UK Vacancies




Location: UK - Bagshot/London 

Function: Communications and Public Affairs

Company: Vifor Pharma



We are currently looking for an experienced Head of Communications to join our organisation in UK. Reporting directly to the Marketing Director, you will be responsible for the following tasks:

Support the development of the strategic plan for Ferinject and Veltassa in the UK

Construct and manage the annual Communications operational plans and budgets for Ferinject and Veltassa in the UK

Develop and roll out a robust and efficient digital strategy

Develop communication objectives (in line with brand team and Global)

Manage the publication plan, maximising asset management through multichannel activities

Develop Public Relations objectives in line with PRM team, Communications Manager, Head of Current Brands and Global Communications

Communicate plan to UK team and Global

Identify, in liaison with brand team and Global, target publications for delivery of market shaping messages

Lead and manage 2 people: Communications Manager who leads PR, Health Policy, Patient groups, and a the PRM (advocacy) team led by the Head of Professional Relations

Delivery of Communications operational plan

Help to shape agenda around key messages from congress opportunities in liaison with Professional Relations team, Comms manager and Global Comms as appropriate

We would like to welcome the following experience and skills for the role:

Higher scientific or economics degree

Minimum 4 years of experience in pharmaceutical industry

Experience of people management ideally a Communications team

Significant experience of strategic and operation planning for GP or hospital lead products as well as profound digital channel experience

Basic understanding of medical aspects of therapeutic area along with willingness to develop in-depth expertise

Professional level in English, both in oral and in written communications

Excellent user of Office Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

You describe yourself as a good networker with strong communication skills in English. Your past experience proves your excellent  scientific, pharmaco-economic and medical knowledge. Also you have a proven record in advocacy development and digital excellence.


Vifor Pharma Group, formerly Galenica Group, is a global specialty pharmaceuticals company that researches, develops, produces and markets its own pharmaceutical products and is the partner of choice for innovative, patient-focused solutions.

The company’s goal is to be a global leader in iron deficiency, nephrology and cardio-renal therapies and strives to help patients around the world with severe and chronic diseases to lead better, healthier lives.

Vifor Pharma Group has production sites in Switzerland and Portugal as well as a dynamic network of affiliates and partners offering broad market coverage all over the world.

The company has an ever-growing global presence while at the same time remaining firmly rooted in its home market, Switzerland.

Vifor Pharma Group consists of Vifor Pharma; Vifor Fresenius Medical Care Renal Pharma, its joint company with Fresenius Medical Care; Relypsa; and OM Pharma.

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Job posted on 4 August 2017.


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