As the world’s leading animal health company, Zoetis is driven by a singular purpose: to nurture our world and humankind by advancing care for animals. After 70+ years of innovating ways to predict, prevent, detect and treat animal illness, Zoetis continues to stand by those raising and caring for animals worldwide – from livestock farmers to veterinarians and pet owners. The company’s leading portfolio and pipeline of medicines, vaccines, diagnostics and technologies make a difference in over 100 countries. In everything we do, we are guided by science and inspired by our shared love of animals. We truly believe that through this fusion of passion and research, we can accomplish anything.

We are hiring for Zoetis Germany GmbH in Berlin a

Communications Lead Central Europe (m/f/d)

The Communications Lead Central Europe provides cluster leadership and support in the creation and delivery of a communications strategy aligned to business objectives, helping to drive culture, engage colleagues, and build a community within the cluster. This role will partner with various stakeholders across Zoetis to develop and execute a comprehensive communications strategy for the Cluster.

This position is a member of the Corporate Affairs, Communications and Sustainability team reporting to the Vice President, Head International Operations and GMS Communications and is also member of the Central Europe and Germany Leadership Teams.

This role is responsible for communications strategies that drive business priorities and change in a fast growing and evolving business. This role leads communications alignment across the Central Europe Cluster and serves as a strategic communications business partner the Senior Vice President, Cluster Lead Central Europe.


– Spearhead and implement a communications strategy across the cluster to external and internal stakeholders to convey Zoetis’ vision and value proposition

– Serve as a strategic communications advisor to the SVP and Cluster Leader and thought partner to the Central Europe Cluster Leadership Team

– Develop executive throught-leadership platforms aligned to strategic business priorities

– Cultivate and maintain relationships with business press, consumer media, key industry opinion leaders and external stakeholders and industry organizations

– Support product launches through PR and proactive storytelling

– Manage agencies and vendors as appropriate

– Prepare leaders for external and internal speaking engagements including the development of talking points, briefing documents and PowerPoint presentations

– Ensure brand consistency at a local level by developing and executing messaging that is aligned to corporate Brand and strategic priorties

– Protect Zoetis’ reputation by anticipating and mitigating potential crises and issues

– Implement internal communication, colleague engagement strategies and plans that engage, align, and inspire colleagues with Zoetis Vision, Mission and Core Beliefs

– Lead the preparation (agenda and content) and organization (logistics, with administrative support) for Cluster/Market Town Halls, quarterly People Manager Meetings, Cluster Annual Meetings (POA), Central Customer and Media Events

– Lead and drive communications to support improvement measurement based on the pulse colleague survey

– Provide senior leader communications support including enterprise HR and cluster-wide organization announcements and leadership messages

– Coordinate communications for above brand initiatives

– In-directly manage and develop and foster and grow communications talent within the Cluster

– Serve as the point of contact for local Public Affairs in coordination with Global Director of Public Affairs and external agency for external and internal stakeholders

– Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in communications, journalism, English or related field, master’s degree, MBA or certifications in areas of communications a plus

– 10+ years of experience and demonstrated skills in developing, managing and delivering internal and external communication strategies and plans in multinational matrix organization

– Animal health, pharmaceutical, diagnostics or petcare experience a plus

– Excellent written and oral communication skills in German and English, French language skills are an advantage

– Ability to understand business needs and develop strategic communication plans to support those goals and demonstrate the impact and contribution of plans with an enterprise point of view

– Highly organized and detail-oriented approach to balancing multiple priorities and deadlines

– Ability to create, execute and measure strategic communications plans and frameworks to introduce new ideas and concepts spanning a variety of content (portfolio communications, customer experience, precision animal health, genetics, leadership communications, change communications)

– Capability to maintain grace and professionalism under pressure

– Ability to synthesize complex and technical information and convert it into clear and concise messages for colleagues and other stakeholders

– Ability to successfully counsel and direct senior executives as well as mentor colleagues/direct/indirect reports

– Ability to work effectively within and across functions and levels and build cross-disciplinary teams

– A drive for results and ability to achieve results through cross-functional teams, leveraging organization resources and exerting influence

– Ability to self-direct and direct/lead others to prioritize activities to meet the demands of the business

– Experience managing direct reports; capabilities to develop talent

– Freelance, vendor and agency relationship management experience

– Exciting and responsible tasks in an international company

– Good working atmosphere, open corporate communication and scope for your own ideas

– Competitive salary and benefits package

– Weekly working time of 37,5 hours

– 30 days of vacation entitlement per year

– Meal vouchers as well as numerous discounts on shopping & events, sports and fitness programs

– Various mobility offers such as public company ticket, company bicycle

– Support from the F├╝rstenberg Institute – confidential and free counseling for Zoetis employees and their families

– Free drinks & fruit baskets in our office at Potsdamer Platz

– Possibility to bring your own dog to the office

– Opportunity to get involved in social work (one paid volunteer day per calendar year)