Abbott HR COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER EMEA in Wiesbaden-Delkenheim, Germany

Job Description

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

In Germany, Abbott has more than 3.250 employees working in manufacturing, research and development, logistics, sales and marketing. They are located at Abbott`s German headquarters in Wiesbaden and its sites in Hanover, Neustadt am Rübenberge, Wetzlar, Eschborn, Witten, Cologne and Jena. Alere is now Abbott.

Abbott Corporate HR is looking for a

Manager HR Communciations (m/f) Europe, Middle East & Africa

reporting into the Director, HR Communciations. The position is based in Wiesbaden, Germany.

The manager, HR Communications serves as the primary relationship manager within the area.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Identifies communication opportunities for clients to align with and support Abbott’s global HR brand strategy.

  • Develops communication strategies and plans to guide the creation, design and implementation of communication programs and vehicles specific to the region.

  • Advises HR leaders as to the benefits and risks of various communication approaches.

  • Effectively manages client relationships with internal and external communication partners (Public Affairs, Corporate Communications, HR personnel, outside contractors, etc.).

  • Ensures all HR Communications are consistent and aligned with Abbott's corporate brand identity and strategic directions, business philosophies and general practices.

  • Works with HR Communication team members to ensure a cohesive and complementary approach to the comprehensive, global HR Communications strategy.

Your Profile:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in journalism, public relations or other communication-related major.

  • 8-10 years experience with increasing responsibility in multiple communication roles in corporate or agency setting. Specific Human Resources Communication is a plus.

  • Experience working with senior management or clients is a must.

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver strategic counsel as well as tactical excellence in internal communications, executive communications and relationship management is a must.

  • This position requires strong project management skills, exceptional verbal and written communication skills, diplomacy, and multitasking ability.

  • Preferred candidate will be multi-lingual. A command of the English language is a must.

Abbott Germany has a range and variety of jobs on offer in a positive and dynamic environment that allows you to maintain a healthy work-life balance. We provide development opportunities as part of our comprehensive Talent Management Program. Your contribution to the company’s success will be rewarded with a competitive salary package. We offer comprehensive benefits to suit the lifestyles of all our employees, from a retirement plan that is far above market average, a save-as-you-earn program, to educational scholarships for children, and health management initiatives for staff and their dependents.

Do you like the sound of this job and think you’ve got what it takes? Then send us your CV today. We look forward to receiving your application.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email