Communications Manager

Location
Rugby, Warwickshire
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
20 Nov 2018
Closes
20 Dec 2018
Ref
BSMJJ43521
Contact
Jessica Jackson
Discipline
Marketing
Sector
B2B
Business Type
Brand / In-house
Seniority
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-Time

Communications Manager - Competitive salary + car allowance, bonus and benefits - Rugby

This growing international company are looking for a talented Communications Manager to join their team based in Rugby.

This is an outstanding opportunity for an ambitious communicator to work within a diverse industry sector.

The successful Communications Manager will be a storyteller and proactive individual able to enhance and protect UK operations by delivering positive external communications, media relations, PR, crisis communications and social media. This is a large organisation and so the ability to manage internal and external stakeholder relationships is key.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Deliver sustained proactive external communications across all media platforms to raise the company profile in both Europe and the UK.
  • Develop and maintain an in depth knowledge of and strong links with key media outlets
  • Deal confidently with media enquiries, preparing responses, statements, articles and briefings
  • Planning and implementation of crisis communications in line with company protocols
  • Collaborate closely with digital and marketing teams and supplier agencies to leverage campaigns and ensure PR opportunities are maximised
  • Liaise with UK business units to identify and produce positive news stories and identify potential risks for negative publicity
  • Propose and manage the external communications annual budget
  • Work with Corporate & Europe Communications to ensure that the UK maximises the facilities and channels that are available to profile our news stories
  • Manage and support relevant stakeholder with specific campaigns and events
  • Active involvement in PR events, maximising opportunities for communication activity
  • Implementation of the groups social media strategy
  • Developing ideas and content for online channels including impact measurement

Although part of a wider marketing team, this role doesn't currently have any direct reports and so the suitable candidate will need to be a creative, strategic thinker also happy to carry out the day to day implementation.

Candidates must have previous experience within a similar role and a B2B industry. It is preferable that candidates have experience working within a sizeable organisation but not essential.

In return you will join an organisation that inspire efficiency, flexibility, sustainability and outstanding customer service and are seen as a true thought leader in their sector.

Please apply or contact Jessie at Blue Skies to discuss.

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