TURING PHARMACEUTICALS NEW YORK, NY

Comments

Transcription

TURING PHARMACEUTICALS NEW YORK, NY
TURING PHARMACEUTICALS
NEW YORK, NY
POSITION:
Head of Communications
INTRODUCTION:
Turing Pharmaceuticals is a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company focusing on
patients with unmet medical needs. The rapidly-growing company is dedicated to
helping patients, who often have limited or no effective treatment options, by developing
and commercializing innovative treatments for serious diseases and conditions across a
broad range of therapeutic areas, including, but not limited to hypertension, lactation,
suicidal ideation and orphan indication.
The Turing Pharmaceuticals website is www.turingpharma.com.
SUMMARY:
The Head of Communications will serve as a key counselor to senior management,
partnering with Turing Pharmaceuticals leaders to develop and implement strategic,
consistent messaging for both internal and external stakeholders. Turing is an earlystage, rapidly-growing biopharmaceutical company and this person will be charged with
raising the visibility and managing the reputation during this pivotal time. This will
require a proactive stance; while balancing issues communications needs will be key, this
hands-on role will require the development of a forward-thinking, professional
communications function.
In order to be successful in this role, the Head of Communications must be someone with
the seniority and acumen required to be a strategic counselor, coupled with the ability and
enthusiasm for taking a direct approach to executing these strategies. Turing
Pharmaceuticals fosters an entrepreneurial, collaborative environment; alignment with
this culture and approach is a must.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
o Develop and implement integrated strategic communications to advance the Turing
Pharmaceuticals brand identity and broaden awareness of its business initiatives
across key stakeholder audiences, including media, industry and business leaders.
TURING PHARMACEUTICALS – HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS
PREPARED BY HEYMAN ASSOCIATES
PAGE 2 OF 3
o Develop and implement external communications strategy and plans to create
corporate and pipeline/product brand awareness directed at media, patient advocates,
community partners and other key audiences. Develop working scientific knowledge
of Turing’s pipeline compounds and corresponding disease areas.
o Set the vision and implement a comprehensive communication strategy for Martin
Shkreli’s executive communications, internally and externally. Ensure executive
message integration and alignment with Turing’s organizational objectives, strategies,
mission and purpose.
o Handle media relations strategy and execution, including key relationships with
national and international media, particularly business media. Develop programs and
prepare leadership to deal effectively with the media. Prioritize media opportunities,
prepare talking points, speeches, presentations and other supporting materials.
Actively engage, cultivate and manage press relationships to ensure coverage
surrounding company initiatives.
o Identify challenges and emerging issues faced by the company. Work with leadership
to recognize internal and external communications and marketing opportunities and
solutions, and define and execute appropriate strategies to support them.
o Create and execute a comprehensive internal communications plan; build employee
engagement with company purpose and strategy in a way that supports retention and
engagement of talent and supports growth. Support executives within the enterprise
to communicate effectively with employees about the company vision, strategy,
priorities, initiatives and accomplishments.
o Work closely with HR to ensure a consistent message, look and feel across the
company’s outreach to all levels of the organization and help position the company as
an employer of choice. Help develop the company’s employment branding strategy
and provide support for the program.
o Partner with the Chief Financial Officer and investor relations team on financial
communications and eventual investor relations activities before, during and after the
IPO process. Ultimately coordinate with investor relations to develop earnings call
scripts, quarterly reports, and presentations to the Board of Directors.
o Develop and edit materials, including press releases, key message documents and
Q&A’s to support company milestones, key data milestones, scientific presentations
and pipeline/product issues.
TURING PHARMACEUTICALS – HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS
PREPARED BY HEYMAN ASSOCIATES
PAGE 3 OF 3
o Manage external consultants and vendors to provide communications programs that
have a measurable positive impact, particularly in support of digital and web search
optimization initiatives. Ensure that communications programs meet deadlines and
budget requirements.
REQUIREMENTS:
o Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 10 years of experience in communications and
public relations, with leadership experience at a senior level. Some working
knowledge of the pharmaceutical/biotechnology space a plus.
o Demonstrated experience and leadership in managing and executing comprehensive
strategic communications programs in support of a highly-visible organization and
leader.
o Comprehensive understanding of business relationships, and the knowledge, intellect
and temperament to work at the highest levels in an organization.
o Entrepreneurial spirit and intellectual curiosity in order to create, guide and
implement communications strategies in a startup-like, rapidly growing environment.
o Strong communication skills with the proven ability to synthesize, frame, and present
complex information to diverse audiences.
o Innovative thinking, with a track record for translating evidenced-based, strategic
thinking into action plans and output.
o Superior people and project management skills; ability to influence and engage peers
as well as outside resources.
o Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills, along with the ability
to interface effectively with senior leadership and key external stakeholders.
o Energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive approach; reputation as a hands-on
team leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical initiatives.
For more information, please contact Heyman Associates:
Kara Ruskin
Senior Associate
212-784-2706
[email protected]
Carley Weinstein
Associate
212-784-2708
[email protected]