Based on outstanding performance our client is developing steadily and strongly. Currently significantly expanding its German Headquarters in Freiburg - Breisgau managing Germany, Switzerland and Austria as well as a small part of Eastern Europe. Our client is one of the most innovative medical device companies and market leader presenting a disruptive technology for multiple surgical disciplines. This unique selling proposition offers employees the best basis to deliver performance and develop a solid career. It is preferred to fill leading responsibilities internally. Start working with one of the best global leading medical device companies with its European headquarter in Switzerland. Growing strongly our client developed a solid and sustainable HR strategy paired with unique working conditions.
As a member of the Global Public Aﬀairs team, the Manager of Media Relations & Public Aﬀairs is responsible for contributing to all facets of the team's mission to protect and promote the company. The primary focus of the role is to develop and execute a strategic media relations program for the business in Germany, including: disseminating the corporate narrative while pursuing proactive positive media coverage; serving as a single point of contact for German media; working cross functionally with subject matter experts in Germany, at European headquarters and corporate headquarters in the US; triaging media inquiries; drawing media statements, press releases and other press materials, working closely with media relations counterparts around the world to proactively share best practices and reactively manage crisis communications; and driving consistency of media messaging and positioning, while supporting functional development across the enterprise. The role is also responsible for supporting public aﬀairs work in Germany, particularly the Government Aﬀairs strategy, as well as 3rd‐party advocacy and engagement with other stakeholder audiences. The role will also support thought‐leadership.
A Bachelor's or Master's degree is required. Moreover, you should have at least 7 to 10 years' of experience in Media Relations and PR, with at least half of that in a corporate environment. You have experience in educating colleagues about best practices in Media Relations/PR under the rubric of a Global Public Aﬀairs function in order to build trust and credibility. You must demonstrate strong experience of working with print, broadcast and on‐line/digital media, as well as good writing and editing abilities. If needed, you are willing to contribute to projects that fall outside of the core responsibilities. Furthermore, you are experienced in working in global corporate and fast‐paced environment. Fluent written and spoken English and German are required and you may have to travel throughout Germany plus to the European and the global US headquarters. Preferably, you are interested in, or have some experience with, the medical device, healthcare or technology sectors.