Executive Communications Leader, Pharma International

Switzerland, Basel-City, Basel

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The Executive Communications Leader helps leaders to amplify Roche’s voice and influence in the world 

  • Helps make ambassadorship a central tenet of leadership, setting expectations, building skill development into onboarding processes and inspiring with meaningful examples 
  • Equips senior leaders with all they need to start realising the potential of their influence through great training, coaching and resources
  • Enables the Head of Pharma International and the Head of I7 Areas to role model desired leadership behaviours -  developing and helping deliver engagement programmes which make a real difference 

Super powers needed:

  • Creative flair and storytelling prowess
  • Passion for learning new topics, fast
  • Belief that it is the actions of individuals that will change healthcare and lives
  • Unusually calm head and ability to deliver under pressure
  • Willingness to coach, challenge and cajole in service of our North Star 

    What you need to bring


  • Creative flair and willingness to experiment

  • Strong emotional intelligence

  • Honed consulting and coaching skills

  • An ongoing commitment to learning and an ability to grasp new topics quickly

  • Proven ability to build strong relationships and networks

  • Excellent written and verbal English


  • Proven track record of delivering cut through communications
  • Demonstrable experience developing targeted engagement programmes with big impact 
  • Thrives working in a matrix-style operating model
  • Comfort presenting to and coaching senior company executives/audiences


    The small print

  • 7-10 years of internal and external experience in the biotech and/ or pharmaceutical industry

  • Bachelor degree from a leading university

  • Reports to Head of Communications, Pharma International

  • Location: Basel (preferred) with some travel required

Why fall for this role?

  • Potential to have a BIG impact on how Roche is perceived 
  • Help shape the big health conversations of the day, creating momentum for the changes needed to improve outcomes for patients
  • Play a supporting role in the growth of our senior leaders
  • Drive engagement and action across the organisation
  • Learn more about Roche and the healthcare environment
  • Work with leaders and teams across the organisation

    If you have questions, please check our FAQs and videos on careers.roche.ch/faq