Senior Manager, External Communications Jobs in Waltham, MA at Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Title: Senior Manager, External Communications

Company: Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Location: Waltham, MA

Salary: $100K — $150K *

Category: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech

Job Description

Company Summary:

Deciphera is a commercial biopharmaceutical company decoding cancer at the molecular level and leveraging its proprietary kinase switch control technology to develop therapies for hard-to-treat cancers. We have one FDA-approved product, QINLOCK, a broad-spectrum KIT and PDGFRα inhibitor, for the treatment of patients with fourth-line GIST and is using its platform to develop a diverse pipeline of drug candidates designed to improve outcomes for patients with cancer. Deciphera (DCPH) is a publicly traded company (DCPH) headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Our state-of-the-art research facility is located in Lawrence, Kansas.

We offer an outstanding culture and opportunity for personal and professional growth based on these key principles:

· providing a collaborative, energized and fun work environment where people are empowered and supported in the achievement of their career goals

· a diverse and multi-disciplinary workforce

· dedicated and talented people who are passionate about achieving excellence in all they do

· a work environment that allows you to balance your priorities

· above all else, a commitment to the patients we serve

We are seeking a Senior Manager, External Communications with high energy and enthusiasm, to drive our external communications strategies and programs.

This position willreport directly to the Vice President, Investor Relations and will be located in the Waltham, MA office.

Key Responsibilities

Draft corporate communications materials, including press releases, key message documents, Q&As, presentation content, email campaigns, etc., and coordinate disclosure committee process working cross-functionally with appropriate reviewers/approvers

Assist with corporate website updates and evolution of website in-line with industry best practices

Contribute to Deciphera’s social media presence by developing engaging content for corporate channels, maintaining a high standard for content quality and credibility; implement creative and strategic campaigns to build followers and engagement

Develop and implement communication strategies and programs for promoted and pipeline products that help meet business objectives, and for unbranded campaigns that strengthen the company’s corporate reputation

Oversee various communications databases and distribution services

Manage vendors and partners, including PR agency, webmaster, creative partners, etc.

Collaborate with the Investor Relations team to support Deciphera’s presence at medical conferences, investor days, etc. and ensure alignment of key external messages

Collaborate with the Senior Manager, Internal Communications to ensure Deciphera employees are informed on key company news

Track and organize corporate communications/investor relations calendar and events

Work collaboratively and cross functionally with important internal stakeholders, including Legal, Regulatory, Medical Affairs, Patient Advocacy and Commercial to develop original content and ensure consistency of communication

Manage investor targeting strategy

Monitor and track sell-side financial models

Understand innovative and best-in-class corporate communications and IR strategies through peer and industry benchmarking


Bachelor’s degree required.

5+ years’ experience in communications, with background in external communications, preferably in the healthcare or life sciences industries.

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