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Charles River Laboratories Director Global Public Relations (REMOTE) in Wilmington, Massachusetts

Director Global Public Relations (REMOTE)

Req ID #: 222998

Location:

Wilmington, MA, US, 01887US

For 75 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

This position will be responsible for leading Charles River’s Global Public Relations with a focus on Corporate and telling our Corporate Citizenship story. This role will spearhead strategic and multi-stakeholder public relations initiatives within our Corporate Communications team, aimed at fostering and developing a positive image of CRL to customers, employees, the news media and public at large. You are responsible for developing and executing the overall public relations strategy and managing the day-to-day working relationship with our Public Relations (PR) agency partner and develop close relationships with top-tier media.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Stakeholder Management: Ability to manage crisis situations and high stress situations with poise. Your strategic counsel will inform decision making processes and guide the courses of action to address proactive opportunities and manage potential challenges that may arise.

  • Strategy : Instrumental in creating integrated multi-stakeholder public relations/comms strategy that aligns to the strategic imperatives of CRL. Create and implement scalable, measurable and strategic public relations strategies that align with our business needs.

  • Data Analytics & Technology: Leverage data to analyze the communications landscape and stakeholder insights to guide strategic planning and business decisions. Stay on trend with various digital platforms that are key in influencing public relations perceptions.

  • External Partnerships: Responsible for building and managing effective relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and collaborating with partner companies, media, etc. on joint communication efforts.

  • CRL Projects: Will drive ad-hoc projects that have a communications and public relations component, as needed.

  • Manage other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, Marketing or related field

Experience : 10 years of public relations experience in global Fortune 500 or larger organization.

Certification/Licensure : N/A

Other: Proven track record developing and executing strategic and measurable external public relations programs, and leading high performing teams, excellent written/verbal communications skills, demonstrated skills in leveraging data to drive business decisions, experience in crisis management

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Advanced or Master’s degree preferred

WORKPLACE REQUIREMENTS:

• This position is a remote-based position and requires candidate to have a dedicated work-space equipped to support this environment

• Occasional travel may be required, based on business needs (<10% of the time)

Compensation Data

The pay range for this position is $127K - $170K USD. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.

About Corporate Functions

The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.

About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, veteran or disability status.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to [email protected] . This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

For more information, please visit www.criver.com.

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