Boehringer Ingelheim Sr Associate Director of Internal, Leadership and Change Communications in DULUTH, Georgia

Boehringer Ingelheim is an equal opportunity global employer who takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture. We embrace diversity of perspectives and strive for an inclusive environment which benefits our employees, patients and communities.

Animal Health Business, Boehringer Ingelheim U.S.


Responsible for the development and implementation of internal engagement strategies and programs inclusive of employee and executive leadership/visibility communications, that directly impacts the successful integration of the two legacy companies, after the January acquisition of Merial by Boehringer Ingelheim. This role is responsible for driving the cultural change needed from a communications perspective to build a new company and ensure employee understanding and alignment of key business objectives.

The global presence of Boehringer Ingelheim provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies' success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheim's high regard for our employees

Major responsibilities include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Leads the development and drives the implementation of an internal communication strategy aligned with business priorities that drives employee engagement and business performance. Aligns with external communications and media relations strategies to effectively drive results. Aligns with leadership development and integration project teams to ensure integration communication strategies effectively drive expected results.

  • Develops and implements continual and innovative communication tools that foster clarity of business objectives and feeling of belonging.

  • Responsible for leading the coordination, management, and communication of significant internal meetings and initiatives for all BIAH sites. Proactively drives internal related messages/forum development as well as associated action plan results.

  • Collaborate strongly with the integration and leadership development teams, ensuring communication strategies are adopted according to integration needs and time lines. Advises, recommends and provides counsel on integration communication topics within these teams.

  • Ensures the creation and management of BIAH’s Internal Communication Plan.Manages related training and associated activities as applicable.

  • Lead development and management of executive leadership communications, including all employee and leadership events.

  • Develops well-coordinated integration communications approach for the organization while aligning with BI USA as well as global strategy.Contributes to the growth and development of the company of a unified integrated company image and reputation.

  • Provides oversight for all internal and external communications related to integration, including employee announcements, company communications, publication of company newsletters, media materials, and web-based materials.

  • Provides leadership for the internal communications department. Coach, mentor and manage communications professionals. Ensure that performance opportunities are proactively managed through the Performance Management system and all department employees have current actionable development plans. Prepare expense, and head count budgets, including monthly budget forecasts and annual budgets as needed.

Minimum Qualifications :

  • Requires a Four (4) year degree in PR, Communications, Journalism, Human Resources or closely related field from an accredited institution.

  • Requires a minimum of 10+ years progressive experience working with media, industry, government, and community partners.

  • The proven ability to develop, implement and lead a Public Relations strategy that aligns with the strategic direction of the Company and organizational style.

  • Demonstrated skills in establishing and maintaining effective industry and government relationships.

  • Strong collaboration, project management, interpersonal, communication, public speaking, negotiation and decision-making skills are a must.

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products including advanced Project, Excel, Power Point and Word functions.

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must have excellent planning, organizing and implementation skills. Results oriented, cooperative and systemic thinker.

  • Excellent project management and priority-setting skills. Must exhibit good judgment.

  • Ability to interface with and advise executives along with the ability to build relationships at all levels, collaborate and influence for results.

  • Ability to lead and influence both with and without authority.

  • Position requires excellent planning, organizing and implementation skills and a results oriented, cooperative and systemic thinker.

  • Position requires a high level person with superior verbal and written communication skills, who has the ability to communicate both internally and externally at a very high level with success in managing media relationships.

  • Requires the ability to interface with, and advise executives along with the ability to build relationships at all levels collaborate and influence for results.

  • Attendance requirements are based on BVL general attendance policies.

Required Competencies:

  • Lives Agility, Accountability and Intrapreneurship (AAI)

  • Decision making

  • Strategic thinking

  • Managing performance

  • Managing change

  • Delivering results

  • Driving innovation

  • Mentoring and coaching

  • Team work and collaboration

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.

  • Must be willing to take a drug test and post-offer physical (if required)

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

Our Culture:

Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the world’s top 20 pharmaceutical companies and operates globally with approximately 50,000 employees. Since our founding in 1885, the company has remained family-owned and today we are committed to creating value through innovation in three business areas including human pharmaceuticals, animal health and biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing. Since we are privately held, we have the ability to take an innovative, long-term view. Our focus is on scientific discoveries and the introduction of truly novel medicines that improve lives and provide valuable services and support to patients and their families. Employees are challenged to take initiative and achieve outstanding results. Ultimately, our culture and drive allows us to maintain one of the highest levels of excellence in our industry. We are also deeply committed to our communities and our employees create and engage in programs that strengthen the neighbourhoods where we live and work. Boehringer Ingelheim, including Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim USA, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health USA, Inc., Merial Barceloneta, LLC and Boehringer Ingelheim Fremont, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status, including protected veteran status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.

Boehringer Ingelheim is firmly committed to ensuring a safe, healthy, productive and efficient work environment for our employees, partners and customers. As part of that commitment, Boehringer Ingelheim conducts pre-employment verifications and drug screenings.



Organization: US-Merial, Inc.

Title: Sr Associate Director of Internal, Leadership and Change Communications

Location: Americas-United States-GA-Duluth

Requisition ID: 178612