Senior Director, Corporate Affairs

Exact Sciences Madison , WI 53706

Posted 2 months ago

Summary of Major Responsibilities

The Sr Director, Corporate Affairs will lead a team in contributing to and coordinating the development and implementation of a range of public relations, marketing and corporate affairs strategies aligned with the company's priorities to drive outcomes, including supporting the success of the commercial strategy and enhancing our corporate reputation. This individual will work cross-functionally across Business Units with key functions including members or the Executive Management Team, Finance, Global Commercial Sales, Clinical/Medical Affairs, R&D, Human Resources, IT, Business Development among others to develop innovative and targeted campaigns, including but not limited to digital, social, earned and paid media, web and digital content, and investor and stakeholder engagement.

This role will be responsible for leading the strategy and execution of the internal and external communication of the company's commitment to eradicating the deadliest forms of cancer. This includes launching initiatives to highlight the company's record of success in developing life-changing products, such as Cologuard and Oncotype Dx, conveying the clinical and health economic value of these products to targeted audiences, supporting the effort to attract and retain talent, and outlining the strength of the company's financial health in the near and long term.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee global corporate and media relations, including strategy, development, and execution of proactive communications programs to raise awareness of the newly combined organization, marketed tests, emerging pipeline worldwide and Business Development deals.

  • Ensure the development and execution of short and long term corporate communications strategies are aligned with commercial operating plans.

  • Lead a team to support the Business Units across the Enterprise to ensure that the communication of corporate and product/service messaging is consistent across customer groups/stakeholders and aligned with the Board-approved corporate priorities.

  • Collaborate with the marketing and other commercial teams in developing and communicating the value of Exact Sciences products, services and pipeline at a corporate level.

  • Oversee crisis communication plan and anticipate potential communications liabilities while takingthe relevant steps to protect the company.

  • Ensure that the communication of corporate and product/service branding is consistent across customer groups/stakeholders and aligned with the Board-approved corporate priorities.

  • Lead the Global Digital Communications strategy and execution across all digital communications and marketing to patients, physicians, employees and corporate audiences.

  • Advise and coach the leadership team and stakeholders on communicating messages in order to advance and protect the company's reputation.Cultivate relationships with investors, advocacy groups, national and targeted media and stakeholders to advance Exact Sciences' business interests.

  • Effectively establish and oversee strategy, tactics, and processes in partnership with key internal and external teams to deliver effective, measurable and scalable programs that intercept, educate and activate multiple audiences as our business continues to grow.

  • Supervise staff including but not limited to organize and prioritize work, write/conduct performance reviews, train/develop, and manage work performance.

  • Communicate goals clearly to employees to ensure understanding and success in achieving them.

  • Motivate and inspire employees to do their best work through coaching.

  • Maintain morale and support employee engagement initiatives.

  • Uphold company mission and values through accountability, innovation, integrity, quality, and teamwork.

  • Support and comply with the company's Quality Management System policies and procedures.

  • Regular and reliable attendance.

  • Ability to work nights and/or weekends.

  • Ability to work on a mobile device, tablet, or in front of a computer screen and/or perform typing for approximately 90% of a typical working day.

  • Ability and means to travel between Madison locations.

  • Ability to travel 25% of working time away from work location, may include overnight/weekend travel.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in communication, public relations, or related field.

  • 15+ years of experience working in communications and/or public relations role in a highly-regulated industry.

  • 10+ years of experience leading or directing people and/or project teams.

  • Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform the Essential Duties of the position with or without accommodation.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable local, state or federal law. Applicable portions of the Company's affirmative action program are available to any applicant or employee for inspection upon request.

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Senior Director, Corporate Affairs

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