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

Date Posted: 5/17/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: LEI004514

About Us

Leica Microsystems is a world leader in microscopes as well as scientific instruments and represented in over 100 countries, thereof more than 20 countries with sales and service organizations. The foundation of our success is constant innovation and focusing rigorously on pushing the boundaries of visualization. We serve the research and life sciences, medical, material sciences, industry, forensics, education and surgery, setting new standards in precision optics and bringing analytical capabilities to our customers.

Do join us in our commitment for brilliant solutions and continuous improvement!

Leica - From Eye to Insight


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. 

Your Responsibilities:

  • 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


Our Expectations:
  • 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

What We Offer:

  • With us, you can expect varied, challenging tasks that you can master with great colleagues at your side.
  • An attractive remuneration package
  • Exciting internal programs for further development, because our employees are very close to our hearts.

Are you interested to discover new opportunities in an innovative, team-oriented environment?
Do you feel that this could be your future position? Then do apply online.

We are looking forward to your application!

Danaher Corporation Overview

Leica Microsystems is part of Danaher - a global science and technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Danaher employees are part of a globally diverse network of associates, united by a common culture and striving for continuous improvement through the Danaher Business System. This is underpinned by a strong commitment to nurturing personal development and career progression within the organization.