External Communications Manager

Posted 18 Nov 2019

Sydney, New South Wales - Australia

Req Id 200001


A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our around 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.


 Job title: External Communications Manager

 Role description: Shaping and driving our brand's awareness and reputation footprint in Australia & New Zealand and execution of global external communication & selected brand strategies to drive and enable the business.

 Job requirements:

  • Develop strategy and content, lead & manage Healthcare external communications primarily in Australia, with the possible opportunities to further expand presence in New Zealand
  • Develop and manage Australia Merck / ANZ website
  • Implementation of Merck’s external comms strategy
  • Support the Business (HC) with considered counsel on reputation-related matters
  • In full collaboration with the Business Unit Heads and/or Medical Leadership, develop, execute and oversee the implementation of external communication strategies and drive priority product communications as required by the business
  • Drive reputation as well as acceptance of priority products and mitigate risk by nurturing strong relationships with key external stakeholders in media (including HC social media), patient advocacy groups, research institutions, general public.
  • Social media monitoring/analytics/paid campaigns
  • Maintain a favourable reputation of the company by proactive communication, issues management and drive crisis planning and management for HC (working closely with LS)
  • Manage and coach media spokespersons (includes training, content provision)
  • Act as the lead point of contact for patient advocacy organisations in full collaboration with the Business Unit Heads
  • Working with Corporate comms & events specialist, serve as the country liaison with Global and Regional Communications, translate internal messages to external and/or how external messages can be leveraged internally



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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