In-house Internal Communications Manager (Kent)
A large international distribution company, established for over 50 years and leaders in their sector with a 40% market share. In the UK they operate as a variety of specialist regional and national businesses, with over 7,500 staff employed across a variety of functions. They have built an outstanding reputation over the years by placing customer service and satisfaction at the heart of their strategy, with constant reviews of their supply chain and investment in businesses which can add value to their offering. In addition to the UK market, they also have a strong presence in a number of other European markets; including France and Sweden. In terms of working culture, this is an environment that values its employees and is constantly looking to provide new challenges and rewards for a job well done. It is an exciting organisation with clear goals and plenty of opportunities available for ambitious people.
In order to maintain a leading position in an extremely competitive market, the company is in the process of updating its infrastructure. This will involve significant organisational change, which is likely to impact everything from IT systems to the trucks they use for deliveries. As a result, we are looking for an established Internal Communications and Employee Engagement Manager with experience of change management in a large, complex organisation. You will be responsible for implementing the communication and engagement strategy for the change programme, ensuring it effectively reaches all levels of the organisation. Although there will be another Internal Communications consultant working alongside this position, they will not be involved in communicating the changes; so this is essentially a standalone position.
Initially this will be a 12 month contract, although there is a possibility this will be extended. The position will report into the Organisational Development Director and form part of a team of change ambassadors. As the company headquarters are based in Kent, this position will need to be based in that office at least 3 days a week.
A confident and experienced Internal Communications professional, with previous working knowledge of change management in a large organisation. You will need to be self motivated and equally comfortable developing strategy and implementing communications plans. This is a diverse organisation with a broad spectrum of employees from finance and HR to drivers and factory workers; so previous experience of communicating with similar audiences would be highly beneficial. The right person will be passionate about business improvement, approachable and should relish a challenge.
This is an exciting opportunity in a thriving business, which is currently in the process of developing a more formalised Communications function. In addition to a highly competitive salary, this position also comes with an excellent benefits package including 25 days holiday and a car allowance.