Hikma Pharmaceuticals USA Inc.

Manager, US Internal Communications

Job Location US-NJ-Berkeley Heights
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3/17/2020 3:53 PM)
Job ID
2020-6072
Job Function
Human Resources
Shift
None

Overview

Creates and manages/implements internal communications strategies and programs for Hikma’s 2,000 US employees and its locations in Cherry Hill NJ, Columbus and Bedford OH, and Berkeley Heights/Eatontown NJ. 

The successful candidate will serve as a key member of Hikma’s US communications and also works closely with members of the US and global Corporate Affairs team, including Group director - employee communications, US site Human Resource leaders and senior US business/site management to ensure continuous delivery of strategic communications and messaging required for achievement of company’s business and employee engagement goals. 

 

Creates, drafts, implements and maintains Hikma’s US employee communications-related messages, materials, online channels and events.

Uses position, professional gravitas and communications experience/expertise to recommend, create, influence and achieve desired communications activities and outcomes.

Adheres to and promotes Hikma’s values by performing duties in a manner consistent with operational excellence, being a team member and supporting the continued growth of the company.

Responsibilities

  • Develop effective written, verbal and electronic/audio/visual US employee communications that clearly and simply convey Hikma’s mission, actions, values, culture, brand and strategy to support achievement of key business priorities.
  • Build strong partnerships with US business and site leaders and internal stakeholders to engage employees, who include a significant operations/manufacturing workforce.
  • Consult with and support internal functions (HR, IT, Legal, Finance, etc.) with communications plans needed to achieve goals, and, provide sound advice/effective actions to ensure information is delivered in a consistent, timely and effective manner. Support department processes, including US/Global coordination and message distribution.
  • Plan, produce, edit and/or write content for a variety of mediums, including production of quarterly US newsletters, ongoing email announcements, presentations, digital signs, talking points, social media and videos.
  • Manage US employee Intranet in coordination with Group director, communications.
  • Collaborate with colleagues around the globe, especially Group director, employee communications, to ensure consistency of messages and editorial support for communication channels.
  • Proofread and edit messages, ensuring achievement of high editorial standards and alignment with Hikma’s mission, vision and brand.
  • Develop and manage comprehensive communication plans and calendars with a strong eye for detail.
  • Ensure factual accuracy, clarity and consistency of messages, materials and communications channels.
  • Coordinate the “review and approval” processes for a range of US and site-specific communications.
  • Develop and maintain message content library for use with internal audiences across communications channels and events including US and global intranets, company meetings, executive communications, external presentations for government and philanthropic needs.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with vendors to help facilitate the successful and timely completion of projects.
  • Oversees employee communications budgets and timely payment of vendors.
  • Perform other related duties and assignments as required.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree and at least 7 years of corporate communications experience is required, preferably within the pharmaceutical or healthcare industry. A college degree in Journalism, English, Public Relations, Communications or a related field is ideal with a specialization in employee communications.
  • Must possess strong professional writing, editing and proofreading skills, a strong detail orientation and the ability to synthesize complex topics into simple messages. Must be familiar with and adhere to AP and/or related writing/editing styles.
  • Experience in creating and using video and other visual communications to inform, engage and motivate employees; and in creating and managing employee communities.
  • Experience in influencing employee engagement and shaping internal culture via a range of online communications vehicles and channels
  • Ability to think analytically and strategically and write creatively. Previous experience in change management and supporting Human Resources is helpful.
  • Must be comfortable working under pressure and experienced in delivering results in a fast-paced environment, often under tight deadlines. Ability to multi-task to balance multiple priorities.
  • Proficiency in speaking, comprehending, reading and writing English is required.
  • This position requires the ability to meet deadlines, so a flexible schedule is required. The ability to handle multiple tasks and to prioritize importance is required. It is also necessary for this person to be able to schedule and lead meetings with a broad range of people.
  • Strong personal communication and presentation skills required.
  • An attention to detail and appreciation of deadlines is essential.
  • Must be able to assess situations, analyze potential outcomes and make outcome-based recommendations; adjust communication style to client and audience; and, manage several simultaneous projects and deadlines.

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