Senior Manager Pharma PR and Campaigning (m/f/x)

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Date: 19 Sep 2023

Location: Munich, Germany, 81379

Company: Daiichi Sankyo Europe


Passion for Innovation. Compassion for Patients.


Daiichi Sankyo and its 16,000 employees in more than 20 countries are dedicated to the creation and supply of innovative pharmaceutical products. In Europe, we focus on two areas: In the cardiovascular space, our strong portfolio of medicines reflects our long-standing commitment and shows that we care for every heartbeat; in oncology our goal is to become a global pharma innovator until 2025 by providing novel therapies to patients across the world. Our European headquarters are in Munich, Germany, and we have affiliates in 13 European countries. For more information:


For our headquarter in Munich we are seeking highly qualified candidates to fill the position:

Senior Manager Pharma PR and Campaigning (m/f/x)

Purpose of the function 

This is a position for an experienced PR or campaign manager who loves to create and drive omnichannel PR activities to increase cardiovascular disease awareness and company reputation within the ethical pharma environment. The role requires a strategic and holistic mindset in addition to a hands-on approach. We are looking for candidates with strong consulting and operational capabilities who are able to contribute a fresh perspective and new approaches to PR, create and implement impactful campaigns across Europe, and deliver relevant and measurable outcomes across external and internal audiences. The position reports into the PR & Portfolio Communications Lead, Specialty Medicines Europe.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Develop and deliver campaigns, external engagement, and PR initiatives at European level for our Specialty Medicines Business Division (cardiovascular portfolio) with a focus on disease awareness, public health and company reputation

  • Orchestrate media relations and campaign activities (including events)

  • Co-create and support stakeholder engagement in the Cardiovascular area with cross-functional teams

  • Develop and implement media relations activities at portfolio level both internally and externally and facilitate country-level activation

  •  Oversee qualitative and quantitative measurement of PR results and outcomes, based on business strategy and objectives

  • Ensure that programs and projects are delivered to the highest quality standards

  • Facilitate alignment with Corporate Communications, as well as cross-functional and leadership teams to drive consistent presence of the company in the Cardiovascular area

  • Liaise and coordinate with internal communications resources and manage agencies to deliver against PR, campaign and communications goals                                                    

Personal skills and professional experience:    

  • Completed university studies and a minimum of 5 years of experience with demonstrable career progression within PR and Communications roles, preferably including campaigning experience in the healthcare or pharma sectors 

  • Knowledge and experience in the Cardiovascular field preferred

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

  • Strong writing skills for all relevant text forms

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

  • Experience with external stakeholders, influencers, and campaign audiences incl. media representatives

  • Understanding of regulatory, legal and scientific aspects of prescription medicines 

  • Understanding of digital channels and trends in healthcare communication incl. social media

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


What we offer

Working at Daiichi Sankyo

At Daiichi Sankyo in Europe, we offer a workplace where your voice is heard. Everything we do, we do with a high level of commitment and a clear focus on patients’ needs. We know that our bold ambition to change patients’ lives for the better can only be achieved through the power of collaboration and the exploration of new approaches. Thus, we encourage our colleagues across Europe to be courageous, to bring their ideas to the table and to embrace opportunities to grow. When you join our European family, you will be a part of a dynamic company where everyone, no matter their role, rolls up their sleeves and gets things done.