Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs

Categories: G&A - Executive
Crinetics is a pharmaceutical company based in San Diego, California that develops much-needed therapies for people with rare endocrine diseases. We were founded by a dedicated team of scientists with the simple belief that better therapies developed from rigorous innovation can lead to better lives. Our work continues to make a real difference in the lives of patients. We have a prolific discovery engine and robust pipeline across preclinical and clinical development. We are driven by science with a patient-centric and team-oriented culture. This is an exciting time to join Crinetics as we shape our organization into the world’s premier fully integrated endocrine company from discovery to patients. Come join our team as we transform the lives of others.
Position Summary:
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs is responsible for identifying and setting strategic corporate affairs initiatives to support, protect and grow Crinetics’ corporate and product reputation and brand identity. This person will be responsible for leading the overall strategic direction and implementation of internal and external communications, investor relations, government affairs and patient advocacy, product public relations, issues & crisis management, stakeholder engagement, media relations, digital/social media and branding.
Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
These may include but are not limited to:
Primary Responsibilities:
Strategic Leadership
  • Develop and lead a strategic vision that increases awareness of Crinetics’ overarching corporate brand and pipeline of product candidates, upholds and enhances the company’s corporate reputation and strengthens Crinetics’ position as a leading company to work for within the biopharmaceutical industry.
  • Ensure the communications strategy is integrated and consistently articulated to all the organization’s stakeholders, including leadership, employees, investors, patient advocacy and policy organizations/leaders/influencers and media.
  • Serve as senior advisor to the executive team on emerging industry trends and impact, communications best practices and issues management. Partner with CEO, CFO/Finance, Commercial, Human Resources, Medical Affairs, Legal, Clinical Development and Operations, and other departments, as necessary, on issues of importance.
People Leadership
  • Build an integrated corporate affairs department and oversee day-to-day functional activities including strategy and planning, team development, budget management and resource allocation.
  • Recruit, manage and retain a top talent team to execute the corporate affairs strategy and drive Crinetics’ business objectives.
  • Prioritize career development and promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to innovation.
Investor Relations Leadership
  • Develop and lead an investor relations program that aligns the company’s strategy, long-term vision, financial position, plans, progress and performance with the investment community.
  • Guide all communications directed to the investment community related to corporate and product milestones, financial results updates, and financings in collaboration with CFO and other cross-functional stakeholders.
  • Identify opportune timing, banks and executive participation for investor conferences, non-deal roadshows, bus tours to maximize return of time spent with analysts and investors.
Communications Leadership
  • Build awareness, credibility and trust in Crinetics by developing and implementing a proactive media relations program that favorably positions the company, its leadership, science and therapeutic candidates/marketed products (future state) within top-tier national, regional and trade press. Ensure the media relations program is well integrated with product marketing plans to advance Crinetics’ therapeutic candidates.
  • Set internal communications strategic direction and editorial vision to engage, strengthen Crinetics’ culture and promote business priorities among its employees.  Advise and partner with HR to grow Crinetics’ employment brand, on-boarding and retention programs.
  • Develop and lead Crinetics’ digital communications strategy across Crinetics’ social channels and other digital assets to educate and engage employees, patients, clinicians and the biopharma industry online. Oversee the company’s brand fundamentals, such as design principles, branding and asset management.
Government Affairs and Patient Advocacy Leadership
  • Enhance Crinetics’ visibility and reputation with relevant stakeholders and position Crinetics as an emerging leader in endocrine therapeutic development.
  • Implement stakeholder management plan and develop relationships with key decision makers and organizations that support Crinetics’ policy goals and regulatory strategies.
  • Develop and lead an overall patient advocacy strategy in key disease areas by forming or expanding collaborative, mutually beneficial partnerships.
Education and Experience:
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism or a related field with experience in healthcare, pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries a plus.
  • Minimum of 15 years of increasing experience in planning and executing communications strategies in a face-paced and highly functioning company, agency, or health care setting.
  • Strategic thinker who has excellent judgment, integrity and operates with transparency in leading and making decisions that are in the best interest of the company.
  • Superior influencing & mobilization skills; demonstrated ability to interact and influence all levels of the organization, an ability to lead projects involving cross-functional teams and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional written, oral and strategic communication skills, strong problem-solving skills and the ability to develop and implement strategic work plans and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong and demonstrated managerial, coaching and team-building skills.
  • Experience and knowledge in working within a variety of stakeholders to develop plans, timelines and adhere to budgets.
  • Ability to manage a high degree of complex functional interactions across multiple departments and at the Executive Management/Board level.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Physical Activities: On a continuous basis, sit at desk for a long period of time; intermittently answer telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means. Some walking and lifting up to 25 lbs. may be required. The noise level in the work environment is typically low to moderate. The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions and responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and responsibilities.
Laboratory Activities (if applicable): Biology and chemical laboratory environment experience needed. Environmental health and safety requirements also apply.
You may be required to travel for up to 30% of your time.

The Anticipated Base Salary Range:
In addition to your base pay, our total rewards program consists of a discretionary annual target bonus, stock options, ESPP, and 401k match. We also provide top-notch health insurance plans for employees (and their families) to include medical, dental, vision and basic life insurance, 20 days of PTO, 10 paid holidays, and a winter company shutdown.

The final salary offered to a successful candidate will be dependent on several factors that may include but are not limited to the type and length of experience and education. Crinetics Pharmaceuticals is a multi-state employer, and this salary range may not reflect positions that work in other states. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range during the hiring process.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
Crinetics is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants without regard to unlawful considerations of sex, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and/or expression), pregnancy, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion or similar philosophical beliefs, disability, marital and civil union status, age, genetic information, veteran status or any personal attribute or characteristic that is protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.
Vaccination requirement:
Following extensive monitoring, research, consideration of business implications, and advice from internal and external experts, Crinetics requires that all employees and contractors be fully vaccinated and have received the COVID-19 vaccines as a condition of employment. “Full vaccination” is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.