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External Communications Manager

External Communications Manager

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Communications, Permanent, B2B Communications

  • Job Type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £65,000-£75,000

  • Contact:

    Nisha Darbar

  • Contact Email:

    ndarbar@vmagroup.com

  • Job Ref:

    ND915024

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry Date:

    2020-09-19

  • Consultant:

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We have a great opportunity for an experienced External Communications Manager to join a leading business in the Automotive/Engineering industry.

You will be responsible for developing and delivering the B2B External Comms strategy for the business using a multi channel approach and with an international remit.

Key responsibilities:

  • Deliver proactive and reactive multi-channel external communication activities, including: PR, Media Relations, Public Affairs, CSR & Sustainability and Sponsorhsip & Events.
  • Keep abreast of the industry landscape, providing intelligence and insights on industry, policy, regulatory, political, stakeholder landscapes, agendas, issues and networks.
  • Maintain and build the reputation of the business, helping to plan and respond for any crisis/reputational risks.
  • Work with and manage external and international agencies.
  • Support on Investor Relations and Financial Communications.
  • Deliver and develop the business’ corporate narrative.
  • Working with technical experts, you will be responsible for translating complex technical information into easy to understand engaging content/communications.
  • Build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

 

Key skills:

  • Proven experience in External Communications, working with media and key stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of corporate communications best practice, including strong working knowledge of corporate public relations; crisis communications & issues management; and external communications.
  • Ability to manage an integrated multi-channel Comms and Marketing strategy.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills, experience working at senior levels (C-suite) within a large, global, organisation within a multi-stakeholder environment.
  • Excellent communicator with impeccable writing skills and ability to be a strong story teller.
  • Prior experience in Financial PR would be advantageous
  • Background in engineering or manufacturing would be ideal, this could be from agency or in-house.
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