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Interim Employee Communications Manager

£Fantastic Daily Rate | South East, Surrey |  Advertising & PR, Client Services/ Account Handling, Client Services |  Contract  | Ref:888946

The Role

Employee Communications Manager - Complex Change Programmes - Pharmaceutical Company - Surrey - £Fantastic daily rate

New opportunity to join an international pharmaceutical company to design and implement employee engagement and communications for large scale, complex change programmes in the EMEA region.


The Company

The company are a global, well-established and successful Pharma Company with a diverse portfolio spanning numerous therapy areas. Their management structure is relatively flat and this, combined with a very modern culture and environment, allows for a very dynamic flow of expertise, ideas and innovation throughout the business.

  • International presence operating in over 40 countries
  • A company that inspires people to be ambitious and aim high. Believing that powerful ideas can drive change
  • A fantastic reputation in the industry and a business that people really enjoy working for


The Role

Initially a 6-month contract role which is highly likely to extend or be offered on a permanent basis. Offering the opportunity to join the corporate strategy and communications team of this global pharmaceutical company, you will develop and lead the employee communications strategy to support initiatives and change programmes.

  • Support large change programmes as the communications lead, for example IT systems implementation (HR, Finance), Data Governance and embedding ethics and Compliance policies and processes.
  • Develop and manage key channels including intranet, websites, publications, digital channels and face-2-face briefings.
  • Management of company news, governance and content creation for the company intranet.
  • Build strong relationships within corporate functions in different regions to provide communications appropriate to local country needs.
  • Assist and provide crisis management when needs be.



A strategic thinker experienced in developing internal communication plans for a large global business. This would be a great role for someone with extensive healthcare PR experience in both an agency and client-side setting.

  • Excellent communications planning, stakeholder management and writing skills
  • Can generate creative ideas
  • Must have life science / pharma experience
  • Internal / Employee Communications or PR experience
  • Proven track record providing communications strategy and plans for large change programmes.
  • Awareness and understanding of ABPI and EFPIA codes


What should you do next?

This Internal Communications Manager position will not be around for long. Pharma positions are always popular, so it is important to act quickly if you're interest. Give me a call or drop me an email so we can start the process and get your profile in front of our client.

Unless otherwise stated, if applying for a job within the European Union, you must ensure that you are already authorised to work there. Carrot Pharma Recruitment Ltd acts as an Employment Business and an Employment Agency on behalf of our client in recruitment for this role.



Louise Lavelle

Which team do you work in?
Healthcare Communications

Which area do you specialise in?
I look after the Medical Education and Medical Communications roles such as medical writers and account managers.

How do you keep up-to-date with the issues in your sector?

Following companies and people of interest on LinkedIn, reading updates on MedCommsnetworking and PMLive, and catching up on relevant news on the "health" section of news websites. 

What's your favourite film and why?
I don't really watch films. Does Corrie count??

If you could invent one thing what would it be?
A chocolate-making machine that would be a normal household object to be used daily, like a toaster. 

What makes you #DistinctlyDifferent?
I treat people as people, and not commodities. The recruitment process can be stressful and I am constantly mindful of peoples' feelings and overall goals. 


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