Head of Communications Switzerland
Vifor Pharma
Fribourg, Glâne,sur, Villars,Switzerland
vor 4 Tg.

About You

Our successful Swiss Affiliate is looking for a Head of Communications Switzerland, who will report directly to the General Manager and dotted line to the Global Head of Corporate Communications.

In this role,you will work closely with the Headquarter as well as with the local Swiss sites and are in charge of the communication of Vifor Pharma in Switzerland.

You goal is to ensure positive presence and reputation of the company within local trade media. Your main responsibilities include :

  • Strengthen position of Vifor Pharma Switzerland as a patient-centric organisation in the Swiss market
  • Ensure consistency and alignment of Corporate Communications activities and local Business strategy
  • Manage local media relations strategy with trade magazines and ensure execution
  • Act as local spokesperson and as responsible person for local Crisis Communications
  • Develop and implement local employee engagement activities including town halls and events, employee-relevant stories and articles, including publishing on intranet
  • Draft Swiss statements, Q&As, press materials and write, edit and approve content
  • Be responsible for local change and business transformation communications
  • Anticipate reputation or business issues and prepare for mitigations
  • Develop media plan with Swiss marketing and medical teams ensuring consistent messaging from corporate with local disease awareness & education and local product brand communications
  • Contribute to corporate digital communications
  • For this role, we are looking for a passionate, pragmatic and creative person, bringing the following profile :

  • University degree in Journalism, Communications or similar
  • At least 8 years’ experience in professional communications in a Corporate or Agency environment
  • Profound experience in internal and external communications, strategy development, digital, crisis management, product & change communications
  • Good knowledge of the Swiss media landscape and social media analytics
  • Expertise in managing multiple projects at the same time
  • Experience in working and advising senior management and executives
  • German or French as mother tongue, with very good command both in oral and written conversation in the other language as well as in English
  • You demonstrate a strong customer orientation and feel comfortable in a position, where you make decisions and take initiatives to move things forward.

    You are an innovative, determined and assertive person, who is able to work efficiently on his own as well as in cross-functional teams.

    Your negotiation ability, analytical skills and strategic thinking enable you to achieve performance and to federate others towards your ideas.

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