Communication Business Partner, USA & St. Louis

Posted 09 Dec 2019

St. Louis, Missouri - United States

Req Id 199171


A career with MilliporeSigma 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 more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your Role:  The US Country and St. Louis Hub Communicator, Life Science is a single contributor role that reports into the Head of Americas Communications for Life Science. In this role, the US Country and St. Louis Hub Communicator, Life Science will represent Life Science in the USA and at the St. Louis, MO hub from a communications standpoint and will also support Corporate North America communication activities in partnership with all North America communicators. 

In this role main responsibilities may include but not be limited to:


Internal Communications

  • Generate news content for internal audiences to drive employee understanding of the business, strategy and engagement
  • Support production and execution of local employee engagement programs & events - i.e. town hall, coffee hours, leadership visits, lunch and learns
  • Lead internal communications activities for St. Louis hub
  • Drive editorial development of relevant US content (corporate and business) to feed internal communications channels

External Communications

  • Support Head of Americas LS communications with execution of external communications activities (in particular in the St. Louis area) in close collaboration with LS external comms team
  • Prepare local press release in partnership with external communications
  • Support issue/crisis communications activities in North America and act as local St. Louis crisis communication point of contact
  • Leverage corporate responsibility projects locally
  • Lead external communications activities for the St. Louis Life Science hub

Business Communication support

  • Provide communications support to Head of St. Louis site
  • Assist Head of Americas Communications with execution of communication tactics for Heads of Research, Applied and Process Solutions regional Sales in Americas (newsletters, content development, etc.)

North America Corporate Communications

  • Support execution of US country council communications plan and tactics
  • Lead production of events in St. Louis area (family/GL visits, officials visits, etc.)
  • Support with ad-hoc internal US-wide communication tactics on specific US matters or programs (benefits, science network, ERGs)


Who You Are:

 Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Public Relations, Journalism, International Relations, Literature, Business Administration or related field or a scientific background with solid communications experience
  • 7+ years progressive experience in communication functions
  • Rounded communicator with strong business partnering and execution abilities
  • Experience in working with Senior Executives
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent oral and written English
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to interact with people in different level positions
  • Proactive, creative, results and teamwork orientated
  • Resilient and able to work under pressure
  • Strong personal judgement and behavioral flexibility
  • Ability to operate in a matrix and have influence


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in Life Science or Pharma businesses is a plus
  • A second language is a plus
  • International experience is a plus

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil 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!

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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 their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

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