International Communications Manager (Germany and Austria) International Communications Manager (Germany and  …

M&G plc.
in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Deutschland
Festanstellung, Vollzeit
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M&G plc.
in Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Deutschland
Festanstellung, Vollzeit
Seien Sie der erste Bewerber
International Communications Manager (Germany and Austria)
At M&G our vision is: to become the best loved and most successful savings and investment business and we're looking for people who are excited about joining us on our journey. We're digitally transforming and investing heavily in technology and innovation to develop new and improved customer propositions that really raise the bar for our customers. To help us achieve our vision we're looking for exceptional people who live our values and behaviours and who can inspire others; embrace change; deliver results and keep it simple.

We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain exceptional people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, disability, or military service and welcome those who have taken career breaks. We will consider flexible working arrangements or home working arrangements for any of our roles.

What you can expect from us:
We are committed to creating an environment where you can be exceptional at all you do. To help us deliver this, we promise to:
  • Challenge Your Limits by creating a stimulating working environment and providing opportunities for you to be involved in meaningful and challenging work
  • Support Your Aspirations with a commitment to learning and development that helps you achieve and build your experience with people who want you to succeed
  • Value Your Input whereby leaders and managers will involve you in key decisions, listen to your thoughts and recognise the important contribution you make
  • Balance Your Life through a work life partnership that focuses on making this an inclusive, diverse and friendly place to work and offers the flexibility and support that enables everyone to be at their best

How do we support our employees:
All M&G plc employees will be supported in the workplace through our LifeWorks employee assistance programme which is run by Canada Life. If you need counselling, confidential financial or legal advice. T he service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and offers access to qualified professionals who can provide specialist information, advice and support on many issues. It offers a broad range of services, including help with family issues, maintaining work/life balance and mental health support.

The Role:
M&G plc has an ambitious agenda to transform its business as it completes changes from the merger and demerger and moves to growth mode. This role will deliver the firm's European communications objectives in Germany and Austria and support broader communications aims, delivering the strategy agreed and developed with the functional leaders. It reports to the Head of European Communications.
We are currently hiring for a 1.5-2 year fixed-term maternity cover contract with the flexibility to be based in the UK or Germany with proximity/easy access to London or Frankfurt.

Key Work Level Accountabilities:
Experienced Colleague:
  • Accountable for providing a quality service or product to customers and stakeholders, using skills/experience built through significant practical experience or training
  • For team leaders, accountable for ensuring the team the role supports is delivering a quality service or product
  • Works within established frameworks and procedures, with the freedom to interpret them to solve a range of problems
  • Delivers outputs that are clearly defined, using discretion over how to achieve them
  • Makes suggestions for improvements to the work of the team, based on previous experience and knowledge of similar situations

Key Responsibilities for this role:
  • Think strategically about the needs of investors and local decision makers in Germany and Austria and how communications and content about our brands, proposition and product range through external channels can help us better meet these
  • Be a source of advice on communications issues for local leaders
  • Ensure that a plan is delivered to develop content that is targeted at, and delivered, to relevant target audiences using our own channels and social media
  • Support the external and internal international communications priorities and activities within each territory, aligned to the strategic priorities of M&G plc
  • Create and adapt content that ensures that our international story is better understood by our colleagues around the world
  • Play a full part as a member of a highly skilled team with a flexible outlook, capable of engaging with stakeholders across any external communications channel (including earned, bought and owned media), and all on- and offline internal channels
  • Champion new tools and new ways of working which better equip the department for the challenges of cross-functional projects and matrix ways of working

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
  • Track record in external communications in Germany and Austria with the ability and desire to extend delivery to internal communications
  • Robust stakeholder skills - ability to influence and guide leaders towards appropriate actions
  • Evidence of an energetic, enthusiastic solutions-oriented approach to communications activity
  • Excellent knowledge of how both the retail and institutional parts of the investment management industry work, with the credibility to engage at a detailed level with both senior external and internal stakeholders on products and industry matters.
  • Understanding of the German and Austrian investment media landscape, knowledge of other European markets and differences between regions and countries a plus. Some strong relationships with relevant business journalists.
  • Working knowledge of relevant European and local regulatory issues.
  • Good understanding of role of social and digital media in a communications team
  • Degree or professional certification in a corporate affairs discipline an advantage
  • Must speak with professional fluency German and English

Work Level: Experienced Colleague
Recruiter Name: Emma Pryde
Closing Date: 18th January 2021
Applications for this position will be reviewed and shortlisted in January

We live by four behaviours at M&G and we ask all our employees to:
  • Inspire Others - Support and encourage each other, creating an environment where everyone can contribute and succeed
  • Embrace Change - Be open to change, willing to be challenged and able to adapt quickly and imaginatively to new ideas
  • Deliver Results - Focus on outcomes, set high standards and deliver with energy and determination
  • Keep it Simple - Cut through complexity and bureaucracy, be clear and decisive and never overcomplicate things
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