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Head Global Commercial Communication (m/f/d)

Country:  Europe
City:  Europe
Department:  Corporate Functions
Job ID:  43416

Job Grade: 13/14 

Hiring Manager: Dieckmann Florian 

Internal Posting Date:  28/04/2023 


Our Corporate Functions teams make sure everything at Grünenthal runs smoothly by bringing together people with a wide range of skills – from experts in finance, IT, HR, law and compliance through to business strategists and creative media minds. If you’re a great collaborator and a strong communicator, you’ll feel right at home here. Join our team and join forces with colleagues across our business to maximise our company’s positive impact on patients and their families.


What the job looks like
Each day you'll enjoy a variety of challenges, such as:

  • Develop a strategy and implement a global communication plan for Grünenthal‘s commercial topics
  • Provide counsel to senior management and Brand Team Leads to maximize communications to support business objectives
  • Develop strategic content and maximize impact across internal and external channels
  • Lead communications for the launch of Resiniferatoxin (currently in phase III) including developing launch communications plan, ensuring internal communication alignment, and supporting with patient group engagement
  • Identify and create targeted opportunities to highlight Grünenthal‘s unique leadership in pain
  • Identify key brand milestones and develop communication strategies to maximize opportunities
  • Work closely with and coordinate activities with affiliate communicators to deliver tactics, tools and programs for local use
  • Anticipate, prepare for and manage brand franchise issues with business/reputation impact
  • Act as a business partner for the CCO and as an active member of the Commercial Leadership Team
  • Work collaboratively with the Global Communication team to manage communications across all channels and steer PR agencies

What you'll bring to the table
To make the most of this role and truly thrive, you should have:

  • Bachelor’s (Master’s preferred) degree in Communications, Public Relations and/or Business Administration
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic communications and content management
  • Understanding of the pharmaceutical industry
  • Proven ability to deliver in fast-paced, dynamic environments, adapt to changing stakeholder needs
  • Proven ability to work across multiple cultures and build networks in a global organization 
  • Experience in developing new drug launch communication programmes 
  • Business fluency in English
  • Excellent written (drafting and editing) and oral communication skills
  • Strong executive presence, proven ability to effectively work with and influence senior management
  • Ability to understand complex information and data and communicate it in simple terms to diverse stakeholders including media, internal and lay audiences
  • Strong project management skills and ability to manage multiple high-profile projects simultaneously and meet strict deadlines


About Grünenthal

Grünenthal is a global leader in pain management and related diseases. As a science-based, fully-integrated pharmaceutical company, we have a long track record of bringing innovative treatments and state-of-the-art technologies to patients worldwide. Our purpose is to change lives for the better – and innovation is our passion. We are focusing all of our activities and efforts on working towards our vision of a world free of pain.

Grünenthal is headquartered in Aachen, Germany, and has affiliates in 28 countries across Europe, Latin America and the US. Our products are available in approx. 100 countries. In 2022, Grünenthal employed around 4,400 people and achieved revenues of € 1.7 bn.

Your HR contact:
Hannah Klötzer

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