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Sr Mgr, Communications and Public Relations

190164 Requisition #
Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model - Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of leading brands and best-in-class products for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology and anti-infective therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives every day.
Allergan is a company that will inspire you to aim high with your ambition. Where you can build bridges all over the world. Where you can power ideas that drive change. And where you will act fast and drive results for customers and patients.  Power your future & join our bold team.
Position Overview
This position requires experience developing strategic media relations plans, and a tracks record of successful media relations resulting in branded coverage in media outlets.  This position provides direction to PR agency teams so experience working at a PR agency, or if in-house, experience managing an agency team is critical.
Main Areas of Responsibilities
  • Due to the high visibility of the brands and the impact of the brands’ image on the business, superior communication skills (oral, written) are required.
  • Professional poise is critical to building effective, strong relationships with the business franchises as well as members of the news media.
  • The ability to work effectively in a rapidly evolving organization is essential, as is a track record of demonstrated success in multi-tasking, building consensus and gaining agreement on recommended strategies. 
  • This position requires someone with a diversity of professional skills, including traditional business skills such as organization and planning, setting priorities, budgeting time and money, creative problem-solving, working with employees and outside consultants at all levels, attention to detail, accuracy and adherence to company policies. 
  • Public Relations Communication:  Writes, edits, and delivers presentations to internal and external stakeholders, including Allergan leadership, media outlets, and conference attendees; understands and applies appropriate media and digital communication techniques
  • Creative Development and Writing:  Generates creative ideas for campaigns and initiatives across written, digital, and other media types; possesses superior writing skills to effectively communicate ideas across various audiences
  • Therapeutic Area Expertise:  Possesses expert knowledge of designated therapeutic area, including key issues, competitive landscape, and product portfolio
  • Excellence focused:  Demonstrates discipline and commitment to turn strategy into reality; drives results by focusing on prioritization and continuous improvement
  • Inquisitive:  Shows curiosity, asks probing questions, and challenges the status quo to make strong decisions while managing and driving change
  • Optimistic:  Has a positive outlook; aligns with business needs and has a can-do attitude
  • Open and Authentic:  Is emotionally intelligent and magnifies diversity of markets, people and perspectives to drive business outcomes
The following listed requirements need to be met at a minimum level to be considered for the job:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Journalism, English, Marketing or related area
  • Five-seven years of related experience developing, implementing and executing strategic public and media relations programs for pharmaceutical, device or consumer products
  • Strong media network in healthcare focused consumer and trade media and an understanding of the healthcare media landscape. Additional experience with healthcare media relations preferred.
  • PR agency experience is favorable
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Journalism, English, Marketing or related area


Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Allergan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.

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