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Media Relations Lead

Country/Region:  CH
Job function:  SUPPORT

Media Relations Lead
Flexible, Global


Develop and execute global media relations initiatives to enhance dsm-firmenich’s visibility and positive public perception at global scale. This role is as the primary point of contact to media responsible for ensuring positive media coverage, managing media in crisis, and building and maintaining strong relationships with key journalists and media outlets worldwide. This position plays a pivotal role in developing and protecting dsm-firmenich's public perception and 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


  • Develop and implement a comprehensive media relations strategy that aligns with the organization's business goals and values.
  • Proactively identify media opportunities and cultivate relationships with journalists, editors and influencers. 
  • Support and guide local communications teams and Business Units to engage with media and build capabilities
  • Act as spokesperson for the organization, responding to media inquiries, participating in interviews, and shaping and delivering key messages effectively.
  • Co-develop company positions and create press releases, media kits, FAQs and other materials to support media engagement.
  • Provide support and/or manage crisis and issue communications in close collaboration with Corporate & Public Affairs and local leaders.


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


  • Masters in communications, public relations, journalism or business
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in media relations, journalism or public affairs
  • Proven track record of successful media engagement with expertise in issue and crisis management
  • Ability to craft compelling narratives and balanced messaging.
  • High level of seniority, given contacts with executive management and company representative function 
  • Strategic thinker with strong business acumen and deep understanding of global media landscape

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 Robin Roothans ( 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.

Please note this is a direct search led by dsm-firmenich. We only accept applications from candidates, not from agencies nor subject to agency’s fees, percentages or similar.

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