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Global Internal Communication Lead (m/w/d) in Wetzlar, Germany at Leica Microsystems

Date Posted: 3/17/2019

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Job ID: LEI004514

About Us

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.

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The future position holder designs, plans and executes our global internal communications program. The successful candidate will work directly with the 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

Job 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 German and English 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

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.