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Communication Manager - Group Level

  • Location:

    Singapore

  • Sector:

    PR/Comms

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Contact:

    Kathryn Woof

  • Job ref:

    3771948

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Salary range:

    0 - 0

  • Expiry date:

    2024-05-16

The Company
 
This textiles business advances the future of fashion as a progressive, trusted partner to the world’s leading brands – co-creating new, sustainable possibilities for products, people, and the planet.
 
Their vision is to make fashion fit for the future, and with 40 years+ of mastery in textiles and apparel, they combine data-driven innovation, state-of-the-art technology, and industry-leading capabilities to revolutionize the fashion lifecycle from fiber to fashion.
 
They bring to market consciously crafted, award-winning materials with agility, while elevating standards
of ethical sourcing and production to empower over 10,000 team members and strengthen communities worldwide.
 
As a globally connected supply chain partner, they manufacture 50+ million garments each year, driving
success and positive environmental and social impact for a number of the world’s leading apparel
brands.
 
The Role
 
Based in Singapore, this is an exciting opportunity to join the business in a newly created role, which will
support the Head of Impact and Engagement to build the group’s communication’s function –
developing brand story telling across owned channels, including internal communication channels, as
well as LinkedIn, brand newsletters, the company websites, and annual reports.

This role will need to collaborate closely with the local teams in other countries to mine for
relevant group related news and stories, as well as work with our external partners to bring on board
third parties as guest editors where appropriate.
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Expand and develop the business’s storytelling function – delivering regular news to brand partners, the industry and internally across the Group at a corporate and facility level, to help drive employee engagement.
• Own the business’s internal communication platforms, developing region specific content; partner with the local communication executives to ensure the content is localized with region specific news and languages.
• Develop a global internal content calendar, sharing information across geographies and aligning with the external communications calendar.
• Craft effective communication strategies for each communication initiative we undertake, including priority Social Impact and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ED&I) moments and themes.
• Collaborate with the Head of Impact and Engagement, brand owners and innovation leads, to produce annual townhalls in each region, delivering the big news / ‘employer branding’ moments to grow each region’s sense of community and involvement.
• Lead for best practice, measurable employee communications approaches and be a pioneer of new methods and channels.
• Manage creative agencies to plan, execute and deliver new materials where needed.
• Work together with the Head of Impact and Engagement to plan, track the
communications budget, report on learnings and drive continuous improvement.
• Build strong, collaborative relationships with the marketing, sustainability teams and beyond; operate in a cross-functional manner to ensure the communications are integrated and managed across the business.
• Co-manage three communications and CSR Executives in three geographies (in due course
as we build the team).
 
...& You
 
- A communication or journalism-based degree
• A minimum of 8 years’ industry experience in a (preferably internal) communications or journalism role. A textile and/or apparel background would be of benefit, however, this is not a must.
• Knowledge of SEO and web traffic metrics.
• Familiarity with social media, specifically LinkedIn.
• Excellent copywriting, editing and proofreading skills.
• Experience working in a fast-paced, matrix organization and a purpose-led individual who can demonstrate cultural awareness.

COMPETENCIES
• Ambitious, self-starter with a curiosity to learn and an entrepreneurial spirit.
• Ability to work in a matrix environment, influence and motivate diverse teams.
• Team player with a “can do” attitude.
• We are looking for a candidate who has a hunger for creativity and stand out storytelling, with a proven track-record in having a ‘nose for a story’ and producing high quality written and visual content. They should be someone who is passionate about the people agenda, culture and change in business.
• The right candidate should be able to evidence strong management and leadership skills, clear writing, and editorial skills, including speech and brief writing, as well as fluent in English and strong attention to detail.
• Ability to successfully manage global / local complexity.
• A keen eye for attention to detail and creativity to build brand value.
• Computer proficiency.
• Excellent writing skills in English.