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Antech Diagnostics Global Sr. Director, Corporate Affairs in Fountain Valley, California

We understand that the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today, and that’s why we’re inspired to make A Better World for Pets. Antech is comprised of a diverse team of individuals who are committed to each other’s growth and development. Our culture is centered on our guiding philosophy, The Five Principles: Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom. Today Antech is driving the future of pet health as part of Mars Science & Diagnostics, a family-owned company focused on veterinary care.

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Purpose of Job

Mars Petcare’s Science and Diagnostics Division is looking for a corporate affairs leader to help us engage audiences as we transform our veterinary diagnostics business. We are looking for someone who believes, like us, that an enterprise dedicated to world-class science and diagnostics can succeed by discovering and ultimately delivering science, health technology and data-led innovations that drive our purpose to make a better world for pets.

This position oversees and leads external communication, M&A and transformation communications, corporate branding, reputation growth, stakeholder engagement, global and regional crisis and issues management, sustainability communications, media relations and PR, corporate social media/digital channel strategy, partnerships, industry and professional relations, and global communications strategy and implementation. In addition, this role leads global message development and science and diagnostic thought leadership strategies that help shape the reputation of our diagnostics business and our scientific endeavors.

The ideal candidate will have 15+ years of experience in a global healthcare (veterinary &/or human) setting with prior experience supporting global corporate communications. This individual should have a strong understanding of how to make complex information understood & actionable, with experience and confidence navigating urgent, time sensitive projects. They should be confident leading multiple strategies in tandem with other subject matter authorities and leaders and delivering outcomes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee and guide full spectrum of unified corporate communications strategy and planning and execution support, including media relations, M&A, spokesperson preparation and issues management, reputation.

  • Establish and grow our veterinary diagnostics corporate brand internally and externally

  • Be a catalyst for opportunities to enhance our corporate brand awareness and share of voice for the overarching communications program; leveraging a strategic plan that capitalizes on business milestones, new data, external partnerships and initiatives.

  • Establishing collaborative relationships across the organization and externally to foster premier speaking engagements and partnerships with our science, diagnostics, data experts

  • Lead on a global sustainability communications strategy that is adaptable for regions, and support the divisional Leadership Team on embedding substantive sustainable decision making processes and behaviour change.

  • Amplifying thought leadership and storytelling across executive leadership speaking forums, industry events, digital media, etc. and with key subject matter experts for North America

  • Using a global mindset to develop and implement surround-sound communications strategies and campaigns that will drive the business in North America and provide a blueprint for other regions.

  • Measuring and analyzing effectiveness of communications approaches and impact on reputation, brand sentiment and codifying standard processes; leading the implementation of strategic or tactical changes to improve outcomes.

  • Design and lead collaboration with cross-functional stakeholders stablish and lead a disciplined approach to our corporate narrative and own development of a strategic approach for global communications programs.

  • Lead global and North America issues management planning and processes

  • Oversee and guide management of PR agency partner(s) for assigned programs, with the goal of maximizing impact within agreed-upon budgets.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications or associated area is preferred.

  • 15+ years relevant experience in corporate communications in agency or in-house, ideally in a scientific, medical, med tech, policy, technical ,diagnostics or health field

  • Exceptional writer with proven ability to process, interpret and communicate complex itm

  • Deep experience with media relations, writing news releases and briefing materials for executives including briefings, presentation, LinkedIn/Thought Leadership

  • Experience in social media and web content strategy and be adept at knowing how and when to suggest editorial ideas and provide framework for integration of content across multiple platforms (knowledge of platforms essential)

  • Proven experience in creating, facilitating and sustaining global external campaign and engagement programs with internal and external stakeholders

  • Capable of enterprise-wide thinking, leadership and stakeholder perspective-taking

  • High degree of professionalism, maturity, agility, executive presence, business understanding, organizational awareness and confidentiality

  • Proven experience managing global advocacy relationships with external thought leaders, academia, and professional societies

  • Deep experience managing issues and crisis situations

  • Fluency in English.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Thrive working in a fast-paced innovative environment while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient.

  • Ability to analyze and activate is needed to meet expectations of the role, such as understanding issues from multiple angles; developing strategic plans, programs and recommendations; communicating complicated concepts and information in a simple and compelling manner; and mitigating risks.

  • Proven success in leading communications in highly complicated settings (i.e., multi-unit organization) required.

  • Robust working experience in international and intercultural settings

  • High performing around ambiguity and ability to influence without authority

  • Good at negotiating and comfortable partnering with and handling senior management

Work Environment

This position is Hybrid based out of one of our Hubs in Fountain Valley, California, New York City or Loveland, Colorado .

The employee will primarily work in a typical office environment including use of cubicles, computers and overhead lighting. Temperature extremes will be minimal to nonexistent.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee will be required to use a computer, spreadsheets, data base management, email, and the Internet. The employee is frequently required to use a calculator, fax, copy machine, and phone system.

The Target Pay Range for this position is $178,200 - $220,000 annually. At Mars, pay decisions are determined using factors such as relevant job-related skills, experience, education, training and budget.

Antech offers an industry competitive benefits package and continues to invest in and evolve benefits programs that meet the health, wellness and financial needs of our associates.

Full-time employees are eligible for the following benefits and more:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision (multiple plans available)

  • Basic Life (company paid) & Supplemental Life

  • Short and Long Term Disability (company paid)

  • Flexible Spending Accounts/Health Savings Accounts

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • 401(k) with company match

  • Paid Time Off & Holidays

  • Tuition/Continuing Education Reimbursement

  • Life Assistance Program

  • Pet Care Discounts

  • Several other health and wellness benefits

We are a rapidly growing, stable company with excellent advancement opportunity. We offer a great benefits package and associate pet health benefits too! If you are passionate about animal healthcare, are motivated by making a difference we want to hear from you!

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer - Veterans / Disabled. For a complete EEO statement please see our career page at Antech Careers (https://www.antechdiagnostics.com/about/careers/)

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