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Associate Director, Science Philanthropy and R&D Communications
Are you looking for a patient-focused company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as an Associate Director, Science Philanthropy and R&D Communications in our Cambridge office.
Here, everyone matters and you will be a vital contributor to our inspiring, bold mission. As an Associate Director working on the Sustainable Innovation & Life Sciences Leadership team, a typical day will include:
The Associate Director, Science Philanthropy (50%) and R&D Communications (50%) will partner with the Head, Sustainable Innovation & Life Sciences Leadership (SI&LSL) to develop and execute a discrete Science Philanthropy program for the global R&D organization and will partner with the R&D Communications team to support the execution of a comprehensive communications plan for external and internal audiences.
SCIENCE PHILANTHROPY (50%)
The Associate Director will be responsible for finalizing and executing a strategic plan for Science Philanthropy and community engagement, which is a newly formed group within the SI&LSL group. Priorities in year 1 include the establishment of giving “pillars,” overseeing the creation of all internal and externally-facing materials and overall program governance. He/she will also be responsible for instituting reporting processes for all philanthropic activities and coordination with the US CSR and Global CSR teams to ensure alignment and coordination on potential enterprise-wide programming.
R&D COMMUNICATIONS (50%)
The Associate Director will ensure that strategic communications for the global R&D organization are crafted and executed across multiple communication channels (e.g., town halls, roundtables, external keynote or panel presentations, Q&A sessions, leadership conferences, media engagements, etc.). This person will be a trusted communications partner and will ensure high-quality work across print, digital, web, and social media.
Crystalize vision for R&D Science Philanthropy and Community Engagement including finalization of year 1 plan while developing longer-term (3-5 year) vision and roadmap
Execute year 1 plan and define measurements for outcomes
Serve as primary contact for all external inquiries
Collaborate with global corporate social responsibility, global corporate communications, public affairs, business units, and site communications to ensure alignment and execute programming
Manage all aspects of Takeda/New York Academy of Sciences’ Innovators in Science Award planning and execution
Build awareness of and support for Science Philanthropy programs internally and externally
Contribute to the development of employee giving, volunteering and pro bono engagements, and grant/sponsorship program management strategies
Provide guidance and inspiration for employee engagement and community engagement aspects of programming
Cultivate strategic partnerships to support forward-looking and creative insight on thought leadership and future initiatives
Ensure the integrity of global philanthropy strategies and thought leadership
In collaboration with the Global R&D Communications team, support the ongoing evolution of the internal/external R&D narrative and messaging platform for R&D leadership
Partner with internal/external communications colleagues to identify, pitch, place, and support leadership engagement activities
Provide internal communications support to R&D Management Committee (RMC) members on special projects and global R&D organizational announcements
Draft and finalize communication deliverables including, but not limited to: announcements, presentation materials, email messages, speaker’s notes, social media posts, etc.
Measure effectiveness of communications programming; continually modify, innovate, and improve to deliver maximum value for the intended audiences
EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Bachelor’s degree – BS/BA Majors in Journalism, Communications, or public policy/public affairs preferred
A minimum of 8+ years with demonstrated increased level of responsibility of professional experience required at a corporation or consultancy with an understanding of the role of the political environment in the industry and its impact on Takeda business (patients, physicians, payers, and products)
Strategic business partner with the ability to translate business information into language that external audiences, employees, and partners can understand
Excellent communicator, able to persuasively convey both ideas and data, verbally and in writing
Ability to negotiate and form consensus among various parties
Ability to work in a global and highly matrixed ecosystem (internal and external) with a high degree of complexity
Ability to identify areas for process and systems innovation and implement change that will enhance the overall effectiveness of programming
Ability to build strong partnerships and drive role clarity with other interfacing Takeda functions, including but not limited to R&D Management Committee, R&D TAU Leadership, Global Corporate Affairs, Public Affairs, Corporate Social Responsibility teams, Investor Relations, HR, Legal/Compliance, external vendors, and others.
Experience in the healthcare/bio-pharma industry is preferred
Strong social media experience preferred
Work experience developing media contacts preferred
Experience managing or supporting philanthropic partnerships at a not-for-profit organization or as a corporate partner
Experience managing corporate giving and employee engagement programs (donations, sponsorships, mentoring programs, scholarships, etc.)
Location and Salary Information:
- This job posting excludes CO applicants.
WHAT TAKEDA CAN OFFER YOU:
401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
Company match of charitable contributions
Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
Community Outreach Programs
Empowering Our People to Shine
Learn more at takedajobs.com.
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