Communications Director, Clinical Operations


A family-owned company, bioMérieux has grown to become a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics. For almost 60 years and across the world, we have imagined and developed innovative diagnostics solutions to improve public health. Today, our teams are spread across 44 countries and serve 160 countries with the support of a large distribution network. This includes our SLC site, formerly known as BioFire Diagnostics.

A world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for over 55 years, bioMérieux provides diagnostic solutions which determine the source of disease and contamination to improve patient health and ensure consumer safety.

In North America we have more than 5,000 team members across 11 sites or subsidiaries, including Salt Lake City-based BioFire Diagnostics and one subsidiary in Montreal, Canada.

Come and join a family-owned global company with a long-term vision, and a human-centered culture.

Position Details

Communications Director, Clinical Operations
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

bioMerieux, a global leader in in vitro diagnostics, has an opening on the North America Corporate Communications team. This role is responsible for the planning and execution of internal, business-critical communications related to Clinical Operations, the company's largest business in North America. This position can be located in Chicago, Illinois, Salt Lake City, Utah, Durham, North Carolina, St Louis, Missouri or San Jose, California. For an out-of-area candidate, a generous relocation package is offered.

Reporting to the Vice President, Corporate Communications, North America, the role will support the VP/GM of Clinical Operations, North America, and will be a member of the regional Clinical Operations Leadership Team (COLT).

  • Raise awareness of the company’s purpose, global strategic priorities and focus on helping create a healthier world; 
  • Educate, engage, align, and motivate team members to achieve the strategic priorities of Clinical Operations North America, to serve customers and patients and drive profitable growth; 
  • Plan and execute an industry key influencer focused social media program for the VP/GM, Clinical Operations, North America and the COLT. This includes platform strategy, editorial calendar planning, content creation and publication, monitoring, metrics, and routine reports. 
  • Serve and support the internal communication needs of the COLT and strategic partners (marketing, medical and regulatory affairs, human resources, etc.); and
  • Drive brand stewardship through education and standards compliance; 
  • Provide support for major projects, programs, and initiatives within the business, such as annual and regional sales meetings, product launches, trade shows and other customer and patient-focused events.
  • This individual will contribute to the development and deployment of a comprehensive, regional communications strategy, as a member of the Corporate Communications North Americateam.


  • Master’s or bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, or journalism from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum 10-15 years of experience in a communications role with a large, multinational employer.
  • Legally authorized to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship.

Requisite Skills:

  • Creative, highly motivated, willing to take risks, and driven to achieve high levels of output.
  • Work collaboratively with communications and business leaders in regional, functional, and business groups.
  • Work with minimal supervision.
  • Maintain strong levels of credibility with all levels throughout the company.
  • Maintain on-time delivery and quality of communications they manage.
  • Function as a trusted advisor to Clinical Operations senior leaders.
  • Work collaboratively with the Corporate Communications team.
  • Project optimism and composure under pressure.
  • Influence people, often without formal authority, to drive change.
  • Both lead and follow as a trusted team member.
  • Be proactive in recognizing and addressing Clinical Operations issues and needs.

In addition, needs to have:

  • Knowledge of communications theory and practice: understands communications as a two-way process and its use in influencing perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors; broad exposure to and understanding of the integrated disciplines of the communication function (i.e., media relations, employee communications, branding and corporate identity, financial communications, marketing communications, community relations, etc.); ability to provide communications counsel to the COLT leadership team.
  • Strategic communications planning skills: able to: define communications objectives that are aligned and in support of business objectives; analyze and interpret variables to develop a framework for strategic internal communications; define measurable objectives; design and conduct both quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Project management skills: able to: lead the planning, implementation, and evaluation of projects according to established processes; serve as a consultant for internal and external customers.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills: able to: synthesize complex information; meet the needs of a variety of target audiences; generate effective and compelling content for a variety of vehicles; develop and deliver effective presentations.
  • Knowledge of graphic design and production: understands graphic design including composition, color, imagery, motion, and sound across the spectrum of communications vehicles and production processes for those vehicles.

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