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Communications Manager - Research Solutions

Your role:

The Communications Manager will support and drive internal and external business communication programs for our global Research Solutions Business. This role will be responsible for messaging development, content creation, content curation and program management, ensuring high quality, consistent communication to our key stakeholders.


As there are both internal and external components to this position, this individual will work across various functions and levels, including liaising with Corporate Communications, the Integrated Communications team and the Editorial team. Content coordination will require close partnership with many areas of the business including Research Leadership Teams, eBusiness, Marketing Communications, and R&D, in addition to other various functions within the life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.


  • Draft written materials, prepare presentations and communicate regularly with employees through our internal channels.
  • Develop strategies to increase employee awareness and engagement.
  • Externally support PR and media activities, maintaining a strong external brand image and reputation.
  • Special events and logistics planning projects will also be a core responsibility.
  • Creation and maintenance of intranet pages
  • Content creation for internal as well as external social/digital channels
  • Assisting with internal communications logistics and event planning
  • Drafting articles related to corporate/business news, milestones and events
  • Work with in-house design studio to execute projects as assigned
  • Slide development and creation
  • Script writing and presentation recommendations
  • Support special projects and initiatives
  • Senior leadership communication support


Who you are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5 + years working in a Communications role
  • Bachelor's degree


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Communications, Journalism, or English degree
  • Very strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, as part of a team
  • Expresses oneself effectively, delivers well-prepared communications and encourages open communication from others
  • Multi-task oriented with strong organizational skills  
  • Ability to balance multiple responsibilities 
  • Intermediate PowerPoint and Excel skills
  • Strong SharePoint skills
  • Previous experience managing social channels
  • Professional demeanor
  • Video production experience a plus
Job Requisition ID:  190757
Location:  Burlington
Career Level:  D - Professional (4-9 years)
Working time model:  full-time

US Disclosure
The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.  This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

North America Disclosure
The Company is committed to accessibility in its workplaces, including during the job application process. Applicants who may require accommodation during the application process should speak with our HR Services team at 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday.

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