Lilly Consultant-Oncology Communications in Indianapolis, Indiana



Responsible for the strategic planning, development and implementation of an integrated communications strategy for Lilly Oncology (LO) and/or products/brands. This includes using a variety of communication levers – internal and external – to help Lilly Oncology achieve its goals.

Key objectives/deliverables:

The Oncology Environment Shaping and Employee Communications Consultant’s primary responsibilities:

Brand PR:

  • Provide strategic communications counsel and support to key business partners on assigned LO product\brand team (including understanding brand strategy and leading and developing PR plans).

  • Counsel senior leadership on communications implications and impacts of events or issues on the business.

  • Collaborate with LO communications colleagues on the strategy and development of materials related to social media, data announcements and business development opportunities.

Environment Shaping and Employee Communications:

  • Provide leadership and subject matter expertise for environment shaping and employee communications.

  • Provide strategic communications counsel and support to key business partners in Lilly Oncology corporate affairs for environment shaping and key policy projects in the U.S.

  • Lead media relations strategy, execution, and media material development for corporate affairs environment shaping and policy projects in the U.S.

  • Lead LO employee and leadership communications including developing an editorial calendar and content for oncology section of Lilly corporate news (LillyNow) and town hall strategy.

  • Collaborate with key communications colleagues in International Communications and global affiliates to ensure understanding of LO communications strategy and to share materials and best practices.

Due to the nature of this work, the consultant must have broad PR skills and abilities to flex duties and successfully deliver: (as needed)

  • Media relations strategy, execution, and media material development for data and regulatory milestones, business development, partnerships and brand supportive campaigns.

  • Social media: direct development of engaging content for corporate and franchise channels, establish and maintain relationships with key influencers.

  • Issues management: Anticipate, prioritize and prepare to manage possible negative issues in the media.

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Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Experience in policy communications (preferred pharmaceutical policy) strongly prefered

  • Demonstrated experience developing and executing strategic and creative communications plans, including digital and social media.

  • Experience providing communications support and counsel to senior leadership.

  • Strong leadership skills; demonstrated ability to influence peers and internal leaders at significantly higher levels of the organization.

  • Experience collaborating with cross-functional teams across a matrix organization. Strong understanding of Lilly and how various functional groups operate.

  • Strong communication skills – including verbal, written and presentation skills – that can help inform and persuade a wide range of audiences

  • Experience effectively leading and managing a PR agency partner

  • Experience in media relations, including interacting with A-list media and serving as a spokesperson.

  • Effective project management skills, including the ability to prioritize, multi-task and make appropriate trade-off decisions.

  • Strong learning agility

  • Resilience and the ability to stay calm in stressful circumstances

Additional Information:

  • Some domestic travel required (10%)

  • Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Workplace Arrangement:



Consultant- Oncology Policy Communications

Job Category:

Government and Policy

Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years work-related communications experience.

  • A minimum 2 years Policy communications experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field (communications, journalism, PR, English)

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position

Company Overview:

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 39,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.





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North America