We’re Hiring: Corporate Affairs & Inclusivity Manager

June 2, 2017 1:20 pm by BSD

Job Description

The Corporate Affairs & Inclusivity Manager will report into the CEO leading all Group corporate communications activities, including corporate and brand communications; product media relations, PR strategy and press releases, corporate identity, brand and reputation management, corporate social investment, issues management, and social media communications. The Corporate Affairs & Inclusivity Manager is a critical strategic leadership role within the Group and will be responsible for ensuring proactive management of PR & Media activities and communications.  The Corporate Affairs & Inclusivity Manager must demonstrate the ability to navigate and collaborate across functions and with senior management.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Formulate and ensure implementation of communications strategies and programs;
  • Serve as key Corporate Communications strategist, managing and nurturing our global corporate brand, identity and reputation;
  • Develop and manage the company’s approach to risk/issues management, working with senior management and across the organization to ensure seamless coordination and understanding of accountability and actions to be taken if/when issues arise;
  • Work closely with the CEO to ensure a shared understanding and propagation of our corporate, product and pipeline messaging across the Group and in all externally-facing communications (PR, website, etc.);
  • Drive a holistic approach to PR, media relations and communications, ensuring close coordination with Employee Communications and Investor Relations.
  • Plan, develop and implement lobby and advocacy programmes in all types of media to influence legislative and regulatory affairs as well as public decision makers on issues of youth and women;
  • Spearheading the Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility, which includes developing an annual Corporate Giving plan and developing a long-term vision, objectives and strategy;
  • Oversee management of the company website and other corporate assets to ensure regulatory compliance and consistency with corporate brand strategy and strategic messaging;
  • Develop and implement integrated social media strategies to complement and amplify corporate and brand public relations campaigns.
  • Organise and coordinate public relations activities and events;

Minimum Requirements

Our suitable candidate should have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Communication, Journalism, Gender Studies in or its equivalent from a recognized university;
  • Master’s Degree is desirable;
  • Minimum 5 or more years of progressive leadership in a related field and within a corporate organization or a communications/PR agency, handling corporate communications, product communications, social media, issues and crisis management, media relations and corporate social investment;
  • Strong relationships with both local and national business and industry media outlets;
  • Proven ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with others across business units, functional departments and disciplines;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including excellent presentation, facilitation and listening skills;
  • Detail-oriented, self-initiating, organized, and capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously and independently;
  • Experience working with multiple external stakeholders, both domestically and internationally;
  • Demonstrated ability to operate successfully within a dynamic team culture and changing environment;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to lead through influence and network;
  • Highly professional demeanor and diplomatic skills;
  • Ability to create effective partnerships at all levels of the organization as a collaborative team player;
  • Results-orientation in setting and pursuing aggressive goals, demonstrating a strong commitment to organizational success and managing resources;
  • Strong work ethic; highest standards of ethics and compliance with laws.

If you fit this description, please send your CV to hr@bsd.co.ke