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Corporate Affairs Lead, European Markets, Australia and Canada (EMAC) and Intercon

The Corporate Affairs Lead, EMAC/Intercon, is responsible for overseeing the development and execution an integrated external/internal communications and stakeholder engagement strategy across the EMAC and Intercon regions, in alignment with the functional objectives of WW Corporate Affairs and in support of the Company priorities and local business needs.

 Key Accountabilities:

Develop and execute an integrated Corporate Affairs plan across EMAC and Intercon, in close collaboration with WW CA and local teams.

Manage a team of team of direct reports consisting of Corporate Affairs Leads for markets/regions across EMAC & Intercon; develop and coach a high performing team to support the functional and business priorities Ensure appropriate capabilities and talent are leveraged across markets to address business needs, continuously review service levels to maintain focus on highest value activities Assume a role on the EMAC and Intercon leadership teams to represent the Corporate Affairs function and provide proactive communications counsel to leadership teams & Heads of the EMAC and Intercon Regions.

Build close relationships with the market/region GMs and local LTs to ensure appropriate CA support is deployed to support evolving business needs Work with direct reports to anticipate and prepare for stakeholder reactions to relevant brand and regulatory milestones and to deliver appropriate communications strategy to maximize communications opportunities while mitigating risks relevant to the Company reputation and its assets.

Works collaboratively with Global Corporate Affairs teams and colleagues to ensure alignment on R&D and Commercial Communications, Corporate Communications, Employee Communications and Content & Channel Management, Government Affairs, Policy and Advocacy.

Actively contributes to global Corporate Affairs program planning and development as appropriate Works with Global Corporate Affairs to develop relevant digital communication strategy within relevant markets and investigate the use of emerging communications technologies to reach new stakeholder segments.

Experience/Profile Desired :

* 15+ years of experience of pharmaceutical/healthcare PR, including media relations and patient advocacy.

Significant in-house experience is preferred with both in-market and above-market communications leadership experience preferred.

* Experience of leading and developing high-impact, multi-stakeholder communications campaigns domestically and internationally.

Good understanding to the policy dynamics and access challenges ex-US

* Good understanding of what is required to lead a culture of compliance with all appropriate policies and standard operating procedures; embeds commitment to compliance within communications team practices.

* Knowledge of BMS’ core priority areas, operating environment and products.

* Demonstrated strategic thinking and analytical ability; strong negotiation and facilitation skill...