GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Job Recruitment 2020 – Communications | GSK Recruitment

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GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) – A science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to help people do more, feel better, live longer. We have 3 global businesses that research, develop and manufacture innovative pharmaceutical medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. We aim to bring differentiated, high-quality and needed healthcare products to as many people as possible, with our 3 global businesses, scientific and technical know-how and talented people.

We are recruiting:

Job Title: Communications and Government Affairs Manager

  • Location: Lagos

Role Description

The role primarily supports the Nigeria Pharmaceuticals and Vaccines businesses and provides corporate synergy for the Consumer Healthcare business in Nigeria as well as PSC.

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Key Relationships

  • Establish solid connection and communication with respective Rx, Cx, and PSC Regional CGA teams and Global CGA stakeholders as appropriate
  • Establish and maintain solid relationships and communication with the GSK Consumer PLC Shareholders.

Key Responsibilities

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  • Provides communications expertise and implementation based on an expert understanding of the local external and internal environment
  • Protects and maintains the reputation of GSK as a whole and serves as an ambassador for the GSK brand
  • Maximizes the performance of Rx and Cx brands through the brilliant delivery of integrated earned media campaigns, either in-house or via external agencies
  • Drives performance through engagement, attraction and retention of employees
  • Under the guidance of the CGA Director, supports the GM and their leadership team as appropriate on key projects requiring strategic communications input and government engagement.
  • Provides timely and valuable information that supports the GSK strategic priorities.
  • Works to highlight GSK’s initiatives in building trust with external stakeholders.
  • Areas of focus are Corporate Responsibility and Community Partnerships, Employee Engagement, Media Relations, Product Communications support, Crisis/Issues Management and Government Affairs.

Media Relations Responsibilities

  • Supports GSK’s reputation through effective, proactive and reactive management of media issues.
  • Protects our reputation by flagging issues early and managing them effectively. Support others to do same.
  • Provides a comprehensive media monitoring, analysis and distribution service.
  • Responsible for facilitating media training and managing media policies.
  • Reputation and Media stakeholder management
  • Demonstrates that GSK Nigeria understands its stakeholder expectations, and these are factored into business planning and operations.
  • Positions GSK Nigeria as a leading provider of healthcare solutions.
  • Provides advice on strategic stakeholder communications
  • Provides the business with research-based evidence to inform strategic reputation decision-making.
  • Corporate Brand Integrity & Support
  • Protects and build the value of the GSK brand by managing its integrity both internally and externally.
  • Internal Communications & Engagement
  • Supports the business in ensuring major change projects are effective, with GSK Nigeria’s people are informed and closely engaged
  • Maintains a set of effective employee communication tools, e.g. All-Hands Meeting, e-Newsletter, Workplace and organization comms
  • Community Activity Programme
  • Builds recognition that GSK is a responsible corporate citizen that is actively involved in the Nigerian community.
  • Ensures the community activity programmes is managed and communicated to maximise the reputation value to external and internal stakeholders.
  • Manages the global GSK Community Council, including promotion of Orange Day, PULSE and Orange United.
  • Crisis / Issues Management
  • Provides a framework and maintains rapid and consistent flow of reliable information, both within the company and externally, to ensure that issues are fully addressed and aid a smooth return to normal operations as soon as possible.

Government & Stakeholder Engagement

  • Maintain strategic stakeholder mapping for relevant sectors impacting the GSK business
  • Maintain GSK engagement and relationships with key government stakeholders as directed by the CGA Director.
  • Lead the planning for selected GSK meetings with key stakeholders.

Accountability and Complexity

  • Simultaneously manage numerous concurrent projects, not all of which will be in the role holder’s control i.e. corporate reputation and issues management (this will require a constant reassessment of priorities and the ability to remain focused on outputs that deliver a clear business benefit)
  • Interface with a high number of stakeholders, both external e.g. media, government departments, regulatory bodies, etc and internal. In a highly-matrix and complex environment, strong, positive relationships need to be fostered within the Cx, Rx businesses and wider GSK organization across a range of functions including, but not limited to, Legal & Compliance, Medical, Regulatory, Government Affairs, Consumer Relations, Investor Relations and Global Media. The broad nature of the role requires matrix working on nearly all projects
  • Operate in an environment with a high degree of change that is fast-paced, requiring resilience and flexibility
  • The role not only needs to support the development and implementation of the Area communications strategy but also to manage resources efficiently and engage various teams/functions smoothly to implement programs and projects to execute the defined strategy
  • High energy, good personal credibility, strong communication skills and the ability to operate in an often-high-pressure environment are therefore essential
  • Relationship with government agencies, shareholders, and communities.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Candidate must have excellent communication skills – written and spoken are extremely important
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience in Communications or Government Affairs roles

Preferred Qualifications And Skills

  • The role requires very strong communications expertise and experience (Verbal & Written skills)
  • Communications generalist with extensive experience of all corporate disciplines and a track record of working across digital platforms
  • Strategic thinker with potential to devise and deliver long term, complex internal and external communication projects involving diverse businesses, functions and cultures across a variety of markets
  • Ability to operate in a challenging media and stakeholder environment with proven ability to communicate confidently with national and broadcast media (traditional and digital) on consumer issues
  • Proven issues management/crisis competency with the ability to operate calmly and effectively under pressure and deliver communications needs against tight time frames; must demonstrate sound judgment and decision-making skills and be able to deal with ambiguity and handle sensitive situations
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the personal and professional authority and credibility to influence and advise senior management and operate across all hierarchies; leadership potential
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage PR agencies or other Agencies.
  • Understand the fundamentals of engaging key Government stakeholders

Deadline: Not Stated

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