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Country Head Communications & Engagement, the Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands

About the Role

As the Head of Communications and Engagement, the Netherlands, you will be a member of the local leadership team and be responsible for leading the strategic development and implementation of the communication and engagement (C&E) strategy for Novartis in country. You will be responsible for driving strategic high-impact C&E programs across key therapeutic areas, building corporate reputation among key stakeholders and shaping the local market. This role requires collaboration with region, cluster, and global C&E team to leverage programs across a matrixed organization in alignment with the local business objectives.

Key responsibilities:
• Shape the external environment through strategic C&E programs to support Novartis’s external engagement objectives including leadership and reputation, increasing positive awareness of Novartis, its mission, and its industry leading efforts to improve access to medicines and increase Novartis’s share of voice
• Serve and act as a company spokesperson
• Identify and execute measurable campaigns across the 4 C&E disciplines- External Engagement, Associate Engagement, Therapeutic Area Communications, Patient Engagement in line with the functional and business priorities
• Activate and launch the refreshed corporate brand strategy and ensure its adoption and success internally and externally
• Define and set the local C&E budget in alignment with the global and regional functional guidance and the local business needs annually
• Contribute as a full member of the Country Leadership Team providing strategic advice and counsel on patient engagement and communications, participating in decision-making as well as leading on individual projects as agreed by the team
• Maintain full accountability for managing all communication agencies and effective management of outcomes and success of activities to measure ‘return on investment” deliverables
• Lead a team of 2 direct reports, ensuring their talent development in coordination with the cluster, region, and global C&E Community

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

We are committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Role Requirements

What you’ll bring to the role:

Essential criteria:
• Native Dutch language proficiency required with Fluent English with Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Extensive experience in PR or Communications positions, including high-level involvement in media and shareholder relations. Demonstrated ability for influencing and building successful stakeholder relationships, particularly with patient groups.
• Experience or knowledge of the Dutch healthcare system, pharmaceutical industry communications positions, and excellent understanding of Pharma communication concerns regarding public, media, shareholder and employee relations; Experience in multi-matrixed organization with understanding of managing multiple stakeholders
• Experience in crisis management, and proven record of managing crises through effective communication channels

Desirable Criteria:
• People leadership experience

Accessibility and accommodation:
Novartis is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to all individuals. If, be-cause of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the recruitment process, or in order to receive more detailed information about the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Please include the job requisition number in your message.

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