External Communications Manager - Brussels

External Communications Manager - Brussels

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Communications, Permanent

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  • Salary:


  • Contact:

    Willem de Ruijter

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  • Job Ref:

    WDR 913886

  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

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Our client is an international engineering and technologies consulting group at the forefront of the digital and connected world.

The role develops a comprehensive strategy for the external brand positioning and media relations efforts. This is an expert role that does not have a team with direct reports. Builds relationships with key media channels and drives increase in positive media coverage and brand awareness among public through effective and targeted media use. Key focus countries are France, Germany and the USA.

This is a role for a talented professional with 5-7 years of experience in external communications and media relations. Candidates need to have at least been involved in a wide variety of topics such as group strategies, business and technological innovations, external agency management, story line & content development and (digital) channel selection.  It is important to be able to handle multiple interfaces / stakeholders like for example BU external communications leads, country communications managers, group senior management, IR, sales, marketing, public affairs and agencies.

The ideal candidate:

  • has the mind-set of a self-starter; is ambitious with a continuous self-improvement attitude
  • is both a strategic thinker and a hands-on ‘do-er’
  • holds a university degree or is of demonstrable similar level
  • shows growth potential in the organisation
  • can handle ambiguity in a fast-moving environment
  • has an international mind-set
  • speaks and writes in fluent English, additional languages like conversational French or German are a (big) plus.

If you would like to apply and learn more about this position please send your CV, a cover letter and an overview of remuneration requirements and possible start date to wderuijter@vmagroup.com. You will then receive a full information pack about the company and the vacancy. Incomplete applications will not be considered and will get no reaction. We look forward to hearing from you.


VMAGROUP is a leading international interim and permanent recruitment and executive search specialist for communications, digital and marketing. Specialist practices cover internal and change communications, external communications, investor relations, public affairs, marketing, digital and agency services.

VMAGROUP has an international presence with five offices across Europe. We have a reputation for providing leading consultancy services and advice supported by in-depth knowledge of the professions we recruit for. Our thought leadership and benchmarking studies have become go-to resources for the communications and marketing industry supporting planning and decision-making.

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