Associate Director, Public Affairs

Lake County, IL, US
Jul 16, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
  • Develop and execute communications strategies and tactics that align with the target functional and that have specific timelines, budgets, stakeholder responsibilities and contingency plans.
  • Demonstrate strong understanding of corporate businesses and/or therapeutic areas, industry and competitive landscape to provide effective counsel to management.
  • Collaborate with cross functional team members to achieve goals, communicate progress, changes and milestones regularly.
  • Oversee the development of PR plans (annual and/or project) to support business growth. Obtain buy-in and secure budget. Oversee implementation of tactical program elements and ensure deliverables are on time/on budget.
  • Possess a thorough understanding/awareness of leading/emerging PR tactics and techniques to maximize program impact. Manage agency resources and other vendors to ensure successful completion of projects and assignments within allocated budgets.
  • Manage resources/budgets on programming within company financial policies and external policies governing industry practices.
  • Serve as spokesperson for designated brands. Oversee the identification and development of internal and third-party spokespeople. Engage and interact with top-tier, consumer and industry trade media, thought leaders and key opinion leaders.
  • Manage review process for external communications materials (press releases, statements, response documents, fact sheets, science writer's guides, etc.). Keep various parties apprised of status, timelines and directional shifts to ensure smooth review process and to meet corporate deadlines .



  • Bachelor's Degree (emphasis in communications, marketing, business, IT, public relations, or journalism preferred).
  • 10 years' experience with 5 years in a high-level business or communications and or marketing environment.
  • Master's Degree or other postgraduate work preferred
  • Extensive experience working with Senior Management and Customers preferred .