Global Communications Lead - Europe / Marketing Communications

Date: Jul 11, 2024

Location: Bomlitz, DE

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Job Description


IFF’s Pharma Solutions division is looking for a team member to help us be the premier partner to our customers, build our future and become one IFF. The Pharma Solutions business will be taking on its next chapter of growth as a trusted partner for the pharmaceutical industry with the announcement to sell Pharma Solutions to Roquette. This move will position Pharma Solutions to expand its industry leadership through continued investment in innovation to meet the evolving needs of pharmaceutical manufacturers and developers worldwide. The sale is presently expected to close in the first half of 2025, pending regulatory approvals and other closing conditions. The Pharma Solutions business unit will remain a part of IFF until close and, at such time, it will transition to Roquette. In applying for this position, you acknowledge your awareness that the position is a part of the Pharma Solutions business unit and has been identified to transition to Roquette.

Are you a communications expert who thrives in an environment where you have the opportunity to showcase your creativity, feature effective writing ability, and where your innovative ideas are appreciated? If so, then consider joining our Pharma Solutions team as Global Communications Lead! In this role you will be ideally based either near our Bomlitz site in Germany or our Cork site in Ireland, working in a hybrid model. Optionally, you can also work mainly remotely in Ireland or Germany.


In this important business unit, you will be a vital member of the Communications team, in a newly created role, that supports our marketing function, product managers, sales team, and division by strategically developing externally-facing material and campaigns to help promote our solutions. With great attention to detail, you will be responsible for both internal and external communications to highlight our story and achieve brand awareness. A broad skillset is needed to lead marketing communications efforts as well as business communications. In addition, colleagues will call upon your working public relations knowledge to pitch story ideas and launch programs. Your teammates will also rely upon your accurate, professional writing capability to generate content.

Your Responsibilities:

In this generalist role, your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Build relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and understand the communications landscape to develop compelling messages and deliverables.
  • Handle marketing communications tactics for products and solutions. 
  • Assist with trade show preparation for Europe events (meet with stakeholders for needs analysis, create messaging, work with vendors for booth design etc.).
  • Develop marketing collateral content (including product one sheeters, articles, white papers, video storyboards, website content, advertisements etc.). And liaise with scientists to elevate thought leadership.
  • Write copy for webinar landing pages.
  • Write creative briefs.
  • Create content for social media, press releases and our intranet.
  • Update/create PowerPoint decks.
  • Coordinate newsletters.
  • Launch internal employee engagement campaigns and support external initiatives.

Job Requirements


If you are a communications professional with a diverse skillset, then we want to hear from you!  

You Have:


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree is required. Preferred majors include journalism, communications, public relations, and English.
  • Fluent English language skills required, fluent German preferred.
  • Several years of work experience (ideally min. 7 years).
  • Software savvy (learn newsletter program, website and intranet platforms for minor updates).
  • Microsoft Word, PowerPoint skills.
  • Organizational skills & Strategic thinking.
  • Vendor management.
  • Exceptional writing ability and strong communication skills.
  • This hybrid role is based either in our Bomlitz, Germany site or in Cork, Ireland.
  • Some travel require; estimate 10-15%.


Your Preferred Experience:


  • Seven years of business experience.
  • Tradeshow strategy & execution experience.
  • Public Relations experience.
  • Prior work experience in a large, matrixed organization a plus.
  • Project Management.
  • Business-to-business experience is a plus.


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