Organizational Change and Internal Communications Manager (m/f/d)

Category:  Corporate Affairs

Zurich, Switzerland Zurich, CH


Are you passionate about driving organizational change and fostering effective internal communication?


Novo Nordisk is seeking a dynamic individual to join our team as an Organizational Change and Internal Communications Manager for our Swiss Affiliate!


If you are ready to drive change, innovate, and create meaningful stakeholder communications, read on and apply today for a life-changing career.


The position

This exiting newly created position will be pivotal in shaping internal communication strategies and driving local change initiatives to enhance organizational effectiveness and innovation. This role offers an exciting opportunity to shape our organization's future, requiring strategic vision, creativity and collaborative leadership.


Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Lead Internal Communication: develop and implement internal communication strategy, emphasizing digitization for improved engagement.
  • Drive Local Change Activities: initiate and execute local change initiatives, ensuring change leadership and sponsorship while continuously improving adoption of new ways of working. You will be instrumental in developing change management and change leadership capabilities within the local organisation.



You have decided to apply for this exiting role because you already have proven experience with communication initiatives as well as change methodologies and tools. You have strong interpersonal skills coupled with a strong ability to build relationships and influencing others towards a common vision and goals.

Furthermore, you

  • Have proven change management experience with large business transformation initiatives and working with change management methodologies and tools.
  • Have several years of work experience within the fields of communication (whether agency or corporate), digital strategy, journalism or similarly communications-led field.
  • Have experience with O365; specifically, SharePoint and Yammer; experience in videography, storyboarding and creating new communications platforms or channels for an internal audience would be beneficial.
  • Have excellent project management skills.
  • Are flexible and adaptable, have strong stakeholder management skills and ability to motivate, coach and lead indirectly. Comfortable operating cross-functionally and in ambiguous situations and working with stakeholders at all levels of the organisation.
  • Have ability to work independently and in groups across departments and business units.
  • Are creative, understand design/visual engagement and able to come up with new ideas.
  • Are outstanding communicator with excellent written and verbal communicating skills in English and German, French is an advantage.

About the department

Novo Nordisk Pharma AG is the Swiss Affiliate, with over 90 employees, dedicated to making a remarkable difference to patients across the country. Located at the Circle, Zurich Airport, the Swiss Affiliate belongs to Region North West Europe, which is part of IO (International Operations).


Working at Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive it. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. From research and development, through to manufacturing, marketing and sales – we’re all working to move the needle on patient care.



If you believe you are qualified, and are willing to take the challenge, please send your updated CV directly via our online application tool. 



Please submit your application via our online application tool by 22nd July 2024.


Please note that we are reviewing applications on ongoing basis, therefore the position will be filled as soon as the successful candidate has been found. Internal candidates are kindly requested to inform their line manager before applying.



We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. 


At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.