9 days ago


Vifor Pharma

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We are currently looking for a Senior External Communications Manager to join our Global Communications Team. Reporting directly to the Head of Global Communications and Public Affairs, you will provide professional communications support external as well as in internal projects. Your tasks and responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Coordinate media relations activities and act as company spokesperson
  • Establish and foster relationships with key pharma trade, medical and financial media
  • Manage company reputation and risk in the media through appropriate media relations, policies, protocols and communications guidelines
  • Prepare and disseminate press releases and related documents (e.g. Q&As, fact sheets, talking points)
  • Create and manage external as well as financial related communications output (e.g. annual report, business reports, brochures, presentations) in English
  • Organise  events, such as press conferences 
  • Support in internal and change communications activities
  • Responsible for Company Branding, Corporate Identity and Design
  • Manage timelines, define and maintain project plans, monitor project budgets

The successful candidate holds a University level degree in Communications or Journalism and will additionally bring the following knowledge and experience:

  • University Degree in Communications or Journalism
  • Minimum 10 years related experience in a Communications role in similar pharma or healthcare environment
  • English or German as mother tongue, perfect knowledge (both orally and in writing) in the respective other language
  • Additional language skills beneficial
  • Good writing skills

Your open communication and good interpersonal skills will ensure your success within this interfacing role. You describe yourself as a team player with a hands-on mentality, able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. You are efficient at managing multiple projects simultaneously and are able to manage and work with cross-functional project teams and suppliers, ensuring to deliver projects on time and on budget.