Sr Specialist, Communications (remote)

Job Overview:

Labcorp Drug Development has an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Communications Specialist. This is an ideal opportunity for someone passionate about communications and looking to grow a career in a team oriented environment! This position is remote!

  • Maintain awareness and working knowledge of existing communications platforms available for use within CDCS such as informational portals, group distribution lists, newsletters, Yammer sites, etc.
  • Maintain awareness and working knowledge of information sharing and collaboration platforms available for use within CDCS such as SharePoint, Blackboard, etc.
  • Research and maintain awareness of new methodologies and tools for effective business communication; propose and help launch new tools and solutions as appropriate
  • Facilitate requirements gathering and conduct needs analysis as pertains to program/project communications
  • Contribute to and/or build appropriate program/project communications plans, leveraging past experience, understanding of existing platforms, tools and methodologies, and potential opportunities to incorporate improved methodologies
  • Author and/or edit content appropriately for all levels of audience and fit for purpose across all communications mediums in use within CDCS
  • Maintain a working knowledge of survey and assessment tools and methodologies; build and analyze assessments in support of Learning and Change Management initiatives.
  • Execute against communications plans in a timely and effective manner
  • Independently manage time and deliverables across projects
  • Develop appropriate and creative communications solutions in various mediums including hard copy [brochures, posters], voice and video recording, email messaging, speeches/talking points, presentations, etc.
  • Develop [and/or compile] and maintain a library of forms, templates, and tools that facilitate the CDCS Learning and Change tiered service delivery model including self-service offerings
  • Provide oversight to CDCS for SharePoint site design, administration and maintenance
  • Manage (administration and content) the Global Learning & Change Management SharePoint Site


Education/Qualifications:

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Solid Computer Skills: Proficient with MS Office Suite [Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc]; ability to use the internet effectively, comfortable learning new applications
  • Project Management: Working knowledge of Project Management principles


Recommended:

  • Working ability to use video/ sound recording and editing
  • Working ability to use Photoshop or equivalent graphics application
  • Working ability to use Survey Monkey, Fluid Surveys or similar tool to develop and analyze assessments
  • Working ability to use presentation software (such as Prezi) and animation applications (such as GoAnimate)
  • Working ability to use social media for business applications
  • Basic understanding of the workings of a CRO and/or the drug development process

Competencies:
  • Customer Service: Knowledge of customer service processes and issue resolution
  • Event Coordination and Logistics: Knowledge of processes for coordinating internal and external training and awareness events
  • Interpersonal Relationships: Knowledge of approaches, tools, and techniques for working with individuals and groups in a constructive and collaborative manner
  • Influencing: Ability to impact decisions within and outside the organization
  • Oral and Written Communications: Ability to express oneself to provide information to others effectively and in a succinct manner
  • Decision Making and Critical Thinking: Knowledge of tools and techniques for effective use of a broad range of methods, assumptions, frameworks, and perspectives when solving problems
  • Problem Solving: Gathers and analyzes data and effectively responds to new, complex, or problematic situations
  • Assessment and Evaluation: Knowledge of methods, tools, and techniques for evaluating the effectiveness and impact of learning and communications
  • Time Management: Ability to effectively prioritize and manage effort across deliverables and projects


Experience:

Required:

  • Solid Business Communications Core : 3-5 years writing content for and producing/building communications vehicles (i.e. SharePoint Sites, Newsletters, Websites, Videos, Executive Briefings, Managerial Talking points, Presentations, Brochures, etc.) in support of business initiatives
  • Work-stream leadership: At least 1 year experience in a project or work-stream lead role demonstrating ability to: facilitate project meetings (i.e. requirements gathering, planning, analysis), build out and manage to a project plan, and collaborative with team resources
  • Advanced SharePoint Ability: At least 1 year experience building and administering SharePoint team sites (preferably SharePoint 2010)


Recommended:
  • Experience within a CRO or pharmaceutical company


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