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Danaher Corporation Transformational Change Communication Manager in Maurens-Scopont, France

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving healthcare through faster, more accurate diagnostic tests. As a member of our team, you’ll get to make an immediate, measurable impact on a global scale, within an environment that fosters career growth and development. Our mission drives us, every moment of every day, to develop rapid groundbreaking solutions for the world’s most complex health challenges.

We’re looking for a Transformational Change Communication Manager to join the Business Transformation team at Cepheid EMEA – one who understands the value of and knows how to communicate for maximum impact.

Reporting to the Senior Director Business Transformation, you’ll be responsible for our change communication, internal and executive communication as well as our general communication and other local communications activities. If you like to work in an impactful and collaborative environment with a leader who’s dedicated to growing talent and who’ll let you run with (all) your crazy and impactful ideas, read on.

Essential job responsibilities:

  • Work and consult with leaders on large change projects, develop their communication strategies and help execute it

  • Manage, source and create content (be that articles, movies, podcasts or other) for Cepheid Connect (our intranet), help design our regular executive newsletter

  • Develop and drive internal awareness campaigns about Cepheid’s growth and transformation journey in support of our company Mission, Vision and Strategy

  • Build and implement an employee advocacy programme in support of Employee engagement.

  • Draft messages or scripts from senior executives for presentation to employees in written or spoken form

  • Ensure internal communications messages are consistent across all mediums and for different departments of the organization

  • Ensure internal communication messages are consistent with external communication messages

  • Respond to feedback from staff and adjust communications content accordingly

  • Handle the internal communication response to crisis situations which affect organizational perception and reputation

  • Advise senior executives of developments throughout the organization, either face to face or through regular written communication

Key requirements:

  • Academic educational background

  • At least 5 years experience in internal communications in a global organization, preferably combining Communication, Change and Transformation

  • Experience in communication around complex commercial /strategic initiatives and large-scale change management.

  • Proven experience in working with executives to develop communication strategies, plans and content

  • Proficient English is mandatory; other European languages is a plus (French, German, Dutch)

  • Adobe Photoshop/InDesign/Video-Pro-wizard, it’s a plus

  • Strong interpersonal, excellent verbal /written communication and presentation skills. Creative, high energy, “roll-up-their-sleeves” self-starter kind-of-gal/guy with a bias for action and a sense of urgency

  • Ability to achieve results in a large, global, matrix organization and to work cross departmentally to achieve goals

  • Ability to work well independently and exercise appropriate judgment under general direction. Ability to take direction from multiple sources and manage conflicting priorities in an effective and efficient manner. Ability to multi-task.

  • Embraces and adapts to change and demonstrates a willingness to learn.

Cepheid is part of Danaher Corporation, 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, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

Operating Company: Cepheid