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Head Of Communications - Johannesburg, South Africa

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Job Details

Job ID: #12451
Job Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Company Type Logistics, Freight
Job Role Head Of Communications
Joining Date ASAP
Employment Type Full Time
Monthly Salary R1,000,000 per annum cost of company

Preferred Candidate

Career Level Senior Management
Years of Experience 10
Residence Location Johannesburg, South Africa
Gender Not Specified
Nationality South African National
Degree Masters in Communication/Media or related Degree

Job Description

Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Job Status: Closed

Shape, drive and manage the communications function and define the regional functional strategy to positively and accurately represent company's operations, merits, products, services, and image to targeted audiences in line with regional strategy, stakeholder requirements, Group guidelines and poli

Shape the region's communication strategy in line with regional business strategy, internal and external stakeholder requirements, corporate guidelines and policies
Adapt global corporate and divisional positions to the regional and local environments through an understanding of the diverse local markets and conditions
Formulate communication strategies and specify communication programs in the areas of media relations, internal communication, branding and public relations in line with overall company guidelines
Develop a range of communication tools across a spectrum of media such as PR, radio, TV, print, online, etc. to facilitate the accessibility and ease of dissemination
Support the CEO in delivery of communications to all employees, including town hall events and CEO road shows
Partner with global communications team to support global projects and initiatives
Collaborate with regional HR on all labor issues, ensuring appropriate and effective communication to stakeholders in order to protect the company’s interests
Support region's executives to ensure business strategy and profile of leaders is appropriately showcased through corporate presentations, media briefings/events, etc.
Obtain maximum exposure of appropriate key media messages
Gather, prepare and gain approval for the content for regular channels, such as newsletters, e-zones, e-mail bulletins, etc. as required
Take steps to effectively manage and contain issues or occurrences that are potentially damaging or defamatory to the company’s corporate image
Analyze complex environments and suggest modifications and improvements that influence the way the communication function is operating; approve new communication processes, systems, standards and policies, etc.
Manage and implement the company functional communications strategy including the assigning of resources and expertise
Responsibility for all communication between the functional regional office and staff, country  directors, their support staff and their functions
Initiate innovative messaging strategies for the audience and develop compelling messages
Identification of relevant topics to include in communications, and developing and implementing appropriate messages in various communication channels and formats to ensure a continuous information flow
Consult the global/regional functions in driving effectiveness through communicating and cascading relevant messages and support through the development of communications toolkits and measures
Maintain a very active engagement/involvement across the business for purposes of identifying communications opportunities, refining the strategy and ensuring the execution of a relevant and effective communications approach
Manage and develop relevant platforms to ensure key information and content reaches the right audiences

Key Skills

  • Job Role: Head Of Communications
  • Industry: Media / Communications
  • Salary: R1,000,000 per annum cost of company

Required Skills

10 Years of Experience
Minimum Requirements:
Master’s degree with 5-10 years experience
Communication skills, spoken and written (excellent)
Leadership skills (excellent)

Additional Requirements

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