Communications Specialist & Assistant to General Manager at LOTTE Biologics

Job Locations US-NY-East Syracuse
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


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LOTTE BIOLOGICS located in East Syracuse, NY is seeking a Communication Specialist & Assistant to General Manager to join our team who entered the biologics Contract Development Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) business after acquiring Bristol Myers Squibb’s Syracuse biologics drug substance manufacturing site on January 1, 2023!


The Communications Specialist and Assistant to the GM plans, develops, coordinates, and evaluates community and corporate activities, is responsible for building and enhancing relationships with journalists and media, develops and curates engaging and results-driven social media content and provides support to the GM and the site Leadership Team. This dynamic position requires the ability to anticipate needs, think critically, and offer solutions to problems with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.



Communication Specialist (70%)

  • Create and produce content for the General Manager, the Leadership team, Business Development and Talent Acquisition, for distribution in key channels such as LinkedIn. Utilize analytics to identify trends, insights, and best practices for utilizing social media.
  • Stay up-to-date on latest social media trends and tools, and make recommendations for how they can be leveraged
  • Plan, edit and write content for a variety of employee communications mediums (town halls, newsletters, intranet). Excellent writing skills and be able to craft press releases, pitches, media advisories, talking points and other materials
  • Draft weekly updates to HQ utilizing standard templates
  • Coordinate and plan internal and external corporate events.
  • Arranges for photography and/or press coverage for special events
  • Lead media and social media outreach efforts.  Strong interpersonal skills to cultivate relationships, enjoys pitching and working with journalists, influencers and other industry leaders to build brand.
  • Monitors media and social media


Assistant to GM (30%)

  • Act as a gatekeeper for all communications, meetings, scheduling, and correspondence for the General Manager, provide general support to the GM for travel plans and schedule coordinating when necessary.
  • Coordinate site leadership team meetings, including all scheduling, managing agenda, set up, attend meetings, take meeting notes, and ensure follow-up on all action items
  • Able to deal with confidential information without exception, must uphold the core values of the organization.

Remote Position





  • A minimum of 3 years of proven work experience within areas such as HR, Project Management or Technology, demonstrated project management, organization and planning skills applied in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications, and negotiation skills coupled with the ability to  build strong, trusting relationships with stakeholders and influence and motivate others toward accomplishing individual and group objectives.
  • Proven ability to navigate effectively and efficiently within complex organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly, work effectively in ambiguous situations, and a willingness to take charge and drive results
  • Comfort working with senior leaders and enjoy interacting with different cultures and being part of a global company



  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably with concentrated study in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, Public Relations, and/or Event Planning.
  • Bilingual ability is a plus, particularly in Korean and English.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, comfortable working on social media platforms (Linked-in, Twitter, etc.)
  • Project management experience, with proven ability to coordinate multiple projects and deliver on time.

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Company Profile

LOTTE BIOLOGICS was established in 2022, and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. LOTTE BIOLOGICS entered the biologics CDMO business after acquiring Bristol Myers Squibb’s Syracuse biologics drug substance manufacturing site, as of January 1, 2023!


The newly established organization aims to become a Global Top 10 CDMO company in the biopharmaceutical industry.  With initial operations in 1948 in Japan, LOTTE has grown to become the fifth-largest conglomerate corporation in South Korea. LOTTE has various business units, including petro/fine chemicals, food, retail, hotels, electronics, construction, and IT. LOTTE has 30+ global locations across the US, Europe, and Asia.


An Equal Opportunity Employer

We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.


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