Head of PR & Events

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    Communications, B2C Communications

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    Sophie Collins

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    Sophie Collins

Fantastic opportunity for a strong PR leader professional to join this Global market leading brand in the Automotive industry.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for creating and delivering the UK Consumer PR strategy for the business across various product lines.
  • Responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships with key journalists and influencers.
  • You will lead and motivate a team of 8, plus PR & Events agencies to deliver against your strategy.
  • Build relationships across the business and different business areas, acting as a trusted Comms advisor to senior leaders.
  • Develop relationships with European team and work closely with them on developing messaging for the UK including press releases, speeches, press kits, crisis communications, Q&As and statements.
  • Work with the European VP to develop corporate CSR strategy for Europe and implement the new direction for the UK business.
  • Manage PR budget.
  • Oversee internal and external events portfolio – both virtual and experiential (when restrictions allow).

Skills Required:

  • Strong consumer PR experience, ideally within the automotive sector, some experience in corporate communications is also desirable.
  • Strong stakeholder management/relationship building skills.
  • Commercially astute and able to represent business at a senior level.
  • Prior budget management experience.
  • Prior line management experience with demonstrable experience of developing a team.
  • A background in working for a global, well known consumer brand is required.


If you have the experience and are interested in being considered for this opportunity, please apply ASAP with your current CV.


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