife Operations and their strategic activities as well as for select initiatives within the BioLife Transformation portfolio.
  • Focused on raising awareness about BioLife and its mission among relevant stakeholders, improving understanding of the importance of plasma donation and increasing positive coverage about plasma donation.
  • Serve as spokesperson - when needed - for BioLife among US media, advocates, and community members.
  • Partner with the Head of BioLife US Communications to support BioLife business objectives, raise awareness of key external opportunities, and manage issues.ACCOUNTABILITIES
    • Engage with reporters - predominantly local media in the US - to shape, educate, and balance media coverage about plasma donation (and BioLife specifically), encouraging positive awareness about plasma donation and generating more public interest in donating.
    • Responsible for managing US BioLife Center media activities, for tracking and reporting internally on media activities and coverage.
    • Partners with US BioLife Community Engagement Partners for US local media and community outreach activities, as well as providing communication counsel and input when appropriate.
    • Partners with the BioLife US Operations Head and team to provide strategic communications counsel.
    • Serve as the Communication representative and counsel for US Critical Event Response (CERT) Teams
    • Coordinates disease/plasma awareness and patient-led campaigns (internal and external) for US BioLife Centers, in partnership with BioLife Marketing and Operations
    • Supports BioLife Operations to provide content and help with messaging across BioLife internal channels.
    • Provide support of employee engagement strategies, programs, and channels for US BioLife, in collaboration with BioLife Internal Communications.DIMENSIONS AND ASPECTS Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise
      • Understanding of internal and external communication strategies and channels, including new trendsLeadership
        • Demonstrated ability to work across functions, regions, and cultures.
        • Ability to identify potential challenges and opportunities and make recommendations.
        • Strong communicator, able to persuasively convey ideas verbally and in writing.
        • Proven skills as an effective collaborator who can promote credibility and confidence within and outside the company.
        • Embraces and demonstrates a diversity and inclusion mindset, and role models these behaviors for the organization.Decision-making and Autonomy
          • Ability to seek diverse input from multiple stakeholders to drive solutions.
          • Ability to incorporate feedback and ensure decisions are made swiftly to enable flawless execution.
          • Ability to think critically in order to make recommendations and/or decisions that support business objectives.Interaction
            • Builds and leverages internal network to enable alignment and effective execution.
            • Recognizes important connections and brings in key stakeholders to work towards the best possible solutions.Innovation
              • Forward thinking with the ability to influence and change how BioLife communicates and collaborates through optimal use of channels.
              • Ability to identify areas for process and systems innovation and implement changes that will enhance the overall effectiveness of the team.Complexity
                • Ability to work with a high-degree of integrity in a global and highly matrixed organization.EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS: -
                  • Bachelor's Degree - BS/BA; Majors in Journalism, Communications preferred.
                  • Minimum of 8 years of professional experience required at a corporation or consultancy with expertise in corporate communications and media relations, preferably within the healthcare and/or multi-unit retail/public-facing environment.
                  • Experience in US media relations at local/national level.
                  • Results-oriented focus in proactive campaign execution and comfort with high-pressure issues management events
                  • Creative, critical, and strategic thinker who can problem solve and deliver solutions using strong judgment, able to make decisions in a timely fashion and escalate when required.
                  • Dynamic, team player with excellent organizational, interpersonal, and written/verbal communication skills who reflects Takeda and its values.
                  • Strong ability to convene teams, align voices, and influence without authority to achieve objectives.
                  • Confident guiding external engagement strategies and in a dynamic issues environment
                  • Self-starter who can work under pressure with conflicting priorities and work to tight deadlines while maintaining a positive attitude.
                  • Critical skillsets: presentation skills, crisp verbal and written communications, expert project management abilities, strategic planning, and results oriented.
                  • Maintains absolute confidentiality.More about us:At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.This position is currently classified as "hybrid" in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy.#LI-hybridBioLife Compensation and Benefits Summary We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. We are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices. -For Location:Bannockburn, ILU.S. Base Salary Range:$149,100.00 - $234,300.00The estimated salary range reflects an anticipated range for this position. The actual base salary offered may depend on a variety of factors, including the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.--- The actual base salary offered will be in accordance with state or local minimum wage requirements for the job location. -U.S. based employees may be eligible for short-term and/or long-term incentives. U.S. based employees may be eligible to participate in medical, dental, vision insurance, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, a tuition reimbursement program, paid volunteer time off, company holidays, and well-being benefits, among others. U.S. based employees are also eligible to receive, per calendar year, up to 80 hours of sick time, and new hires are eligible to accrue up to 120 hours of paid vacation.EEO StatementTakeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.LocationsBannockburn, ILWorker TypeEmployeeWorker Sub-TypeRegularTime TypeFull time

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