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 Internal Communications Manager will manage and implement global strategies and initiatives for internal communications that drive the perception and position of PPD. Target audience for the position are internal global employees.
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.
Writing and editing company wide internal 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
Applying creativity to develop new approaches, methods and designs for internal communications
Ideal candidate will have corporate experience, familiarity with content management systems (ie: SharePoint) and strong writing skills. Any graphic design experience is a plus!
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 8 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:
Exceptional written and verbal communications skills
Web content writing experience
Strong experience in corporate and/or product branding and positioning
Proven experience developing integrated communications for internal and external audiences
Well-honed proactive and reactive media relations knowledge and skills including news release development
Demonstrated initiative and managerial experience
Proven planning, organizational and multi-task project management skills
Demonstrated attention to detail
Ability to consistently work well with others and negotiate for optimal outcomes
Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines with a quality product
Demonstrated business maturity and professionalism
Understanding of working within corporate structure for approval processes
Proficiency in application and adherence to AP style guidelines.
Proficient use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint
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.