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Senior Director, Thought Leadership & Executive Communications

Company: Bristol Myers Squibb
Location: Princeton
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision - transforming patients' lives through science. -In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease - and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry - each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

Position Summary
Reporting to the Executive Director, Corporate Positioning and Thought Leadership, the Senior Director, Thought Leadership & Executive Communications develops and drives the BMS global thought leadership strategy to build corporate reputation and advance the BMS story with key stakeholders. This individual serves as a strategic business partner to the BMS leadership team, developing communications programs and identifying opportunities to activate and elevate their voices to tell the BMS story.

Key Responsibilities
Develop robust and differentiated global thought leadership strategy that appropriately engages the BMS leadership team in telling the company story.
Own the development and evolution of the corporate narrative to align with BMS priorities, goals, and milestones.
Continually seek out, vet and present opportunities for leadership team members to tell the BMS story via speaking engagements, internal and external events, social media, media opportunities and others.
Lead the Center of Excellence focused on thought leadership and executive communications, inclusive of: Serving as a strategic business partner to the BMS leadership team: Commercial (medical and international), GPS, R&ED, Enabling Functions.
Supporting the leadership team in developing and executing communications programs specific to their area of the business.
Overseeing the leadership team's role in internal and external events and opportunities such as enterprise town halls, speaking opportunities, media interviews, social media engagement, and others.
Providing counsel and coaching to leadership team in support of opportunities identified as part of thought leadership strategy.
Ensuring alignment of leadership team's messaging and engagement.
Developing suite of materials and content to support overarching corporate narrative.
Providing thought leadership framework and resources/tools for execution across functions, markets and leaders.

Work collaboratively with cross-functional Corporate Affairs colleagues, including Media, Story Studio (owners of BMS corporate digital channels), Commercial, HR, IT, Policy and Government Affairs and others, to ensure cohesive and comprehensive communications approach.
Manage the Thought Leadership and Executive Communications team, including external agency and vendors, in execution of global thought leadership strategy.
Oversee analytics and reporting to ensure strong ROI on leadership engagement activities.

Qualifications & Experience
12+ years of corporate communications experience in pharmaceutical or similar highly regulated industry.
Proven track record of creating and implementing signature thought leadership strategy and translating strategic thinking into action plans, outcomes and success.
Organized, creative self-starter focused on robust strategic and creative thinking and approach.
Strong executive presence and experience managing high-exposure opportunities.
Strong business acumen, with a demonstrated ability to understand and translate business strategy.
Proven leadership skills with ability to inspire trust and confidence, including ability to influence directly and indirectly.
Excellent writing and research skills, with knowledge of AP style and a keen attention to detail.
Proven experience counseling and coaching senior-level executives.
Superior written, verbal, facilitation and interpersonal communications skills.
Exceptional problem-solving, analytical and decision-making skills.
Excels in fast-paced, challenging and highly-matrixed environment.
Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, English or related field.
Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is an essential job function of this role which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and enhances the Company culture.

To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. - Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. - This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.

Our company is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an approval of accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application or if you are applying to a role based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico and you believe that you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, during or any part of the recruitment process, please direct your inquiries to . Visit to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.

BMS will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to applicable laws in your area.

Any data processed in connection with role applications will be treated in accordance with applicable data privacy policies and regulations.

Keywords: Bristol Myers Squibb, Trenton , Senior Director, Thought Leadership & Executive Communications, Executive , Princeton, New Jersey

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