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Senior External Communications Manager

Senior External Communications Manager

  • Location

    London

  • Sector:

    Communications, Permanent

  • Job Type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Circa £75,000

  • Contact:

    Nisha Darbar

  • Contact Email:

    ndarbar@vmagroup.com

  • Job Ref:

    ND914511

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Expiry Date:

    2019-10-20

  • Consultant:

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Exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Corporate Comms Manager to join a well known business in the FMCG/retail sector. 

Key skills/responsibilities:

  • Leading on proactive media relations, building an understanding and support for how the business is transforming
  • Strong stakeholder management skills, being able to influence and advise senior management by being a trusted business partner for the food business
  • You will have strong relationships with journalists across the retail/business press
  • Build and maintain a network of influential journalists and increase breadth and depth of contacts with influencers and sector commentators relevant to the food business
  • Support the Head of External Comms with corporate reputational issues/crisis management across the business
  • Develop credible responses, rebuttals and lines in response to stories related to the business
  • Responsible for the line management of a press officer
  • You must have significant food & drink/FMCG experience – this can be from agency or in-house
  • You must have excellent written and verbal skills

If you have the experience and are interested in discussing further, please apply with your current CV.

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