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Director, Communication and Business Partner, Interventional Cardiology Job

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Date: Aug 27, 2021

Location: Maple Grove, MN, US, 55311

Company: Boston Scientific

Additional Locations: US-MA-Marlborough; US-MN-Arden Hills


Diversity - Innovation - Caring - Global Collaboration - Winning Spirit - Caring - High Performance

At Boston Scientific, we’ll give you the opportunity to harness all that’s within you by working in teams of diverse and high-performing employees, tackling some of the most important health industry challenges. With access to the latest tools, information and training, we’ll help you in advancing your skills and career. Here, you’ll be supported in progressing – whatever your ambitions.



Location: Minneapolis/St. Paul area preferred, with opportunity for geographic flexibility/remote working and travel to Boston Scientific offices as needed.


About this role:
The Director and Communications Business Partner, Interventional Cardiology, will be a valued strategic communications counselor to the division’s management board, while overseeing integrated external and internal communications and thought leadership in support of business objectives, with significant communication opportunities to make a difference in addressing patient needs related to heart conditions, and important alternatives to long-term pharmaceutical therapies.
This role will bring focused communications leadership and establish a deep understanding of business opportunities and challenges. This includes building cross functional relationships, driving global public relations for clinical and regulatory milestones/product and disease state awareness, and supporting patient education and engagement. As part of these responsibilities, this individual will translate communications about complex technology into easily understood healthcare solutions which advance the company’s reputation, and deliver communications supporting leadership, employee engagement and diversity, equity, and inclusion. This is a highly visible role that works in close collaboration with leaders across businesses and Corporate functions, including Investor Relations, Marketing, Health Care Economics and Market Access, Human Resources, Legal, Regulatory, Clinical and others. 


Your responsibilities includes: 
•Lead overarching, global external and internal communications plans based on annual divisional operating plan objectives, while securing stakeholder alignment, program funding and functional resourcing. Measure ongoing progress and impact. 
•Partner with regional communications leads in EMEA, APAC and LATAM to drive strategic alignment and execution on key communications initiatives. 
•Ensure Interventional Cardiology president and franchise business leaders are supported with a deliberate and engaging communications multi-channel infrastructure that delivers impactful and timely content to respective audiences. 
•Elevate and drive Interventional Cardiology related content and stories to corporate channels that serve mutually beneficial business unit and company goals.
•Supervise communications manager, with a strong focus on mentoring and professional development. Partner with agency/third-party professionals to develop and deliver communications programming.
•Anticipate and manage communications needs related to issues and crises that could impact the company’s reputation. Implement data driven response plans with organization and composure, working closely with cross functional corporate and regional colleagues.
•Act as media spokesperson for the company representing the Interventional Cardiology businesses, preparing statements and leadership for media interviews.
•Regularly provide business updates and correlating messaging to Investor Relations team for use with analysts and investors. 
•Lead communications related to M&A and business development milestones as needed, with a keen focus on cross functional stakeholder alignment on messaging and execution plans. 
•Demonstrate strong commitment to company values and furthering a diverse and inclusive team environment. 
•Serve as a member of/collaborate with the Global Corporate Communications Leadership team, pursuing consistent, high quality communications support across business units through collaboration and best-practice sharing within the function.


Minimum Qualifications:
•Degree in communications, journalism or related field.
•Accomplished healthcare communications/public relations professional with 12-15+ years of communications experience within a corporate or agency environment, preferably both. 
•Experience with both external communications (i.e. media relations, product communications, medical meetings) and internal communications (i.e. employee engagement, executive communications).
•Demonstrated successful experience serving as communications advisor to executives. 
•Exceptional writer and multi-channel storyteller. In-depth understanding of communicating with target audiences, as well as expertise in high-impact messaging to broad audiences.
•Ability to distill complex information into compelling and simple terms, with an understanding of public perception and issues pertaining to the industry and the regulated healthcare environment.
•Exceptional track record of leading people and teams. Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to counsel and influence executive management, business stakeholders, and direct staff.
•Ability to manage agency partners and all aspects of the budget.
•Solid understanding and familiarity with new and emerging communications tools and technology.
•Aptitude in collaborating with compliance, legal and regulatory on challenges impacting the company's image and reputation.
•Strong executive presence and the ability to thoughtfully advise top executives, comfortably providing alternative points of view.
•Ability to work in fast-paced, matrixed environment while under pressure, with demonstrated success at managing competing deadlines with tight timeframes. 


Preferred Qualifications:
•Master’s degree. 



Requisition ID: 491756


As a leader in medical science for more than 40 years, we are committed to solving the challenges that matter most – united by a deep caring for human life. Our mission to advance science for life is about transforming lives through innovative medical solutions that improve patient lives, create value for our customers, and support our employees and the communities in which we operate. Now more than ever, we have a responsibility to apply those values to everything we do – as a global business and as a global corporate citizen.


So, choosing a career with Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) isn’t just business, it’s personal. And if you’re a natural problem-solver with the imagination, determination, and spirit to make a meaningful difference to people worldwide, we encourage you to apply and look forward to connecting with you!


At Boston Scientific, we recognize that nurturing a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us be more innovative and it is important in our work of advancing science for life and improving patient health. That is why we stand for inclusion, equality, and opportunity for all. By embracing the richness of our unique backgrounds and perspectives, we create a better, more rewarding place for our employees to work and reflect the patients, customers, and communities we serve. Boston Scientific is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


Boston Scientific maintains a drug-free workplace. Pursuant to Va. Code § 2.2-4312 (2000), Boston Scientific is providing notification that the unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or marijuana is prohibited in the workplace and that violations will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.


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