• Sr. Corporate Communications Specialist - Media Relations

    Grifols Shared Services North America, IncLos Angeles, CA 90006

    Job #784902300

  • For more than 75 years, Grifols has worked to improve the health and well-being of people around the world. We are a global healthcare company that produces essential plasma-derived medicines for patients and provides hospitals, pharmacies, and healthcare professionals with the tools, information and services they need to deliver expert medical care. Grifols' three main divisions - Bioscience, Diagnostic & Hospital - develop, manufacture, and market innovative products and services available in more than 100 countries. At Grifols we are united around a strong sense of pride - operating under the highest standards for quality and safety.

    We are committed to fostering an environment that creates continuous learning opportunities and encourages professional development and growth. We would love for you to consider growing your career with us. If challenging and meaningful work excites you, make a difference and join us in this rewarding enterprise!

    Sr. Corporate Communication Specialist - Media Relations

    Job Summary:

    The Sr. Corporate Communication Specialist is a dynamic, multi-stakeholder role reporting to the Global Corporate Communications Department. As part of his or her responsibility, the Sr. Corporate Communication Specialist will lead comprehensive communication efforts that build awareness of the Grifols brand among external audiences in the U.S. The Sr. Specialist will lead external media relations engagements, content development and management of external campaigns with a special emphasis on media and stakeholder relations. Will also support select events with respect to external audiences.

    Essential Job Duties:

    • Serves as an active member of the Global Corporate Communications team, helping to build and strengthen Grifols's reputation across multiple external areas; may support select internal communications as well.

    • Establishes and maintains strong relationships with key external stakeholders to enhance external awareness of the Grifols brand.

    • Supports the company's communications activities including media relations which includes but isn't limited to messaging, press releases, Q/As and other external-oriented materials as required.

    • Handles the review and distribution of information, including routine announcements; compiles and reports results.

    • Manages crisis messaging and issues communications with the help of the global communications director.

    • Creates and implements communications, marketing, and/or public relations strategies to articulate/promote a variety of projects, services or programs.

    • Hosts visits to the Grifols corporate museum in Los Angeles for select external audiences.

    Job Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, or closely related field is required.

    • Minimum of 5-7 years related corporate communications experience is necessary, preferably in a pharmaceutical or healthcare environment.

    • Must have public relations and media relations experience.

    • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop strong networks and relationships.

    • Self-starter, able to drive high volume of work to completion with minimum guidance.

    • Must be proactive, results oriented and have strong attention to detail.

    • Capable of effectively prioritizing and managing multiple tasks to meet targeted deadlines.

    • Excellent planning, management and execution skills.

    • Must be able to demonstrate sound judgment, intellectual curiosity and strategic thinking.

    • Ability to be flexible in a dynamic and changing environment.

    • Ability to provide others with direction and training on communication and media relations processes, guidelines and policies.

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Bilingual (English/Spanish) is preferred; Mandarin is a plus.

    *This job description is accurate at the date of publication. It is intended to provide information essential to understanding the scope and general nature of the work performed by job holders within this position. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. Other duties may be assigned and qualifications required may change over time.

    EEO Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans

    Grifols is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all Federal, State and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship, genetic disposition or characteristics, disability or veteran's status or any other classification protected by applicable State/Federal laws. We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with Criminal Histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

    Location: [[mfield6]] : [[cust_building]]

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    Req ID: 68854

    Type: Regular Full-Time

    Job Category: Communications/Advertising

    Updated 04/15/2019

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