Corporate Communications Director external relations, corporate financial reporting, crisiscommunications, news flow and patient communications.
Responsibilities will include :
Co-develop and implement the global external relations strategy and activity plan
Develop issues management and crisis communication plans and act as a deputy in case of crisis
Develop and drive clear and consistent news flow
Further strengthen position of Vifor Pharma as a patient-centric organisation working closely with the Patient Advocacy Lead
Spokesperson responsibilities such as handling media enquiries, briefing executives and closely collaborating with senior management on message development
Maintain media relationships with Swiss and international business, financial and pharma press
Manage international media relations strategy and execution
Draft statements, Q&As, press materials and write, edit and approve content, including using social and online media to distribute
Prepare briefings for senior leaders, including preparation for interviews and development of speeches, presentations and talking points
Organisation of press events and conferences
Partner with Investor Relations to ensure consistent messaging across financial stakeholders and media
Partner and work closely with other functions for consistent communications such as HR, Legal, IT and Marketing / Medical
Project manage and write content for the annual and half-year report and publishing related activities
Identify and anticipate issues and work with functions to counsel on reputation / business impact and influence business decision making process
Develop a KPI matrix to measure the effectiveness of public relations activities
Working closely with Director Corporate Communications responsible for corporate digital communications, business transformation, employee communications to ensure consistent messaging across all channels
Management of agencies and related partners
Provide executives with a timely assessment of relevant industry and macro issues
Monitor and share external stakeholder insights that may have an impact on the reputation of the company, brands and pipeline
Manage and develop team of 1-2 direct reports
We would like to welcome the following experience and skills for the role :
10+ years of experience in corporate communications and media relations, having worked inhouse or in agencies
Experience in an international corporate environment; relevant working experience
Experience as a spokesperson for a large or medium-sized organisation
University degree; preferably in Communications, Journalism, Business Administration, Science, or Medical Communications
Outstanding message development and writing skills
Communication background in the pharmaceutical or healthcare industry
Stakeholder engagement and alliance building expertise
Track record in successfully collaborating with cross-functional and cross-country teams
High proficiency in German and English, nice-to-have in French
Network of international media contacts considered helpful
Excellent leadership, networking, team building skills
You are a candidate with profound business knowledge, a positive, can-do’ attitude, an entrepreneurialspirit and an outgoing, winning personality.
You are effective at communicating with stakeholders at alllevels within an organisation with tact, diplomacy and influencing skills.
You demonstrate a sense of ownership, possess outstanding project management skills and payattention to detail. You are good at sensing and setting the right priorities, and are flexible enough to actwith a sense of urgency if needed.
With an appropriate level of gravitas and persistence you advanceprojects even if unexpected challenges arise.You are a committed team player and a pleasure to work with.
Your leadership and management style isopen and inclusive, empowering and motivating. You will support the Global Corporate Communicationsteam and work closely with the Global Head of Corporate Communications.