Astellas was founded in 2005 through the merger of two Japanese Pharma companies Yamanouchi and FujisawaFujisawa. It’s the second-largest pharmaceutical company in Japan and among the top 20 globally employing circa 17,000 people worldwide.
Our European presence includes an R&D site and three manufacturing plants, and we employ approximately 4,350 staff across EMEA.
We are dedicated to improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products across several therapy areas.
One of the ways we share the message work we carry out it is via our Communications team. To help us continue of creating content to share via our external channels, we are now seeking an Associate Director, External Communications to join the Corporate Communications team.
This role is key in driving forward the strategy within communication and maximising opportunities.
Ideally significant experience in pharma sector communications experience
Ability to devise, plan and execute strategic communications
Strong proven track record of delivering digital strategy / communications activity, metrics and evaluation
Ability to devise strategic external / corporate communications to support business goals·
Proven compliance expertise; to understand and comply with industry laws and relevant regulations and work productively with E&C / legal reviewers.
Proven ability to build relationships with external stakeholders such as patient groups, media, HCPs, payers
Proven ability to deliver large integrated multi-stakeholder, multi-channel communications programmes
Proven ability to influence a diverse portfolio of stakeholders.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law."