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Medtronic Communications Generalist in Dallas, Texas

Communications Generalist


Boulder, Colorado, United States

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Post Date:

Jul 21, 2021

Careers that Change Lives

Medtronic is looking for a Communications Generalist to join the Surgical Innovations (SI) Communications team. In this role, you will create and implement integrated communication strategies that advance and protect our business.

This individual contributor role calls for a curious, resourceful, and versatile team player with a positive attitude and passion for storytelling. Candidates must be able to work both independently and cultivate strong working relationships with key stakeholders. Daily responsibilities may include information sourcing/discovery, planning, writing, designing, producing, and deploying multimedia content for a variety of audiences. Efficiently managing multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment is key to our collective success.

About Surgical Innovations

The $6 billion Surgical Innovations (SI) operating unit is the trusted partner to surgeons transforming the future of patient care. Our groundbreaking, intelligent technologies used across all surgical approaches drive clinical efficiency and improved outcomes.

This role reports directly to the Sr. Director, Communications for Surgical Innovations. It may be

based in Boulder, Colorado; North Haven, Connecticut; Mansfield, Massachusetts; or Minneapolis, Minnesota. Remote candidates may also be considered.

A career at Medtronic is like no other. Were purposeful. Were committed. And were driven by our Mission to alleviate pain, restore health and extend life for millions of people worldwide.

A Day in the Life

Collaborate with business partners across functions and geographies to inform internal and external communication strategies, content and tactics that advance, enhance and protect the SI operating unit in alignment with the Medtronic Mission and business strategy

Manage logistics and produce content for internal and external events, including global Town Hall meetings

Write leader messages, scripts and speeches, customer/patient stories, fact sheets, communications toolkits, and other materials

Produce multi-media communications assets for internal and external channels, including video and graphics

Apply journalistic skills to lead discovery and sourcing meetings with leaders, cross-functional partners, and communications team members, which will inform communication strategies and content

Develop thoughtful PR campaigns that credibly position and differentiate our business

Explore, implement, and drive adoption of strategic communication platforms

Initiate and maintain strategic relationships with media and KOLs

Develop processes and tools to effectively share news and information

Manage media monitoring for the team, using the Cision platform

Develop and deploy content using the Eloqua platform or other distribution channels

Create dashboards, score cards and reports to assess communications program performance against objectives

Support the launch, adoption and reinforcement of Medtronic verbal and visual brand guidelines

Represent SI by participating and collaborating with Medtronics center-led communications initiatives and teams

Route materials for approvals and distribution

Create POs and track expenses against budgets

Schedule meetings with leaders and communications team members

Must Haves

Bachelors Degree and 2+ years of progressive responsibility in the communications field, in a corporate or agency environment OR Advanced Degree

Nice to Have

Demonstrated ability to develop communications strategies and tactics with measurable outcomes, using multiple channels, including digital/social media

Experience writing and producing internal and external content, including press releases, social media posts, articles, and video

Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships across a variety of functions and with all levels of management and employees

Ability to effectively manage multiple projects with competing deadlines

Proven ability to work both independently and in team settings

Intermediate design / creative skills (e.g., PPT, asset development)

Experience with multi-channel communications deployment

Surgical/medical technology/medical device/healthcare industry experience

Bachelors degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or related field

Eloqua experience

Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 suite, including Teams and Yammer

Experience with Cision media monitoring platform

About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Lets work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description 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. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.