Does the opportunity to engage our teammates, build programs from scratch and own the process of creating world-class communications plans on a global scale excite you?

We are searching for a Global Internal Communications Manager to develop communication strategies and deliverables that align with Specialized’s Vision, Mission and strategic priorities.  Reporting to the Chief People Officer, this position will be responsible for creating, maintaining, and executing to an annual communication calendar as well as ad hoc messaging, executive communications and colleague engagement- ensuring that strategic initiatives across the organization are consistent, professional, clear, and understood, while also promoting our culture and teammate engagement.

The position is a hybrid (blend of work from home and in office on a weekly basis) position, based at our office in Cham, Switzerland (preferred) or at one of our global locations. 


  • Develop and implement internal communications strategies that engage, inspire and connect teammates across the organization with Specialized’s Vision, Mission and strategic priorities.
  • Identify internal communications needs and build a roadmap of internal communications structure
  • Establish regular company-wide communication cadence for the Executive Leadership Team; driving development of executive communications, including contributed content and presentations
  • Ensure organizational changes, initiatives and projects are effectively communicated to teammates using appropriate channels
  • Build and create awareness for Specialized’s employer brand, and develop our voice on key issues affecting teammates
  • Ensure internal communications messages are consistent throughout the organization and also aligned with external communication messages, in collaboration with our public relations team
  • Optimize and manage internal communication channels (plan, edit, write content)
  • Partner with our People and Culture team to further develop our onboarding materials to ensure new teammates are welcomed into Specialized’s culture and understand our Vision, Mission and ways of working.
  • Handle the internal communication response to crisis situations which affect organizational perception and reputation; aligned with external communication messages, in collaboration with our public relations team
  • Develop systems and approaches for measuring performance of communications programs and bringing visibility across the organization to the work


  • Bachelor's degree (journalism, communications, public relations or marketing preferred) or equivalent practical experience.
  • At least 5 years of experience in an internal communications role, with demonstrated ability to build an internal communications function from scratch
  • Proven ability to influence and bring strategic communication plans to life across multiple global stakeholders
  • Experience developing clear, concise and compelling executive communications that support business strategy and growth plans
  • Skilled at building relationships with senior leaders and stakeholders, and ability to work well and influence across teams, functions, and levels.
  • Excellent presentation, writing, editing and proofreading skills as well as the journalistic ability to source stories from teammates
  • Strong technology skills, with proven ability to identify and utilize a variety of communication tools

What we offer: We are a dynamic and multicultural team within an innovative and growing environment. You can look forward to a modern working space, lunch rides, social security- and many other benefits.

You are interested? We look forward to receiving your compelling application stating your salary expectation and earliest starting date. Please submit your application exclusively via our online career portal. Applications via e-mail, mail or employment agencies will not be considered.

Specialized Europe GmbH - Human Resources - Werkstattgasse 10 - CH-6330 Cham

We believe that bikes have the power to change lives for the better. We are a culture of barrier-breakers, but we need your unique ideas and backgrounds to help us push boundaries and change the world. We are always looking for creative, innovative, and passionate people who can contribute to our mission of getting people outside. 

We want to increase representation of all races, genders, and body types in the cycling industry and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce where all people thrive. We encourage everyone – especially those from marginalized groups – to apply to our job postings and help us earn the position as the rider’s brand of choice. We are always looking for creative, innovative, and passionate people who are eager to contribute to our mission of pedaling the planet forward.



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