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Date: Jul 19, 2021

Location: Valencia, CA, US, 91355

Company: Boston Scientific

Additional Locations: (n/a)


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.


About the role:

The Director and Communications Business Partner, Neuromodulation, will be a valued strategic communications counselor to the divisional president and its management board, while overseeing strategic external and internal communications in support of business objectives.


This individual will gain a deep familiarity with the company’s highly technical therapies that treat patients with chronic pain and neurological diseases and translate that knowledge into easily understandable communication – advancing the company’s reputation amongst key external stakeholders, engaging employees and enabling the organization for the future. 


This is a highly visible role that works in close collaboration with leaders across division-specific and corporate functions including Marketing, Investor Relations, Health Care Economics and Market Access, Human Resources, Legal, Regulatory, Clinical and others.


Location:  We are seeking candidates who are located in California, with the option to work out of one of three Boston Scientific locations in the state in a hybrid (mix of remote and in person) capacity as needed, with flexibility.


Your responsibilities include:

  • Lead overarching, global external and internal communications plans based on divisional annual operating plan objectives, while securing stakeholder alignment, program funding and functional resourcing.
  • Support divisional president and franchise marketing VPs to create deliberate communications strategies that advance the commercial organization’s overarching goals and deliver impactful and timely content to respective audiences.
  • Drive strategic alignment with marketing organization and oversee the development of proactive public relations programming and in support of patient education and business priorities.
  • Anticipate and manage communications needs related to issues and crises that could have reputational impact. Implement data-driven response plans with organization and composure, working closely with cross-functional divisional, corporate and regional colleagues.
  • Serve as media spokesperson for the company representing the Neuromodulation business. Oversee development of talking points, statements, FAQs and preparation of executives for media and investor relations needs surrounding M&A, product milestones, issues management, etc.
  • Enable new and effective methods for developing compelling and interactive employee communications around strategy, business priorities, organizational changes and culture.
  • Supervise communications manager, with a strong focus on mentoring and professional development. Manage agency/third-party professionals to develop and deliver communications programming and measure impact.
  • Serve as an active member of the Global Corporate Communications team, pursuing consistent, high quality communications through collaboration and best-practice sharing.
  • Partner with regional communications leads in EMEA, APAC and LATAM to drive strategic alignment and execution on key product communications initiatives.
  • Demonstrate strong commitment to company values and furthering a diverse and inclusive team environment.


What we're looking for:

  • Accomplished healthcare communications and public relations professional with 12-15+ years of communications experience within a corporate or agency environment, preferably both. Also possesses at least 10 years of issues management experience.
  • Experience with both external communications (i.e. media relations, product milestone communications, issues management, PR programming), and internal communications (i.e. employee engagement, executive communications and organizational change management).
  • High degree of emotional intelligence and excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to lead people and teams – regardless of reporting relationships or direct organizational authority.
  • Strong executive presence with the ability to thoughtfully advise top executives, comfortably providing alternative points of view, and influence decision making.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, matrixed environment while under pressure, with demonstrated success at managing competing deadlines within tight timeframes and managing legal, clinical, regulatory reviews and approvals in a highly regulated industry.
  • Degree in communications, journalism or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Ability to travel domestically as needed in support of medical congresses, internal team meetings and campaign initiatives. (<10%)

Requisition ID: 479026


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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