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Corporate Communications Manager

Corporate Communications Manager

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  • Sector:

    Communications, Permanent

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  • Contact:

    Willem de Ruijter

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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  • Consultant:


​Enhance SBM Offshore’s corporate messaging and reputation through strategic stakeholder communications.

Teleworking: 2 days per week

Position’s main take aways:

  • +3 years of relevant experience.

  • Financial communications background or general external communications background with a good understanding of relevant financial variables.

  • Experience dealing with Dutch business media (reason why a strong preference for a Dutch speaker).

  • Could become part of Group Communications Director’s succession plan.

  • Academic background: Journalism or related; Finance.

  • Must be an active listener, able to cope with different ideas and to bundle different inputs in a solid and coherent comms strategy.

  • Eager to go to a steep learning curve by guidance and training.


  • Design and execute a comprehensive press strategy, identifying opportunities and maintaining relations and drafting of press and news releases.

  • Manage crisis response and communications on critical corporate issues and initiatives that impact the brand or company reputation.

  • Manage media monitoring systems and framework, ensuring timely and appropriate responses on all public affairs and media issues.

  • Prepare detailed activity reports on coverage, opportunities, successes, and feedback from key stakeholder groups (analysts, media outlets) with recommended actions.

  • Develop strategic functional communication plans for the C-suite portfolios.

  • Manage governance on communication processes and execution globally.

  • Maintain the Group Communications planner to assure strategic and appropriate cadence of news and updates towards targeted audiences.

  • Collaborate with a global team with a content-driven, multi-channel mindset; possibly managing some direct reports.

  • Candidates at the lower end of the experience range will receive training and support regarding the above-mentioned points.


  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or related field

  • 3+ years of experience in corporate communications, public relations, or related field

  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write and edit clear and compelling copy as a natural storyteller

  • Professional Dutch and English language skills are required

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with key stakeholders

  • Some experience managing media relationships and developing materials for media

  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Ability to closely work with senior executives as a communications advisor on communications strategies and activities

  • Great project management skills, including time management, goal setting, multitasking and prioritization

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to measure the effectiveness of communication campaigns and activities

  • Possesses a sense of urgency; is self-motivated and detail-minded

  • Ability to respond appropriately to difficult questions and requests on an immediate basis

  • Some experience working effectively in a remote team and with agencies.