Senior Manager, Communications & Public Affairs, Dermatology & Rheumatology-2206092190W

02 May, 2023


Senior Manager, Communications & Public Affairs, Dermatology & Rheumatology-2206092190W

Johnson & Johnson
Horsham, PA

 Johnson & Johnson is currently recruiting for a Senior Manager, Communications & Public Affairs, Dermatology & Rheumatology located Horsham, PA.

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Job Description:

Driven by a relentless dissatisfaction with the status quo, Janssen Immunology’s mission is to redefine treatments for immune diseases by delivering transformational and accessible therapies and regimens to patients with autoimmune disease.

As a Senior Manager, you will play a leading role in helping set the strategy for brand milestones and unbranded selected projects supporting the Janssen Immunology business unit, which is the biggest single contributor to Janssen and Johnson and Johnson companies’ businesses.

This role will partner with the Director, Immunology Communications and Public Affairs to help set the communications strategy for the company’s leading immunology portfolio and prepare for new assets in close collaboration with other teams and matrix/business unit communications partners.

You will manage agency execution of the overall communications strategy by developing content and managing the processes necessary to deliver game-changing, integrated communications programs
Key Responsibilities:

  • Help lead and develop the communications strategy for our current portfolio and/or prepare for new indications/product launches – this includes strategy, execution (via the agency and our team) and budget accountability.
  • Act as a central point of accountability and oversight for integrated external communications activities related to key assets in the portfolio, including working with business leaders on activities to support business priorities for individual assets (like disease state awareness and approval and launch communications plans for assigned assets/products and brands).
  • External Communications Delivery: Provide external communications support across all areas relevant to the BUs including press releases for product milestones, key business updates and issues management. Responsible for generating sustained news flow across traditional and digital/social media on key products milestones.
  • Help build trust externally by developing external Janssen spokespeople and robust social media presence (e.g., LinkedIn) for select leaders. Work in partnership with the Director to create external speaking events/appearances with content and message development for the BU.
  • Cultivate and build strong, positive relationships with commercial teams and key liaison colleagues in the various BU leadership and key stakeholders and with communications partners
  • Ensure effective programming and internal and external pull-through of key reputational (above-brand) campaigns, disease education and branded communications campaigns for the BU.
  • The role is responsible for issues management related to assigned assets within the BU.
  • Oversight of all activities and materials (development, approval, and dissemination) to ensure quality and adherence to Janssen policies.
  • Establish understanding of current issues in the market affecting businesses and brands; in partnership with Public Affairs colleagues, develop and implement public affairs strategies that inform and shape belief, action, behavior and advocacy to the external environment.
  • Coordinate partnerships with advocacy, media and communications partners in support of disease education and unbranded patient outreach




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Health or liberal arts focus (e.g., English/writing, government/history).

Experience and Skills:


  • 8+ years of relevant external and internal communications experience, with specific experience in biologic businesses (at least 4 years).
  • Demonstrated expertise in at least three of the following areas:
    • Strategic planning.
    • Disease awareness and/or branded product campaign development.
    • Leadership experience (leading a team and/or providing strategic counsel to senior level stakeholders).
    • Strong interpersonal skills with multiple and diverse stakeholders (including senior stakeholders).
    • Proven experience developing content across a range of platforms and media (digital-friendly, visual/storytelling style, such as videos and infographics); versatility in creating both branded and unbranded content and willingness to innovate.
    • Crisis/issue management experience.


  • Specific experience in Immunology or priority disease state areas in Dermatology & Rheumatology strongly preferred.
  • Master’s Degree or additional training/education in communications, business or healthcare.
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to independently manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of the complex public affairs, payer and healthcare delivery environments.
  • Knowledge of social media environment and ability to engage effectively to advance communications strategies.
  • Excellent teamwork skills to work effectively with Corporate Communications, multiple business units, and multiple divisions; ability to exert influence in matrix environment without reporting line authority.
  • Trained spokesperson with demonstrated ability to manage complex announcements, advise internal communications and work with reporters; experience pitching and communicating confidently with media.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills; strong and versatile writing skills with proven experience in developing clear, concise and persuasive materials under time pressure.
  • Good judgment with demonstrated ability to conceptualize, develop and execute communications approaches.
  • Excellent knowledge of media drivers and practices; ability to use that information to inform judgment on communications strategies and tactics.
  • Strong sense of urgency and ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure.


  • Up to 10% travel


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.

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Job posted: 2023-05-02