B. Braun

  • Manager, Corporate & Internal Communications

    Job Locations US-PA-Bethlehem
    Requisition ID
    2018-13262
    Company
    B. Braun Medical Inc
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Marketing
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift
    8am to 5pm
    Site
    Corporate/Sales/ B. Braun of Canada/ BIS/ CeGat
  • Overview

    With a nationwide sales team and several manufacturing locations, B. Braun Medical has become a leading full-line supplier of healthcare products and services in the U.S. The company is committed to delivering innovative products and services with unmatched quality, superior technology, and cost-effectiveness, while maintaining environmental responsibility. Through its "Sharing Expertise®" initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services. B. Braun employs over 4,500 people in the USA. B. Braun Medical Inc. began its operations in the USA in 1957. Initially, the company manufactured and sold disposable plastic syringes. During the 1980s and early 1990s, the company undertook several expansions and enlarged its product line of disposable medical devices. With the acquisition of McGaw, Inc. in 1997, including Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS®), B. Braun dramatically broadened its product lines and services to U.S. customers.

     

    U.S. Facilities and Operations:

     

    Supporting product sales are a network of nationwide marketing and manufacturing locations. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is home to the U.S. Corporate Headquarters along with the marketing offices of the Hospital, Outpatient Markets (OPM), Renal Therapies, Vascular Interventional, International, and OEM Divisions. Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc.(CAPS®) is also managed from this location. The nearby Allentown, Pennsylvania, facility manufactures Needle-free products, IV Safety Catheters, Anesthesia Systems, Introducers, Pharmacy Admixture products. Vascular products including Right Heart Catheters and Interventional Accessories are also manufactured in Allentown. The Irvine, California facility produces IV Solutions, Basic and Specialty Nutrition, Drug Delivery, and BTC products. Infusion Pump Systems are manufactured in Carrollton, Texas and IV administration and IV and Irrigation sets are produced in the Dominican Republic.

    Responsibilities

    Position Summary:

                   

    The Manager, Corporate and Internal Communications will champion and advance B. Braun Medical’s business objectives in the United States by directing, managing, and executing corporate and internal communication plans/programs, and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. This position will provide executive leadership communication support and HR communication support while enhancing awareness through employee engagement initiatives across the organization, using various communication channels.

     

    Responsibilities: Essential Duties

    • Lead/manage development of the corporate employee magazine (on>lineUSA); identifying story angles, conducting interviews and writing content.
    • Develop a yearly company-wide internal communication plan and implement to spur employee engagement using various communication channels.
    • Provide executive leadership communication support (eg. talking points, Q&As, newsletters, videos and other projects as requested).  
    • Work closely with HR colleagues to develop a production and branding strategy plan to ensure consistent messaging and branding across all collateral materials. 
    • Identify, develop and execute CSR strategies and initiatives that further enhance B. Braun’s reputation as a leader in medical devices, healthcare and education.
    • Serve as an official spokesperson and leader of the organization on various news releases
    • Serve as the official PR contact regarding all media/press inquiries
    • Responsible for managing and posting employee engagement content to the BKC. Assist/Train colleagues with using the full capabilities of the BKC.
    • Develop and update annually the company’s Crisis Communication Plan
    • Assist Germany with various high-level projects such as reviewing and proof reading the global annual report, Germany’s on>line magazine, serving as US country coordinator for Global Sustainability Report project, and other communication projects as requested.
    • Participate in strategic partnerships and alliances with other B. Braun Medical legal entities including but not limited to Aesculap, CAPS, B. Braun Germany, etc. to share best practices and align internal & external communications impacting multiple markets.

    Responsibilities: Other Duties

    • Proof reading and copy editing  
    • Issuing communications updates and posting relevant news stories on B. Braun TV monitors

    Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

    • Strong interpersonal skills: collaborative, relationship builder, motivates others, excellent written and verbal communication skills 
    • Broad and deep knowledge of Healthcare industry
    • Experience working with various cross-functional teams
    • Experience working with various media outlets (ad agencies, news agencies, newspapers, magazines, TV stations, social media platforms, web providers)

    Qualifications

    Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc

     

    Required:

    • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, PR, or Communications
    • A minimum of 5+ years of relevant experience with 3+ years in corporate communications or marketing communications

    Desired:

    • Experience in healthcare industry and B2B companies.

     

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

     

     

    Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities /Women/ Veterans/Disabled

     

    Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.

    Other

    Responsibilities: Other Duties:

     

    The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

     

    Physical Demands:

     

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    Work Environment:

     

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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