Corporate Communications Specialist

Job type:
on-site
Start:
ASAP
Duration:
13 weeks
From:
Volt
Place:
Surrey
Date:
02/27/2013
Country:
flag_no United Kingdom
project ID:
495864

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Corporate Communications Specialist
PR, Media, Crisis Relations

My client based in Surrey urgently requires a Corporate Communications Specialist on a contract basis.

As the Corporate Communications Specialist you will be responsible for planning, managing and executing public relations in countries within Europe. You will be responsible for PR, Media and Crisis Relations. Your role will be targeted at two main audiences: the business community in the countries that they operate and more specifically, customers & prospects (PR) and business and trade media (Media Relations).

The PR function comprises several communications disciplines, specifically Media relations, Crisis & Issue management, Public Affairs and community relations. You will take full responsibility for planning, managing and executing external communications projects in Europe that encompass several of these communication disciplines.

You will work closely with colleagues in Marketing Communications and several business areas to support trade PR plans and build appropriate profiles for new Product services and technologies with relevant business audience and journalists from the trade press across all sectors in Europe.

Main Accountabilities:-
A - Corporate media relations
Support the Head of the PR function in Europe and work with the rest of the external communication team in the identification, planning, execution and evaluation of corporate media opportunities and the corporate PR plan. Support the management of the Air Products brand to create positive differentiation in the marketplace and support our customer relationships and prospecting efforts.

B - Crisis preparedness and issues management
Support Head of the PR function in Europe in the planning and execution of a crisis media training programme for senior European managers and issues management projects to protect corporate reputation..

C - Trade media relations
Work with the marketing communications team to devise and develop product PR strategies, for the merchant and performance materials businesses.

Experience
- AT least 4 years' experience within a communications department/environment, working on external communications projects. Internal communications experience is also desirable.
- Excellent communications skills, experienced in working in tight deadlines, pressured environments whilst managing multiple projects.
- Another European Language would be desirable