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External Relations Director

External Relations Director

Position Snapshot 

 

  • Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona.
  • Level: E
  • Nestlé Purina Petcare, Barcelona, Spain

 

Position Summary


To establish Purina as the most trusted name in Petcare, positively influencing its reputation through proactive stakeholder engagement and communication plans to build European partnerships and drive advocacy among internal and external stakeholders across Europe; to promote and report on Purina Commitments. This role also acts a as trusted advisor to the business and markets in reputation, media and crisis communication matters.

 

 Key responsibilities
 

  • Develop the NPPE corporate integrated corporate communication plan, including external relations and media plans: to increase stakeholder awareness, familiarity and trust for the Purina Corporate Brand.
  • Develop and enable the achievement of the Purina Commitments across Europe maximising all communication and advocacy channels to engage and build relationships with external stakeholders and partners and European Industry Associations. This includes the development and management of key events. (BetterwithPets Forum and BettterwithPets Prize);  
  • Act as NPPE Crisis and issue Management Communicator ensuring early warning systems are in place and manage issues while maximising opportunities to reinforce company and brand reputation; developing and approving corporate position statements/FAQs, co-ordinating media spokespeople. Participate to the Global Corporate Communications crisis and External Relations meetings.
  • Co-lead the NPPE Corporate Communications Leadership Team (CCLT) agenda, to gather feedback and input into the development of NPPE strategies, campaigns, initiatives, and materials; confirming decisions, actions and implementation required by the markets to achieve NPPE objectives.                                
  • Lead the development and implementation of a consistent, NPPE reputation and materiality management approach including measurement.             

 

What will make you successful

 

  • Educated to degree level with 10yrs+ experience working in communications or public relations/affairs (in-house and/or agency) with a clear track record of success
  • Proven track record in developing and implementing strategic corporate communications plans 
  • Confidence and experience in issues & crisis management
  • Experience of working with and influencing internal & external stakeholders/bodies and developing partnerships
  • Experience of working within an FMCG industry
  • Ability to handle multiple projects under time and resource pressure
  • Native English, or excellent written and verbal English skills with eye for detail.  Advanced language skills in another language (German, French)
  • Experience of managing others inc. external agencies/service providers
  • Budget management experience
  • Experience in senior level negotiations and conflict management 

Position Snapshot 

 

  • Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona.
  • Level: E
  • Nestlé Purina Petcare, Barcelona, Spain

 

Position Summary


To establish Purina as the most trusted name in Petcare, positively influencing its reputation through proactive stakeholder engagement and communication plans to build European partnerships and drive advocacy among internal and external stakeholders across Europe; to promote and report on Purina Commitments. This role also acts a as trusted advisor to the business and markets in reputation, media and crisis communication matters.

 

 Key responsibilities
 

  • Develop the NPPE corporate integrated corporate communication plan, including external relations and media plans: to increase stakeholder awareness, familiarity and trust for the Purina Corporate Brand.
  • Develop and enable the achievement of the Purina Commitments across Europe maximising all communication and advocacy channels to engage and build relationships with external stakeholders and partners and European Industry Associations. This includes the development and management of key events. (BetterwithPets Forum and BettterwithPets Prize);  
  • Act as NPPE Crisis and issue Management Communicator ensuring early warning systems are in place and manage issues while maximising opportunities to reinforce company and brand reputation; developing and approving corporate position statements/FAQs, co-ordinating media spokespeople. Participate to the Global Corporate Communications crisis and External Relations meetings.
  • Co-lead the NPPE Corporate Communications Leadership Team (CCLT) agenda, to gather feedback and input into the development of NPPE strategies, campaigns, initiatives, and materials; confirming decisions, actions and implementation required by the markets to achieve NPPE objectives.                                
  • Lead the development and implementation of a consistent, NPPE reputation and materiality management approach including measurement.             

 

What will make you successful

 

  • Educated to degree level with 10yrs+ experience working in communications or public relations/affairs (in-house and/or agency) with a clear track record of success
  • Proven track record in developing and implementing strategic corporate communications plans 
  • Confidence and experience in issues & crisis management
  • Experience of working with and influencing internal & external stakeholders/bodies and developing partnerships
  • Experience of working within an FMCG industry
  • Ability to handle multiple projects under time and resource pressure
  • Native English, or excellent written and verbal English skills with eye for detail.  Advanced language skills in another language (German, French)
  • Experience of managing others inc. external agencies/service providers
  • Budget management experience
  • Experience in senior level negotiations and conflict management 

Esplugues Llobregat, B, ES, 08950

Esplugues Llobregat, B, ES, 08950

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