Global R&D Communications Director

Six Figure Package
26 Mar 2012
26 Apr 2012
Peter McGrath
Full Time
Contract Type

Global R&D Communications Director, Unilever
London, Six Figure Package

This is an exciting, high profile and intellectually challenging communications role. Unilever is well-placed to deliver on its hugely ambitious growth plans, incorporating a vision to double the size of its business, while significantly reducing its environmental impact. Unilever is proud of its reputation as a world leader in R&D with its ability to deliver breakthrough technology for bigger, better and faster innovations. R&D is a key driver of future success, combining cutting-edge science with a consumer focus. The Global Communications Director will business-partner the Chief Research & Development Officer and will play a key role in developing an aligned global communications function, both internally and externally.

This is a prominent and diverse role where you will:

• Develop and implement a single communications strategy across the global R&D function;
• Improve the quality of internal communications to align the business and the vision;
• Help shape the global communications plan across all global R&D centres and
• Develop KPIs for global communications output and ensure delivery against them .

You will have an outstanding communications track record from within a large, global, innovation-driven business and have experience of engaging with the R&D function. Working closely with the scientfic community, your success will depend on your ability to influence and manage key stakeholders in a complex, global, matrix organisation. You will have extensive experience in leadership and internal communications and a track record of developing simple and clear messages out of complex information. This is a rare opportunity to shape the future trajectory of a global FTSE 100 company. Ambitious and career-minded, you will be excited by the significant advancement opportunities within the organisation.

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