Johnson & Johnson
Washington, DC/New Brunswick, NJ

Job Description

Requisition ID: 8219170816

Johnson & Johnson is currently recruiting for a Worldwide Government and Public Affairs communication leader located in Washington D.C. or New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Caring for the world, one person at a time, has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for 125 years. We embrace research and science — bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.

The Senior Director of Government and Public Affairs position will be responsible for developing and executing a global enterprise communication strategy and plan that drives Johnson & Johnson business objectives and reputation.

  • Proactively shaping global key policy issues
  • Shape global industry and advocacy efforts through engagement and influence with trade associates
  • Build stakeholder trust and advocacy
  • Educate and activate employees across the world to influence policy


  • Develop and execute a Public Affairs strategy that advances Johnson & Johnson’s Government Affairs & Policy Strategy and Communications/Corporate Reputation strategies worldwide
  • Leverage core Johnson & Johnson communications platforms to enhance reputational impact of GA&P programming
  • Provide strategic leadership in the creation and implementation of impactful communication programs to ensure positive and productive relationships with government officials and governmental bodies, community leaders, and influential organizations across the globe.
  • Expand the influence, relationships, and thought leadership of Johnson & Johnson through effective policy communication
  • Develop high visibility, high impact policy communications for senior Johnson & Johnson executives
  • Serve as a member of the GA&P Leadership Team
  • Develop the capabilities and processes needed to support key policy objectives
  • Provide communications counsel to J&J leaders on policies and positions and on the development, dissemination, and evaluation of those policies and procedures to enhance relations with external stakeholders and governmental bodies.
  • Advise leaders on J&J’s policies and positions, and the development, dissemination, and evaluation of policies to enhance relations with governmental bodies worldwide.
  • Identify emerging policy issues that may affect J&J and lead the development of a strategic and organized approach for advocating J&J’s position(s).
  • Work closely with the government relations colleagues worldwide to identify emerging local, state, national, and regional legislation/regulations affecting J&J and develop a strategic, organized communications approach for advocating J&J’s position(s).
  • Oversee writing, editing and production communications vehicles for the print and broadcast media and internal audiences to broaden awareness of J&J positions around the world and to equip J&J leadership and spokespeople with key messages and talking points.
  • Primary point of contact for coordinating Communications and GA&P strategies and programs
  • Develop global toolkits with situation analysis, key messages, talking points, and Q&A.
  • Incorporate messages into message maps, lobbying materials, Op-eds, speeches, press releases, and promotional materials
  • Ensure effective development, planning, execution and promotion of joint GA&P/Communications programs that advance corporate reputation, government stakeholder relationships and key policy goals.
  • Manage joint communications with outside stakeholder groups
  • This position can be located in Washington D.C. or New Brunswick, NJ and will require up to 25% travel.


  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Communications or Public Policy is highly preferred.
  • A Master’s Degree is preferred.
  • A minimum of 15 years of demonstrated experience in communications/public policy/public affairs is required.
  • Direct experience developing and executing a public affairs strategy across a global environment is required.
  • Experience developing business communications related to local, state, regional/national legislation is required.
  • Experience fostering relationships with Government officials/Government bodies is required.
  • Experience working in a Global/Matrixed environment is required.
  • The ability to build public trust and enhance the reputation of the business and enterprise is required.
  • A deep business acumen and understanding of enterprise strategy is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to craft compelling stories, with superior written, oral and visual communication abilities is required.
  • Experience working in a collaborative matrix environment is required
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to build deep, authentic relationships and strong influence with senior internal and external stakeholders is required
  • The ability to create public communications that are shared through digital and social platforms is required.
  • A strong understanding of how the media can interpret, impact and influence released statements/formal communications is required.
  • A deep business acumen and understanding of enterprise strategy is required.
  • Experience in crisis/issues management is required

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Job Posted: September 13, 2017