Senior Executive Communications Expert (all genders)

Posted 26 Mar 2024

Darmstadt, Hessen - Germany

Req Id 273314


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Your role:  We are seeking a Senior Executive Communications Expert to join our Executive Communications Team which is part of the Reputation & Positioning team in Group Communications. 


Within the frame of the Corporate Communications team, the core responsibility of this colleague will be executing on all aspects of executive leadership communications for the Group CEO, internally and externally, as well as other Executive stakeholders (together with the Executive Communications team and the Head of Reputation & Positioning). In partnership with business and functional colleagues, you will develop strategic and creative communications solutions to meet our CEO’s positioning needs. You are responsible for meeting the communications style of the CEO as your business partner, within the frame of the group communications strategy. You are responsible for preparing internal and leadership communications around key business milestones, opportunities, and strategic topics.


The key responsibilities include implementation of: executive communications for the CEO of the Company, including speech writing, preparation of presentations, briefings for communications events, internal and external engagements communications, video scripts, etc.; live communications, including preparation and implementation of relevant and impactful events such as the Leadership Conference, Townhalls, Virtual Update meetings and other F2F formats etc., securing and preparing public relations opportunities, partnering with the CM Media Relations team on media opportunities, key message development, and storytelling concepts.


Key attributes of this person are deep understanding of our industries, excellence in speech writing, experience in concept development, collaboration, creativity, and ability to work across teams, functions, and globally.


This role will report into the Head of Executive Communications together with two other Executive Communication Managers. 

Who you are:

  • University graduate degree or above in Public Relations, Journalism, Business Administration or related field
  • Excellence in speech writing and executive communications including social media
  • 10+ years of experience in communication management function within an international organization, communications agency, or communications consultancy 
  • Experience in an innovative and science-driven business preferred, knowledge of or strong interest in the biopharmaceutical and healthcare industries
  • Senior communicator with excellent business partnering and stakeholder management abilities, experience in working with Board Members
  • Proven expertise in internal and change communications, strategy and concept development, speechwriting, and executive and leadership communications
  • Distinct collaboration skills in working within a team of global communications experts
  • Excellent communication skills: Native speaker German is a must in addition to near native level in English
  • Willingness to travel 10% 


What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!
Apply now and become a part of our diverse team!

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