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Head of Communications Operations

Country/Region:  CH
Job function:  SUPPORT

Head of Communications Operations
Flexible, Global (Preference for CH)

Drive and coordinate Corporate Communications in the Regions/Countries and manage the Corporate Communications Talent Pool. This leadership position is responsible to ensure consistent implementation of Corporate Communications priorities in the local markets and facilitate two-way communication between global and the regions/countries. The position plays a pivotal role in developing team capabilities, fostering global collaboration and driving local execution, consistently.


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 and enable the regional Communications teams (NAM/LAM, APAC/China, EMEA, Global/CH) 
  • Act as the linking pin between global and regional teams to ensure the adoption of global policies and consistency of messaging in key languages
  • Monitor employee allocation, skills allocation and workload to provide insight into capacity & flexibility to adapt resources 
  • Ensure regional representation and pride is brought to internal and external communication
  • Support the internationalization of the group by stimulating talent 
  • Support delivery of the global comms priorities: events, townhalls, comms channels, awareness campaigns stakeholder engagement etc.  according to the plans


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 with a broad, global business view 
  • Strong business acumen and good understanding of dsm-firmenich products and markets
  • 10+ years’ experience in internal & external Communications 
  • Experience in leading cross-cultural teams in an agile environment
  • Exceptional planning and project management skills 
  • Experience building capabilities and mentoring a team

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 Tuesday 26 September. 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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