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Sr. Communications Specialist

Req #: 1800055J_en
Location: Mississauga, ON CA
Job Category: Communications
Date Posted: 2/27/2018 11:21:24 AM
Baxter International


Baxter provides a broad portfolio of essential renal and hospital products, including home, acute and in-center dialysis; sterile IV solutions; infusion systems and devices; parenteral nutrition; surgery products and anesthetics; and pharmacy automation, software and services. The company’s global footprint and the critical nature of its products and services play a key role in expanding access to healthcare in emerging and developed countries. Baxter’s employees worldwide are building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of healthcare innovations that enable patient care.


Individual will play a key role in driving awareness of Baxter Canada’s leadership  in medical devices and therapies among key internal and external stakeholders.  This is primarily achieved through the development and execution of traditional and non-traditional news media and other internal platforms. In addition, this individual will support and contribute to the overall development and execution of an annual communication plan for Baxter Canada.


Product Promotion:

Help identify opportunities to proactively promote Baxter’s products, therapies and thought leadership in traditional and social media.  Individual will be responsible for pitching and securing media placements, and measuring impact of media activities. Individual will develop press releases to promote key milestones and events.


Messaging/Material Development:

Develop integrated messages for internal and external audiences aligned to corporate, brand, product and therapy messaging.  Understand Baxter’s brand guidelines and support internal stakeholder education and alignment.  Create Q&A and media statements, among other materials, on a wide range of topics and issues, including research, drafting and editing.


Advocacy Support and CSR:

Working with business partners, develop advocacy plans to support reimbursement goals for Baxter’s products and therapies. Develop and execute communication plans to support Baxter’s community investment program, milestones, etc. to both internal and external audiences.


Technology/Channel Application:

Assist in creating and managing content for internal and external communication channels to advance communications initiatives.


Media Relations:

Counsel business partners on appropriateness of media outreach for a given story.  Monitor news media and identify communications opportunities.


Other duties as assigned.


Education Level

Bachelor’s degree required in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing communications, or transferrable area.

Major Subjects / Specialties

Public Relations/journalism/mass communications

Type of Experience

Professional communications experience in healthcare such as public relations agency or corporate communications that includes media relations, strong news writing and editing, business writing. Crisis communications experience is required.

Years of Experience

5 years

Additional Skills / Special Training / Technical Skills Required

Bilingual in English and French is an asset

Website CMS – Drupal and SharePoint


A Career That Matters

Baxter’s employees are united in a mission to save and sustain lives. We are passionate about applying scientific innovation to meet the needs of the millions of people worldwide who depend on our medically necessary therapies and technologies. We focus on increasing access to healthcare, innovating in crucial areas of unmet need, and pursuing creative collaborations that bring our mission to life for patients every day.


Thank you for your interest and application to Baxter.  All applications will be reviewed and those candidates selected for consideration will be contacted directly.


Baxter is committed to creating and maintaining a barrier-free environment for all employees and customers. We believe in integration and equal opportunity and we are committed to treating all people with dignity and respect.

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