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Associate Director Corporate Communications amp Public Relations

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Boehringer Ingelheim

Fremont, CA

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Develop and implement internal and external communications programs, including public relations and employee communications that support short-and long-term business objectives for BI Fremont Inc. (BIFI). This encompasses employee’s communications & channels regionally for BIFI or BI traditional and digital/social activities, issues preparedness and response activities and local media engagement. The incumbent is also responsible for fully aligning with US headquarters and BI Corporate Headquarters as appropriate.

As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees

Duties & Responsibilities\:

Designs, develops and manages the implementation of internal and external communication overall Communication plan including all related programs/tactics/materials in close coordination with U.S. BIPI and/or global Communications colleagues to align business priorities for BIFI/BI to drive employee engagement and  business results.

Manages local media relations and serves as an advisor on media issues and oversees media interface and media training for Fremont leadership.

Manages PR/Communications budget/resources (agency partners) in cooperation with supervisor and relevant internal stakeholders, while tracking progress as they relate to defined objectives and results.

Administers internal communications tools that foster continual and innovative communication methods and provide productive outcomes.

Responsible for identifying and creating the appropriate channels across BIFI site, including employee-employee communications and employee-leader communications, publication of site newsletters, etc.

Advises and recommends appropriate course of action to the President and CEO and members of the Site Leadership Team on communications and public relations matters.

Participates as a key member of the local incident management team (IMT) and works in close coordination with the Rapid Response Team/Ridgefield Communications to prepare or respond to issues. 

Helps to minimize business interruptions and protects the reputation of the company and its assets by identifying and planning for issues through application of the US issues process.

Manage BIFI’s Communication and Advisory Council, a group of eight (8) employees working together to enhance site communication and connectivity.  Serve as needed on regional and global communications teams and/or projects.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required.

Requires a minimum of seven (7) to ten plus (10 ) years in healthcare/pharmaceutical Public Relations/Communications; proven ability to align communications with Company strategy and organizational style

More than six (6) years project management experience

Experience cultivating and building relationship with the media

Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must have excellent planning, organizing and implementation skills. Results oriented, cooperative and strategic thinker.

Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products including advanced Project, Excel, Power Point and Word functions.

Excellent project management and priority-setting skills.  Must exhibit good judgment.

Ability to interface with and advise executives along with the ability to build relationships at all levels, collaborate and influence for results.

Crisis/issues management background

Agency management experience

Must work well in teams and invest in developing collaborative internal and external relationships

Performs company business in such a manner as to comply with those laws and company policies which prohibit discrimination as to race, color, religious creed, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability, mental retardation or physical disability including, but not limited to, blindness.

Physical and Mental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Functions

Physical Demands / Surroundings – The duties of this position typically do not require the incumbent to exert physical effort.  Works regularly under desirable conditions with few or no disagreeable conditions. Some travel is required.

Visual Demands - Must be able to read and see clearly.

Temperaments/Mental Requirements – Position requires excellent planning, organizing and implementation skills and a results oriented, cooperative and systemic thinker.

Level of Proficiency – Position requires a high level person with superior verbal and written communication skills, who has the ability to communicate both internally and externally at a very high level with success in managing media relationships. Requires the ability to build relationships at all levels, collaborate and influence for results.

Attendance / Schedule - Attendance requirements are based on BIFI general attendance policies.

These physical and mental requirements represent a sampling of the physical / mental requirements considered essential to the position.  Although this is an accurate representation, it is by no means complete and may be changed or updated as needed.

Job Description Addendum

It is an essential function of/minimum qualification for this position that the employee/applicant be eligible and authorized under all U.S. Export Laws (defined below)\:  a) to be employed by the Company; and b) to receive any technology from the Company that may be required to perform the duties of this position or to which an applicant/employee may, by virtue of holding such position, be provided access by the Company or any third parties during the course of employment.  “Export Laws” means the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) of the U.S. Commerce Department’s  Bureau of Industry and Security, presently at 15 CFR 730-799, and the economic sanctions regulations of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), presently at 31 CFR Chapter V, as they may be amended from time to time.

Eligibility Requirements\:

Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.

Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)

Must be 18 years of age or older

Our Culture\:

Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical companies and operates globally with approximately 50,000 employees.  Since our founding in 1885, the company has remained family-owned and today we are committed to creating value through innovation in three business areas including human pharmaceuticals, animal health and biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing.  Since we are privately held, we have the ability to take an innovative, long-term view.   Our focus is on scientific discoveries and the introduction of truly novel medicines that improve lives and provide valuable services and support to patients and their families.  Employees are challenged to take initiative and achieve outstanding results. Ultimately, our culture and drive allows us to maintain one of the highest levels of excellence in our industry. We are also deeply committed to our communities and our employees create and engage in programs that strengthen the neighborhoods where we live and work.  Boehringer Ingelheim, including Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Merial Barceloneta, LLC and Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status, including protected veteran status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Boehringer Ingelheim is firmly committed to ensuring a safe, healthy, productive and efficient work environment for our employees, partners and customers. As part of that commitment, Boehringer Ingelheim conducts pre-employment verifications and drug screenings.


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