Director of Communications
Our client, a global corporate and household name, is looking for a Communications Director who speaks fluent Italian and/or French to set, oversee and implement all aspects of external and internal communications within the Wholesale Division with the support of a tight team and the full range of communications activities, expertise and talent.
You will manage highly complex external relationships with partners, investors and interested parties as well as providing best in class internal communications in order to engage all employees in the current and future plans and strategies of the business.
The successful candidate will need to provide the required leadership to support complex change programmes within the Division, while building confidence in the leadership team to lead the continuing business growth and profitability for the future.
This role will involve extensive travel within the UK and internationally.
Skills & Experience required:
- Fluency in English and French and/or Italian
- Substantial and proven success as a communications specialist in an international environment;
- Demonstrable experience working and influencing external partners, press, and stakeholders;
- Multi-disciplinary experience of communications in a corporate environment is desirable with a mix of agency and in-house experience;
- Experience of working in a fast paced entrepreneurial environment;
- Exposure to a business of substantial scale and high visibility;
- Previous experience of team building.
- Ability to understand complexity, be a strategic thinker, able to translate strategies into actions;
- Inspirational communication skills, a careful listener with an exceptional ability to influence and bring others to a common viewpoint
- Excellent relationship building skills with the ability to establish enduring relationships across a broad range of communities;
- Highly action orientated and delivery focused;
- Able to cope effectively with pressure whilst initiating and responding positively to challenging ideas and pressures;
- A willingness to travel extensively
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