Director, Head of Healthcare - Geneva Office (Leading Network Firm)

Location
Geneva, Canton of Geneva (CH)
Salary
Competitive DOE + Excellent Bens
Posted
10 Oct 2019
Closes
10 Nov 2019
Ref
1419-1
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

The Geneva office of this leading network firm is seeking a new Director to join its growing healthcare team. This is an exciting role for an experienced and ambitious public relations / medical communications professional with a strong healthcare consultancy background to become the go-to, client-facing Director leading a multi-disciplinary team of communications specialists. The role will require successfully managing pan-European and global programmes for international clients in the healthcare sector. Clients include leading pharmaceutical companies, large NGOs & charities, FMCG manufacturers and healthcare providers.

Detailed job description

  • Being the senior team contact for clients, with responsibility for managing team, deliverables and providing strategic counsel
  • Leading the development of communications strategies and plans
  • Proactively identifying new business by establishing opportunities for the organic growth of existing accounts, and securing new business through involvement in pitches
  • Driving high-level team performance as well as supporting and guiding the team
  • Managing budgets for key accounts

Candidate Profile

  • Track record and experience at Director level in an agency environment or in-house communications experience within a pharmaceutical company is essential
  • Experience of working on Pan-European or global communications programs in one or more of the following areas: healthcare, consumer health, medical device and biotech
  • A solid understanding of current and emerging topics in the healthcare environment
  • An insightful and strategic approach to using traditional, digital and social media
  • Self-starter who is good at finding solutions and is a great team player
  • Native/bilingual in English, other languages a plus
  • EU passport holder able to work in Switzerland

A truly superb opportunity for someone looking for a lifestyle change and move to a city that boasts an active outdoors culture and beautiful scenery. A highly competitive salary is on offer for this level in addition to a fantastic office in a stunning part of the city.