Media and Public Relations Manager
Holcim at a glance
As we continue to look for more sustainable ways to build, we need world-class talent to join our team. People who are passionate about sustainability, driven by curiosity and keen to grow, learn, develop and thrive in our high-performance culture.
Bachelor's or master's degree required (degree in business, communications, languages or journalism)
Short description of the role
The Media and Public Relations Manager will be dedicated to build and protect the global reputation of the company through regular contact with journalists, accompanying interviews and background meetings with the most senior leadership team, supporting group-wide communication projects and key events, and delivering on the overall communications strategy.
The role reports into the company's Global Head of Media Relations and contributes to a global, positive, coherent, and credible image to promote the company as the most advanced in its sector. As a company spokesperson, you will be managing media activities and media requests on a regular basis and assess new risks when they arise.
This job requires an experienced media and public relations practitioner with the ability to counsel senior executives in mission critical moments. The ideal candidate has seasoned spokesperson experience and demonstrated issues management for a well-established company/brand.
Promote the positive image of the group and its top executives across a broad range of media platforms from international to national media outlets and industry trade press as well as architecture and design outlets
Plan, implement and manage public relations programs
Support executives with media interviews and background meetings – briefings, quote checks and follow ups
Support, develop, challenge and lead narratives, media releases, key messages and Q&As for financial and non-financial communications
Manage media requests and coordinate requests internally with all relevant business stakeholders
Adopt a proactive and progressive approach to identifying and managing issues to ensure the Group takes and retains leadership positions on topics of strategic global importance for the business
Provide senior level counsel to management during times of crisis.
Travel requirements: 10% of the time spent travelling
*10+ years of experience in business journalism, *PR/communications agency or corporate communications
*Solid experience in handling media relations as a company spokesperson
*Proven abilities to develop and manage global communications strategies, projects and activities
Knowledge & Skills
*Strong media relations skills and relationships, with experience engaging reporters on a regular basis on challenging issues.
*Outstanding personal communicator with the professional stature and presence to represent the group
*Team player, hands-on, curious, interested in continuous improvement and further developing the function and the team members
*Strong communications competencies (writing, speaking, presenting)
*Sound experience in negotiation, conflict resolution and crisis situations
*Proven ability to think ahead, engage proactively and take initiative
*Fluent in English as well as in German or French with strong written and verbal skills.
If you have any questions concerning this job position, please contact
HR Business Partner * Global HRBP
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