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 Human Resources Team in Heidelberg, Germany, we are looking for a full-time

Director Organizational Development & Internal Communications (f/m/d)

(Reference No. GA2205)

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Key Responsibilities

  • Design change management processes – from identification and strategy to architecture and implementation to measurable success
  • Run employee opinion survey and ad hoc pulse surveys: Evaluate results, plan and conduct function specific follow up activities, and lead and drive related action plans
  • Advise functions and departments in regard of organizational changes (reorganization, change, etc.)
  • Guide and advise Senior Management in all aspects of organizational development and strengthen holistic thinking within change activities
  • Lead and drive all ongoing culture activities as well as identify new culture related topics in close collaboration with C-level Management
  • Plan and moderate the periodical Company Get Togethers
  • Close collaboration with External Communications incl. HR-Marketing activities
  • Further development and maintenance of the Affimed intranet
  • Plan and conduct with a small team all internal events like culture day, summer outing, Christmas Party, participation in charity events

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Business Economics, Psychology, Communications or other related field with at least 10 years working experience
  • Functional expertise and understanding of complex issues
  • Understand and manage interdependent highly complex situations and personalities
  • International interaction and understanding of international best practice
  • Proven collaboration and project management skills
  • Experience in driving simultaneous projects from conception to completion
  • Strong social and intercultural competence
  • Proven track record of scaling teams and the involved impact on culture, processes, and systems
  • Excellent internal communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Fluent in German and English (written and oral)


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: 06221 6743 675, e-mail:

July 2022

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