Strategic Competence Specialist, Industry & Society Services (60%)

About us: Karger Publishers is a worldwide publisher of scientific and medical content based in Basel, Switzerland. It is independent and family-led in the fourth generation by Chairwoman and Publisher Gabriella Karger. Connecting and advancing health sciences since 1890, Karger has been continuously evolving, keeping pace with the current developments and shifts in research and publishing. The publishing house is dedicated to serving the information needs of the scientific community, clinicians and patients with publications of high-quality content and services in health sciences. Karger Publishers has 240 employees and is present in 15 countries around the globe.

For the Strategic Competence Center «Industry & Society Services» within Karger Labs, the Karger arm focused on strategy, innovation and product development, we are looking for a motivated person to join our increasingly agile organization as a

Strategic Competence Specialist, Industry & Society Services (60%)

In this role you will support the Strategic Competence Lead in controlling, co-developing, and communicating the entire product and service portfolio of Karger Publishers for the Health Sciences Industry and Medical Societies/Professional Association.  


This multifaceted role includes:

  • Liaison with the Insights and Community Relations teams to expand market and persona knowledge
  • Regular exchange with internal divisions to integrate needs and possible value propositions into the constant development of the portfolio
  • Support in monitoring and controlling of the entire Industry and Society Services business of Karger Publishers
  • Optional: Support in pre-sales/project management meetings with key accounts

Qualification and experience required:

  • Graduated commercial apprenticeship and/or University degree or similar education
  • Professional training and experience in medical/scientific publishing and/or health sciences sector a plus
  • Several years of relevant work experience in similar function a plus
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills
  • Highly service – and goal orientated with a strong sense of responsibility and aptitude in integrating the needs of various stakeholders
  • Independent, open-minded, innovative personality with strong communication and inter-personal skills
  • Structured and goal-oriented, a “getting things done” mentality, customer- and service-oriented
  • Language skills – German & English: very good, both written and spoken (additional languages a plus)
  • Excellent IT knowledge (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

What we offer:

  • A work environment where personal development and responsibility are highly valued
  • Modern offices that contribute to innovation and collaboration
  • Flexible working hours and generous remote work arrangements
  • Centrally located workplace
  • Benefits of the Swiss social system

If you would like to take on the challenge this role presents, we look forward to receiving your application.