20 Apr 2021
17 May 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)

Our client is a leading global player in the Pharmaceutical industry with global headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. They are undergoing a transformation with respect to culture and outside perception. The organisation focusses on novel therapies in Oncology and Ophthalmology and is also currently developing a world-leading pipeline in Neuroscience and Dermatology with one of the strongest pipelines of Phase II/III studies in the world.

We are currently looking for a GLOBAL COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT LEAD (80-100%) for a 12-month contract to be based in Basel, Switzerland.

Main Responsibilities:

  • This role’s primary focus is to manage the day to day operations and leadership of various workstreams within the Community Teams focus, in line with the overall community vision & strategy.;
  • The role holder should work in an integrated and collaborative way with and across the LD CoE, P&O, and other functional colleagues to ensure integration and alignment of work. This person should seek out connections and opportunities to collaborate and integrate with other workstreams for a collaborative and integrated experience for the organization;
  • Lead the day to day operational community development work, providing direction, guidance and support to the central community support team;
  • Collaborate with organizational stakeholders and business leaders to increase engagement with the various community spaces, or to establish new community spaces / concepts;
  • Enable, motivate and create engagement within community spaces to grow the reach of the communities;
  • Support the community communication efforts through the co-creation of the community narrative as it evolves and through actively promoting community engagement via key communication channels across the organization. Co-creation of various communication messages based on need;
  • Lead the engagement with our community of external partners to ensure alignment towards our LD vision and harvest organizational learning in collaboration with our Insights Generation Lead;
  • Assist with the development of our LD Facilitator pool;
  • Actively contribute to the collective capability development of LD as an active member of the LD and P&O community in support of business needs, through;
  • Sharing knowledge and experience gained from community work;
  • Contributing to skills development activities in the LD area.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Relevant working/residency permit or Swiss/EU-Citizenship required;
  • Minimum 5 years LD, P&O or large-scale Project Management experience in a highly collaborative and matrix environment;
  • Strong experience with operational management of complex projects, stakeholder engagement, communication and relationship building skills;
  • Experience & comfort with technology for collaboration, including SharePoint (use and administration), MS Teams, Yammer;
  • Ability to work within ambiguity and be flexible and adaptable to changing requirements;
  • Demonstrated systems & strategic thinking, including the ability to look across the system, understand changing dynamics and evolve / develop plans accordingly;
  • Known for strong collaboration and networking with the broader P&O community and other stakeholders;
  • External consulting and/or business leadership experience would be valuable.