Bayer Senior Manager Global External Communications in Whippany, NJ, New Jersey
Your tasks and responsibilities
The Primary Responsibilities of this role, Senior Manager Global External Communications, are to: This position will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of global and regional external brand communications strategies – including press, social media/digital and communications-based advocacy initiatives for the division brands.
Major tasks and responsibilities of position: • Work in close collaboration with senior management in providing direction and execution of global public relations programming and campaigns supporting global/local brand business communication objectives; • Provide strategic communications counsel to global brand groups to develop/implement press/social/digital media tactics supporting the brand objectives. Includes strategic communication brand planning, budgeting and preparing internal/external spokespersons; • Provide guidance and assistance in the selection process of external global PR agencies and other resources as needed to plan/execute comprehensive proactive communication programs; • Provide counsel to global brand teams on evaluation of the effectiveness of third party resources; • Leverage new science and emerging media and other environmental opportunities that provide platform for positive branded and unbranded messaging; • Ensure senior management media training so that the division communicates effectively through the new media. This may include media response, as well as proactive communications activities such as inclusion in brand press releases, opinion pieces and journal articles; • Participate in global communications issues management processes and effectively direct their implementation. This includes identification of potential press issues; development and execution of global/regional strategy and tactics for management/containment, including but not limited to press materials development; • Provide strategic counsel and tactical support to global senior management for internal communications programs involving a range of media and platforms, from intranet, print, e-mail, video, employee meetings and related activities; • Have a thorough understanding of business, scientific, regulatory, and competitive landscape of the division’s global brands.
Who you are
Required Qualifications Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following: • Bachelor’s degree required. A combination of corporate and agency experience, in addition to an understanding of the industry and the issues and challenges it faces, preferred. • 7 + years’ experience with proven track record of developing strategic global corporate communications programming; • A combination of corporate and agency experience, in addition to an understanding of the industry and the issues and challenges it faces, preferred; • Ability to manage a number of programs/projects simultaneously, on time and within budget. Able to be hands-on as well as strategic. • A “team player” who can lead by example, with high accountability for his/her actions; • Demonstrated ability to effectively influence senior management; • Ability to work across function and departments; • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interface with all levels of management; • Excellent presentation and communications skills. An outstanding writer; • Outstanding judgment, with a balance of confidence, maturity, refinement and high energy; • Ability and willingness to travel as needed, up to 20%; • Experience in strategic communications issues management and effective external press response; • Experience in effective brand communications development and execution; • Strong planning, writing and media relations skills.
Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.
Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans
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