Holcim (Schweiz) AG Zurich, Switzerland
Sep 14, 2016Full time
Overview The team Corporate Communications is accountable for building a coherent company identity that supports LafargeHolcim’s business priorities. The team plays a central role in determining the plan and agenda for the wider communications team and sets group-level communication/reputation strategies. Corporate Communications’ outputs include integrated campaigns, performance reporting, management of corporate channels, identification of speaking platforms, and engagement of key global stakeholders. The team produces content, identifying and developing stories, company positions and consistent messaging that can be used proactively and reactively across the company. The team’s primary focus is external. However, Corporate Communications also works closely with colleagues in Internal Communications to engage employees through integrated campaigns designed to reach multiple audience groups. Responsibilities The role The Corporate Reporting Manager plays a central role in the creation of content for high-profile corporate publications and events. The biggest single deliverable for this position is the company’s annual report. Working closely with the company secretariat, subject experts owners and supporting agencies, the Corporate Reporting Manager acts as managing editor, ensuring that the final product positions LafargeHolcim clearly, accurately and positively and is delivered on time and on budget. On a quarterly basis, the Corporate Reporting Manager helps draft and manage delivery of financial results communications outputs, such as the press release and shareholder external report. In tandem with the events team, the role oversees content production for the Annual General Meeting. This includes the production of scripts and briefing materials as well as Group-level promotional materials. The Corporate Reporting Manager develops and consolidates Group positions on issues of global significance, ensuring that the company can take a coherent and timely stance on important and sometimes sensitive topics. Manages the full production cycle of the annual report. Ensures the LafargeHolcim annual report is delivered on time and to budget in various print and digital formats. Manages annual report agencies, including the appointment and performance feedback process, to ensure value for money and high quality outputs. Advises internal stakeholders on evolving reporting regulations and best practice in relevant business domiciles. Compiles and drafts elements of the quarterly performance reports. Works closely with the digital team to ensure timely and smooth publication of relevant Group-level reports. Develops Group positions on key issues, ensures the resource is reviewed for accuracy and completeness and usability on a regular basis. Develops and co-ordinates content for the LafargeHolcim Annual General Meeting. Education/Qualifications Degree / Master degree equivalent (Bachelor's Degree in Business, English, Communications, or Journalism a plus). Experience 8-15 years’ experience in communications. Experience in industry (publicly-listed) international environment and matrix organizations. Knowledge & Skills Excellent communication skills (particularly written communications). Experience of annual report production in European territories. Understanding of financial reporting principles and working knowledge of financial communications/PR. Practical knowledge of applicable governance principles. Strong organizational, project and time management skills with an emphasis on accuracy and meeting milestones and deadlines. Business acumen. Meticulous with an eye for detail. Demonstrates honesty, responsibility, integrity and fulfilment of commitments. A high tolerance for change and working to tight deadlines. Comfortable working with all types of stakeholders. Manages paradoxes and ambiguity: adaptability, listening and diplomacy. Able to handle multiple tasks. Able to influence others. Results-driven. Effective working alone or in team environment. Ability to manage external agencies and subcontractors (as required). Sound judgment. Ability to influence and counsel senior management on communications. Language Requirements ● English – fluent (spoken and written). Ideally a native speaker. Any additional language skills, particularly German and/or French, are a plus. Travel Requirements Zurich-based, with occasional international travel, chiefly in Europe.