Sanofi Group Site Head, Communication - Toronto, Ontario in Toronto, Ontario
Position Title : Site Head, Communications
Site/Department: Toronto / Canada Communications
You will be responsible for building communication strategies supporting the vaccines business in Canada, including employee communications, organizational communications, brand communications, media relations, corporate reputation and issues/crisis management.
This position will report to the Head of Communications, Sanofi Canada, and will be based in Toronto. The Site Head, Communications will be responsible for:
Coordinating efforts with the larger Sanofi Canada Communications network, and work collaboratively with the US Communications Team and Global Vaccines Communications network to further build a powerful Sanofi brand and drive operational excellence in communications.
Providing communications support and guidance to the Company’s leadership team across Industrial Affairs, Commercial Operations and R&D by leveraging synergies through a strong cross-functional collaboration.
Playing an integral part in shaping the evolving culture through change management initiatives.
Utilize his/her intimate knowledgeable of operating and driving initiatives within complex organizations to lead the communications aspect of Change Management, media/crisis/issues management, brand communications and other site communications responsibilities.
Active member of both the Toronto Leadership Exchange team and Toronto Site Industrial Affairs Council (IAC).
Secure and manage department budget.
Develop short and long-term strategic internal and external communications plans that support vaccines business objectives in Canada.
Responsible for the oversight for internal news or programs that impact the organization and activities.
Develop integrated approach to communications across internal audiences and oversee the execution of all internal communication plans, including employee newsletter, TV screens, videos, intranet and other employee communication vehicles.
Support senior management communication objectives for employees.
Liaise and collaborate with other communication colleagues in the Sanofi Canada network.
External Communication - Brand Communications and Media Relations
Build and maintain positive relationships with media and various key stakeholders.
Act as primary spokesperson for Sanofi Pasteur in Toronto.
Partner with all vaccine brand teams to develop and implement public relations strategies and plans. Manage PR agency.
Education and Experience:
- You have an undergraduate degree in Journalism, Communications or related field.
You have at least 10-15 years of overall experience in corporate communications that include employee engagement experience, brand communications, public relations, and social media.
You have experience working in large manufacturing organizations or in healthcare communications.
You have worked in a matrix organization.
You've demonstrated leadership skills and inter-personal management skills.
You have exceptional verbal and written communication skills in English. French (an asset)
You have media relations/spokesperson experience.
You are proficient in PowerPoint, Word and have the ability to learn internal approval systems for communications materials.
English level required: Advanced, excellent knowledge (Reading, Writing, Oral)
French: Good knowledge preferred
Sanofi Pasteur: The world’s leading vaccine company
Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, is the largest company in the world devoted entirely to human vaccines. Our driving goal is to protect people from infectious diseases by creating safe and effective vaccines. Our company distributes more than 1 billion doses of vaccine each year, making it possible to vaccinate more than 500 million people across the globe. Sanofi Pasteur offers the broadest range of vaccines in the world, providing protection against 20 bacterial and viral diseases.
Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions. With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.
Sanofi is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to a ttract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified applicants. Accommodations for persons with disabilities required during the recruitment process are available upon request.
Thank you in advance for your interest.
Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
Sanofi, Empowering Life
At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.
Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges. We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health. We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering. We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.
With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.
Sanofi, Empowering Life