Head of Communications, LATAM Biopharma

Posted 14 Nov 2018

Florida - all, Florida - United States

Req Id 184176


A career with EMD Serono is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Serono is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Who We Are: EMD Serono is the North American biopharma brand of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany - a leading science and technology company - focused exclusively on specialty care. For more than 40 years, the brand has integrated cutting-edge science, innovative products and industry-leading patient support and access programs. EMD Serono has deep expertise in neurology, fertility and endocrinology, as well as a robust pipeline of potential therapies in oncology, immuno-oncology and immunology as R&D focus areas.

At EMD Serono, we are a vision-driven communications team. Our vision is:

  • Patients and caregivers celebrate their newfound chance for living.
  • EMD Serono employees know that every single day, they are changing the lives of patients and caregivers.
  • Media recognize EMD Serono as the trend-setter for innovation in science and healthcare.
  • EMD Serono is known globally for science that changes the world.



Your role:

In this position you will be leading and managing Communication for our Healthcare business in LatAm. You are a member of the Regional Business Team and the Global Healthcare Communications community, reporting to the Head of Global Commercial Communications. You support the regional President on internal and external communications as you guide and coordinate country communicators and Business Partners on global and regional communications activities. You efficiently translate global brand communications to the region and you coach country communicators in crisis communications and PR protecting our reputation. Having worked in the healthcare industry and in country organizations, you are well aware of both business and culture specifics across the region. If you are a team player with a strong drive to succeed and a problem-solving mentality you will fit perfectly to our engaged team


Who you are:
• Degree in communications, journalism, marketing or equivalent education
• 10+ years communications experience in corporate/agency environment
• Substantial experience in communications, product PR, internal & external communications, traditional and digital channel management. Experience in the Healthcare industry preferred.
• Proven intercultural experience; global experience preferred
• Able to manage and lead with indirect authority
• Demonstrated ability to interact with, counsel and influence senior executives
• Strong written and verbal English & Spanish skills
• 40% travel required


Your possibilities to develop in our growing company are just as manifold as our product portfolio. We offer a modern and international working environment to unleash your innovative potential in diverse teams, and take responsibility for our employees, products, the environment and society.

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfill your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

Curious? Apply and find more information at come2emd.com

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to his/her Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because he/she made a good faith report of discrimination.

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