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The Nielsen Company
Community Affairs Manager (0902773)

Ms. Cheryl Pearson-McNeil, SVP – Community Relations and Public Affairs for The Nielsen Company, and Ms. Margaret Bowani, senior recruiter at The Nielsen Company’s Staffing Center of Excellence, wanted to share an opening they have in their Chicago office. Nielsen is seeking a Community Affairs Manager. This manager will oversee and coordinate day-to-day community outreach activities for Nielsen’s offices in specified major markets (with emphasis on Chicago). He/She will be engaged in Nielsen’s partnerships with community, civic, social service and business organizations that are designed to increase the company’s visibility in the communities it serves. For more details regarding this position, please visit the link listed above. All applicants are encouraged to apply online for this position.


Marketing Director, Senior Medical Director, Corporate Counsel, Director of Brand Marketing, Others…
New York
While this message was forwarded by the Asian/Pacific Islander American organization, an employee resource/affinity group, within the company, you do not have to be Asian or Pacific Islander to apply for any of these positions.
934079 Corporate Compliance Corporate Counsel, Government Investigations
934727 PC-Managed Sr. Corporate Counsel – Corporate and Governmental Customers (CGC) Group
934978 Primary Care, WBB Sr. Manager, HCP Portfolio Team Marketing
932645 Primary Care, WBB Marketing Director/ Team Leader, US Aricept
933698 Oncology (2) Senior Directors, Sutent
936246 Oncology US Regional Leader/Sr. Director Outcomes Research
936197 Oncology Senior Director OR – JACK Regional Leader
934097 Customer Brand Marketing Director, Lead for CGC Brand Marketing (Spiriva/Aricept), Primary Care Business Unit

APAG is not part of Pfizer’s Human Resources (HR) organization, but is reaching out to the Asian professional community on behalf of Pfizer regarding a set of open Employee positions that currently do not have a diverse slate of candidates – particularly Asian candidates. Your organization was identified by members of APAG as a representative of highly qualified Asian professional talent. If you are interested, please pass the attached role descriptions along to your membership. The roles described above represent a number of different functional areas and seniority levels within Pfizer.

Instructions for interested Candidates
Reply to with:
Candidate Name
Candidate Contact info
Job ID(s) that Candidate is interested in
APAG will then provide further information on how to apply for the role(s).

Thank you in advance for your assistance in this matter and please advise if you have any questions. Also, please advise if you know of any other Asian professional organizations that may be interested in this information.

About Pfizer Inc
At Pfizer (, we apply science and our global resources to improve health and well-being at every stage of life. We strive to set the standard for quality, safety and value in the discovery, development and manufacturing of medicines for people and animals. Our diversified global health care portfolio includes human and animal biologic and small molecule medicines and vaccines, as well as nutritional products and many of the world’s best-known consumer products. Every day, Pfizer colleagues work across developed and emerging markets to advance wellness, prevention, treatments and cures that challenge the most feared diseases of our time. Consistent with our responsibility as the world’s leading biopharmaceutical company, we also collaborate with health care providers, governments and local communities to support and expand access to reliable, affordable health care around the world. For more than 150 years, Pfizer has worked to make a difference for all who rely on us.

About Asian Pacific Americans Group (APAG)
APAG consists of Pfizer Colleagues who are of Asian descent. APAG’s members are located around the country (e.g. New York, Connecticut, California, Michigan, etc.) and play a number of different functional roles within the company. APAG’s mission is to “Recruit, develop, retain, and advocate for Asian Colleagues, while leveraging their unique perspectives and skills to further Pfizer’s key business objectives in established and emerging markets”.


Vice President, Corporate Communications
Bellevue, Wash.

Ms. Judith Cushman of Cushman & Associates is searching for qualified candidates for a rare VP of Corporate Communications position up in the Seattle area. Please see the job description below. If you or someone you know is interested in this position, you must contact Judy directly by sending her at email at:

Judith Cushman & Associates
425 392 8660 (w) 425 466 7906 (m) Bellevue, WA 98008
Please attach your résumé and cover letter when you respond to Judy. AND, write “Bill Imada” in the subject line.

She will respond quickly to candidates who have the most appropriate background for this position. Judy is also updating her database of candidates and would be happy to keep your name and résumé on file for future openings.

Position: Vice President, Corporate Communications
Company: T-Mobile, USA, Inc. Bellevue, WA (Seattle area), the US operating entity of Deutsche Telekom AG
Reports to: The Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief People Officer reporting to the CEO
Status: Position available immediately
For Further information, in confidence contact: Judith Cushman, Retained Search,; 425 392 8660,; Bellevue, WA. Search Announced, January 5, 2010
T-Mobile USA, the US operating entity of Deutsche Telekom AG, based at US headquarters in Bellevue, WA in the greater Seattle area has awarded the search for Vice President, Corporate Communications to Judith Cushman & Associates, Bellevue, WA.

The post is the most senior communications role in the 40,000+ employee company. The VP is responsible for overseeing all facets of corporate communications, including enterprise and frontline communications, external communications/media relations, and crisis communications/issues management. The prior incumbent has relocated and the position is available immediately.

Key Challenges

The most important priorities of the position are:
–developing strategic communications programs that support marketing/branding initiatives in a highly competitive, changing landscape
–developing strategic communications that mobilize the workforce in support of company culture, values and initiatives.
–team leadership of a staff of 40+ including coaching and development, and the synergistic engagement of staff to accomplish the goals of the communications group.

About T-Mobile, USA

T-Mobile, as Deutsche Telekom’s US wireless operation, serves 33.4 million customers all via a common technology platform which is the world’s most widely used digital wireless standards. “T-Mobile’s innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most.” T-Mobile was the first wireless telecom company to be named to Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to work for. It is currently the 4th largest wireless carrier in the industry.

Industry Overview and T-Mobile (per Robert Dotson, CEO)

The mobile industry is fast-paced and hotly competitive. Only recently, has saturation been reached as the market has matured. At this inflection point, customers are to be won at the expense of the competition. The cost of acquiring customers is rising while churn is increasing. Profit margins are eroding.

Recent developments per comments by Robert Dotson, T-Mobile’s CEO in early January as reported by The Wall Street Journal:
–Google’s Nexus One will run on T-Mobile USA and will be sold directly to consumers through a Google-run web site and T-Mobile will offer a plan for it.
–Google’s Android mobile software is vitally important to T-Mobile’s data-services strategy which best uses the newly upgraded network. (This is T-Mobile’s answer to the iPhone.)
–T-Mobile is interested in strategic alliances. While there is a benefit to telco consolidation, given the current political climate, Dotson does not expect much M&A activity.
–Key direction for T-Mobile is to focus on reducing customer turnover in this highly competitive business climate.

About the Vice President, Corporate Communications Role

The Vice President, Corporate Communications will lead all aspects of corporate communications to engage employees and safeguard and promote T-Mobile’s reputation and brand with all key stakeholders. S/He will lead a team of 40+ PR professionals and serve as the senior executive responsible for general corporate communications, media relations, social media, internal communications, industry/trade relations, issues management, crisis communications and product and service publicity. This leader also will be a key partner for DT communicators, serving as a U.S. liaison for worldwide communications campaigns as well as investor relations. The leader also will collaborate with T-Mobile Government Affairs on key legislative and regulatory initiatives.

Core Responsibilities:
General Corporate Communications. As the lead communications executive, the candidate needs to serve as a strategic counselor, a team leader as well as a communications craftsperson. The leader establishes communications policies, protocols and procedures to ensure alignment with strategic operating objectives. S/he develops new communications programs and initiatives and works cross-functionally with business leaders.
Media Relations. T-Mobile USA generates substantial media interest. This position serves as the top company PR spokesperson on critical issues — both proactively and reactively — and effectively works with international, national, state, and local print and broadcast media, as well as consumer and technology trade media. S/he also will identify the necessary external PR agency resources, and define and deploy the company’s PR agencies for optimized results within a cost-effective budget.
Internal Communications. This position will lead and manage the internal communications team’s efforts to drive cross-functional employee communications programs and engagement in support of company goals and objectives. This includes oversight of all internal communication vehicles including print, online and other multimedia tools. S/he provides counsel and communications support for the CEO and other senior executives on ways to engage employees in key company initiatives. The leader also will drive processes for gauging the effectiveness of overall internal communications.
Industry/Trade Analyst Relations. The position will be responsible for oversight and coordination of outreach and work with industry/trade analysts to ensure consistency of communications message and regular flow of information on network reliability, new services and products, other T-Mobile metrics, and T-Mobile competitive position in the market. The leader also will work with our trade industry association to ensure T-Mobile views are fully represented in matters coming before and being driven by CTIA. The candidate may also potentially serve on the CTIA Foundation Board.

Issues Management. This position works with other corporate leaders in identifying and managing communications on critical emerging business or customer issues, as well as special projects or initiatives. This includes areas that may emerge such as employment policies and practices, customer service issues, product recalls, data integrity as well as health and safety issues, among many others.
Product and Services PR. This position manages the media relations team to lead the public announcement and launch of new products and services, working cross-functionally across units to leverage earned media in promotion and buzz surrounding new products and services tied to the T-Mobile brand position. This includes a regular review program, and developing and maintaining relationships with the top consumer tech reporters at the national, state and local level in major markets. As well, this position oversees the Go-To-Market team to ensure internal alignment on all product releases and promotions.
DT and Investor Relations. This position is the principal liaison with DT and T-Mobile International corporate communications. S/he provides support to the CFO and closely coordinates on all financial and investor issues, particularly the timing, content and U.S. elements of DT’s quarterly earnings, as well as other issues of potential impact to DT or announcements by DT with impact on U.S. communications.
Legislative and Regulatory Communications. Working with T- Mobile. Government Affairs office, this position ensures effective utilization of public affairs resources to support T-Mobile’s most critical legislative and regulatory priorities and challenges.
Social Media. This position will devise and implement an updated social media policy for the company for use with employees and their interaction with all stakeholders internal and external to T-Mobile

Crisis Communications. This position works closely with the Chief People Officer, the General Counsel and others in corporate leadership and legal in planning for and responding to crises of varying scope and severity to ensure business continuity.

Personal Characteristics/Qualifications
This is a strategic leadership position where a track record of innovative thinking supporting the business goals of the client (either on the corporate or agency side) is critical. Linked to the conceptual skills is the ability to orchestrate and implement programs through team efforts using staff and outside resources. Scale and scope is important and should be in line with the size of T-Mobile. Maturity and lack of ego are critical. Knowing how to be an effective advocate for communications based on sound business thinking, when to graciously concede and support the leadership decision is vital. Candidates at the Senior Director level (and above) in Fortune 500 companies or Vice Presidents at smaller organizations and Senior Vice Presidents at consulting firms would have the qualifications to be considered for this role.
The ideal candidate will bring added value if s/he has had experience in a company that operated in a highly competitive consumer (or consumer/tech) facing product category. Attracting and retaining customers where a wide array of branding and positioning tools were deployed would be very useful. While T-Mobile is continuously innovating, the issue of customer loyalty and retention is much broader than touting product features (which is why a consumer orientation can be far more applicable than a B to B approach.)
The challenge of a fast-paced industry segment requires a candidate that is continuously embracing change and enjoys being on the leading edge where absorbing new information is ongoing. In an industry that shifts quarter to quarter, the incumbent must welcome intensity rather than be exhausted by it. For the successful incumbent, the competitive race is “fun.”
Specific Requirements:
The candidate will have created or been principally responsible for enhancing a distinctive and widely recognized employer/brand identity through the creative and cost-effective use of media relations and other tools to gain visibility for the business in both consumer segment media and influential business press.
· Proven communications leadership, team management, and coaching/mentoring competencies are required at an organization of a comparable scale and scope
· The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years, preferably 15, of communications experience with 3-5 years leading the function and responsible for multi-functional areas and directly reporting to a C-level executive at the corporation. The candidate also should be comfortable working in a fast-paced, high growth environment.
College degree in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications or related discipline. Communications or related master’s degree, or MBA, preferred but not required.
Diversity, Relocation, Compensation
T-Mobile supports a diverse work environment and encourages all qualified candidates to apply
A relocation program is available if needed (Home purchase is not included.)
Compensation is extremely attractive and consists of base salary, Bonus (distributed twice yearly) and a Phantom Stock Plan Program with annual payouts.


Roll International
Director of Risk Management
Los Angeles

Mr. Michael Perdigao, President of Advertising and Corporate Communications at Roll International, asked that I circulate the attached job description from his company. Roll International is seeking a Director of Risk Management.

If you are interested in this position or know of others who might be, please send cover letter and résumé to Mike Perdigao

Roll International Corporation

Position: Director of Risk Management
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Description: • Lead and manage a Risk Management Department that provides services to Roll International’s nine operating companies and corporate areas• Ascertain and appraise all corporate and operational risks, which can be mitigated with insurances, and make recommendations regarding insurance, self-insurance, avoidance strategies, and hazard reduction strategies (based on common sense, probabilities of occurrence, frequency, magnitude of potential losses, etc.)• Develop close personal and working relationships with personnel in operating companies and corporate areas to stay abreast of changes in any aspect of the company(ies) that may impact risk management and to educate, support, and assist the with programs and initiatives to reduce total cost of insurance• Interface with and support Legal, Finance, Real Estate, and Human Resource departments• Work with agents, brokers, consultants, and insurance company representatives• Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal requirements regarding insurance• Review insurance clauses in major business and financial contracts• Direct budget preparation, allocations to business units, actuarial claims development, reporting, and internal and external presentations• Oversee administration of claims by third-party claims administrators under the company’s insurance programs and actively manage the claim process to ensure timely and appropriate resolution• Monitor performance and participate in periodic reviews of third-party claims administrators• Work with Legal department to advise on coverage issues and liaise with insurance carriers• Provide claims data and reports to operating companies to assist them in managing and improving their loss experience • Gather, review, and validate claims experience data and information for insurance program submissions, renewals, and actuarial reserve analysis• Reports to Chief Financial Officer• Travel approximately 10%, mostly within California Required Experience: • Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Mathematics, Engineering, or related field(with significant coursework in mathematics)• Master degree in Business Administration or related field a nice to have• Minimum of 10 years work experience in risk management and insurance, at least 5 years of which must be in a Risk Management department of a company• Broad experience in assessing risks related to and purchasing insurance for property, casualty, business interruption, medical, life, product recall, third-party liability, e-commerce, workers’ compensation, inland marine, ocean marine, and air cargo• Experience managing the above in both domestic and international environments
02/03/10 • Multi-state knowledge of workers’ compensation laws and regulations, including California• Excellent interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills• Knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations and accreditation standards• Industry accreditations such as Professional Risk Manager (PRM) and Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA) desired Required Skills• Outstanding leadership and executive presence• Superior problem solving and analytical skills (both quantitative and qualitative)• Knowledge of statistics, data collection, analysis, and data presentation• Excellent oral and written presentation skills, including high level of proficiency in PowerPoint and Excel• Keen ability to develop strong personal and professional relationships at all levels with an organization• Ability to execute and follow through on commitments Required Personal Characteristics• Combination of high confidence and low ego / down to earth, unpretentious personal style• Exceptional organizational and emotional IQ• Comfortable supervising multiple projects and with changing priorities• Focused, organized, results-oriented individual• Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic, highly entrepreneurial environment

Compensation: Competitive and commensurate with experience Company: Roll International is a $2B+ private holding company with diverse interests:• FIJI Water is the largest imported premium still water brand in the United States(• POM Wonderful is the largest grower, processor, and marketer of POM Wonderful juices and fresh pomegranates (• Teleflora is the largest floral wire service in the world (• Paramount Farms is the largest grower and producer of pistachios, almonds, and pomegranates in the world (• Paramount Farming is the largest farming operation in the United States• Paramount Citrus is the largest integrated orange and lemon producer, processor, and seller in North America (• Suterra is a technology company specialized in controlled release, pheromone-based products for pest control (• Neptune Shipping is one of the largest maritime shipping companies in Australasia( • Spring Fresh is New Zealand’s premier Artesian bottled water company(
Pfizer’s Asian Pacific American Group (APAG) would like to share with your organization a number of full-time employment opportunities that may be of particular interest to your membership (See below for more info about Pfizer and APAG). Pfizer is deeply committed to building a diverse and inclusive work environment in which all ethnic communities have equal career opportunities within the company. As a result, they strive to ensure that internal Hiring Managers have a diverse slate of candidates from which to choose for open Positions. These positions are not guaranteed to be filled by a member of any particular ethnic community, but Pfizer would like to raise awareness about the roles among qualified candidates of all communities.