Associate Director, Global Oncology Product Communications

Basking Ridge, NJ, United States
Nov 27, 2020
Pharm Country
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years and Counting!

Daiichi Sankyo Group is dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical therapies to improve standards of care and address diversified, unmet medical needs of people globally by leveraging our world-class science and technology. With more than 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 15,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for cardiovascular diseases, under the Group's 2025 Vision to become a "Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology," Daiichi Sankyo is primarily focused on providing novel therapies in oncology, as well as other research areas centered around rare diseases and immune disorders.

Job Summary:

Lead the strategic development of global external and internal communications across multiple assigned Daiichi Sankyo oncology products and R&D activities. Executes activities for assigned products on a global scale and U.S (as needed).; partners with communicators in other regions as they execute the global communications strategy locally.


• Designs, obtains approval for, executes and measures global PR activities on behalf of assigned compounds.
• Ensures DS corporate mission and oncology messages are included in press material development (external, internal and social media) to communicate milestones and/or data for the assigned early stage investigational ADCs.
• Functions as a global PR lead in assigned global product team and/or brand team; responsible for developing and driving PR strategy, overseeing press release development, approval and dissemination, managing PR budgets
• Coordinates closely with regional communications teams align strategically and ensure compliance.
• Serves as external media spokesperson for Daiichi Sankyo for inquiries and outreach related to assigned products. Responsible for ensuring all media interactions comply with company policies and procedures and are appropriate and approved.
• Prepares company for issues that may arise and impact product or company reputation by developing media relations guidance materials including statements and Q&A. Assists with counseling and media training spokespeople as needed. Establishes and supports relationships with all relevant global/regional and local-tier media to assure both reactive and proactive transparent communications
• Build and maintain strong network of cross-functional and cross-regional business partners across all levels of the company.
• Collaborates with cross-functional/cross-regional teams (R&D, global corporate communications and investor relations, as well as global and U.S. medical affairs, marketing, congress planning, advocacy).
• Actively liaises with PR and/or other representatives from business development/partner companies, KOLs, third-party advocacy group (as necessary) and media stakeholders important to the company.
• Manage internal and external departmental budgets and resources for assigned therapeutic areas, including communications agencies, freelancers and contingent workers, to ensure successful development and implementation of external and internal communications strategies and programs.

Qualifications: Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.


• Bachelor's Degree in relevant discipline required.
• Minimum 7 years in communications positions. Experience in oncology communications required.

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Title
Associate Director, Global Oncology Product Communications

Basking Ridge

Functional Area
Legal & Corporate Affairs

New Jersey