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Director of Scientific Affairs and Communication

Director of Scientific Affairs and Communication

 

We’re a leader in the pet care industry, which means we’re not only ahead in volume, profit and market share, but our associates dare to Stand Taller. We innovate new products, impart new agilities into existing processes, constantly advance pet nutrition, and always pay it forward in the form of service for our communities and families. Are you up for the dare?

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

Position Summary

 

We’re working on innovative foods and formulas that rival healthcare, pharma, human food, and tech companies around the world—foods and formulas that can extend the lives and cognitive function in maturing dogs and cats. We’re developing ways to improve the vision of cats and minimize pet allergies through quality nutrition. We were the first ever to extrude dry dog food and we’re backed by a lengthy list of patents—a portfolio of industry firsts.

 

Over 500 scientists make everything we think about come to life. We’re nutritionists, chemists, immunologists, microbiologists, veterinarians, and the alike. But, what we do stretches far beyond our titles. It’s a dare we accepted from the very beginning – the dare to ‘Stand Taller’.

 

Lead the scientific content strategy with internal and external stakeholders, continue to build new and nurture existing relationships with a functional global network of external influentials and alliances to promote Purina's scientific credentials and gain recognition of our science and expertise.

 

Primary Responsibilities

 

  • Purina Institute (PI) Scientific content strategy & development
    • Lead PI content strategy for all major innovations, fully aligned with all key stakeholders (including Head of research, R&D, legal, IP, GSBU). 
    • Ensure all content developed is highly relevant for the specific target audiences and applicable in the markets globally, soliciting regular feedback from relevant regional stakeholders. (Content is typically used across all touch points i.e. conferences & scientific events, website, traditional & digital media plus internal and external training materials relating to the science).
    • Ensure appropriate approval process is completed; provide direction and create guidelines for use regarding the localization of content.
  • Global strategic education veterinary partnerships and Key Opinion Leaders management
    • Further strengthen existing strategic education veterinary partnerships with global reach & influence (full management – including negotiation of sponsorship, creation of contracts, annual assessment & evaluation for ROI).
    • Review and negotiate new opportunities to gain equity by association within the scope of the existing sponsorships.
    • Identify and develop new strategic veterinary alliances partnerships with global reach and influence: initiate relationships and negotiate contracts and deliverables. Define the KPIs with annual assessment and evaluation.
    • Strategically activate & expand the Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) network globally.
    • Provide support & direction to regions / key markets to identify & build strategic KOL networks, including in-person meetings with KOLs to support the initial engagements.
    • Define selection criteria for regions to identify strategic veterinary organisations to partner with (beyond attending congresses).  Provide support to identify and prioritise organisations and provide support for engagement when required.
  • Working closely with the Communications & Scientific Events Directors, define & implement the communications Purina Institute Brand Plan, allocating the appropriate resources, including leveraging external support when required. Review performance versus KPIs.  
  • Represent the Purina Institute as a technical expert when required (GSBU, External stakeholders, regions,) and provide speaking, consulting, editorial competencies when required.  

 

Requirements:

  • 10+ years broad management experience
  • Doctoral Degree from an accredited institution (DVM, MD, or PhD)

 

Other:

  • Experience in managing multi-projects, collaborating and working successfully with multiple stakeholders and across multi-functional teams. International experience preferred.
  • Experienced with a deep understanding regarding the 'who', the 'how', the 'what' when communicating scientific information to both scientific and non-scientific audiences, including publishing in peer reviewed journals and /or scientific conferences.  
  • Experience of working in industry (pet food, veterinary pharmaceutical, or human food) or at a communications/consulting agency  

 

Don’t meet all the qualifications listed under “other”? These are preferred, but not required. When you apply for a role with Nestlé Purina, we ensure that individual confidentiality is held to the highest regard. We are intentional about creating an inclusive workplace for everyone. We consider our associates our most valuable assets. Please apply for full consideration.  

 

The approximate pay range for this position is $184,000 to $227,000. Please note that the pay range provided is a good faith estimate for the position at the time of posting. Final compensation may vary based on factors including but not limited to background, knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as geographic location of the position.

 

Nestlé offers performance-based incentives and a competitive total rewards package, which includes a 401k with Company match, healthcare coverage and a broad range of other benefits. Incentives and/or benefit packages may vary depending on the position. Learn more at About Us | Nestlé Careers (nestlejobs.com).

 

REQUISITION ID
282530


 

 

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

 

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

 

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

Review our applicant privacy notice before applying at https://www.nestlejobs.com/privacy

 

We’re a leader in the pet care industry, which means we’re not only ahead in volume, profit and market share, but our associates dare to Stand Taller. We innovate new products, impart new agilities into existing processes, constantly advance pet nutrition, and always pay it forward in the form of service for our communities and families. Are you up for the dare?

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

Position Summary

 

We’re working on innovative foods and formulas that rival healthcare, pharma, human food, and tech companies around the world—foods and formulas that can extend the lives and cognitive function in maturing dogs and cats. We’re developing ways to improve the vision of cats and minimize pet allergies through quality nutrition. We were the first ever to extrude dry dog food and we’re backed by a lengthy list of patents—a portfolio of industry firsts.

 

Over 500 scientists make everything we think about come to life. We’re nutritionists, chemists, immunologists, microbiologists, veterinarians, and the alike. But, what we do stretches far beyond our titles. It’s a dare we accepted from the very beginning – the dare to ‘Stand Taller’.

 

Lead the scientific content strategy with internal and external stakeholders, continue to build new and nurture existing relationships with a functional global network of external influentials and alliances to promote Purina's scientific credentials and gain recognition of our science and expertise.

 

Primary Responsibilities

 

  • Purina Institute (PI) Scientific content strategy & development
    • Lead PI content strategy for all major innovations, fully aligned with all key stakeholders (including Head of research, R&D, legal, IP, GSBU). 
    • Ensure all content developed is highly relevant for the specific target audiences and applicable in the markets globally, soliciting regular feedback from relevant regional stakeholders. (Content is typically used across all touch points i.e. conferences & scientific events, website, traditional & digital media plus internal and external training materials relating to the science).
    • Ensure appropriate approval process is completed; provide direction and create guidelines for use regarding the localization of content.
  • Global strategic education veterinary partnerships and Key Opinion Leaders management
    • Further strengthen existing strategic education veterinary partnerships with global reach & influence (full management – including negotiation of sponsorship, creation of contracts, annual assessment & evaluation for ROI).
    • Review and negotiate new opportunities to gain equity by association within the scope of the existing sponsorships.
    • Identify and develop new strategic veterinary alliances partnerships with global reach and influence: initiate relationships and negotiate contracts and deliverables. Define the KPIs with annual assessment and evaluation.
    • Strategically activate & expand the Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) network globally.
    • Provide support & direction to regions / key markets to identify & build strategic KOL networks, including in-person meetings with KOLs to support the initial engagements.
    • Define selection criteria for regions to identify strategic veterinary organisations to partner with (beyond attending congresses).  Provide support to identify and prioritise organisations and provide support for engagement when required.
  • Working closely with the Communications & Scientific Events Directors, define & implement the communications Purina Institute Brand Plan, allocating the appropriate resources, including leveraging external support when required. Review performance versus KPIs.  
  • Represent the Purina Institute as a technical expert when required (GSBU, External stakeholders, regions,) and provide speaking, consulting, editorial competencies when required.  

 

Requirements:

  • 10+ years broad management experience
  • Doctoral Degree from an accredited institution (DVM, MD, or PhD)

 

Other:

  • Experience in managing multi-projects, collaborating and working successfully with multiple stakeholders and across multi-functional teams. International experience preferred.
  • Experienced with a deep understanding regarding the 'who', the 'how', the 'what' when communicating scientific information to both scientific and non-scientific audiences, including publishing in peer reviewed journals and /or scientific conferences.  
  • Experience of working in industry (pet food, veterinary pharmaceutical, or human food) or at a communications/consulting agency  

 

Don’t meet all the qualifications listed under “other”? These are preferred, but not required. When you apply for a role with Nestlé Purina, we ensure that individual confidentiality is held to the highest regard. We are intentional about creating an inclusive workplace for everyone. We consider our associates our most valuable assets. Please apply for full consideration.  

 

The approximate pay range for this position is $184,000 to $227,000. Please note that the pay range provided is a good faith estimate for the position at the time of posting. Final compensation may vary based on factors including but not limited to background, knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as geographic location of the position.

 

Nestlé offers performance-based incentives and a competitive total rewards package, which includes a 401k with Company match, healthcare coverage and a broad range of other benefits. Incentives and/or benefit packages may vary depending on the position. Learn more at About Us | Nestlé Careers (nestlejobs.com).

 

REQUISITION ID
282530


 

 

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

 

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

 

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

Review our applicant privacy notice before applying at https://www.nestlejobs.com/privacy

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