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Head of Communications - ME

応募 後で応募 求人ID R0009543 掲載日 06/12/2019 Location: United Arab Emirates

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Job Description



  • The Head of Communications ensures all internal and external communication within the cluster is managed effectively and efficiently, positions the LOC / MCO in the market, drives Employee Experience through communicative channels, plans and executes all local communications activities including media communication in line with communication and compliance policy.
  • Collaboration with other communication teams as well as Regional Communications to ensure that initiatives can be synergized, coordinated and leveraged wherever possible 


Internal communication

  • Serve as a single point of contact for communications related inquiries including governance of cross-functional / BU news flow
  • Provide strategic communications consultancy and hands-on support to internal business partners in conceptualizing and executing selected functional / BU campaigns
  • Strong business partner to HR to support with employee communication related to employee motivation, engagement, employee comm platform and EVP initiatives.
  • Strategic input into HR and Compliance collaboration within the local sites, provide thought leadership to wider business issues
  • Provide communications support to Sr. Management, e.g. creation of speeches, research and content creation for talking opportunities, etc.
  • Manage calendar of activities encompassing all business and LOC-driven communication
  • Manage cluster Town Halls
  • Manage site-related offline and online channels: Yammer, LOC specific myTakeda intranet (cf. below), banners, posters, TV screens, etc.
  • Maintain cluster Intranet pages - develop intranet channel in a manner that encourages other functions to utilize autonomously
  • Ensure compliance with applicable communications policies and procedures (e.g. for social media)

Communications planning

  • Ensure compliance with Takeda corporate branding
  • Facilitate and support awareness of brand guidelines for appropriate brand management to enhance and reinforce Takeda’s positioning and reputation amongst key stakeholders, via:
  • Support with innovative communication platforms the LOC’s / ECO’s Roadmap (the strategic plan for the country); specifically, with the shift towards being a leading bio-pharmaceutical player and the associated shift in mindset to this goal
  • Development of strategy and associated plans to enhance the reputation of the company’s local senior management team, collectively and as individuals
  • Ensuring local plans align with global / regional strategy
  • Maintaining two-way dialogue with key internal/ external stakeholders, as appropriate (e.g. input their needs into developing corporate communication and marketing plans and, in turn, to generate advocacy for the company’s activities)


Critical Skills and Competencies

  • Highly developed English and Arabic written and oral communications skills are essential
  • Strong management, planning and implementation skills, as well as a creative and effective approach to problem solving
  • Understanding of trends in the communications sector
  • Agility to learn, curiosity and external awareness, willingness to listen and rethink status quo
  • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders (internal & external), in a global, multicultural and diverse environment
  • Established and proven external and/or internal communications capabilities
  • Demonstrate a commitment to best practice and application of leading-edge communications strategies along with the understanding of the opportunities presented by digital and social media platforms, in line with global strategy  
  • The highest degree of integrity, transparency and adherence to ethics standards in all activities

Experience and Education

  • Academic qualifications (e.g. post-graduate degree in communication management, public relations, journalism, corporate affairs or similar)
  • Minimum of 10+ years’ experience in a healthcare or pharmaceutical communications environment either agency or in-house
  • Experience working with multiple stakeholders, both internally and externally, such as media, patients/PAGs and KOLs
  • Experience and exposure in international settings
  • Fluency in English, Arabic & French (mandatory)



Dubai, UAE

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