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Exec Director Media Relations

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Allergan, Inc

Madison, NJ

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Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model – Growth Pharma.  Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceuticals and biologic products for patients around the world.\r\rAllergan markets a portfolio of best-in-class products that provide novel treatments for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology, anti-infective and cardiovascular therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives.\r\rOur success is powered by our world-class team’s commitment to being Bold for Life. Together, we build bridges, power ideas, act fast and drive results for our customers and patients around the world by always doing what it is right. \r\rJoin one of the world’s fastest growing pharmaceutical companies! \r\rAt Allergan you will have the opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced, strategic environment where bold, innovative thinking isn’t just welcomed, it’s encouraged. Across all functions, we relish the opportunity to help our people fulfill their potential. Our rapid growth strategy means plenty of opportunities to step into the spotlight.\r\rPosition Description\r\rAs an integral part of the Allergan Corporate Affairs team, this position is responsible for developing global media relations and executive visibility communications strategies for Allergan’s external communications programs. This position will partner in setting the strategy for media relations activities including defining trade, business and general media targeting programs, developing press releases and other global media communications materials. Leads development of key corporate messaging and initial outreach activities to potential media as well as ongoing communications/visits. Works seamlessly with senior leadership to provide external & internal communications counsel regarding proactive and reactive product issues and other related topics. Serves as spokesperson for Allergan’s corporate media activities. Additionally, works on written communication needs for executive leadership, including the CEO. \r\r\rIn cooperation with IR and Corp Affairs teams, develop overall media strategy, contribute to developing/refining overall positioning and message content and create and implement strategically driven communications programs targeted primarily to media.\r\r\rResponsible for \r\rCreation of written press releases, social media posts, and other collateral materials to support corporate and global business segment business activities.  \rCoordination of news releases with Public Relations team. \rProviding proofing, fact-checking and editing on wide variety of Public Relations-related collateral pieces (AP style preferred) and distribution coordination. \rCollaboration with Corporate Communications team members on internal distribution of news\r\r\rLead coordination of media interaction, when appropriate, between the media and senior executives.  Lead media-related distribution services to include queue and distribution of press releases, media advisories, pitches and statements, as well as maintenance/strategic assembly of all up-to-date press verticals/contacts. Coordinate special events and press conferences.\rInform, and collaborate with, Corporate Communications team members on a variety of communications initiatives including, but not limited to making certain that web content is accurate and current across global websites, corporate overview is updated, and internal stories reflect current news topics.\rAssemble persuasive, “pitchable” content and story angles and proactively pitch to reporters/editors/producers on health, policy, biz/finance and other press verticals.\rDevise news angles to coordinate response to incoming press queries as well as domestic and global editorial calendar opportunities. \rConduct high-level research for needed media documents, pitches, and presentations delivered by Allergan senior executives.  Develop Q&As, message points and preparing senior management for interview opportunities.\r\r\r#LI-JN1\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\r\rEducation and Experience\r\r\r\rBachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications or related field from an accredited college or university, and minimum of 12 years of progressively responsible, broad-reaching media relations/marketing experience, preferably with publicly held companies like Allergan; or, an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.  \r\r\r\rMedia relations background required\r\r\rAbility to travel domestic 10%; international 5%\r\r\rFlexible to changing needs within a rapidly growing, dynamic organization\r\r\rPharmaceutical industry experience, or related agency experience, required\r\r\rAbility to succeed in fast-paced environment  \r\r

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Allergan, Inc. operates as a multi-specialty health care company primarily in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific. The company discovers, develops, and commercializes pharmaceutical, biological, medical device, and over-the-counter products for the ophthalmic, neurological, medical aesthetics, medical dermatology, breast aesthetics, urological, and other specialty markets. It operates in two segments, Specialty Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices. The Specialty Pharmaceuticals segment produces a range of pharmaceutical products, including ophthalmic products for dry eye, glaucoma, inflammation, infection, allergy, and retinal disease; Botox for certain therapeutic and aesthetic indications; skin care products for acne, psoriasis, eyelash growth, and other prescription and physician-dispensed skin care products; and urologics products. The Medical Devices segment offers a range of medical devices, such as breast implants for augmentation, revision, and reconstructive surgery, as well as tissue expanders; and facial aesthetics products. The company sells its products to drug wholesalers, independent and chain drug stores, pharmacies, commercial optical chains, opticians, mass merchandisers, food stores, hospitals, group purchasing organizations, integrated direct hospital networks, ambulatory surgery centers, government purchasing agencies, and medical practitioners. It focuses on eye care professionals, neurologists, physiatrists, dermatologists, plastic and reconstructive surgeons, aesthetic specialty physicians, urologists, urogynecologists, and general practitioners. The company has collaboration agreements with Molecular Partners AG; Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Serenity Pharmaceuticals, LLC. Allergan, Inc. was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Irvine, California.

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