Director, Communications Business Partner, HR in Basking Ridge at Daiichi Sankyo

Date Posted: 7/17/2024

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Job Description

Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years and Counting!

Daiichi Sankyo Group is dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical therapies to improve standards of care and address diversified, unmet medical needs of people globally by leveraging our world-class science and technology. With more than 120 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 16,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for cardiovascular diseases, under the Group’s 2025 Vision to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with Competitive Advantage in Oncology,” Daiichi Sankyo is primarily focused on providing novel therapies in oncology, as well as other research areas centered around rare diseases and immune disorders.   


An integral member of the Corporate Communications team, this leader will develop and execute internal and external communications in support of their assigned business within Daiichi Sankyo. This experienced leader will ensure communications are strategic, engaging, leverage storytelling, articulate the company's vision, goals and values, and influence our desired positive culture. Accountable for creating and executing communications that support the assigned leadership team's goals and objectives, including 1) Employee Internal Communications within the assigned team and throughout the broader organization to enhance visibility of the assigned team and their role in supporting the company and 2) External communications to be a resource to help elevate the profile of Daiichi Sankyo, its leaders, and its medicines, among key external audiences.


- Serve as a trusted communications advisor and coach to assigned business leaders and their management teams
- Learn and maintain a deep understanding of business strategies for assigned stakeholders
- Direct internal communications activities focused on informing our employee community and empowering them to reach personal and business goals, tailored when necessary
- Proactively partner with assigned functional leader to develop executive communications themes and messaging to be leveraged in multi-channel communications (e.g., town halls, speeches/presentations, business updates, newsletters, talking points, organizational announcements, brand activities, award programs, podcasts, etc.)
- Partner with external communications colleagues to develop and execute strategic thought-leadership programs to enhance public image of senior leaders and the organization as a whole
- Leading internal communications roll out of function-specific DS Employee Engagement Survey results and commitments to action within function; support pull-through of broader Unit and Company results within assigned function
- Ensure that company values and visual identity/branding are followed and incorporated into deliverables
- Regularly monitor and report on the results of communications plans, adjusting when necessary
- Partner with relevant internal and external teams to seamlessly weave in the assigned teams’ story into all communications and brand activities
- Support crisis response team and work closely with colleagues in external communications as needed to address business needs
- Manage assigned budget and other resources, including agencies and contingent workers, to ensure success

Qualifications: Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Education Qualifications (from an accredited college or university)

- Bachelor's Degree required

Experience Qualifications

- 10 or More Years Related communications experience required
- Proven track record developing content for a variety of channels (print, email, web, social media, PowerPoint, video, etc.) required
- Change management initiatives and colleague engagement strategies experience preferred
- Healthcare communications experience preferred
- Familiarity with corporate branding guidelines and healthcare communications best practices a plus preferred
- If supporting Human Resources: Experience supporting human resources or related function with communications (e.g., employee engagement and change management, employer branding, culture, people strategy, etc.) preferred


- Ability to travel up to 20%

- Periodic travel to remote company meetings, as well as domestic and international trips to participate in global communications conferences and events, and potentially medical conferences.

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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