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Communications Team Lead APAC & China

Country/Region:  CH
Job function:  SUPPORT

Communications Team Lead APAC & China
Flexible, APAC & China


Develop and implement Group Communications priorities and plans in the respective local markets. This position is responsible to adapt and manage roll-out of Group Communications plans and priorities from BU’s, employee & external Communications, Digital & Brand communications in the assigned markets and provides communications support for local leaders. The position plays a pivotal generalist role in engaging local employees and external stakeholders to enhance and protect dsm-firmenich brand & reputation.


At dsm-firmenich people are at the heart of the company. We are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace.


Your key responsibilities


  • Lead the regional communications team 
  • Lead the co-development a of comprehensive communications plan for the assigned markets tailored to serve Group, BU/BPs and local needs 
  • Advise local leaders and manage local implementation of employee communications, media relations, crisis communications, change communications, sustainability communications and public affairs.
  • Ensure consistency of messaging that resonates with respective local audiences, taking into account cultural and linguistic differences 
  • Ensure and drive two-way communication between the global and local organization
  • Contribute ad-hoc to global projects via the Group Communications talent pool
  • Support delivery of the global comms priorities: events, townhalls, comms channels, etc. 


We bring


  • A dynamic team of expert communicators with a drive put dsm-firmenich internally and externally on the map and elevate the reputation.
  • An opportunity to tell a great and inspiring story of change, transformation and progress 
  • A flexible work environment that can provide growth and career opportunities 
  • An eagerness to be one team and learn from each other to bring progress to life and create a better future;
  • A drive to live up to and role model our new values “shape the future”, “own the outcome”, “be a force for good” 
  • A culture that prioritizes safety and well-being, both physically and mentally

You bring


  • An academic degree in Communications or Business (masters preferred)
  • 10+ years’ experience in internal & external Communications 
  • Excellent communications, presentation and writing skills
  • Excellent networking and team management skills 
  • Strong business acumen and good understanding of dsm-firmenich products and markets
  • Exceptional project management skills and experience to adapt global strategies to cultural nuances 

Important notes

This job title is temporary and will be adjusted once the job grading structure for the new Group will be adopted (covering among others: grades’ design, job evaluations, calibration, and job titles’ nomenclature). Until these adjustments are finalized, current compensation packages will be grandfathered for those whose new position turns out to be graded lower than their current position. This temporary period will last not more than 24 months for the legacy DSM Executives or legacy FIR SLT members, and not more than 12-18 months for all other employees from the moment the candidate moves into their new position.


Interested in this position? 


Please apply online by uploading your resume in English via our career portal latest by Thursday 5 October. For further information about the position, please contact Ingvild VAN LYSEBETTEN ( Once you apply, more information regarding the recruitment process will be shared with you.


Equal Opportunities Commitment 

dsm-firmenich is fully dedicated to inclusion because when people feel engaged and empowered, their creativity and innovation drives unprecedented progress. We aim to build a workplace where opportunity really is equal, so everyone can thrive. We do not discriminate: there’s a place for everyone at dsm-firmenich.
dsm-firmenich is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
dsm-firmenich people are as diverse as our customers. For us that includes a commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
We are committed to providing reasonable support for disabled applicants in our recruiting process. Should you need assistance, and are comfortable to share this, please let us know.

About dsm-firmenich

As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life™ every day, everywhere, for billions of people.

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