Johnson & Johnson Careers

Leader, Canada Communication

Toronto, Canada

Job Description

Requisition ID: 4697180620

At Janssen, we are dedicated to addressing and solving some of the most important unmet medical needs of our time in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, metabolic and chronic diseases and women's health. Driven by our commitment to patients, we bring innovative products, services and solutions to people throughout the world. Janssen Inc. is a member of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. Please visit for more information.

Janssen Inc. is looking to hire a Leader, Canada Communication based in Toronto, Ontario.

Position Summary:

Reporting directly to the Business Unit Communication Leader, the Leader, Canada Communication is responsible for the strategic planning, development and implementation of integrated communication and public relations/public affairs programs to support Janssen Canada business objectives.  Responsibilities include public affairs and corporate communication, marketing communication, public relations, issues management, organizational communication and management of a communications team.  

Primary Responsibilities:

Drive business growth and build stakeholder trust/advocacy through proactive public affairs and public relations programs
 Set vision and strategic direction for Janssen Canada communication function
 Provide communication counsel to the Company President and specific senior leadership
 Lead development of innovative strategic communication programs to drive business growth and support patient access across multiple therapeutic areas (Immunology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Infectious Diseases & Vaccines and Diabetes) through multiple channels such as earned, paid and social media
 Manage corporate reputation initiatives and ensure global alignment between messaging and corporate values
 Build and execute corporate communication and public affairs strategies to shape healthcare policy
 Contribute to a strong industry voice through collaboration with external partners and industry associations 
 Serve as Communications representative on the Janssen Canada Leadership Team

Maintain stakeholder trust through effective management of complex, significant issues
 Proactively identify potential brand/company-related issues and develop issues management strategies
 Manage product issues and company-wide situations that may impact stakeholder trust and company reputation
 Partner closely with global Janssen communication, Media Relations, Workforce Communication and Strategy & Insights to ensure alignment
 Develop messages and serve as primary media spokesperson 
 Identify and train specific business leadership for various media opportunities

Build North American Communications and Public Affairs capabilities and excellence 
 Lead, develop and inspire direct reports
 Model and inspire a continuous improvement mindset to ensure function stays on the leading edge of communications, technology and other key trends
 Manage selection, hiring and on-boarding processes for new employees

Drive employee engagement and advocacy through powerful organizational communication 
 Partnering with business leaders, develop internal communications strategy and messages to inspire, engage, inform and align employees
 Partner closely with Workforce Communication, Human Resources and others to ensure aligned and seamless communication
 Drive outcomes by bringing a measurement approach to organizational communication, incorporate relevant metrics that are indicators of employee engagement

Education and Experience

 Bachelor's degree required
 Proven performer with 10+ years of experience managing communication in a company, NGO, government agency or public relations agency; direct health care / pharmaceutical / product experience preferred
 Proven track record of successful public relations/communications, corporate communication, product communication, public affairs and media relations 
 In-depth understanding of the Canadian pharmaceutical industry and healthcare policy environment
 Proven team/people leader with a focus on development; previous people management experience preferred
 Demonstrated ability to develop successful partnerships and influence in working with senior executives
 Experience in crisis / issues management
 Experience dealing with national and local lay, trade and social media as well as professional / trade and third-party organizations
 Demonstrated ability to craft compelling stories, with superior written, oral and visual communication abilities
 Deep understanding of digital and social platforms
 Demonstrated analytic ability
 Excellent judgment and collaboration skills
 Experience in managing project budgets / schedules 
 Ability to travel (10%); Includes limited domestic and international travel
 Fluency in French is considered a strong asset

Diversity and inclusion are central elements of the shared culture across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.  Attracting, developing and retaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and communities is essential to our success.  We are committed to providing a respectful, inclusive and accessible work environment where all employees have the opportunity to achieve their potential. 

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Janssen Inc. (7710)
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