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Country Communications & Corporate Affairs Lead - Poland and Baltics

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Communications and Corporate Affairs
Warsaw, Mazovia
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Main purpose of the job: 

Country Communications Lead  (C&CAL) will be responsible forCommunications And Corporate Affairs in Country

In external communication area  C&CAL will be:

  • Developing positive Unilevercorporatestoriesand turningthemintoopportunitieswiththemedia and strategicstakeholders

  • Handle mediainquiries, activelyengagewithmediawiththeobjectivetoleverageUnilever’s global narrative and turn journalistintoactiveadvocates.

  • Drivingcorporatereputationthroughstrategicadvocacyworkwithkey NGO and Governmentalstakeholders

  • Drive policy outcomes that protect Unilever’s license to operate, support commercialisation of the strategies,  deliver Unilever’s sustainability agenda

  • Managing localreputationalissues in closecooperationwithRegional and Global C&CA Teams

  • The separate focusareaofhe/she/theywill becoordinatinginternal communicationstoembedOrganisation strategy, culture and values, and grow employee advocacy

Communications Manager will report directly to CEE Communications Director (based in Warsaw).

Key Accountabilities

  • Daily management of Media Relations, External Affairs, and Internal communications agenda

  • Daily management of core company internal comms channels

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

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

  • Leading issue management, with help of the CEE Comms Director & Global issue management teams 

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

  • Conducting of 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.

  • Supporting the business with the launch of product innovations that require acceptance of external stakeholders and/or regulatory approval.

Key Skills & Experiences

  • 6-8 years of experience in communication area

  • Excellent communications skills 

  • Experience in managing few complex projectsat  thesame time

  • Strong strategic thinking, analytical skills and good business sense

  • Structured and organized way of working

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

  • Ability to work in multi-functional teams

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Very good English skills 

  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills

Required Mindset 

  • High sense of ownership & high adaptability 

  • Stress resistant in a dynamic environment 

  • Passionate about turning issues into opportunities 

  • Perfect candidate will have a strong intellect and proven capability to manage sensitive issues 

  • A passion for Media Relations and Public Affairs. 

  • Confident and capable of advising and building trust with senior leaders and stakeholders. 

Maternity replacement for 18 months

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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