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Job Title: senior communications partner
Company Name: Genentech
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 08/10/2023
Expire Date: 02/05/2024
Job Categories: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations, Arts, Entertainment, and Media, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Computers, Software, Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Internet/E-Commerce, Manufacturing and Production, Other / General, Sales, Broadcasting/Communications, Research & Development, Medical, Web Technology
Job Description
senior communications partner

The Position

At Roche, 94,000 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. Working together, we\u2019ve become one of the world\u2019s leading research-focused healthcare groups. Our success is built on innovation, curiosity, and diversity. We believe every employee makes a difference. We are passionate about transforming patients\u2019 lives. We are courageous in both decision and action; we believe that good business means a better world.

Genentech, a member of the Roche group and founder of the biotechnology industry, is dedicated to pursuing groundbreaking science to discover and develop medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. To solve the world's most complex health challenges, we ask bigger questions that challenge our industry and the boundaries of science to transform society. Our transformational discoveries include the first targeted antibody for cancer and the first medicine for primary progressive multiple sclerosis. Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) are critical to the success of our company and our impact on society. We believe that by championing diversity of background, thought, and experience, we can foster a sense of belonging and provide an environment where every employee feels valued, included, and able to contribute their best for the patients we serve. We\u2019re focused on attracting, retaining, developing, and advancing our people to their full potential by rewarding bold ways of thinking and integrating inclusive behaviors into every aspect of our work.

Organization Overview

Hillsboro Technical Operations (HTO) is a drug product & finished goods manufacturing organization responsible for the reliable delivery of Roche\u2019s commercial portfolio & pipeline products.\u00A0 The Operations organization at HTO is divided into 2 value streams, which combine to produce millions of units of life-saving medicine every year to patients around the world.

Job Summary:

As the Senior Communications Partner, you will be responsible for driving communications that help engage and inspire key internal and external stakeholders. You will act as a key coach and advisor for the HTO Leadership Team, promote internal communication & knowledge sharing, and directly influence and execute on a comprehensive omni-channel strategy to help elevate HTO\u2019s presence and positioning among external and internal stakeholders.

To deliver on this, you rely on excellent business acumen, effective teamwork, and collaboration with site leaders and technical experts, as well as your communication counterparts at PT sites around the world to define objectives, approaches, and areas of focus. You work cross-functionally to pull in expertise to help achieve business objectives.

You are convinced that mindsets, behaviors, and culture are as important as skills and capabilities, and you work to deliberately create an environment of curiosity and psychological safety for people to engage in that journey together with you.

Main responsibilities:

  • Serve as a strategic partner and communications coach to the HTO Site Head and HLT, helping influence alignment and adoption of best-practice communications.

  • Contribute to the delivery of HTO\u2019s strategic goals and priorities by developing and executing an engagement strategy to promote transparency, awareness, clarity, understanding and support.

  • Proactively connect with stakeholders within HTO and across the network to influence strategic initiatives, communicate successes, and rally support in times of need.

  • Provide executive communications support to leaders, using a range of internal and external channels; eg, written and video messages, town halls, social media, external events \u2014 in service of HTO goals and objectives.

  • Collaborate with network and community communicators to deliver strategic and tactical communications including content development, executive briefings, speaker training and more.


  • You have a bachelor\u2019s degree in Marketing, Communication, Journalism, or related discipline, with a minimum of 8 years relevant experience\u00A0

  • Pharmaceutical/biotech industry and/or medical or science communications experience is highly desirable.

  • You'll have experience and demonstrated skill in communicating complex topics and concepts to audiences of varying knowledge, and have a broad understanding of the healthcare environment.

  • You have strong interpersonal and influencing skills, and the ability to effectively communicate with colleagues at all levels of the company.

  • You have a proven track record in developing clear, compelling, and concise messaging and narratives to engage with non-traditional stakeholders, including the general public.

  • You are a strategic thinker, excellent at understanding complex topics and sensing trends and developments with relevant stakeholder groups

  • You are also:\u00A0(1) a self-starter comfortable working in a fast-paced, matrix environment with outstanding verbal and written communication skills with deep knowledge of English grammar and syntax. (2) Collaborative, team-oriented style with a focus on client service, ability to work successfully in ambiguous situations, and navigate uncertainty.\u00A0(3) Someone with extra attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects while meeting deadlines.


Link to Benefits

Relocation benefits are provided

Genentech is an equal opportunity employer, and we embrace the increasingly diverse world around us. Genentech prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status and veteran status.

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