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PROGRAM COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER (EU MEDICAL DEVICE REGULATION) for the EU MDR Project Management Office required by CareerWise Recruitment for our multinational medical device client, this role is remote and on an initial 12 month contract. The PROGRAM COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER (EU MEDICAL DEVICE REGULATION) will work with and report to the Communications and Change Lead. They must have at least 5 - 10 years corporate experience within internal communications, external communications would be a plus. Content creation is essential and writing skills.

Role of this position

  • Support the development and implementation of global-scale matrixed communications for the EU MDR program, targeting internal and external audiences.
  • Work collaboratively with other program and communication leads to map the needs of our external audience and facilitate engagement and governance.
  • Support the development and delivery of content for an EU MDR global roadshow to be held in Q3 2022 including: theme, messaging and audience experience.
  • Work collaboratively with other program leads / communication leads to ensure aligned and harmonized messaging
  • Write and edit EU MDR content for newsletters, websites, knowledge transfer, and marketing-materials.
  • Create and maintain an EU MDR editorial calendar, working across franchises and workstreams to build out a comprehensive content schedule.
  • Leverage data and insights from stakeholders to inform content and messaging.
  • Stewardship and maintenance of EU MDR core communication channels including: SharePoint Resource Centre, Yammer, Microsoft Stream.
  • Support and develop PMO library of reusable EU MDR communication assets including: PPT templates, video, image library, posters, standard presentations, etc.
  • Develop content and deliver knowledge transfer packages about the programs to the business.
  • Building partnerships & maintain strong relationships with team members and stakeholders
  • Organize and collate stakeholder reviews on communication strategy and adapt as needed
  • Investigate additional vehicles / opportunities to communicate information about Programs to the wider J&J community such as Town Halls, Virtual seminars, Podcasts, internal publications.


  • Approx. 5-10 years' experience in communications within large scale global organizations
  • Excellent writing, proofreading and editing skills and an ability to grasp/translate technical content into written work fit for different audience sets.
  • Demonstrated ability to write clear, concise, and effective content, including the ability to turn data into visuals that convey the key messages and to communicate complex information effectively and accurately.
  • Digital native" with a strong knowledge of different communication tools (web, social media, newsletter tools).
  • Experience in employee communications linked to organisational change would be beneficial.
  • Experience across both internal and external communications and across different regions/geographies would be an advantage.
  • Candidate must be self-driven and open to learning new systems and tools.
  • Individual must work independently, handle multiple tasks simultaneously and effectively take on leadership roles.
  • They must possess analytical, conceptual, communication and interpersonal skills while working in a dynamic, cross-functional team environment.
  • Strong business partnering, team building, and influencing skills are preferred.
  • Ability to find consensus among a wide range of opinions and to work with different functions, teams and seniority levels.
  • Possesses exceptional communication skills and acumen to lead the appropriate program discussions with stakeholders, senior leaders and governance/decision making forums; produces and presents clear status reports in a tactful and candid manner
  • Ability to cope with ambiguity and championing change
  • The position will primarily be a remote role
  • Exceptional Word, PowerPoint, Excel, SharePoint, MS Teams skills are critical.

Please call Conor Twomey today for further information on 087-0907204 or email:
CareerWise Recruitment (In Search of Excellence) Established in 1999, CareerWise Recruitment specialises in recruitment of management and technical professionals for the life sciences, ICT, engineering, food and agri sectors. We operate out of multiple locations in Ireland and have offices in Cork, Shannon, Galway, Mayo and Dublin. By applying for this position, you are consenting to allow CareerWise Recruitment to process and retain your data in accordance with our Privacy Policy, contained on our website for the purposes of providing career opportunities. CareerWise Recruitment accepts that you do not wish your personal data, including your CV, to be forwarded to any client company without your prior consent and gives an absolute assurance that this wish will always be respected. Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries or wish to withdraw or amend your consent.

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