Cluster Communications Head at Novartis Nigeria

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    Cluster Communications Head

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 5 years
    • Location Lagos
    • Job Field Media / Advertising / Branding&nbsp

    Job ID: 293524BR
    Location: Lagos
    Division: PHARMA
    Business Unit: AMAC
    Functional Area: Communications & Public Affairs
    Job Type: Full Time
    Employment Type: Regular

    Job Description

    • Develop and lead the implementation of a “One Novartis” Communications program for the Cluster, ensuring alignment with the SSA Communications program and strategy.
    • Lead and build the communications strategy and capabilities for the Cluster; to anticipate and manage risk to Novartis reputation; advise Cluster Leadership Team (LT) of reputational risk associated with specific activity.
    • Lead the successful implementation of all external and/or internal communications activities in key projects and programs for the Cluster.
    • Develop and implement internal and/or external communications activities in key projects and programs for the Cluster.
    • Provide expertise in a broad knowledge of several diverse areas (Internal Communications, Media Relations, Social Media, Corporate Affairs, Stakeholder Engagement).
    • Counsel Cluster LT (and other key leaders) in all aspects of communications, select media spokespeople, conduct media training, and develop communications messages around key programs and initiatives.
    • Establish and maintain relationships with key external stakeholders such as media, patient groups and patients, etc. and ensure consistency of Novartis brand and market position in all communications.
    • Build, monitor and evaluate the performance of the Communication function in the Cluster, to achieve and maintain best-in-class performance, while being fully consistent with the evolving legal, regulatory and compliance environment.
    • Ensure the implementation and monitoring of global communication policies and procedures in all countries in the Cluster.
    • Ensure full adherence to P3 principles and ethical behaviours
    • Role model ethical behaviours, exercise good judgement and principles-based decision-making
    • Create a trust-based environment that motivates associates to do their best
    • Represent the Communications function in key meetings and events
    • Represent Novartis in relevant external associations, conferences, meetings etc. to advocate and build Novartis Africa brand across the Cluster
    • Represent Communications the Cluster LT Meetings and all relevant internal and external meetings, boards, events, etc.
    • Leadership within the Cluster LT: Influence across the business and beyond the Communications function, by sharing best practices, expertise and experience to shape Cluster strategy, innovation and initiatives

    Minimum requirements
    Educational Background:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations or other relevant subject


    • Fluent English mandatory.

    Required Experience/ Skills/ Competence:

    • +5 years of relevant experience
    • Comfort in working in (and regularly travelling in) Sub-Saharan Africa
    • Comfort in collaborating with multiple senior stakeholders
    • Ability to deal with high level of ambiguity
    • Effective in leading across multiple countries, cultures, languages
    • Healthcare industry exposure
    • Operational Excellence
    • Digital and Tech Savvy
    • Business and Patient Mindset
    • Leading Change
    • Stakeholder Engagement.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Novartis International AG on to apply
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