Associate Director, Business Development Communications

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

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Princeton, NJ

Job Description

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Job Overview:

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision – transforming patients’ lives through science. In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease – and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry – each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

Reporting to the Director, Business Development Communications, the Associate Director, Business Development Communications, leads execution of internal and external communications related to corporate partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions (M&A), and other critical deals and events that drive the BMS growth and impact story.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leads execution of an integrated, multi-channel communications strategy to elevate the company’s business development achievements, partnerships and breakthroughs, internally and externally.
  • Maintains detailed knowledge and understanding of company’s business development strategy and awareness of larger Corporate Communications plans and objectives.
  • Identifies, develops, and supports unique storylines, content and thought-leadership opportunities relative to business development that advance BMS’s company growth and innovation narratives.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with key members of the business and M&A media and other market influencers and provides support for top-tier media engagements.
  • Develops communications strategies and materials for partnerships, deals and other announcements and liaises with partner companies on supporting plans, tactics and timing.
  • Manages business development news-flow and oversees monitoring and analysis of business development communications externally.
  • Helps project-manage and coordinate processes for business development communications—including maintaining core materials and resources to ensure internal stakeholders are aligned on communications strategy and key messages.
  • Develops and fosters collaborative relationships across corporate, science and financial (including Investor Relations) teams to ensure strategic alignment and drive effective, cohesive and complementary communications in support of broader BMS company objectives.
  • Supports internal communications, including executive communications, to maximize visibility of BMS’s business development strategy.
  • Stays abreast of trends and best practices in business development communications across the life sciences industry.
  • Utilizes business intelligence and analytics to make data-driven decisions to inform communications strategies and boost stakeholder audience engagement.
  • Supports issues management preparedness, strategy and response for corporate issues related to business development.
  • Manages agency partners and corresponding budgets to support business development communications efforts.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in corporate, M&A and/or financial communications in a large organization or agency setting.
  • Experience in the life sciences or healthcare industries preferred, or a combination of education and professional experience that would provide an equivalent career foundation.
  • Ability to interact effectively with colleagues and counterparts at all levels of the company, both within the Corporate Communications team and across the larger matrixed organization.
  • Exceptional collaborative and team-building skills.
  • Superior written, verbal, editing and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Strong research and analytical skills; keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to learn the business quickly and excel in a fast-paced, challenging environment.
  • Self-directed with proven ability to meet tight deadlines and balance multiple initiatives with competing priorities.
  • Proficiency with digital communications and effective use of social media platforms.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in communications or related field.

Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is an essential job function of this role which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and enhances the Company culture.

To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.

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