HERE

Director Executive and Business Communications (m/f)

DE-Berlin
Requisition ID
2017-19126
Category
Marketing & Communications

Overview

HERE Communications is part of the growing corporate Marketing & Communications organization. Its vision is to shape and steer the internal and external perception of HERE and its environment. We are the lead story tellers of the company, orchestrating the stories and themes to be told through media, influencers, industry analysts and employees. As a modern communication discipline, we believe in a well-planned editorial calendar and a real-time response approach. The teams are based in Berlin, London, Chicago, New York and Berkeley (CA).

The Executive & Employee Communications team supports building ONE HERE company, which executes with agility on a common business strategy and rolling business agenda, embraces ONE brand and acts from common values and a unified culture. We do this by continuously engaging our executives, leaders and employees to embrace the transformation and be proud of HERE, conveying ONE HERE story and becoming the best in-class voices for our company. The team is set up around three key pillars: Executive & Business Comms, Global Programs and Transformation Comms. It is supported by a Channels, Web Publishing & Analytics team and a Regional/Site comms team.

Naturally, this team works in tight cooperation with almost all other teams within HERE such as the Human Resources, Marketing, Product and Strategy teams as well as the Business and Sales teams.

Responsibilities

We are looking for a Communications Director Executive & Business Communications (m/f) who is seasoned in corporate communications, has long-standing experience in advising executives and other senior leaders on communications strategies and messaging and is a high-level expert in building communications plans. The role is based in Berlin

Concretely your tasks encompass:

  • Owning the executive comms agenda of the Executive leaders who are based around the globe.
  • Working in close collaboration with the subject matter expert teams such as Media Relations, Social Media, Industry Analyst Relations, Governmental Relations and of course Employee Communications.
  • Advancing the visibility and the impact of the Executives both internally and externally
  • Ensuring seamless, coherent and timely messaging from the Executives to all stakeholders inside and outside the organization
  • Developing the Executives as approachable, active and engaging communicators by acting as a strategic partner for HERE leaders
  • Leading the Executive & Business Comms team (6FTE, including yourself). The team is responsible for the creation and carefully planned execution of effective Executive & Business Communications strategies, guided by HERE’s head of Executive & Employee Communications and the overall Corporate Comms agenda.
  • The role is based in Berlin. You will yourself be supporting some executives and in addition, you will oversee your team members in Berlin and Chicago supporting the other LT members with their leadership and internal business communications.

The ideal candidate will combine a wealth of experience in the executive and business communications field with the ambition to develop this further in a modern and innovative, global tech company.

 

Qualifications

You should have a minimum of 12-15 years of executive and corporate communications experience, ideally in a tech company and/or in a communications agency. You must have very strong written and verbal communications skills and must be a known team player and collaborator. In addition, you:

  • Have a university degree
  • Have team leader experience
  • Have excellent message creation, writing and editorial skills
  • Can partner and debate on strategic and executive level
  • Is able to identify and vet external speaking opportunities
  • Have a radar for picking up employee sentiments and interpret them
  • Can easily identify opportunities for executive interventions and rapid responses in conversations and user generated content
  • Understands the social media universe and maintains a mix of participation (personally and professionally) among various channels demonstrating authenticity individually and for HERE
  • Looks for a solution when faced with roadblocks
  • Has a strong team work ethic and is able to effectively work within a team that is geographically dispersed
  • Is eager to meet and exceed objectives and take on more responsibility
  • Is able to guide external resources and services

 

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