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Vice President/ SVP, Corporate Communications


Work Location

Corporate Headquarters (Brisbane, CA) – Hybrid

Position Summary

Annexon Biosciences is seeking a Senior Vice President/ Vice President, Corporate Communications to lead corporate communications including strategy, development, patient advocacy and execution of marketing and communications programs. The Senior VP/VP will develop and lead a strategic vision that strengthens and protects Annexon’s corporate brand. This role will report to the CEO and will play a key role in helping to develop Annexon’s long-term strategic plan.

The SVP/VP of Communications will also serve as a senior advisor to the executive team on emerging industry trends and impact, marketing and communications best practices. The successful candidate will be a visionary storyteller and inspirational leader.  This is a hands-on leadership role that requires a highly experienced leader who thrives in a high-growth, fast-paced business environment.  Like all Annexon leaders, the SVP/VP Corporate Communications incumbent will have a deep-rooted commitment to serving patients and a passion for transforming the lives of people with serious diseases and their families.

Investor Relations – helpful, not required for this role. This role may also be leveraged to help build and maintain strong relationships with investors.


  • Leads Annexon’s Corporate Communications strategy. Develop and lead Annexon’s strategic corporate communications planning and execution of internal and external communications programs.
  • Translates broad corporate strategies into clear, specific objectives and develops relevant corporate communications strategies and programs.
  • Ensures communications strategy is integrated across all stakeholders and audiences including Executives, leadership team, employees, investors, HCP community, and patient advocacy.
  • Create and deliver programs that will allow Annexon’s Executive and leadership teams to cultivate and enhance meaningful relationships with targeted, high-level external audiences, including the media and key influencers.
  • Develop a robust targeting and outreach strategy and plans. Ensure the communications strategy is integrated and consistently messaged and to all the organization’s stakeholders, including Executives, leadership teams, employees, investors, patient advocacy and HCP community investors and media. Creates plans that address specific business objectives, regulatory developments and marketplace dynamics.
  • Builds relationships and credibility that strengthens Annexon’s corporate brand and reputation as a leading company (Employer of Choice) within our relevant industry sectors.
  • Engage and educate stakeholders and audiences. Consistently communicates Annexon’s business model, corporate communications strategy and messaging to all audiences.
  • Manages the planning, development and execution of integrated communication programs, product and services including: events, newsletters, Annexon’s external website, other online and print materials, media relations and launch activities.
  • Architect core channels, content, and best practices for internal communications to increase awareness, drive engagement and reinforce cultural norms and values
  • Crystallization of a creative, impactful and visionary corporate communications including key internal and external messaging to advance Annexon’s value creation narrative.
  • Develop high quality content including the use of data and insights to develop content including, press releases, planning documents, executive presentations, talking points, website content, as well as other multi-channel content and messaging.
  • Flawlessly execute quarterly earnings communications, conferences, presentations, and visits with institutional investors.
  • Develop and maintain deep knowledge of the biopharma industry including competitors, clients and market dynamics.

Key Qualifications

  • 15 – 20 years of experience in corporate communications, with at least 10 years experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry sector.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree is an advantage.
  • Expert presentation skills. Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. A visionary storyteller with experience driving engagement and delivering strategic communications across internal and external stakeholders and a proven track record of achieving results that align with business needs.
  • Ability to develop high quality content including communications plans, presentation materials, as well as executive and stakeholder content.
  • Able to assess, understand, prepare communications content, and respond to complex scientific and clinical data inquiries.
  • Inspirational and trusted advisor with demonstrated experience designing, implementing and leading a world-class corporate communications strategies and programs that delivers measurable results.
  • Proven relationship building skills and demonstrated ability to earn the trust and confidence of senior leaders in a high-performance environment.
  • Self-driven/entrepreneurial and resourceful towards getting things done in a small fast-paced company environment.


What Annexon offers

  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging are important to us. We believe that diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are essential for the strength of our business and the vitality of the communities we serve. To learn more about our diversity commitment, culture and values, visit
  • A stimulating and rewarding workplace includes flexible work schedules, remote opportunities and the ability to achieve a work-life balance.
  • We are located in Brisbane, CA, with shuttle service from BART, CalTrain and the Ferry.
  • Annexon offers a competitive base salary and equity participation, employee stock purchase plan, as well as a comprehensive health benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k), flexible spending plans, as well as other benefits.

Company Summary

Annexon Biosciences (Nasdaq: ANNX) is a biopharmaceutical company advancing a late-stage clinical platform of novel therapies for people living with devastating classical complement-mediated neuroinflammatory diseases of the body, brain, and eye. Annexon’s novel scientific approach targets upstream C1q to block the classical complement inflammatory cascade before it starts, and its therapeutic candidates are designed to provide meaningful benefits across multiple autoimmune, neurodegenerative and ophthalmic diseases. With proof-of concept data in Guillain-Barré syndrome, Huntington’s disease and geographic atrophy, Annexon is rigorously advancing its mid-to late-stage clinical trials to bring new potential treatments to patients as quickly as possible. To learn more visit

EEO Employer – Annexon highly values Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Annexon Biosciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status. We are proud to promote a work environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work.


Staffing Agencies

Annexon Biosciences does not accept unsolicited agency resumes and will not pay fees to any third-party agency or firm that doesn’t have a signed agreement with Annexon Biosciences. Please do not send agency CVs/resumes through Annexon’s website or Annexon Employees.  Inquiries must be sent to with the Subject Heading:  Staffing Agency Request.

Annexon is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status.