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Communications Lead

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13 Feb 2024

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HBS Communications Lead
Achieving AstraZeneca's 2030 Bold Ambition to deliver 20 new medicines each year requires transformational change in how we work across our submissions process. The unprecedented expansion of our portfolio and the rapidly changing business environment, requires sustainable, rapid and digitally enabled processes to deliver and support our 2030 Bold Ambition.

What you'll do
You will be accountable for developing and implementing Communication Strategies to enable the sustainable implementation of the Human Biological Samples Programme, within R&D. You will be a key part of the overall Programme Team and Change team within the programme.
* Provide communications support for a major change initiative to internal programme and external business partners.
* Partner with programme team, change team, workstream leaders and project managers to create and implement an overall communication plan and strategy for the programme.
* Create key communication artefacts across multiple media to drive transparency in support of the implementation of the Programme.
* Identify and define key messages to communicate the programme narrative.
* Define needs, and draft appropriately worded communications to translate technical information into a readily understandable language.
* Ensure that a library of key communication assets and artefacts is created and maintained.
* Deliver key communication tasks - e.g. online posts and written updates, through to senior stakeholder presentations and town hall support.

Essential criteria
* Expertise in developing comms strategies, with a consistent record of delivering impactful interventions
* Demonstrate strong communication and relationship building skills with the ability to influence others both upward and downward to achieve objectives.
* Good understanding of drug development/pharmaceuticals R&D experience
* Strong networking/consulting skills with good internal/external links
* Ability to interpret and communicate technical information into business language and in alignment with AZ business.

At AstraZeneca, we're dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There's no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.
"When we put unexpected teams in the same room, we unleash bold thinking with the power to inspire life-changing medicine. In-person working gives us the platform we need to connect, work at pace and challenge perceptions. That's why we work, on average, a minimum of three days per week from the office. But that doesn't mean we're not flexible. We balance the expectation of being in the office while respecting individual flexibility. Join us in our unique and ambitious world."
So, what's next?
Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available, and we hope it's yours!

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