Manager/Senior Manager, External Communications (BioOncology)



The Manager/Senior Manager will contribute to a dynamic team developing new approaches to communication that improve engagement with stakeholders and meet business needs of the organization. This candidate will have the opportunity to help shape communications strategy and launch plans for our oncology medicines. They should demonstrate an ability to take smart risks, solve problems, influence peers and senior leadership and deliver results.

The Manager/Sr. Manager will serve as a media spokesperson for the company and assigned medicines, and will frequently interact with and advise senior management, as well as partner with numerous functional partners within Corporate Relations (e.g. Internal Communications, Digital Communications) and other parts of the company (Commercial, Clinical Development, Government Affairs, Legal, Regulatory, etc.).



--Develop strategies and implement the overall external communications plans for our oncology medicines; including launch planning for new medicines and additional indications

--Engage media (traditional and social), patients, providers and other audiences around milestones; acting as company spokesperson

--Maintain thorough scientific knowledge of Genentech's marketed and pipeline cancer medicines and approach to disease

--Have an understanding of important topics including clinical trial design, drug development, regulatory decision making and public policy

--Effectively manage high-profile product issues and crises

--Collaborate with Roche's Global Product Strategy, International Communications and Global Media Relations teams in Basel, Switzerland, to ensure aligned global product messaging and approach to key milestones

--Be a strategic counselor and go-to person for high-level communications strategy with management and product teams

--Manage Public Relations agencies working in support of our medicines.  Be accountable for associated budgets and resources

--Measure and evaluate the effectiveness of Public Relations programs to position Genentech's products in competitive environments and demonstrate results to product functional teams, including Commercial



--Ability to work independently without close supervision or direction, while maintaining team approach and managing time effectively

--Ability to interact successfully and influence peers and management 

--Superior relationship-management skills

--Outstanding oral, written and presentation skills

--Media relations experience

--Proficiency in both long-term strategic planning and impromptu on-deadline performance

--Strong analytical skills and business sense

--Strategic and creative approach to communications and program development

--Bright, hardworking and enthusiastic contributor to team and company culture



-- Experience within a PR agency or in-house at another company, launching new medicines and an understanding of hematology and/or oncology

--Advanced science degree (M.S., Ph.D.) ideal, but not required

--Candidates with 5+ years relevant experience will be considered


Who We Are

A member of the Roche Group, Genentech has been at the forefront of the biotechnology industry for more than 40 years, using human genetic information to develop novel medicines for serious and life-threatening diseases. Genentech has multiple therapies on the market for cancer & other serious illnesses. Please take this opportunity to learn about Genentech where we believe that our employees are our most important asset & are dedicated to remaining a great place to work.

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