Job Title:               Communications Leader

Department:          Communications

Reports To:           Assistant Director of Marketing

FLSA Status:        Exempt

Prepared Date:     6/16/17

Prepared by:         SF/MC

Approved By:       FH

 

SUMMARY:  The Communications Leader will assist with creating, implementing and overseeing communication programs that effectively describe and promote FHC’s brand and products. This position will act as a liaison between Marketing and the Communications team to help meet growing demands, while helping to ensuring the Communications department’s efforts align with Marketing’s goals.

 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Other duties may be assigned.

  • Lead the development of internal and external FHC communications, digital marketing campaigns, news releases, and publications.

  • Assist in providing supervision and direction to the communications department, while working in conjunction with the marketing department.

  • Serve as a leader for promoting and maintaining FHC’s brand.

  • Work closely with Marketing to develop strategic solutions that build brand equity, and deliver measurable results.

  • Help oversee development and maintenance of FHC website. Each quarter, work with web developer to create post-launch strategies for continuous improvement.

  • May participate in planning of tradeshows and technical meetings including exhibit space purchase, booth layout, logistics and booth design.

  • Maintain inventory of communication materials, artwork and archive files.

  • Ensure materials are appropriately communicated to external and internal customers via FHC’s website and the department’s tab of Sharepoint.

  • Assist with layout and final approval of DFUs.

  • Contribute to the creation and execution of DMR4 market launches.

  • Work closely with Business Development and Regulatory to facilitate review and approval of all marketing materials.

  • Take minutes of weekly marketing meetings.

  • Prepare DFU translation files for quote/job.

  • Confer with management to assess communication needs, determine goals and help establish annual budgets.

  • Support written communication and content marketing efforts, when needed.

     

 

COLLATERAL DUTIES:

 

  • Maintain a positive attitude and a passion for excellence in customer service and for promoting the well-being of the company, its products and its employees. 
  • Enthusiastic participation in company sponsored or other community events will be considered in performance reviews.
  • May staff company booth or exhibit at trade shows for coordination.

  • Position requires willingness to work a flexible schedule with frequent extra effort when necessary.
     

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assist with supervising and leading the Communications team. This position offers career advancement opportunity as the Communications Manager after demonstrating necessary skills, and if the position is available. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, advertising, or equivalent work experience in one of those fields. Knowledge of various media options including hands-on ability to develop concepts, copy, and presentation alternatives.  Good math skills in order to interpret market research data, trends, and customer survey results, a plus.

 

High level of energy, positive attitude, strong confidence, mature decision making ability, demanding nature for quality and customer service excellence, and a passion for promoting the well-being of the company, its products, its employees, and its customer benefit.  Understanding of international markets, including selling, marketing, regulatory, and distribution techniques.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, advertising, or equivalent work experience in one of those fields.

 

SALARY RANGE:

$48,000-$55,000 commensurate with experience.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Fluency in verbal and written English required.  Other languages are beneficial, but not required.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

Basic math skills to perform office functions and the essential functions of this position.

 

REASONING ABILITY:

Analytical reasoning required.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

No special certifications required.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and use hands and fingers to handle or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 

 WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the professional, smoke-free work environment is usually moderate.

 

Join us in our exciting business of changing peoples' lives every day. FHC designs, manufactures and internationally markets trusted products that provide customizable solutions for neuroscientists and neurosurgeons as they work across the globe. Join a close-knit team of almost 100 FHCers in Bowdoin, ME; Greenville, PA; Medellin, Colombia and Bucharest, Romania that manufacture products for Deep Brain Stimulation for treatment of Parkinson's Disease and other neurological disorders.

FHC is looking for a candidate who is able to thrive in a fast paced and dynamic work environment, has a track record of success in previous positions including teamwork, integrity, accountability, drive, optimism, positive attitude, attention to detail, and a commitment to quality. Come be part of the ever expanding and technologically advanced medical device industry.

 

Applicants can email a cover letter, resume, and a completed application to hr@fh-co.com, mail the info to HR Manager, FHC, 1201 Main Street Bowdoin, ME 04287 or fax it to 207-666-8292