Location: Raritan, New Jersey
Function: Public Affairs

Job Description

The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson currently are recruiting for a Senior Director, Global Therapeutic Area Communication Leader, Cardiovascular, Metabolism & Retina, Janssen Research & Development, LLC.

At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, we are working to create a world without disease. Transforming lives by finding new and better ways to prevent, intercept, treat and cure disease inspires us. We bring together the best minds and pursue the most promising science. We are Janssen. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it. Learn more at www.janssen.com and follow us @JanssenGlobal. Janssen Research & Development, LLC is part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies.

The Senior Director, Global Therapeutic Area Communication Leader (TACL), CVM & Retina, strategizes and oversees internal and external communications for Janssen's CVM & Retina Therapeutic Area (TA). The TA includes two Disease Area Strongholds (Retina and Renal/Hepatic) and one Commercial Stronghold (Thrombosis). The Retina DAS represents Janssen's entry into gene therapy.

  • Leads overall TA internal and external communications strategy and strategic positioning, directing a team and external agency
  • Provides strong strategic, executive communications counsel to R&D and GCSO leaders
  • Serves as a business leader, sitting on multiple TA leadership teams
  • Drives external communications, including media outreach, data presentations, social media, content on owned digital properties and executive visibility
  • Drives internal communications, including within the TA, across Janssen and J&J to further visibility and reputation of CVM & Retina R&D
  • Serves as a leader within Communication & Public Affairs, sitting on R&D Communications Leadership team
  • Leads sensitive partnership, deal, TA/M&A, and other financial-related communications involving the CVM TA
  • Plans and develops highly engaging content for TA Town Halls and other forums, coaching senior leaders on delivery
  • Demonstrates financial stewardship, including securing budget from business partners and managing agency spend
  • Liaises with Johnson & Johnson Investor Relations, Corporate Communications, J&J Innovation, and business leaders in other sectors
  • Prepares Janssen's CVM & Retina Pharmaceutical Business Review presentation
  • Leads review of business partners' disclosure press releases
  • Serves as lead spokesperson for top-tier and other TA media/analyst inquiries
  • Builds and strengthens relationships with crucial external stakeholders, including top-tier global media, advocacy partners, and key influencers
  • Counsels TA Credo team on communication approaches/initiatives; liaises with senior TA leadership


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • An advanced degree in Communications or Journalism is preferred.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience leading and managing communication in a company, NGO, government agency or public relations agency is required.
  • Proven experience in Pharma R&D communication or public affairs is required.
  • Current or past work experience in R&D, including Cardiovascular, Metabolism and Ophthalmology is preferred.
  • Strong business acumen and demonstrated ability to build deep, authentic, successful relationships with top executives and scientists and strong influence with senior internal and external stakeholders is required.
  • Ability to drive workforce engagement strategies to inspire and increase productivity is required.
  • Ability to manage networks in a matrixed environment is required.
  • Current or past experience with direct People Management skills is preferred.
  • Proven track record of successful, independent public relations/communications, corporate communication, science communication, product communication, public affairs, and/or media relations achievements is required.
  • Global mindset and successful track record of working in a global function, with direct experience of leading on international projects, issues and teams, and of competent internal and external stakeholder interactions on an international basis is required.
  • Strong business acumen, confident yet agile personality, the ability to move fast and the ability to provide strong counsel in real time is required.
  • Working knowledge of the financial disclosure process is preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of R&D processes and the global landscape and key issues for biopharmaceutical science and innovation is required.
  • Broad understanding of competitive and industry priorities that drive business and social value is required.
  • Strong experience in crisis/issues management and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, global matrix environment is required.
  • Deep understanding of traditional media, digital and social platforms and strong experience dealing with national and local lay, professional/trade and social media is required.
  • Experience in managing budgets and resource allocation across large critical projects is required.

Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified 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.

Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-Raritan-700 US Highway 202 PO Box 670
Janssen Global Services, LLC (6085)
Job Function
Public Affairs
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