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Vice-President, Healthcare Communications

|August 03, 2021

Are you interested in playing a role on a team that is making a difference during a global pandemic?

Have you built a career working with some of the most innovative pharmaceutical companies, health tech and not-for-profit organizations? Do you have a passion for health and wellness and want to join an award-winning team that shares your passion?

If so, NATIONAL Public Relations wants to hear from you.

NATIONAL is Canada’s leading public relations firm, and we’re looking to add to our growing team in our Toronto healthcare practice by adding senior-level bench strength.

What you will do

As a senior member on the Healthcare team, you will be expected to:

  • Act as the number two for the healthcare practice, supporting the Practice Lead in the day-to-day running of the group
  • Develop and execute integrated communications campaigns for our clients in the healthcare space
  • Maintain key client relationships by providing strategic guidance and counsel
  • Identify and participate in new business proposals and pitches
  • Demonstrate strong project management skills and ability to deliver mandates on time and on budget
  • Oversee quality control of team assignments including writing, pitching, proposals, reporting and delivery
  • Lead projects and financial management planning, implementation, and project teams
  • Help attract new talent and work to build a team with diverse views and backgrounds
  • Establish strong relationships with both clients and offices throughout the NATIONAL network
  • Help guide and mentor staff with empathy and emotional intelligence
  • Work with the senior leadership team in our Toronto office to help foster a culture of learning and kindness

The ideal candidate profile

We need people who are truly team players, believe in our clients and are focused on their success. At our core, our goal is simple: we place our clients at the centre of all we do by hiring great people who are passionate about what they do, and want to help our clients succeed. Here’s how you’ll do that with us:

You have a passion to work in healthcare communications- backed with strong writing skills, presentation skills, and knowledge of social media

You have an exceptional understanding of how to build strong relationships with those in the healthcare and pharma space. You have previous experience working with stakeholders in government, as well as those within the legal, compliance and regulatory departments of a pharmaceutical company, and understand the stringent requirements that must be met to move communications mandates forward.

A strong working knowledge of PAAB and healthcare advertising requirements is a must for this role.

  • You’ll have a minimum of 12 years previous work experience
  • You’ll be ambitious—you want to work hard, have fun and help our team succeed
  • You’re entrepreneurial, creative, curious, connected and agile; just like the rest of our team
  • You will be extremely organized—with flawless attention to detail
  • You’ve got experience—public relations experience, previous agency experience preferred, previous experience working in a regulated environment
  • You are fearless—you don’t mind deadlines, pressure or competing demands… in fact, you thrive in an environment where every day is different and exciting
  • You’re educated—whether in university, college or through relevant experience, but you demonstrate the training and knowledge needed to partner with us to get the job done
  • You will be a source of information—knowledgeable about the industry and familiar with current affairs
  • You will be in the driver’s seat—your event management/logistics coordination and communications planning experience will steer the way
  • You will be a team-player—teamwork isn’t a catch-phrase, it’s a way of life for us

Intrigued? Then contact us, in confidence.

We thank you for your interest in NATIONAL however only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

Apply now