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Communications Manager

Posted on Mar 24, 2020 by Harvey Nash IT Recruitment Switzerland

Basel, Switzerland
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For our client in Basel we are looking for Communications Manager for 1 - year project

Job Title: Communications Manager - People Solutions

Location: Basel

Workload: 100%

Duration: 01/04/2020 - 31/01/2021


To provide operational support and expertise for People Solutions communications enterprise wide. By working across the Communications, P&O/OD, Employee Engagement and program functions to support the development and implementation of a comprehensive People Solutions narrative aligned with our culture transformation and One P&O strategy.

Major Accountabilities:

  • Implementing the core narrative and key messages for People Solutions in line with the global culture narrative
  • Support Enterprise Communications and program partners in bring the narrative to life with impactful story telling skills and techniques
  • Identify synergies among programs and initiatives, building a narrative foundation that connects them to one another as well as to the core global culture narrative
  • Advise and implement channel strategy, support content creation and framework
  • Support in leveraging existing communities (ie regional Novartis Learning Institutes, EfL country coordinators) to build global, cross-divisional network of People Solutions catalysts to:
  • amplify global content fluently and authentically, and identify and develop local success stories for global distribution
  • Monitor, model and support message consistency around key People Solutions initiatives across all internal and external channels
  • Supports inter functional communications including global learning town halls/webcast and function change communications
  • Actively support the culture transformation external positioning through amplifying curiosity and learning
  • Actively identifies relevant external engagement opportunities in conjunction with external communications
  • Provide operational support to P&O and Culture comms as needed

Ideal Background:


  • Minimum: University degree in relevant area (strategic communications, organizational effectiveness, employee engagement, or the social sciences psychology, sociology etc.)
  • Proven experience in leading large scale and global employee engagement strategies and programs; solid experience in driving communications aspects of complex business transformations


  • Proficient in English (read/write/speak)
  • Other languages a strong plus (esp. Chinese and Japanese)


  • 5+ years in communication and/or change management or relevant area with strong focus on internal communication and change
  • Ability to network with and influence Novartis leadership teams of various functions at Global, Region and Country levels
  • Experience of working within a shared service organisation is desirable

Reference: 870340406

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