Head of Communications Switzerland – Fribourg

Ort: Switzerland - Villars-sur-Glâne/Fribourg

Funktion: Communications and Public Affairs

Firma: Vifor Pharma

Senioritätslevel: Senior Manager

Georgia Izzat

International Talent Acquisition Manager

+41 58 851 83 78

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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
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry is strongly preferred
  • 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 as mother tongue, with very good command both in oral and written conversation in French and 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.

Über uns

Die Vifor Pharma Gruppe ist ein globales Spezialitäten-Pharmaunternehmen. Sie hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, globale Marktführerin in den Bereichen Eisenmangel, Nephrologie und kardiorenale Therapien zu werden. Das Unternehmen ist der bevorzugte Partner für Pharmaprodukte und innovative, patientenorientierte Lösungen. Die Vifor Pharma Gruppe will Patienten mit schweren und chronischen Krankheiten auf der ganzen Welt dabei helfen, ein Leben in besserer Gesundheit zu führen. Das Unternehmen entwickelt, produziert und vermarktet pharmazeutische Produkte für eine optimale Patientenversorgung. Die Vifor Pharma Gruppe nimmt in allen ihren Kerngeschäften eine führende Position ein und besteht aus folgenden Unternehmen: Vifor Pharma, Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma (ein gemeinsam mit Fresenius Medical Care geführtes Unternehmen); und OM Pharma.

Die Vifor Pharma Gruppe hat ihren Hauptsitz in der Schweiz und ist an der Schweizer Börse (SIX Swiss Exchange, VIFN, ISIN: CH0364749348) kotiert.

Weitere Informationen finden Sie auf www.viforpharma.com/career

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