Nov 30, 2022

Job Description

Manager of Communications (f/m/d), Sandoz ComOps, Vienna, Austria

No. 1 - Sandoz is Austria’s leading generics company and largest pharmaceutical producer in Austria. Also in the global perspective we are a market leader for generics and biosimilars. Our goal is to improve patients' access to healthcare services by developing and marketing novel, cost-effective approaches that address previously unmet medical needs - we serve Austria.
We are filling the position of Manager of Communications and are looking for a dynamic, open, experienced and practice-oriented personality for our internal and external communications.

Your key responsibilities:

Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Developing, implementing and executing internal and external communication strategy and programs for the Austrian Commercial Operations organization
• Executing strategy and programs in all internal communications channels with clear scope/channel (e.g. internal social media, mailings, cycle meetings, management roadshows, staff meetings, townhalls, etc.)
• Managing and updating intranet and new joiner pages (Implementation of new websites, coordination of audit-specific queries, adapting global communication to local needs)
• Supporting the business units in marketing/communications-specific activities (proofreading newsletters, folders, campaigns)
• Management of brand guidelines, coordination with (graphic/text) agencies
• Advising senior management on communication topics, reputation and crisis and issue management
• Spokesperson for media activities regarding the brand Sandoz
• Building relationships with Austrian media representatives (esp. health care, economy)

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:

• University degree (e.g. marketing / communications, public affairs)
• Profound experience (5 or more years) in communications positions (esp. change, reputation and issue management)
• Experience in the pharma / health care industry preferred
• Excellent written and oral communication skills (German and Englisch)
• Excellent matrix management abilities
• Strong "sense of urgency" and "can-do" attitude

Why Sandoz?

500 million patients were touched by Sandoz generic and biosimilar medicines in 2020 and while we’re proud of this, we know there is more we could do to continue to help pioneer access to medicines for people around the world.

How will we do this? We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do here at Sandoz!

In addition to a market-competitive base salary, we offer an attractive incentive program, a modern company pension scheme, learning and development options as well as worldwide career opportunities within the Novartis group. In accordance with Austrian law, we are obliged to disclose the minimum salary as stated in the collective bargaining agreement. For this position the minimum salary is € 66.526/year (on a full time basis). The actual salary will be significantly higher, as we strive to maintain a competitive position in the market and consider your previous experience, qualifications and individual competencies. We are open for part-time and job sharing models and support flexible and remote working where possible.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Sandoz is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse team’s representative of the patients and communities we serve.
Our recruitment decisions are based on selecting the best person for the job, regardless of gender, religion, age, colour, race, sexual orientation, nationality or disability.

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Communications & Public Affairs
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Manager of Communications Austria (f/m/d)

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