Johnson & Johnson Careers

Communication Specialist

Lisbon, Portugal

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1805689764W

Who is Janssen? We’re more than 30,000 people working hard to prevent, treat, cure and stop some of the most devastating and complex diseases of our time. From heart disease to HIV, Alzheimer’s disease to cancer, we are committed to issues that touch everyone’s lives. Our mission is to transform individual lives and fundamentally change the way diseases are managed, interpreted, and prevented. We believe that challenging something is the best way to change it. So, every day, in more than 150 countries, we bring cutting-edge science and the most creative minds in the industry together to think differently about diseases. We aim not only to innovate but also to empower people with the tools they need to make informed decisions and achieve the best possible results for their health.
We are looking at a future where the world of healthcare will be challenged by informed and empowered patients. We work for change that will improve access to medicines: the best available treatment at an affordable price. That’s why we at Janssen strive to provide access to effective and affordable medicines and related healthcare services to the people who need them.
We are recruiting a Specialist, Communications & Public Affairs, to be based in Janssen Portugal. In this role you will have previously worked in Communication, Healthcare environment with experience in communications. You will responsible for the support, development, implementation and execution of communication and public affairs strategic and tactical plans for Janssen in Portugal. You will report to the Communications/Public Affairs Leader, Spain & Portugal
  • Support, development and implementation of the external and internal communication strategies in alignment with the Group/Region/Country strategy.
  • Support, development and implementation of strategies and action plans that build and maximize employee engagement in the company´s business strategy, corporate responsibility and reputation.
  • Support, build and leverage relationships with media and other external stakeholders to grow the profile and reputation of Janssen in the Portugal.
  • Manage and promote digital channel use.





  • Promote and ensure stronger awareness, positive image and reputation of Janssen through support of effective and appropriate internal/external communication activities. 
  • Help execute TA communications plans in alignment with the business needs; leverage plans and materials provided by regional TA Communication & Public Affairs team.
  • Implement internal communication activities that secure Janssen employees’ strong buy-in and support for the company’s goals while raising the level of pride and loyalty to Janssen. 
  • Participates in internal and external projects with strong focus on communications planning, development and implementation.
  • Develops and write stories for internal communications channels.
  • Support efforts to educate and influence key society stakeholders (regulators, payers, NGOs, press advocacy groups…) on Janssen business and challenges and on its contribution to the economy and society.
  • Support media relations activities that align to the business and corporate needs, schedules and guidelines. Help implement measurement approaches.
  • Understand the importance of maintaining a good image and exhibits skill in interacting with media.
  • Monitors and measures the impact and quality of external and internal communication.
  • Coordinates internal and external network of contact to encourage collaboration, knowledge sharing of communications activities.
  • Maintains database media and communications activities.
  • Demonstrates understanding of J&J and Janssen local operating company´s strategy and business model.
  • Demonstrate basic skills in leveraging emerging technologies to advance communication.

  • Education and/or additional training: BA required; Advanced degree preferred.
  • Communication or journalism school can be a plus
  • Minimum 2-4 years of experience in communication
  • Fluency in English
  • Key problem-solving skill in developing communication strategies and actions. 
  • High degree of independent judgment and decision making.
  • High degree of independent judgment required
Required Leadership Competencies
  • Connect – Cultivates meaningful external relationships and partnerships outside of J&J, adding value and insights for the enterprise; insight-driven to proactively uncover critical unmet needs and turn them into new opportunities.
  • Shape – Translates insights into innovative and viable products or solutions, creating value; challenges the status quo and leads change management activities, creating positive change; takes and properly manages risks, while maintaining the highest standards of quality and compliance, contributing to value creation.
  • Lead - Takes ownership for talent acquisition, performance and development in a way that enhances the performance and development of self and others; maximizes and leverages diverse perspectives, backgrounds and talent to generate innovative ideas or solutions to address organizational challenges; engages in and encourages others to have transparent and constructive conversations and encourages others, contributing to a high-performing organization.
  • Deliver - empowers people to act with speed, agility, and accountability, enabling them to achieve organizational goals and strategies; makes decisions and takes actions based on a global and enterprise-wide mindset that adds value across the enterprise; balances short- and long-term strategic choices, positions the organization to achieve both short-term and expected future results.

Primary Location
Janssen-Cilag Farmaceutica, Lda. (7290)
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