Corporate Communications Manager
Sappi Europe - SEU Head Office Brussels
Purpose of the job
- Design, write and produce internal and external communication material / programs (in line with the Corporate Identity) as defined by the CEO and Corporate Communications Manager.
- Ensure implementation of specific programs / activities targeted to build commitment, dedication and knowledge throughout the European organization, with particular emphasis on the Sappi Performance Engine and establish the Sappi brand in Europe. Roll out global corporate communication programmes in Europe.
- Act as first contact to external media. Provide external audiences with relevant and accurate information about the company.
- Effectively support to business strategy execution, by appropriate messaging and managing events.
Design and produce internal and external communication material / programs
Develop yearly SEU communications plans for SEU and for all Manufacturing sites. Steer and functionally lead the Mill Communication Coordinators.
Define and maintain internal communications policy and guidelines.
Ensure accurate updating of corporate presentation and information that is available to internal and external audiences (e.g. SSFPE website, directories, . corporate image photographic library).
Manage the design and content of the quarterly Paragraph newsletter and provide content for the Sappi News in South Africa and Mills newsletters, ensuring accuracy and that information and motivation aspects of the newsletters are achieved.
Develop and implement internal communication campaigns related to internal projects such as Safety, Health, Environment, Sustainability and Quality and others when specified.
Co-ordinate and manage all internal announcements including checking and providing content.
Ensure implementation of specific programs / activities / events
Co-ordinate global projects developed by Sappi Limited as and when required.
Provide support to local mill sites as needed for public official activities and events.
Provide on-going communications support to the CEO, EMT and Mill Directors.
Support the communication of Global Safety Awareness Day.
Ensure availability of communication material.
Establish and ensure updating of SEU crises communication plan, including coordination of mill/country plans.
Organize European Management Conferences and other ad hoc events for corporate head office.
Press Relations / External Media
Establish/update media relations policy and guidelines.
Be the first line of contact for the press and follow-up actions in this regard on behalf of the CEO.
Support the CEO by preparing and issuing press releases, overseeing approvals of press releases.
Support and co-ordinate mills with press relations to ensure that all strategic information is approved.
Website and social media management
Manage the accuracy of SappiNet
Management of corporate communications budget
Coordinate the quarterly company newsletter covering annually planned topics.
Co-ordination of Global Safety communications
Accuracy of printed company information.
Good business understanding
Good communicator, inspiring, motivator, flexible and energetic;
Excellent co-ordination abilities and able to work independently.
Fluent in English. Two other european languages preferable (Dutch, German, Italian, ...)
Substantial experience in event co-ordination and communication.
Understanding of the creative process and role of design in maximizing communication effectiveness.
Good team player and team builder.
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