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Director, US Media Relations & Product Communications, Madison, New Jersey

Created 02/18/2021
Reference oOSFefwj
Category Miscellaneous Media and Communication Workers
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State New Jersey
City Madison
Zip Not specified
Salary Competitive

Responsible for strengthening LEO Pharma's corporate reputation and positioning in the US through disciplines such as pharma product communication, media relations and issues management.


US Media Spokesperson

Responsible for building relations with US based media, generating media coverage supporting:
  • Key brands with an initial emphasis on LEO Pharma's eczema portfolio
  • Corporate branding of LEO Pharma and profiling the Boston Science & Tech Hub as a LEO Pharma innovation entity

Serve as the US point of contact for US based media. Identify media opportunities and conduct proactive media outreach through pitching, interviews, press releases, messaging, communications materials and campaigns to position LEO Pharma's ambitions of becoming a global leader in medical dermatology. Strategic counsel to senior spokespersons and key internal stakeholders on media outreach. Managing collaboration and coordinating with PR and Communications agencies.

Product communication strategy. Develop and implement the US communication strategy for LEO Pharma's dermatology portfolio internally and externally, with an initial focus on LEO Pharma's eczema portfolio.

Communication campaigns. Create and implement compelling campaigns to establish key brands, and future products in the market, and position LEO Pharma in dermatology, including milestone and data communication as well as congresses.

US and Global coordination. Be the single point of contact for product communication in the US and support global projects. Coordinate across LEO Pharma for consistent and efficient communication. Work with global functions and affiliates to create common programs. Coordinate with other communication and public affairs activities.

Internal communication. Collaborate with US Internal Communications to create internal awareness and excitement about LEO Pharma's dermatology portfolio.

Monitoring. Gather and distribute relevant external insights into media and competitor activity to inform the communication strategy. Establish a data-driven approach to measuring the success of eczema communication.

Issues communication. Prepare LEO Pharma for potential issues, monitor and manage their communication.

Member of the US Eczema Marketing team and Global Commercial Communications Business Partnering, which is part of Global Communications, Public Affairs and Sustainability.
  • Additional duties as assigned by LEO Pharma Management.
  • Complete all company-based and job-related training as assigned by LEO Pharma within the required timeline.

Required Experience:
  • +7-10 years of progressive experience in communication and PR, with significant experience from the pharma and/or biotech industries
  • BA/BS degree; concentration in communication, marketing or a related field preferred
  • Experience in global launch communication for a biologic, in a pharma company or agency
  • Experience working in an US communication role within the pharmaceutical industry. Global communications experience is a plus.
  • Demonstrated success in creating and implementing pharma product brand communication campaigns
  • Hands-on attitude in developing and rolling-out communication
  • Experience in managing agency teams (and budgets), and teams without a direct reporting line
  • Experience in web content editing and social media is a plus
  • Ability to network and work with LEO Pharma leadership and internal stakeholders on all levels (global, regional, local)
  • Diplomatic and exceptional presentation skills, with ability to be a valued advisor to senior management, and working with internal stakeholders without direct reporting lines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with strong written and verbal communication abilities, and demonstrated capacity to work effectively with all levels
  • Ability and willingness to travel within the US and occasionally internationally
  • Must be able to perform all essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation

Ready to learn more about LEO Pharma?
LEO Pharma has been pioneering medical innovations for more than 110 years. Today, LEO Pharma looks to constantly improve and extend what is possible for the benefit of patients. Our rapidly expanding product portfolio and pipeline includes global therapeutic areas in psoriasis, eczema, skin infections, acne, rosacea and, most recently, rare disease.

LEO Pharma believes in challenging the status quo, so we approach dermatology "beyond the skin." Our global innovation ecosystem includes internal research and development, digital health via the LEO Innovation Lab, based in Copenhagen, and the LEO Science & Tech Hub, housed in Cambridge, Mass.

As we look to shape our U.S. footprint now and in the future, we pride ourselves on our agile and entrepreneurial environment. It allows passionate people to collaborate and push the boundaries of science in hopes to provide solutions for patients.

We offer a competitive compensation package, 401k match, vision, dental and health insurance, annual bonus, three weeks' vacation to start, a culture that emphasizes work-life balance, both paternity and maternity leave, free membership to the on-site gym, bagel Mondays and - most of all - a FUN and celebratory work environment.

Let's wrap this up
If you are interested in joining a growing and nimble company, and help shape the future of medical dermatology, then send in your resume today!

LEO Pharma Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce that creates a better future for our global communities. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Please note:
LEO Pharma Inc. seeks information for job applications from candidates in the U.S. through only the following channels: the LEO Pharma Inc. website and Halogen Talent Acquisition, powered by Jobvite via email to/from addresses using only the LEO Pharma domain of "@leo-pharma.com" screening and interaction by telephone and through the Microsoft Teams platform.

LEO Pharma does not use Google Hangouts, Zoom or any other platform for any recruitment-related activities.

Disregard any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with LEO Pharma via any other means and/or using email addresses with any other domain.

LEO Pharma will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with the company.

If you have any questions about LEO Pharma Inc. and the application process, please email the company's U.S. People and Communications team at [email protected] leo-pharma.com.