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Communications Specialist

Location: Salt Lake City, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Human Resources & Communication

A family-owned company, bioMérieux has grown to become a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics. For almost 60 years and across the world, we have imagined and developed innovative diagnostics solutions to improve public health. Today, our teams are spread across 44 countries and serve 160 countries with the support of a large distribution network. This includes our SLC site, formerly known as BioFire Diagnostics.

A world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for over 55 years, bioMérieux provides diagnostic solutions which determine the source of disease and contamination to improve patient health and ensure consumer safety.

In North America we have more than 5,000 team members across 11 sites or subsidiaries, including Salt Lake City-based BioFire Diagnostics and one subsidiary in Montreal, Canada.


Come and join a family-owned global company with a long-term vision, and a human-centered culture.

The Communications Specialist will support the execution of bioMérieux internal communication programs to build team member awareness, understanding and support for Global and Regional strategic priorities. This role will be involved in all operational aspects of the communications function, working closely with the Manager and Vice President of Corporate Communications North America. This position is based at the North American headquarters, located in Salt Lake City, with staff currently utilizing a hybrid work policy (50 percent work from home).

 

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Execute internal communications plan for multiple stakeholders
    • Maintain and publish content across communication channels (internal intranet bioMérieux on board (bob), Yammer, email, digital screens, site posters, etc. for team members.)
    • Maintain and publish Regional material to the U.S. web site.
    • Manage e-mail distribution lists to ensure the targeting of content to relevant audiences.
    • Develop internal communication drafts and edit messages to finalize with the Manager and Vice President and other supported functions; ensure clarity, consistency and tone comply with editorial style guide standards.
    • Provide local/regional support for employee events and activities, e.g., leadership town halls, annual sales meetings, webcasts, etc., with a focus on technology management.
    • Translate (as needed) and make relevant to the local market bioMérieux global messages for operations.
    • Regularly liaise with Regional business unit communication leads and HR Business Partners (HRBPs) to ensure coordination of communications across businesses (clinical and industry), and sites.
    • Participate in annual planning process and quarterly reviews.
    • Coordinate payment of all departmental invoices.
    • Maintain project trackers, editorial calendars, etc. (AirTable experience is a plus).
  • Support and help ensure communications are aligned with the overall bioMérieux internal communication standards (10%)
    • Assist the Manager and Vice President with raising Regional awareness to corporate brand and writing standards to promote continuity and consistency across bioMérieux North America.
    • Maintain and annually update Regional materials – presentation, fact sheet, descriptions, department portal, etc.

 

Qualifications and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or Marketing. Or another degree with experience working in a communications role.
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in a communications role.  
  • Effective, polished verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven track record of delivering impactful communications, including content development and tailoring/targeting communications for different audiences.
  • Proven ability to work across functions and on teams.
  • Proficiency with software applications including MS Office suite of tools including SharePoint; familiarity with web editing, web design, and social media platforms.
  • Basic knowledge of video and photography production.
  • Excellent research, interpretive writing, editing, proofreading, presentation and interpersonal skills, with strong attention to detail.
  • The ability to turn complex ideas into stories and visual concepts easily understood by a broad audience.
  • Abillity to write both short and long form content.
  • Work and produce well-written and accurate communications under pressure and deliver to deadlines consistently.
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to deliver multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience with managing events.
  • Knowledge of new/emerging technologies and how to use them.
  • Ability to work within a matrix organization to get things done.
  • Ability to think proactively, collaborate effectively and participate in project teams and to work independently with a focus on quality and productivity.
  • This position will play a key role in identifying, piloting and guiding the integration and use of new technologies and communication methods within bioMérieux, and as such, must have a strong competency in technology- and service-based solutions.

 

Domestic Travel  - 10%

BioMérieux Inc. and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Please be advised that the receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and the provision of satisfactory proof of an applicant’s identity and legal authorization to work in the United States are required of all new hires. Any misrepresentation, falsification, or material omission may result in the failure to receive an offer, the retraction of an offer, or if already hired, dismissal. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation in BioMérieux’s or its affiliates’ application process by contacting us via telephone at (385) 770-1132, by email at [email protected], or by dialing 711 for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).

BioMérieux Inc. and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Please be advised that the receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and the provision of satisfactory proof of an applicant’s identity and legal authorization to work in the United States are required of all new hires. Any misrepresentation, falsification, or material omission may result in the failure to receive an offer, the retraction of an offer, or if already hired, dismissal. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation in BioMérieux’s or its affiliates’ application process by contacting us via telephone at (385) 770-1132, by email at [email protected], or by dialing 711 for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).

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