Affimed (Nasdaq: AFMD) is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company which engineers targeted immunotherapies, seeking to improve patient outcomes through the power of innate immunity. Affimed’s fit-for-purpose ROCK® platform allows innate immune engagers to be designed for specific patient populations. We are developing single and combination therapies to treat cancers.

To strengthen our highly motivated Communications Team, we are looking for a

Director Corporate Communications (f/m/d)

(Reference No. GA2108)

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Responsibilities

  • Develop and evolve company messaging with input from key stakeholders across the organization
  • Ensure senior leaders and other key stakeholders are aligned and adequately trained to deliver consistent and compelling messages
  • Lead development and refresh of materials to support external communications including press releases, media briefs, corporate and product backgrounders, and message playbook
  • Lead development and implementation of corporate media strategy across all channels including earned, paid and social
  • Build and foster relationships with media outlets and key journalists and serve as primary media contact
  • Collaborate with program heads and other stakeholders to ensure awareness and preparedness of upcoming milestones
  • Collaborate closely with Investor Relations on messages and materials around earnings and other IR events
  • Partner with Human Resources to develop internal communications that promote the Affimed culture and foster a positive working environment
  • Develop and enhance social media strategy and content

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, MBA preferred
  • Minimum 10 years experience in product and/or corporate communications and marketing
  • Experience in the Pharma/Biotech industry, experience in oncology preferred
  • Experience in a NASDAQ listed company
  • Experience in working with external stakeholders (e.g., media outlets/journalists, KOL spokespersons, academic collaborators, professional and patient societies)
  • Excellent communication skills covering a broad range of audiences
  • Proven ability to influence and collaborate cross-functionally
  • Ability to think strategically and follow through with execution
  • Self-motivated, pro-active and a team playing personality
  • Profound communication skills in English, both written and verbal

Opportunity

The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to work in a dynamic, highly motivated, multidisciplinary, and collegial team.
For any queries, please contact Susanne Hering (Tel: +49 6221 6743 675, e-mail: s.hering@affimed.com).

November 2021

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