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Want to make a difference in Canada’s healthcare system?Innovative Medicines Canada is the voice of Canada’s innovative pharmaceutical industry. We believe in ensuring Canadians have access to the treatments they need, when they need them. Our work is a fundamental part of safeguarding our healthcare system for future generations. We encourage our members to focus on what matters: delivering better healthcare solutions to Canadians.

Innovative Medicines Canada posts relevant job opportunities from entry-level positions to leadership team openings. We do not recruit on behalf of our members and/or industry partners, so contact about a posted position should be based on the information contained in the job posting. Members and/or industry partners interested in leveraging the Innovative Medicines Canada website as part of their recruitment efforts can contact Alison Sargent, Chief of Staff & Vice President, Operations, at asargent@imc-mnc.ca or 613-236-0455 ext. 219.

Positions at Innovative Medicines Canada


Executive Director, Communications

Location: Ottawa

Innovative Medicines Canada is the national association representing the voice of Canada’s innovative pharmaceutical industry. The association advocates for policies that enable the discovery, development and delivery of innovative medicines and vaccines to improve the lives of all Canadians and supports the members’ commitment to being a valued partner in the Canadian healthcare system. The association represents more than 45 companies contributing to a strong Canadian economy by employing 13,000 Canadians directly, supporting over 30,000 jobs in total and driving over $19 billion in annual economic activity. Guided by the Code of Ethical Practices, all members work with governments, private payers, healthcare professionals and stakeholders in a highly ethical manner.

Reporting to and working closely with the Vice President, Communications and Government Affairs, you will develop and execute a high impact communications strategy, including plans and tactics that position the association as a thought leader on issues related to healthcare and the industry at large, and that maximize member engagement. Your role will encompass all communications including media relations, internal and external communications, digital properties, social media initiatives, advertising campaigns, corporate publications and information services. You will lead a nimble team of professionals, and liaise with colleagues to ensure accurate, comprehensive, and consistent messaging and effective communications practices across the organization.

As the ideal candidate, you are an experienced and fluently bilingual communications professional who has led and managed teams covering all areas of communications. You are recognized and respected by your peers as a skilled, collaborative and highly credible expert. As a manager and leader, you are team-oriented, resourceful, inclusive and committed to the mentorship and professional development of your staff. Colleagues value your strategic perspective and proactive approach, and regularly call on you for advice on all matters requiring a sophisticated communications lens. At the senior management table, you are an active and engaged participant, voicing concerns, sharing ideas, debating issues, and providing options for the team to consider. Your experience in and/or understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and the Canadian health care system would be an asset, as would your knowledge of government structures and decision-making at the federal and provincial levels. Your ability to communicate effectively in both official languages is a mandatory requirement.

To apply for this position, please submit your application and related materials to jcaminiti@boyden.com and state “Executive Director, Communications, IMC” in the subject line of your e-mail.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

 


 

Director, Government Affairs

Location: Ottawa

Innovative Medicines Canada is the national association representing the voice of Canada’s innovative pharmaceutical industry. The association advocates for policies that enable the discovery, development and delivery of innovative medicines and vaccines to improve the lives of all Canadians and supports the members’ commitment to being a valued partner in the Canadian healthcare system. The association represents more than 45 companies contributing to a strong Canadian economy by employing 13,000 Canadians directly, supporting over 30,000 jobs in total and driving over $19 billion in annual economic activity. Guided by the Code of Ethical Practices, all members work with governments, private payers, healthcare professionals and stakeholders in a highly ethical manner.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Government Relations, you will work closely with the team to develop and implement an integrated government relations, communications and stakeholder relations strategy. You will build relationships and liaise principally with federal parliamentarians and officials to advocate on issues of importance to the pharmaceutical industry. You will monitor activities in the federal and/or provincial and territorial health files, proactively contribute to the development of Industry positions, and respond appropriately to the environment. You will also support various member-based teams, and provide analysis and recommendations on existing and proposed legislative and regulatory actions. You will work closely with colleagues across the organization to ensure all government relations activities are aligned with the Association’s strategic priorities, and continuing to deliver value to members and Canadians.

As the ideal candidate, you possess excellent written and verbal communications skills, and the organizational awareness, political acuity and good judgment to effectively position Innovative Medicines Canada with a diverse group of stakeholders and government officials in a politically charged and fluid environment. You are an engaging and effective advocate in your dealings with governments, and display great comfort in operating in a fast-paced, challenging and often ambiguous environment. You are knowledgeable of the health care sector and have a deep understanding of federal, provincial and territorial relations. Creative, strategic and analytical, you embrace complexity and challenge with energy, enthusiasm and a bias to action. Your ability to communicate in both official languages is a prerequisite for this position.

To apply for this position, please submit your application and related materials to jcaminiti@boyden.com and state “Director, Government Affairs, IMC” in the subject line of your e-mail.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

 


Positions at Innovative Medicines Canada member companies

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Industry-related positions

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The PetriDishTM allows employers to easily post and manage jobs on Canada’s only national, bilingual, biotech job board. The PetriDish caters exclusively to the hiring needs of bio-economy employers, including pharmaceuticals, so job postings will not be lost in the noise of other industries.

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