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External Communication Lead CRSR

Job ID: R-16001 Category: Communications Location: Prague, Hlavní město Praha Date posted: 06/03/2021
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Main purpose of the job: 

Communication Manager (CM) will be mainly responsible for External Corporate Communication and coordination of Public Affairs agenda in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. CM will also be responsible for Issue Management and Crisis Communication and partly managing internal communication, to keep all employees engaged and inspired.  

Key Accountabilities

·Daily management of Media Relations, External Affairs, Issue management and Crisis Comms and partly Internal Communication and Employee Engagement connected to the global agenda and sustainability

·Preparation of tailored high quality briefing papers, speeches and other background materials for external purposes 

·Independently developing positive Unilever/category stories and turning them into opportunities with the media.

·Leading the Czech & Slovak issue management, with help of the EE Comms Director & Global issue management teams  

·Drafting of position papers, Q&As and Social Media messaging on issues.

·Conducting stakeholder mapping and stakeholder strategies for business critical issues.

·Supporting relationship building with key external stakeholders such as NGOs, academics, trade association members, customers, etc.

·Working with categories to develop broader communications strategies in the area of issue management and business/category advocacy. 

·Management of corporate external channels incl. Employee Advocacy project

·Champion of Unilever brand, local sustainability & purpose related stories and charity coordinator (including product donations) in the Czech Republic & Slovakia

Key Skills & Experiences

·2-6 years of experience in communication area (or other relevant experience)

·Excellent communications and relationship building skills 

·Experience in managing few complex projects at the same time

·Strong strategic thinking, analytical skills and good business sense

·Structured and organized ways of working

·Internal and external stakeholder management and knowledge, issues management experience

·Ability to work in multi-functional teams

·Problem-solving skills 

·Fluent English, perfect Czech or Slovak

·Excellent Microsoft Office skills

Unilever is an organisation committed to equity, inclusion and diversity to drive our business results and create a better future, every day, for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. At Unilever we are interested in every individual bringing their ‘Whole Self’ to work and this includes you! Thus if you require any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of your application so that we can support you through your recruitment journey.

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