Associate Director, Communications

22 Apr, 2020


Associate Director, Communications

Purdue Pharma L.P.
Stamford, CT

Job Summary:
The Associate Director, Communications is a key member of the communications group. This important
role provides leadership for all internal communications, instilling foundation culture and values as well
as driving change through strategic communications. An important part of this work will be developing
innovative platforms and tools to create two-way communication channels for employees. The incumbent
will provide communications expertise to advance the company’s competitive position and drive its
brands in the marketplace.

Primary Responsibilities:
 Internal Communications (60%)
 Develop and implement a strategic plan for internal communications to help retain and
engage employees.
 Drive continuous improvement of employee communications processes, including
optimizing use of existing platforms (email, intranet) and adapting new communications
 Work with Human Resources, including VP of HR, to provide communications support
for employee engagement and cultural transformation initiatives.
 Provide a consultative role for internal departments and functional area leaders to help
them increase the frequency and value of communications to employees in line with the
company’s corporate strategy.
 Generate new content to keep employees informed of relevant developments and issue
within the company and the industry.
 Provide proofreading and editing support for Communications department materials.
 Corporate Communications (40%)
 Strategic partner supporting the management and maintenance the company’s corporate
web site to ensure that it is aligned with the company’s business goals. Work within the
communications department to ensure content is fresh and up to date.
 Support development and implementation of corporate social media platforms (e.g.
Twitter, YouTube, etc.) to promote the company, its products and programs.
 Assist in supporting the company’s branded products.  Oversee and manage the
development and implementation of communications programs to support the
commercial success of the brands.

Job Title: Associate Director, Communications
Department: Communications
Company: Purdue Pharma L.P.

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 Identify and implement creative communications practices that improve the
Communication department’s operations and work practices.  Keep the department head
apprised on ongoing developments on an ongoing basis.
 Initiate, maintain, build, and strengthen relationships with key contacts in community,
academia, government, and non-profits through communications programs that create
measurable value for the business, protect and enhance the Purdue brand, engage and
influence stakeholders, and prevent and remove barriers.
Support issues management activities and develop press statements.

Education and Experience:
 10+ years of experience in public relations
 Pharmaceutical communications experience preferred
 A minimum of a B.A. or B.S. in Communications, English, Journalism or related field is

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
 Knowledge of and experience with the current best practices in employee
 Advanced oral,written and editing communications skills
 Strategic and technical experience using web sites and social media (Twitter, Facebook,
YouTube) as PR tools
 Organizational knowledge – familiarity with the corporate culture and a professional
demeanor with colleagues
 Excellent listening skills, a drive for results and ability to achieve results through teams,
exerting influence without direct authority
 The position requires agility, adaptability, and accountability to overcome technical or
logistical challenges to meet departmental objectives.  If a problem arises, the incumbent
should be able to identify solutions to meet stated goals.

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Job posted: 2020-04-22