Moderna is seeking a strategic and creative VP, Global Communications and Media Commercial & Medical, to join our growing Corporate Affairs team. You will be the key partner for the Commercial & Medical organizations, and you will strengthen Modernas communications around the globe by developing and executing a robust Communications strategy for those functions.
This role will engage directly with business, science, development and technology leaders throughout the organization in addition to external stakeholders. We are seeking a candidate who is highly collaborative and ready for the next step in their career, can thrive in a fast-paced and highly creative environment, while also being self-motivated and able to work independently. This individual will be highly curious and energized by working in an area of emerging science, medicine and technology and thrive on helping a company tell a complex story externally in a compelling way.
They will have excellent written and verbal communications skills; be fluent in social and digital communications engagement and strategy; have experience working with top-tier media (ideally in the healthcare space); and be comfortable working with corporate and program teams across a complex organization and multiple global sites. In addition to communicating about our platform, corporate news, pipeline and the disease areas were focused on, they will also help drive awareness of our commitment to corporate social responsibility. The individual will also be highly skilled in managing complex global issues with potential impact on Modernas corporate reputation. It also is critical that this individual identify and facilitate local insights into local, regional and global communications planning, while managing a diverse set of internal and external stakeholders. The VP, Global Communications and Media Commercial & Medical will be highly skilled in managing highly fluid, complex situations of the utmost sensitivity. By leading Global Communications, the role will have responsibility for actively engaging with local communications teams and public relations agencies that are at the forefront of Modernas efforts locally and regionally. This individual will also regularly interface with and support General Managers, company executives, key business partners (within Commercial & Medical.) with global communications needs. It is imperative that this individual exercise flawless judgment and operate with boldness, responsibility and urgency at all times.
The role will be based Cambridge, MA with global travel and report to the Chief Brand Officer.
Heres What Youll Do
Serve as the primary point of contact for the Chief Commercial Officer and their leadership team
Increase awareness of Modernas leadership in mRNA science, platform, pipeline, technology and commitment to citizenship
Create and execute communication strategies that align with the corporate and regional business objectives and reinforce the reputation and employer branding of Moderna across the globe
Support major company announcements by developing operational plans that amplify the impact globally
Prepare executives and leaders across the company for highly visible regional and local media and stakeholder engagements
Support senior leaders with considered counsel on reputation related matters and leading issues preparations and response
Identify and maintain working relationships with key journalists, bloggers, government officials, regional stakeholders etc., and act as a first point of contact and spokesperson for local media inquiries
Ensure on-time delivery of regional media monitoring, key message development and company press events working in partnership with local market leaders where appropriate
Manage public relations agency on a global level, partnering closely with in-market communicators to drive cohesive and aggressive media plan
Work with the team and its agency partners to develop and execute digital and social media plans
Keep management updated on breaking industry or company-specific news
Partner with key industry, technology, business partners and strategic collaborators in developing opportunities for joint engagement
As needed, help support town halls and other internal external programs and employee initiatives
Create, design and implement global media events that facilitate dialogue between the company, its leaders and external stakeholders
Additional duties as may be assigned from time to time
Heres What Youll Need (Minimum Qualifications)
A university degree in a relevant field of study, such as communications, journalism, political science etc.
15+ years of experienceworking experience in global roles related to communications in relation to e.g. business, trade associations,
An understanding of the drug development process and biopharma space
Experience and ability to work within all local laws, regulations, including internal compliance
Heres What Youll Need (Preferred Qualifications)
Prior experience working on topics related to oncology, rare diseases or infectious diseases is helpful but not required
Genuine interest in media relations, social media and commitment to staying current on healthcare news
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills &relationship-builder,including media relationships
Track record of quick follow up with others
A high level of initiative, a strong work ethic, creativity and the ability to balance multiple assignments
Ability to develop trusted relationships and engage with senior leaders as well as the confidence to coach them in a candid manner
A collaborative, solution-oriented and problem-solving approach to challenges as well as being open-minded to new ideas and approaches
Team player both with internal colleagues and agency partners
Ability to be flexible and work well under pressure with minimal supervision
The personification of Modernas values of being Bold, Curious, Collaborative and Relentless
Moderna is pleased to provide you and your family with a comprehensive and innovative suite of benefits, including:
- Highly competitive and inclusive medical, dental and vision coverage options
- Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
- Lifestyle Spending Account funds to help you engage in personal enrichment and self-care activities
- Family care benefits, including subsidized back-up care options and on-demand tutoring
- Free premium access to fitness, nutrition, and mindfulness classes
- Exclusive preferred pricing on Peloton fitness equipment
- Adoption and family-planning benefits
- Dedicated care coordination support for our LGBTQ+ community
- Generous paid time off, including:
Vacation, sick time and holidays
Volunteer time to participate within your community
Discretionary year-end shutdown
Paid sabbatical after 5 years; every 3 years thereafter
- Generous Paid Leave offerings, including 18 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents
- 401k match and Financial Planning tools
- Moderna-paid Life, LTD and STD insurance coverages, as well as voluntary benefit options
- Complimentary concierge service including home services research, travel booking, and entertainment requests
- Free parking or subsidized commuter passes
- Location-specific perks and extras!
In over 10 years since its inception, Moderna has transformed from a research-stage company advancing programs in the field of messenger RNA (mRNA), to an enterprise with a diverse clinical portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics across seven modalities, a broad intellectual property portfolio in areas including mRNA and lipid nanoparticle formulation, and an integrated manufacturing plant that allows for rapid clinical and commercial production at scale. Moderna maintains alliances with a broad range of domestic and overseas government and commercial collaborators, which has allowed for the pursuit of both groundbreaking science and rapid scaling of manufacturing. Most recently, Moderna's capabilities have come together to allow the authorized use and approval of one of the earliest and most effective vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Moderna's mRNA platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, and has allowed the development of therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular diseases and autoimmune diseases. Moderna has been named a top biopharmaceutical employer by Science for the past seven years. To learn more, visit www.modernatx.com.
Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.
Moderna is a place where everyone can grow. If you meet the Basic Qualifications for the role and you would be excited to contribute to our mission every day, please apply!
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