Senior Manager Communications & PR (m/f/x)

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Date: 11 May 2024

Location: Munich, Germany, 81379

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe


Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.


With over 120 years of experience and more than 17,000 employees in over 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo is dedicated to discovering, developing, and delivering new standards of care that enrich the quality of life around the world.

In Europe, we focus on two areas: The goal of our Specialty Business is to protect people from cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in Europe, and help patients who suffer from it to enjoy every precious moment of life. In Oncology, we strive to become a global pharma innovator with competitive advantage, creating novel therapies for people with cancer.

Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany, and we have affiliates in 13 European countries and Canada.



For our European headqurters in Munich we are looking for a

Senior Manager Communications & PR (m/f/x)

The position:

We're seeking an experienced Senior Manager Communications & PR (f/m/x) able to work on all aspects of corporate communications with internal and external target groups. 
You are the first point of contact and Business Partner for our Oncology Business Division including all aspects of communications with the exception of Product Communication: consultancy, development of ideas and strategic communications plans, day-to-day operations, implementation of activities/ campaigns, senior management communications internally and e.g. on social media. You will furthermore lead for cross-functional projects and topics within the Corporate Communications team. 


We will be a perfect match, if you like to be visible within our organization and if you are prepared to help out wherever it is needed within our corporate communications team. 
Your robust consultancy skills bring a fresh perspective, along with the motivation and mindset to innovate communication approaches beyond the everyday routine.
We are offering a working environment in which you are able to develop and thrive and that is able to adapt to your individual requirements. This includes a flexible working concept. It’s all about our people – we’re looking forward to meeting you and finding out whether you simply have to be one of them!


Roles & responsibilities:

  • Business partner for corporate communications for our European Oncology Business Division

  • Develop and execute comprehensive corporate communication strategies for the Oncology Business Division, ensuring alignment with overall organizational goals.

  • Actively engage and collaborate with internal stakeholders incl. the Product Communications team to gather insights, ensuring effective communication strategies that resonate with diverse teams.

  • Lead the ideation and implementation of creative communication campaigns.

  • Be part of a cross-functional team for crisis communication strategy and the execution of rapid response plans when needed.

  • Continuously assess and improve internal communication processes.

  • Monitor industry trends and competitors' communication strategies, providing recommendations for staying ahead in a dynamic market.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional and cross-regional teams to ensure the seamless integration of communication efforts with other organizational initiatives.

  • Drive social media initiatives, leveraging platforms for effective communication and brand promotion.

  • Oversee the development and maintenance of communication materials, ensuring consistency and alignment with the company's brand guidelines.


Professional experience & education:

  • Completed university studies or - in exceptional cases - equivalent professional experience

  • A minimum of 6-8 years of experience as a communications consultant or manager in a PR agency and/or other organization

  • Strong consultancy skills

  • High level (business fluent) of written and verbal communication skills in both English and German obligatory

  • Strong writing skills for all relevant text forms and required tonalities

  • Ability to get quickly acquainted with complex topics and to communicate these to different target groups 

  • Experience with external stakeholders, incl. media representatives

  • Experience with digital channels incl. social media and a strong interest to continuously develop in this area 

  • Preferably experience in the specific communication environment characteristic for the pharmaceutical industry

  • Preferably experience with content management systems (e.g. Typo3, Sharepoint)

  • Ability to work with all levels of our organization as well as different cultures

  • Confident appearance, ability to convince others, strong presentation skills, willingness to play a visible role in our organisation

  • High degree of personal responsibility and sense of ownership while being an integral part of a small team

  • Hands-on mentality combined with the ability to develop new approaches


Why work with us?

Working at Daiichi Sankyo is more than just a job – it is your chance to make a difference and change patients’ lives for the better. We can only achieve this ambitious goal together. That is why we foster a culture of mutual respect and continuous learning, with a strong commitment to inclusion and diversity. Here, you will have the opportunity to grow, think boldly, and contribute your ideas. If you have a proactive mindset and passion for addressing the needs of patients, we eagerly await your application.

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