Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • South San Francisco


Major Responsibilities:
Create campus-wide project communications strategies and plans ensuring effective and timely communication across the Site Services departments and campus occupants
Independently determine best method and approach to complex communication initiatives, leveraging input from cross-functional subject matter experts
Lead the design, development, delivery and management of project and ad hoc communications
Ensure consistency of brand and messaging throughout Site Services, both in writing and design, while allowing individual “voices” to come through
Partner with other members of Site Services to determine and deploy the best communication tools/channels (e.g. video, print, graphics) and strategies to provide different employee groups with the information they need in a format that’s easy to find and consume
Perform technical editing or writing assignments
Simplify complex messages while collaborating closely with one or more authors to ensure employees can easily and quickly understand the content
Apply change management concepts to high impact communication plans that involve a change
Conduct impact analyses, assess change readiness and identify key stakeholders on communication strategies
Identify and manage anticipated resistance to communication plans
Consult and coach project teams on the best approach to effectively communicate the subject-matter; this includes an in-depth analysis of relevant information, audience, and goals by asking thoughtful questions that lead the team to the most impactful messaging
Independently prioritize workload, determine timelines, and operate under limited direction
Partner with Corporate Relations on projects that have a high impact on employees
Education: Master’s degree or Bachelor’s with equivalent expertise
Experience / Skills:
10-12 years of relevant experience in employee communications
Advanced skills and technical competency working with the Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint, and Word) and google applications
Proven collaboration skills across departments and disciplines and proven ability to build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders
Demonstrated ability to influence with or without authority, facilitate groups with diverse perspectives, bring teams to consensus/alignment
Strong leadership skills
Detail-oriented and well-organized
Skilled at developing creative, simple, transparent, empathetic, and readable communications.  Proficient at knowing what communication vehicles will have the most impact.
Apply a complete understanding of theories and concepts of communication strategy to independently address a broad range of topics
Experience and knowledge of change management principles, methodologies and tools
Ability to connect seemingly disparate messages and content into stories easily understood by a broad audience
Ability to determine appropriate communication methods and procedures based on stakeholder and user groups
Proven ability to produce high quality written communications under tight timelines and to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Perform work under limited direction and guidance
Positive attitude and ability to adapt to constant change
Knows how to prioritize efforts and effectively manage time based on business needs
Exercises independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance
Comfortable working and collaborating with colleagues at all levels of the organization

About the company

Roche is a Swiss global health-care company that operates worldwide under two divisions: Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics. Its holding company, Roche Holding AG, has bearer shares listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

The company headquarters are located in Basel and the company has many pharmaceutical and diagnostic sites around the world – including: Tucson, AZ; Pleasanton, CA; Vacaville, California, Oceanside, California, Branchburg, NJ; Indianapolis, Indiana; Florence, South Carolina; and Ponce, Puerto Rico in the US; Welwyn Garden City and Burgess Hill in the UK; Clarecastle in Ireland; Mannheim and Penzberg in Germany; Mississauga and Laval in Canada; Shanghai in China; Mumbai & Hyderabad in India; São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Segrate, Milan in Italy; Johannesburg in South Africa; Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore in Pakistan. There are 26 manufacturing sites worldwide.

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