Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications

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Updated: May 4, 2023
Location: Nationwide, United States
Job ID: 148023

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You are organized, driven, and thrive in an ownership position.

You're ambitious and business-savvy enough to secure and organize high-visibility, large-scale projects. However, you know that maintaining close individual relationships and being a reliable liaison are the keys to building confidence and lasting trust with your customers. Can you see the big picture and the details? You have the potential to excel in this dynamic Senior Vice President role with Syneos Health Public Relations.

We are seeking a Senior Vice President to join the Syneos Corporate Communications Practice. This is an opportunity for the right candidate to establish themselves as a go-to corporate communications expert within Syneos Health. The Corporate Communications Practice delivers corporate communications, branding, financial communications, employee engagement, change management, and social impact counsel to clients across our three agencies.

An organization’s purpose, leadership, culture and the value it brings to society are more critical to reputation and stakeholder value than ever before. Our Practice drives bottom-line results of emerging to Fortune 500 companies. We are diverse by design; we apply our understanding of economic, societal, cultural, and health trends to communicate scientific value, deepen customer relationships, craft thought leadership that influences progress, and nurture cultures to attract and engage employees.

With a Consistent YoY growth (13x since 2016), we are the fastest growing unit within Syneos PR; our client roster includes large, small and mid-size companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, payor and health space.

Our team is made up of former scientists, medical practitioners, reporters, former Fortune 50 spokespeople, digital, media and integrated marketing specialists, internal communications and change management gurus and passionate practitioners of diversity, health equity and inclusion programs.


  • A strong communicator, writer and strategist, the ideal candidate will be a high energy, collaborative individual who can manage teams while also rolling up his/her sleeves to work directly with clients to solve problems and implement programs
  • Oversee operational performance of accounts, ensuring quality work, deadline and budget adherence
  • Play major role in creation of communications plans and goals; manage against them
  • Act as client counsellor; address client issues thoughtfully and effectively
  • They will collaborate closely with the MD and senior peers to identify and pitch client prospects, they will also be integrally involved in developing new offerings tailored to the needs of our client base.

Job Requirements

At Syneos Health, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. If your past experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. At times, we will consider transferable skills from previous roles. We also encourage you to join our Talent Network to stay connected to additional career opportunities..  

  • 12-15 years of experience in corporate communications and/or health communications working with small, mid-size or large healthcare companies; agency (preferred) background

  • Highly confident communicator, adept at persuasive writing and plan development


Personal attributes:

  • Flexible and able to successfully navigate ambiguity and succeed in a rapidly changing, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with multiple priorities
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to successfully influence and effectively work across functions and personalities
  • Ability to manage teams
  • Entrepreneurial; ability to work with a high degree of independence
  • Strategic orientation and possesses easily observable maturity and sound judgment

At Syneos Health Public Relations, the possibilities are infinite. Because of our “no walls, no limits” philosophy and entrepreneurial spirit, our employees have the opportunity and potential to work on projects beyond their years of experience. The only limitations here are those that are self-imposed, and we make sure to reward staff based on talent, not title.

Syneos Health Communications is the only healthcare communications network that is part of a company on the frontlines of healthcare, with a clear view into the everyday complexities of life and health. As part of Syneos Health™, our agencies — consisting of leading brands and experts in advertising, branding, public relations, managed markets and medical communications — are engaged in every point of influence in health, providing real-world insight into markets and audiences in ways that no other partner could.

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Syneos Health is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer (Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled) 

Syneos Health has a voluntary COVID-19 vaccination policy.  We strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated.  Additionally, certain local governments or Syneos Health customers may have vaccine requirements that apply to some of our employees.  These employees are required to submit proof of vaccination to Syneos Health and maintain compliance with these requirements. 

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