Manager, Communications


This is where you save and sustain lives.

At Baxter, we are deeply connected by our mission. No matter your role at Baxter, your work makes a positive impact on people around the world. You’ll feel a sense of purpose throughout the organization, as we know our work improves outcomes for millions of patients.

Baxter’s products and therapies are found in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. For over 85 years, we have pioneered significant medical innovations that transform healthcare.

Together, we create a place where we are happy, successful and inspire each other. This is where you can do your best work.

Join us at the intersection of saving and sustaining lives— where your purpose accelerates our mission.

This is a hybrid role with 3 days in our Deerfield office and 2 working remotely. We offer "flex" for your day hours when working at our Deerfield office.

Position Details

Manager, Communications
Northern Illinois
Deerfield, IL

Your Role at Baxter:

This is where your ideas lead to success.

As a Manager, Communications, you have lots of ideas grounded in research and knowledge of the marketplace. Your skills in planning and implementing these ideas are what make you an outstanding business partner and marketer. You critically think through problems and communicate your ideas in a way that helps us compete. Your curiosity, love of learning, and active listening give you a significant understanding of healthcare and business.

And while you are a great teammate, you are also competitive—determined to achieve results and get things done.

At Baxter, we're not just promoting the latest life-saving products; we're thinking strategically about getting products to those who need them by understanding the value they provide, the market where they are needed, and the approach to reach the right individuals.

Your Team

We develop quality products with the patient in mind, so our marketing efforts are also patient-centric. That means you can be proud of our work and the value we provide to people every day.

As a large, multinational organization, you have the opportunity to expand your knowledge through collaboration with a variety of individuals, exposure to different facets of our portfolio, and a supportive leadership team that encourages ongoing development.

From your leaders to your peers, we operate as a team. We are focused on delivering for our patients and the business. We continue developing digital tools to enable efficiency and support a variety of learning and development opportunities.

What you'll be doing:

We are looking for an experienced communicator to join our team to help build Baxter's reputation among key partners. You will work with our Global Communications team and the Healthcare Systems & Technologies (HST) business segment to reach key audiences through traditional and social media and owned channels, with the autonomy to implement your ideas from start to finish. You’ll be responsible for implementing communications plans that span internal and external audiences in support of business objectives and other initiatives as needed.

Critical Responsibilities:

  • Support external and internal communications for the HST business segment, including promoting product and platform developments and innovations, healthcare conferences and events, and content that speaks to relevant healthcare trends. 
  • Develop and implement multichannel, tactical communications plans 
  • Uncover compelling stories from employees and find new and innovative ways to weave them into communications platforms. 
  • Develop internal communications materials, including content for town halls, emails, videos and internal social media messages to help drive engagement, keep employees informed, and help to maintain a common sense of purpose among teams. 
  • Assist with media relations, including pitching and securing media placements, developing press releases to promote key achievements, and crafting key messages and other materials to support our response to inquiries from journalists. Research media outlets, contacts and coverage relevant to business objectives. 
  • Create key messages, Q&As and media statements, among other materials, on a wide range of topics and issues, including research, drafting and editing. 
  • Build and manage strong relationships with HST and corporate leaders to help implement communications initiatives. 
  • Partner with our Global Communications team to develop dynamic content for Baxter's social media channels and websites, in alignment with our overall content strategy. Act as a conduit between the Global Communications team and the business segment teams to ensure content is aligned with our business strategy. 
  • Understand Baxter's brand guidelines and communications policies and support internal partner education and alignment

What you'll bring:

  • Bachelor's degree required in English, marketing, journalism, public relations, advertising, or transferrable area. A minimum of 4+ years proven experience in corporate communications or public relations. Healthcare industry experience desired. 
  • Demonstrated experience working partners to build effective messages 
  • Strong and versatile writing skills for a variety of content types, channels and topics. Experience writing for the web and social media. 
  • Proven ability to find, research, develop and promote compelling stories in engaging ways across channels and audiences
  • Strong project management, time management and organizational skills. 
  • Highly motivated, with ability to make decisions independently. 
  • Flexible and agile, with the ability to quickly change course when need arises.

Baxter is committed to supporting the needs for flexibility in the workplace. We do so through our flexible workplace policy which includes a minimum of 3 days a week onsite. This policy provides the benefits of connecting and collaborating in-person in support of our Mission.

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