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Communications Manager

Gatwick, West Sussexc. £40,000 per annum plus car allowance and excellent benefits

With an extensive portfolio of household names like Felix, Go-Cat, Winalot and Bakers, Purina is a world leading pet care and nutrition company and we’re looking for a Communications Manager with a specific blend of skills. 

You’ll need extensive corporate and consumer communications experience gained in-house or in agency, with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrable experience of executing successful brand and corporate communications strategies is essential, as is proven expertise in managing issues to enhance and protect reputation. 

This Communications Manager role also requires broad social media marketing experience as you will be working with our Brand Marketing teams to strategically plan and implement campaigns to develop and grow our social networking channels. 

In return you will enjoy great personal development, working in a category that is bigger than breakfast cereals and beauty. You’ll be responsible for developing and implementing integrated and innovative communication campaigns, making full use of digital and traditional channels to drive brand awareness and sales across our product portfolio. Providing effective counsel at all levels of the business, you will ensure that corporate and consumer messages are aligned and support company and brand reputation. You will also manage key projects such as charity partnership programmes and sustainability initiatives.

As the Communications Manager, you'll be working closely with senior management, marketing and other key functions, you will need to be adept at prioritising needs and managing expectations, and have the presence and maturity to influence effectively. 

This is a fantastic Communications Manager opportunity to deliver high impact communication strategies and will offer the right candidate the opportunity to build their career within one of the biggest FMCG market sectors.

CLOSING DATE: 28th October 2012

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