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Senior Director Corporate Communications

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals
San Diego, CA 92101
  • Job Code
    117564632
ACADIA Pharmaceuticals

ACADIA Pharmaceuticals is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veterans/Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Position Summary:

The Senior Director, Corporate Communications leads the strategy and execution of the companys overall corporate communications plan to foster and enhance the public profile of ACADIA with a range of stakeholders. This individual is directly responsible for the development and execution of integrated communications programs that increase awareness and understanding of ACADIAs mission, business priorities and achievements. Senior Director, Corporate Communications is accountable for preparing and activating issues management strategies to protect the reputation of our company and ensure that communication strategies align with ACADIAs core objectives.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute measurable corporate communications programs that align with ACADIA business strategies and goals; provide strategic counsel and comprehensive support to executives regarding corporate reputation strategies as well as media and speaking opportunities; oversee development of thought leadership programs focused on elevating visibility for ACADIA as a leading biotech company
  • Create and execute annual corporate communications plan; maintain in-depth knowledge of the companys current business and portfolio including business goals, strategies and market challenges; create and manage a range of communication materials (press releases, key message and Q&A documents, media pitches and briefing materials) and related content for use by spokespeople and with media/investor audiences
  • Partner with senior executives and other leaders to protect the reputation of company, leading company preparation and response around reputational issues
  • Work collaboratively and cross-functionally to integrate and align messaging and strategies with efforts led by R&D, Business Development, Investor Relations, Legal, Government Affairs, Advocacy and Industry Relations, Medical Affairs and others.
  • In partnership with Investor Relations oversee quarterly earnings process, annual report and shareholder meeting, and other relevant external disclosures.
  • Partner with Internal Communications to integrate relevant business updates into employee engagement strategies; lead a coordinated effort to identify, create and publish dynamic content across a range of communication channels to reach various stakeholder groups and audiences.
  • Serve as a company spokesperson for corporate topics; establish strong relationships with influential media that reach key stakeholders including investors, local communities, government stakeholders, prospective employees and others; keep company executives and cross-functional partners informed of relevant media trends and coverage that could impact business performance and/or reputation; monitor and measure performance indicators for programs and initiatives; provide regular reports on progress and impact
  • Serve as a member of the Corporate Affairs leadership team, actively contributing to strategic planning, talent management, and strengthening of the functions capabilities
  • Establish and evolve processes and standards to guide the work of corporate affairs function ensuring compliance with company policies and industry regulations.
  • Manage budget and other allocated resources; identify, select and manage agency partners and other vendors to support various communications needs.

Education/Experience/Skills:

Bachelors degree required along with communications experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical or healthcare industry preferred. Accomplished corporate communications professional with 10-15 years of experience in corporate communications strategic planning, media relations, public relations agency or related field. Experience in executive communications, public affairs, and/or scientific communications preferred.

  • Self-motivated and directed leader with a track record of setting, driving and delivering against integrated corporate reputation and media strategies.
  • Expertise in media relations, both proactive and reactive, with established relationships that will be relevant for ACADIA
  • Issues management expertise
  • Experience using data analytics to understand stakeholder needs and perceptions, and using those insights to build measurable plans that align with business objectives
  • Able to build and maintain close, collaborative relationships with all levels of the organization to ensure alignment and integration of strategies, tactics and content
  • Adept at working with a sense of urgency in deadline-driven environment with executive-level leaders; able to balance competing priorities with sound, strong, experience-based counsel
  • Possesses sound judgment, critical thinking and decision-making skills
  • Strong people leader who enjoys and prioritizes helping people develop in their careers and who will help build the corporate affairs function for the future
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Detail-oriented, with a strong ability to organize and analyze

Scope:

Establishes strategic plans for designated function(s). Develops methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for projects, programs, and people. Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of functional area and related organizational objectives. Erroneous decisions will have a serious impact on the overall success of functional area and may impact the long term success of the Company.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, see, talk or hear in a standard office environment and independently from remote locations. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.


PI117564632

<b>ACADIA Pharmaceuticals</b><br/><br/>ACADIA Pharmaceuticals is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veterans/Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity</em><br/><br/><p><strong><u>Position Summary:</u></strong></p> <p>The Senior Director, Corporate Communications leads the strategy and execution of the companys overall corporate communications plan to foster and enhance the public profile of ACADIA with a range of stakeholders. This individual is directly responsible for the development and execution of integrated communications programs that increase awareness and understanding of ACADIAs mission, business priorities and achievements. Senior Director, Corporate Communications is accountable for preparing and activating issues management strategies to protect the reputation of our company and ensure that communication strategies align with ACADIAs core objectives. <br> </p> <p><strong><u>Primary Responsibilities:</u></strong></p> <ul> <li>Develop and execute measurable corporate communications programs that align with ACADIA business strategies and goals; provide strategic counsel and comprehensive support to executives regarding corporate reputation strategies as well as media and speaking opportunities; oversee development of thought leadership programs focused on elevating visibility for ACADIA as a leading biotech company</li> <li>Create and execute annual corporate communications plan; maintain in-depth knowledge of the companys current business and portfolio including business goals, strategies and market challenges; create and manage a range of communication materials (press releases, key message and Q&A documents, media pitches and briefing materials) and related content for use by spokespeople and with media/investor audiences</li> <li>Partner with senior executives and other leaders to protect the reputation of company, leading company preparation and response around reputational issues</li> <li>Work collaboratively and cross-functionally to integrate and align messaging and strategies with efforts led by R&D, Business Development, Investor Relations, Legal, Government Affairs, Advocacy and Industry Relations, Medical Affairs and others.</li> <li>In partnership with Investor Relations oversee quarterly earnings process, annual report and shareholder meeting, and other relevant external disclosures.</li> <li>Partner with Internal Communications to integrate relevant business updates into employee engagement strategies; lead a coordinated effort to identify, create and publish dynamic content across a range of communication channels to reach various stakeholder groups and audiences.</li> <li>Serve as a company spokesperson for corporate topics; establish strong relationships with influential media that reach key stakeholders including investors, local communities, government stakeholders, prospective employees and others; keep company executives and cross-functional partners informed of relevant media trends and coverage that could impact business performance and/or reputation; monitor and measure performance indicators for programs and initiatives; provide regular reports on progress and impact</li> <li>Serve as a member of the Corporate Affairs leadership team, actively contributing to strategic planning, talent management, and strengthening of the functions capabilities</li> <li>Establish and evolve processes and standards to guide the work of corporate affairs function ensuring compliance with company policies and industry regulations.</li> <li>Manage budget and other allocated resources; identify, select and manage agency partners and other vendors to support various communications needs.</li> </ul> <p><strong><u>Education/Experience/Skills:</u></strong></p> <p>Bachelors degree required along with communications experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical or healthcare industry preferred. Accomplished corporate communications professional with 10-15 years of experience in corporate communications strategic planning, media relations, public relations agency or related field. Experience in executive communications, public affairs, and/or scientific communications preferred.</p> <p> </p> <ul> <li>Self-motivated and directed leader with a track record of setting, driving and delivering against integrated corporate reputation and media strategies.</li> <li>Expertise in media relations, both proactive and reactive, with established relationships that will be relevant for ACADIA</li> <li>Issues management expertise</li> <li>Experience using data analytics to understand stakeholder needs and perceptions, and using those insights to build measurable plans that align with business objectives</li> <li>Able to build and maintain close, collaborative relationships with all levels of the organization to ensure alignment and integration of strategies, tactics and content</li> <li>Adept at working with a sense of urgency in deadline-driven environment with executive-level leaders; able to balance competing priorities with sound, strong, experience-based counsel</li> <li>Possesses sound judgment, critical thinking and decision-making skills</li> <li>Strong people leader who enjoys and prioritizes helping people develop in their careers and who will help build the corporate affairs function for the future</li> <li>Excellent verbal and written communication skills</li> <li>Detail-oriented, with a strong ability to organize and analyze</li> </ul> <p><strong><u>Scope:</u></strong></p> <p>Establishes strategic plans for designated function(s). Develops methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for projects, programs, and people. Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of functional area and related organizational objectives. Erroneous decisions will have a serious impact on the overall success of functional area and may impact the long term success of the Company.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong><u>Physical Requirements:</u></strong></p> <p>While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, see, talk or hear in a standard office environment and independently from remote locations. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. </p> <p><em><span style="font-weight: 400;"><br/></span></em></p> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/j7karyIjLeGZFRZ6uxyPa"> <p>PI117564632</p>

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Posted: 2020-01-29 Expires: 2020-02-29

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