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Principal External Communications Specialist

Company name
Medtronic, Inc.

Mansfield, MA
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Job Description:

Careers that Change Lives:

We are hiring a Principal Specialist for the MITG External Communications team. As a key member within the Minimally Invasive Therapies Group (MITG), the person in this role will drive and support MITG external communications with a focus on proactive public relations/media campaigns and managing business issues. This position reports into the Director, MITG External Communications.

Impact patient outcomes. Come for a job, stay for a career.

It is preferred that position reside in Mansfield, MA

A Day in the Life:

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

Collaborate with MITG communications team members (Communications Business Partners, Internal Communications, Marketing Communications) to ensure integrated strategic communications plans are created and executed for the business.

Partner with key Medtronic and MITG stakeholders: Global Communications, Business Leadership teams, Operations, Marketing, Government Affairs, Human Resources, Legal, Clinical, Regulatory Affairs and Investor Relations to ensure alignment in a global matrix organization.

Manages strategy development and produces content aimed at external audiences that supports greater business impact.

Creates strategic external relations plans to build reputation, thought leadership, and advocacy to drive business impact and results for Medtronic.

Proactively shapes the company's identity through traditional and new media channels - paid, earned, shared, and owned.

Advances the company narrative to media and other external audiences as defined, which may involve the strategic conceptualization and execution of creative (PR) campaigns.

Helps lead Communications strategy and response development through issues or crisis to protect the company's reputation.

Proactively scan the landscape to identify potential issues before they become a crisis and create strategic recommendations for MITG Communications Business Partners and their business presidents on how to address them.

Oversees and executes the writing, editing and approval of event scripts, speeches, key documents and reports, promotional materials, press releases, interviews, FAQs and other external communications vehicles as defined.

Serve as a MITG Communications point person and spokesperson for media inquiries. Provide MITG senior leaders with key messages, as necessary.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements:


Bachelor's Degree

Years of Experience:

7 years of progressive corporate or agency communications experience with a Bachelor's Degree; or, 5 years with a Master's Degree

Nice to Have:

Bachelor's Degree in communications, business, marketing or related field.

Strong writing and presentation skills.

Significant interpersonal and stakeholder alignment capability.

Capacity to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.

Ability to work with complex and sensitive information.

Healthcare industry experience preferred.

Proven ability to comprehend and translate business strategies into clear communications for external audiences.

Knowledge of social and digital media engagement.

Knowledge of financial communications and investor relations.

About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let's work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients' lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position, but they are not an exhaustive list of all the required responsibilities and skills of this position.

The physical demands described within the Day in the Life section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Company Profile
Medtronic, Inc. manufactures and sells device-based medical therapies worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Cardiac and Vascular Group, and Restorative Therapies Group. The Cardiac and Vascular Group’s products include pacemakers; implantable defibrillators; leads and delivery systems; ablation products; electrophysiology catheters; products for the treatment of atrial fibrillation; information systems for the management of patients with cardiac rhythm disease management (CRDM) devices; coronary and peripheral stents and related delivery systems; therapies for uncontrolled hypertension; endovascular stent graft systems; heart valve replacement technologies; cardiac tissue ablation systems; and open heart and coronary bypass grafting surgical products. The Restorative Therapies Group offers products for various areas of the spine; bone graft substitutes; biologic products; trauma, implantable neurostimulation therapies, and drug delivery devices for the treatment of chronic pain, movement disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), overactive bladder, urinary retention, and fecal incontinence and gastroparesis; external insulin pumps; subcutaneous CGM systems; products to treat conditions of the ear, nose, and throat; and devices that incorporate advanced energy technology. It also manufactures and sells image-guided surgery and intra-operative imaging systems; and provides Web-based therapy management software solutions. The company serves hospitals, physicians, clinicians, and patients in approximately 140 countries. Medtronic, Inc. was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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