Communications Manager

Employer
Michael Page Marketing
Location
Cardiff
Salary
£35000 - £37000 per annum
Closing date
5 Feb 2021

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Job Details

Well respected and diverse organisation, delivering a variety of products internationally.

Description

The key responsibilities for the Communication Manager:

  • Accountable for the communications strategy for the celebrate and discover pillar - working with marketing and commercial colleagues to deliver an annual communications strategy which drives brand awareness and commercial objectives.
  • Lead in delivering creative PR campaigns, ensuring target audiences are reached and key messages are delivered - including initial research, creating media assets, liaising with journalists and post campaign evaluation.
  • Deliver PR campaigns to budget, raising purchase orders and organising payment of invoices.
  • Accountable for organising and delivering media days to launch new products to national and international media
  • Continually seek out creative ways to engage consumers with Companies - telling the story of The Original Maker and our customer pillars.
  • Support the commercial objectives of the business through consumer campaigns and activity as needed.
  • Nurture mutually beneficial relationships with media, influencers and stakeholders.
  • Work with high profile licensed partners to develop and deliver campaigns which promote Companies.
  • Support and advise senior leaders on external communication and reputational matters
  • Responsible for identifying and developing relationships with journalists at national and international level.
  • Work in tandem with wider marketing function to ensure campaigns are integrated, and support the customer eco system.
  • Work with key internal and external stakeholders to prepare appropriate media statements, and is part of the Crisis Communications team handling contentious and sensitive issues.
  • Relationship management of relevant agencies - ensuring campaign deadlines and KPIs are met.
  • Form part of the on call rota to look after the reputation of the business, and respond to media queries out of hours.

Profile

The successful Communications Manager will have:

  • Significant public relations and communication experience is essential.
  • Experience of delivering high profile consumer PR campaigns for household names
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
  • Excellent written and creative writing skills are essential.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills with the ability to multi-task.
  • Demonstrable experience of using a media monitoring and reporting system (eg Gorkana).
  • Demonstrable budget management experience.
  • Experience of working in a pressurised environment.
  • Commercial awareness and up to date knowledge on current affairs.
  • Demonstrates creativity and use of imagination.
  • Experience of working in a team environment.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Understands the full marketing and media mix.

Job Offer

The successful Communication Manager will receive:

£35,000 +

25 days' holiday per year; upper quartile Pension Scheme; Life Assurance; Free onsite car parking; Learning & Development opportunities along with reimbursement of professional membership fees; Give a day volunteering for Companies's chosen charity; onsite gym and canteen facilities.

You will be initially working from home while Covid-19 is active.

After Covid-19 we expect 2/3 days in office and 2/3 days working from home.

Location outside Cardiff.

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