Senior Director, External Communications

Date: Feb 4, 2024

Location: US-NJ-Bridgewater, New Jersey, US

Company: Bausch + Lomb

 

Bausch + Lomb (NYSE/TSX: BLCO) is a leading global eye health company dedicated to protecting and enhancing the gift of sight for millions of people around the world—from the moment of birth through every phase of life. Our mission is simple, yet powerful: helping you see better, to live better. 

Our comprehensive portfolio of over 400 products is fully integrated and built to serve our customers across the full spectrum of their eye health needs throughout their lives. Our iconic brand is built on the deep trust and loyalty of our customers established over our 170-year history. We have a significant global research, development, manufacturing, and commercial footprint of approximately 13,000 employees and a presence in approximately 100 countries, extending our reach to billions of potential customers across the globe. We have long been associated with many of the most significant advances in eye health, and we believe we are well positioned to continue leading the advancement of eye health in the future. 

 

 

Position summary:

The Head of External Communications will be responsible for promoting and protecting the Bausch + Lomb brand globally. Working closely with the Chief Communications Officer (CCO), this role will develop and execute a proactive plan that relies heavily on traditional and social media to tell the company story. This is a great opportunity for someone to showcase Bausch + Lomb’s ongoing evolution for multiple audiences, including 13,000 colleagues around the world.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive external communications strategy aligned to company objectives.
  • Partner with business unit communications leads to amplify business news, highlight employees, and tell site-specific stories for external audiences.
  • Serve as primary spokesperson for the company with media, as appropriate.
  • Oversee enterprise social channels – Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram – and develop a comprehensive editorial calendar for social engagement.
  • Develop social strategies to amplify company leadership.
  • Monitor and analyze both media and social metrics to continuously improve effectiveness and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Partner with CCO and others on financial communications including earnings, conference appearances, etc.
  • Develop an issues management playbook and rapid response protocol, with continuous testing.
  • Oversee corporate website.

 

Qualifications/experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, Public Relations or related field required. 
  • 15+ years of experience in communications, with a focus on media relations and social media engagement.
  • Experience working in a global organization preferred, with the ability to navigate cultural differences and communicate effectively across different regions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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