Sr. Mgr, Communications and PR

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Senior Manager, Communications & PR – Pharma Experience Required

Position Overview

This position requires experience developing strategic media relations plans, and a tracks record of successful media relations resulting in branded coverage in media outlets. This position provides direction to PR agency teams so experience working at a PR agency, or if in-house, experience managing an agency team is critical.


Main Areas of Responsibilities

  • Due to the high visibility of the brands and the impact of the brands’ image on the business, superior communication skills (oral, written) are required.
  • Professional poise is critical to building effective, strong relationships with the business franchises as well as members of the news media.
  • The ability to work effectively in a rapidly evolving organization is essential, as is a track record of demonstrated success in multi-tasking, building consensus and gaining agreement on recommended strategies.
  • This position requires someone with a diversity of professional skills, including traditional business skills such as organization and planning, setting priorities, budgeting time and money, creative problem-solving, working with employees and outside consultants at all levels, attention to detail, accuracy and adherence to company policies.
  • Public Relations Communication: Writes, edits, and delivers presentations to internal and external stakeholders, including Allergan leadership, media outlets, and conference attendees; understands and applies appropriate media and digital communication techniques
  • Creative Development and Writing: Generates creative ideas for campaigns and initiatives across written, digital, and other media types; possesses superior writing skills to effectively communicate ideas across various audiences
  • Therapeutic Area Expertise: Possesses expert knowledge of designated therapeutic area, including key issues, competitive landscape, and product portfolio
  • Excellence focused: Demonstrates discipline and commitment to turn strategy into reality; drives results by focusing on prioritization and continuous improvement
  • Inquisitive: Shows curiosity, asks probing questions, and challenges the status quo to make strong decisions while managing and driving change
  • Optimistic: Has a positive outlook; aligns with business needs and has a can-do attitude
  • Open and Authentic: Is emotionally intelligent and magnifies diversity of markets, people and perspectives to drive business outcomes


The following listed requirements need to be met at a minimum level to be considered for the job:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Journalism, English, Marketing or related area
  • Five-seven years of related experience developing, implementing and executing strategic public and media relations programs for pharmaceutical, device or consumer products
  • Strong media network in healthcare focused consumer and trade media and an understanding of the healthcare media landscape. Additional experience with healthcare media relations preferred.
  • PR agency experience is favorable


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Journalism, English, Marketing or related area