Group Vice President Communications

Job ID:  57278

Lachen, CH

Job Level:  Management
Job Category:  Sales and Marketing
Employment Type:  Permanent position
Career Level: 

Do you want to combine the opportunities that a global company provides with the benefits of a family-owned business? Headquartered in Lachen near Zurich, Switzerland, the Octapharma Group is a leading company in the worldwide market for therapeutic human proteins. Working at Octapharma means to have an opportunity to contribute to our common goal – developing lifesaving therapies to improve patients’ lives.



What's the best thing about working with us?

  • You help save lives - Every day is meaningful as we produce life-saving medicines
  • Family values - Long-term perspective for employees and relationships 
  • Be rewarded with an attractive salary and benefits package
  • You will have a high level of influence where you can make a difference and leave your footprint
  • Work with skilled and fun colleagues in a relatively informal organization
  • Skills development - We offer various internal and external employee and leadership trainings, trainee programs and digital solutions



What will you be doing as Group Vice President Communications?

  • Lead a team of 5 people 
  • Internal and external communications 
  • Overseeing content for both the internal Octanet and our corporate website
  • Working with the Head of Sustainability on EU CSRD reporting 
  • Working closely with our various corporate functions, including HR and IT, on communications topics



Who are you?

  • You have a University degree in a relevant discipline 
  • You have 10+ years of communications experience in a pharmaceutical company, with experience in leading a small, high performing team 
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Fluent in German and English  
  • You enjoy working with colleagues from different departments and locations, and have the ability to seek consensus and move projects forward 
  • You have knowledge of the EU CSRD Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive



The Corporate Communications Team

  • The Corporate Communications Department coordinates the Group’s communications objectives
  • Internal and external communications 
  • Manages Octapharma’s corporate brand guidelines and tools 
  • Produces our Annual Report and corporate presentation
  • Works with colleagues across the organisation to develop content for our internal Octanet as well as our corporate website
  • Manages various online and social media channels
  • Oversees Octapharma’s corporate congresses and events in close collaboration with our International Business Units 
  • Domain management and storage of media assets


Apply Today!

Please apply in English. If you have questions about the position, contact Ms. Claudia Vignau, Recruiter; +41 55 451 21 35.



If you proceed in the process

  • We will endeavor to review your profile as quickly as possible and provide you with feedback
  • The next step is to conduct a phone interview, which takes about 30 minutes

Would you like to get to know us better? Learn more about us on our website and follow us daily on LinkedIn!

About Octapharma

Headquartered in Lachen, Switzerland, Octapharma is one of the largest human protein manufacturers in the world, developing and producing human proteins from human plasma and human cell lines. 

Octapharma employs nearly 12,000 people worldwide to support the treatment of patients in 118 countries with products across three therapeutic areas: Immunotherapy, Haematology and Critical Care. 

Octapharma has seven R&D sites and five state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Austria, France, Germany and Sweden, and operates more than 195 plasma donation centres across Europe and the US. Octapharma has 40 years of experience in patient care.

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