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Associate Director, U.S. Communications

Date:  Oct 15, 2021
Location: 

Danvers, MA, US, 01923

Abiomed is a pioneer and global leader in healthcare technology and innovation, with a mission of Recovering Hearts & Saving Lives. With corporate headquarters in Danvers, Massachusetts, and offices in Baltimore, MD, Aachen & Berlin, Germany and Tokyo, Japan, Abiomed’s 1,700 employees form one of the fastest growing medical device companies in the world. We attract and retain exceptional talent with our collaborative culture, passion for our work, and a strong commitment to employee professional development.

 

Patients First | Innovation | Winning Culture | Heart Recovery

 

 

This leadership position manages Abiomed’s communication in the United States and is responsible for the development and implementation of effective communication strategy.  The ideal candidate is a strong writer and proven strategist who can both lead and “do.”  The candidate should enjoy clinical science, working at a fast pace, and building relationships across a global organization.  The candidate should also embrace Abiomed’s culture of continuous learning, innovation, collaboration, and putting Patients First.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee U.S. communication strategy
  • Lead the development, execution, and coordination of integrated, multi-channel communication plans, working cooperatively with teammates responsible for social media, internal communication, digital/web, video production, events, and patient advocacy
  • Develop U.S. media pitching strategy, execute the strategy, and manage the U.S. public relations firm
  • Lead messaging and press release development
  • Lead crisis communication preparation and execution 
  • Work directly with C-suite executives
  • Collaborate closely with the communications leaders for Japan and Europe on global announcements and activities
  • Assist communications team colleagues on major initiatives and activities
  • Be a champion of Abiomed’s Patients First culture

 

Required Skills and Experience:

  • 8+ years developing and executing multi-channel communication campaigns
  • Previous experience with a publicly traded company (either in house or agency)
  • Previous experience in the health care industry
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications or a related field
  • Strong writer with a sharp attention to detail
  • Ability to work proactively, independently make decisions, manage processes, move projects forward, and complete multiple tasks on deadline
  • Desire to seek and incorporate constructive feedback, and a passion for continuous improvement
  • Desire to improve outcomes for heart attack patients and make the world a better place

 

Preferred Experience:

  • Master’s degree in business, healthcare or a related field
  • Experience working in the cardiology or medical device industries
  • Experience at a multinational organization

Applicants must provide proof that they are fully vaccinated with an FDA approved or authorized vaccine for COVID-19 or have a valid medical/religious exemption

 

Abiomed is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Abiomed will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.


Nearest Major Market: Boston