Communications Manager [Media, Issues & Crisis] – FMCG Retailer

3 days left

Location
London (Greater)
Salary
£50,000 - £60,000 DOE + benefits
Posted
17 Sep 2019
Closes
17 Oct 2019
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

An exciting and rare opportunity has arisen to join one of the biggest FMCG retailers as a Communications Manager, working in one of the busiest press offices outside government.  

The Company

A FTSE 100 leader in the FMCG, Food & Drink and retail space, this company gets a huge amount of attention from the press. They continue to innovate to ensure they are ahead of the competition, with regular new initiatives and exciting developments. 

The company HQ has a fantastic vibe – with an on-site gym, heavily subsidised cafes, football and basketball court, with suppliers regularly setting up pop up food and drink stalls. The culture is trusting and flexible – as long as you get your work done, there’s no clock watching - giving you an incredible work life balance on top of a great benefits package that ensures employee retention remains incredibly strong. 

The Role – Communications Manager

This is a highly reactive role (80%) that will see you at the coal-face of one of the largest retailers in the UK.

The brand deals with a vast and varying range of crisis touching everything from brexit, workers rights, business issues/rates, the war on plastic, to issues with products and customers. In the team’s own words “if you can think of it, we’ve dealt with it!”

We are looking for a seasoned media handler who can handle tricky and demanding journalists calling in about a huge variety of the issues and crisis this brand faces. You’ll be the sort of person who loves media relations and thrives on solving problems. Strong writing is also a must as you’ll need to craft accurate and well written responses.

Rest assured, it's not all crisis and problem solving, the team also have a lot of fun and laughs with their roles so a team player who wants to work in a friendly environment is also a must.


A full job spec can be provided upon application but in a nutshell we are looking for:

  • Someone with in house experience, working with large, consumer facing brands
  • A track record of dealing with media enquiries, crisis and issues in a fast paced, pressured environment
  • Experience dealing with journalists from a broad range of outlets
  • Experience working with a broad range of stakeholders


In return:

  • A salary of up to £60,000 depending on experience
  • Annual bonus up to 3.5% of annual salary
  • Holiday starting at 25 days plus a personal day
  • A retirement savings plan - 4%-7.5% contribution rate
  • Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay
  • Buy As You Earn Scheme
  • Save As You Earn Scheme
     

For more information on this exciting opportunity please contact Charlotte Bradshaw to discuss in strictest confidence. E: charlotte@capstonehillsearch.com

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