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Lead, Communication Vaccine


This is a Contract position in Hamilton, ON posted November 16, 2022.

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R2666040 Position Title: Lead, Communication Vaccine Department: Canada Communications Location: Sanofi Pasteur Limited, Toronto Duration : 12 months Sanofi Pasteur: The world’s leading vaccine company Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi, is the largest company in the world devoted entirely to human vaccines.

Our driving goal is to protect people from infectious diseases by creating safe and effective vaccines.

Our company distributes more than 1 billion doses of vaccine each year, making it possible to vaccinate more than 500 million people across the globe.

Sanofi Pasteur offers the broadest range of vaccines in the world, providing protection against 20 bacterial and viral diseases.

Sanofi is dedicated to supporting people through their health challenges.

We are a global biopharmaceutical company focused on human health.

We prevent illness with vaccines, provide innovative treatments to fight pain and ease suffering.

We stand by the few who suffer from rare diseases and the millions with long-term chronic conditions.

With more than 100,000 people in 100 countries, Sanofi is transforming scientific innovation into healthcare solutions around the globe.

Position Summary: Reporting to the Head, Communications, the Lead , Communications Vaccine , is responsible for developing and managing internal and external communications activities that support business objectives, engage employees in relevant content that links to strategic priorities.

The Lead, Communication Vaccine , will work seamlessly in a large matrix environment showcasing the Toronto Site among the internal vaccines network and business.

As a strategic business partner at a vaccine manufacturing site with more than 1,700 employees, it is imperative that the Lead, Communication Vaccine, is adept with change communication skills, contribute to the Site’s transformation story but also be able to action activities quickly in a fast-paced environment.

The successful candidate will be an active, key contributor in the development and execution of external communications activities that advance the reputation of Sanofi’s Vaccine Site and business in Canada among relevant key stakeholders.

They will understand a GMP environment, regulatory considerations in an industrial setting and health, safety and environmental elements that are all relevant at a vaccine manufacturing site.

Key Responsibilities: Develop internal communications for a variety of channels, including e-newsletter articles, intranet updates, leadership messages, presentations, and announcements.

Working collaboratively with team members to develop employee-facing communication strategies that support key site initiatives and programs.

In collaboration with Site Head, Communications guide and execute on the tactical activities of a fulsome external communication strategy that advances Sanofi’s reputation in vaccines among Canadian stakeholders Provide strategic communication counsel to departments across the site and support the business with expert service.

Support the project management, materials development and execution of large internal communications events such as town halls and global webcasts.

Measure the impact of communication efforts post-implementation and adjust as necessary.

Adhere to brand standards and ensure consistent brand voice across the greater organization.

Develop and maintain effective relationships across the business.

Distribution of Work: 60%
– working with internal client groups to produce end-to-end communication strategies inclusive of creating and executing tactics to support program objectives.

– supporting the Site Head, of Communications to contribute to – and executive on – external communication strategies that showcase Site Leadership, critical projects and the Vaccine’s business among stakeholders.

– editing, reviewing for team members across a variety of outlets.

– other duties as assigned to support the Vaccines network and/or Canada-wide communications.

Key Requirements: Post-graduate degree in public relations or communications.

5-7years of communications experience, with experience in both internal and external communications.

Track record of planning and executing strategic communication plans that drive measurable business results.

Superior writing and editing skills across a variety of channels for varied audiences.

Adept at working collaboratively across departments on identified priorities.

Experience working with external partners and service providers (e.g.

vendors, agency etc.) Proven ability to support and counsel senior leaders; strong interpersonal skills.

Ability to educate and influence others on communications best practices.

Strong ability in analysis and problem solving.

Detail oriented, able to manage multiple deadlines and manage projects efficiently.

Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.

Interest in/familiarity with design and layout best practices is an asset.

Bilingualism (French/English) an asset.

Must have experience in a large-scale industrial vaccine manufacturing setting in a communications role.

Sanofi is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion.

Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives.

We welcome and encourage applications from all qualified applicants.

Accommodations for persons with disabilities required during the recruitment process are available upon request.

Thank you in advance for your interest.

Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Sanofi, Empowering Life GD-SP LI-SP At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values.

We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers.

We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.