Manager, Corporate Internal Communications:
Charles River Laboratories, Inc.

Charles River Laboratories, Inc.
Wilmington North Carolina

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.




Develop and implement internal communication strategies and plans that engage, align and inspire employees with Charles River’s vision and business strategy and drives employees' understanding and engagement on Charles River’s priorities and key initiatives.


  • Work closely with senior leaders on communication strategies and activities to support key corporate initiatives.

  • Provide strategic counsel to senior leaders and develop messaging and internal communications for company and industry updates, key initiatives, and other topics.

  • Develop internal communications programs that mobilize employees to achieve the company's goals.

  • Manage all phases of communications development from evaluating effectiveness and identifying needs through planning, execution and measurement.

  • Recommend and plan communications strategies, programs or activities that address specific business issues or employee needs and achieve desired results.

  • Create clear, concise and timely communications that convey key messages tied to business/company goals and foster employee understanding and commitment.

  • Develop well-crafted written material for a variety of audiences from senior executives to front-line employees and for various communication vehicles including the intranet, e-mail, speeches, presentations and print collateral.

  • Measure communications effectiveness using best practices and KPIs.

  • Advise and counsel others on effective internal communications strategies and tactics.

  • Manage multiple complex projects simultaneously.

  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.



  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in marketing, communications, human resources or related discipline.

  • Experience:  Minimum of 5 - 7 years related experience in employee communications for a multi-site organization.

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.

  • Certification/Licensure: None

  • Other: Excellent writing and marketing skills required. Effective communication skills for large, multinational audiences. Strong interpersonal skills including collaboration, influencing, aligning, and active listening.  Must feel comfortable discussing communication needs with senior leaders and key stakeholders at a global level. Must be able to meet deadlines and work with tight deadlines and competing priorities.



  • Regularly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.

  • Regularly provides information to and receives information from/through various technologies, media, sources and contacts. Must be able to accurately exchange accurate information in these situations.

  • Must occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.



  • General office working conditions; the noise level is usually quiet.

About Corporate Functions

The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.

About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges.  Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.

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Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

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