Associate Director, Corporate Communications

08 May, 2023


Associate Director, Corporate Communications

Shionogi Inc.
Florham Park, NJ

The Associate Director, Corporate Communications will report to the Director, Corporate Communications and will lead the development and implementation of integrated Product and Corporate Communications. For consideration, candidates must be highly collaborative, have experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry, have a strong desire to be part of a growth culture, and have proven ability to drive effective communications strategies and programs.


  • Develop and execute branded and unbranded external communications programs for compounds and treatments in Shionogi’s infectious disease portfolio
  • Manage the overall communications program for an investigational drug currently in Phase 3 studies including regulatory milestones, scientific/data communications, disease awareness programming and internal communications
  • Partner with communications and marketing colleagues in Europe and Asia to execute coordinated global communications programs
  • Manage the drafting, review and approval processes of communications materials including press releases, website content, social media content, internal communications, key messages and Q&As with strong attention to detail and minimal oversight
  • Develop, maintain and manage relationships with reporters, patient advocates and KOLs
  • Serve as a strategic communications partner to the product brand teams
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with medical, legal and regulatory colleagues
  • Identify potential brand-related issues and develop proactive issues-management strategies
  • Develop relationships with key media, including industry trade outlets, consumer health media and health-focused content creators
  • Manage communication agencies and budgets


  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline required
  • Minimum of seven (7) years in public relations, corporate communications and/or business unit communications preferably at a pharmaceutical or biotech company or a public relations firm
  • Experience working on FDA approvals and new product launches
  • Experience working with external/company spokespeople and patient advocates/advocacy groups
  • Experience with internal communications including event planning
  • Experience developing corporate social media strategies and implementing social media programs
  • Strong understanding of pharmaceutical, commercial, manufacturing and regulatory environment
  • Exemplary project management and organizational skills with ability to prioritize and be accountable for multiple projects
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills, including an ability to combine attention to detail with a big-picture perspective
  • Ability to develop successful working relationships and serve as a subject matter expert with senior executives
  • Ability to develop relationships across the U.S. and global organization across levels and functional areas
  • Excellent judgment and professional maturity
  • Exceptional written, oral and visual communication skills
  • Proficiency with Veeva and Microsoft Office (including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
  • Proactive, detail-oriented, motivated, enthusiastic, curious mindset
  • Position may require up to 15-20% domestic travel
  • Must live a commutable distance to our US Corporate Headquarters in Florham Park, NJ. Office presence required at least 3 days per week


  • Experience in infectious disease
  • Proficiency with media strategy and media relations
  • Understanding of the U.S. regulatory pathways and clinical study design
  • Experience launching new products in the U.S.
  • Experience providing communications support around FDA advisory committee meetings
  • Ability to own projects and work both collaboratively and independently


  • Ability to articulate clearly and conduct verbal presentations with large and small audiences.
  • Ability to travel via automobile and/or airplane.
  • Ability to view video display terminal images < 18” away from face for extended period of time – up to four (4) hours at a time.
  • Ability to operate a computer keyboard and telephone.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time – up to four (4) hours at a time.
  • Ability to lift, tug, pull up to fifteen (15) pounds.

To be considered for this position, you must apply and meet the requirements of this opportunity.

We look forward to reviewing your resume & qualifications.

“Please be aware that Shionogi Inc. mandates COVID-19 vaccination of all employees and contractors regardless of work location. Accommodations may be made in accordance with applicable law.”


The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of requirements, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other requirements, duties and responsibilities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.


Shionogi Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment opportunities based on valid job requirements without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, status as a disabled veteran, a recently separated veteran, Active Duty Wartime or Campaign Badge Veterans, and Armed Forces Service Medal Veterans, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

It is the policy of Shionogi Inc. to undertake affirmative action in compliance with all federal, state, and local requirements to recruit a diverse pool of applicants and to ensure that our employment practices are, in fact, non-discriminatory.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Job posted: 2023-05-08