EU R&D Communications Lead and Strategy Support

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  • Develop and actively drive and implement a communication strategy and road map for R&D Europe with focus on Austria and Switzerland in the frame of Global R&D.
  • Partner with R&D Global Communications to ensure a consistent execution of key global, regional and local internal and external communications initiatives
  • Liaise and coordinate with Communication partners and stakeholders within the company, including on-site Communications Leads in Austria and Zurich
  • Build and manage a system of internal and external communication channels
  • Support communications between Global R&D and EUCAN stakeholders at regional and local level
  • Produce and adopt content for internal and external audience in traditional and social media maximizing the impact through appropriate tools, channels and platforms, incl. Yammer, R&D Europe Newsletter
  • Manage external agencies and ensure quality of output
  • Support the R&D employer branding initiatives
  • Prepare press releases, media statements, comments, articles, QAs, brochures, movies and other media materials based on needs
  • Provide PR support for R&D during exhibitions and conferences
  • Actively support the Austrian and Swiss R&D Leadership Team in internal and external communication matters.
  • Support media/community/academic/industry world outreach through development of press releases and talking points, list creation and maintenance, press distributions and monitoring
  • Be an active ambassador and driver for an engaging culture

Strategic Requirements:

  • Provide support to Strategy & Business Operations Lead for strategic planning for R&D Europe
  • Provide support on strategic projects, including conducting external research; data gathering and analysis
  • Provide support to on driving science policy in country
  • Provide support through identifying opportunities to engage with external life science environment; partner with existing functions to provide support and facilitate events
  • Provide support to increase opportunities with EUCAN franchise teams and LOCS; maintaining strong communication channels to share project updates, initiatives and to aid compliance
  • Build trust and productive relationships with team members and stakeholders across the organization, as well as influence and fain acceptance of others

Education and Experience Requirements, Key Skills, Abilities, and Competencies:

  • Education in journalism, communications or public policy/public affairs preferred
  • Experience in pharma industry is a real asset
  • Strong knowledge of communications approaches and best practices
  • Demonstrated administrational and project management experience in a professional environment
  • Proficiency in German and English
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle conflicting priorities
  • Able to develop solutions based on guidance and to deliver expected results
  • Self-motivated, self-starter with the ability to work independently and in a team
  • Strong interpersonal skills combined with cultural sensitivity
  • Effective communication with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task; be flexible and able to prioritize efficiently

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