Perm - Colleague Communications Business Partner (Food) - £70k-£75k +£5k car all

Central London
Start date:
Posted By:
Kelsey Hoare

Job Description:

Senior Communications Manager:

My client is a market-leading, world-renowned international brand that put people and strong ideas at the heart of what they do. Currently going through a busy period where lots of positive change is occurring, they are looking to bring in a Senior Communications Manger to join their team.

Reporting into the Head of External Communications, you will be focused on developing the visual communications outlook both internally/externally within the brand’s food business and helping contribute to the overall wider business communications strategy.

On a day-to-day basis, responsibilities will include:

  • As part of a cross functional Team including Marketing and Product PR, play a key role in planning and delivering media activities for key campaigns in the trading calendar (e.g. Easter and Christmas) and key campaign launches
  • Build and maintain a network of influential journalists and increase our breath and depth of contacts with influencers and sector commentators relevant to the Business  
  • Deputise for the Head of External Communications and, as the Senior External Communications Manager, take on a broader role in the management of the department including guidance and advice to members of the team, support with the company’s engagements with senior editors and correspondents on a broad range of issues

As this is a consultative role with a lot of responsibility with external individuals, you should possess great relationship building skills, a cool head under pressure, and the ability to adapt to a fast-moving environment will be key.

All in all, if you are passionate about brand and driving external communications success, this could be the one for you!

Must haves

  • 8-10 years’ experience in a large fast-paced in-house (preferably FMCG) brand or agency business
  • Good contact with relevant print, broadcast and online media
  • Digitally savvy with a very strong news sense and excellent media handling skills
  • Experience of handling sensitive issues in the media and experience of acting as a company spokesperson