We are vital links between an idea for a new medicine and the people who need it. We are the people of PPD — thousands of employees in locations worldwide connected by tenacity and passion for our purpose: to improve health. You will be joining a truly collaborative and winning culture as we strive to bend the time and cost curve of delivering life-saving therapies to patients.
About the Department:
Our colleagues in Corporate Communications strive for excellence in every task, at every moment. We are game changers seeking improvements to processes and more efficient ways of working or adapting to changing financial and industry environments.
About the Position:
The Corporate Communications Associate Manager will develop and deliver strategic and tactical communications initiatives for PPD executives and their respective teams.
About our Culture, Career Advancement and Benefits:
At PPD we hire the best, develop ourselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. We offer continued career advancement opportunities, award winning training and benefits focused on the health and well-being of our employees.
Responsibilities include supporting corporate-wide communications efforts, developing executive messaging and helping plan employee outreach events for leaders. Specific duties will include:
Writing and editing company wide communications
Producing content for company’s intranet, including news articles, opinion pieces, videos, infographics, etc.
Participating in planning, communications and/or content development for corporate events
Developing talking points, scripts and/or PowerPoint presentations for company leaders
Working with highly confidential information, adhering to company and department policies and SEC and AP guidelines
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification; degree in communications, public relations or journalism preferred.
Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 2+ years’ in communications or marketing, with experience in some or all of the following areas: internal communications, external communications, Web content, media relations, corporate positioning and branding and integrated communications/marketing programs) or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Understanding and experience in applying AP guidelines
Proven planning, organizational and project management skills
Ability to work independently, make good decisions and apply sound judgment
Strong experience in corporate brand and product positioning
Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines with a quality product
Experience in SharePoint /intranet content development and management
Demonstrated attention to detail
Proven ability to work with senior leaders
Ability to consistently negotiate expectations and outcomes with management and external vendors
Ability to consistently work well with others
Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop Working
PPD values the health and well being of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive. Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:
Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner.
Able to work upright and stationary for typical working hours.
Ability to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.
Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.
May require occasional travel to other offices or corporate events (10%)
PPD Defining Principles:
- We have a strong will to win - We earn our customer’s trust - We are game changers - We do the right thing - We are one PPD
If you resonate with our five principles above, and ultimately wish to accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics for some of the world’s most urgent health needs, then please submit your application – we would love to hear from you.