Leica Microsystems CMS GmbH

Global Internal Communications Lead (m/f/d)

Leica Microsystems is a world leader in microscopes and scientific instruments. Founded as a family business in the nineteenth century, the company’s history was marked by unparalleled innovation on its way to becoming a global enterprise.  Its historically close cooperation with the scientific community is the key to Leica Microsystems’ tradition of innovation, which draws on users’ ideas and creates solutions tailored to their requirements. At the global level, Leica Microsystems is organized in three divisions, all of which are among the leaders in their respective fields: the Life Science Division, Industry Division, and Medical Division. Leica Microsystems has seven major plants and product development sites around the world. The company is represented in over 100 countries, has sales and service organizations in 20 countries, and an international network of distribution partners. Its headquarters are located in Wetzlar, Germany.


Responsibilities:

The future position holder designs, plans and executes our global internal communi­cations program. The successful candidate will work directly with the VP HR and senior leadership team to develop a consistent tone and voice. The Internal Communications Lead will also support employer branding as well as global corporate change projects producing high-impact, high-value messages that support our employee’s ability to do their work and grow the business. He/she/d will continuously improve our strategy, communications tools and programs.  

  • Analyze the effectiveness of existing internal communication channels and remain informed of best practices in the profession
  • Design a creative communication strategy and annual delivery plan for engaging employee communications 
  • Create a framework for repeatable processes / guidelines that can be implemented locally in various regions
  • Lead the strategic thinking, design, development and promotion of the Leica Microsystems global intranet by determining the most effective ways to leverage intranet and social media tools 
  • Propose, plan, design, write and create content for executive communication through appropriate channels and manage Leica Microsystems quarterly associate assemblies. 
  • Manage the company’s global intranet, providing technical oversight, community management, editorial calendar / content creation, reporting and analytics, ongoing enhancements and long-term strategy with a view to optimizing the employee experience  
  • Generate and utilize analytics to execute and refine programs for maximum return on investment and track key performance metrics
  • Manage the global internal communication budget

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, English, Journalism or related field
  • Multiple years of internal communications experience building enterprise-wide programs for corporate organizations 
  • Fluent English and German skills 
  • Exceptional writing / editing experience, ability to connect ideas with macro-level priorities 
  • Prior experience with following systems would be a plus: Cartella, web analytics programs, Eloqua, video and audio editing, WebEx and webcasting, design software, PPT 
  • Demonstrated ability to take complex ideas and translate them into key messages and creative executions 
  • Flexible, proactive and service oriented team player
  • Strong project planning and management skills with solid understanding of change management
  • Demonstrated leadership and influencing ability
  • Multitasking and problem-solving skills

Leica Microsystems CMS GmbH
Ernst-Leitz-Straße 17-37, 35578 Wetzlar, Deutschland

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