GE Energy Oil and Gas Nigeria recruits Communications Manager

Communications Manager – Sub-Saharan Africa
Job Number: 1256277
Date Posted: 18 October 2010
Function: Marketing – Commercial Marketing
Business: GE Corporate – Corporate Commercial and Communications
Career Level: Experienced
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
About Us
GE is a diversified technology, media and financial services company dedicated to creating products that make life better. From aircraft engines and power generation to financial services, medical imaging and plastics, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs more than 300,000 people worldwide.

Role Summary/Purpose
Opportunity for an experienced communications professional with 10-13 years experience to drive GE communications in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The role is part of the Corporate Communications Team for Middle East & Africa. This person will be responsible for creating and implementing a strategic communications and PR plan to build the GE brand in Sub-Saharan Africa as well as enhance the company’s reputation and thought leadership position.

Essential Responsibilities

Develop and execute the long-term strategic communications and public relations messaging plan that will maintain and enhance the Company’s image and reputation and support key business objectives across the continent.

Work closely with Sub-Saharan Africa business leaders to drive a ‘One GE’ brand, identify “proof points” and best practice examples in support of Corporate messaging, focusing on regional/national media (non-trade press).

Build media relationships and work with targeted major business & mainstream media around GE initiatives and products. Responsible for extensive written communications including press releases, holding statements, Q&As, position papers, pitches and employee communications.

Drive and organize GE public relations activities and events with GE businesses, executives and regional communicators.

Manage PR agencies in Sub-Saharan Africa , ensuring consistency with PR plans and compliance with GE guidelines, as well as measure and monitor effectiveness of Company’s media and PR coverage.

Effectively plans and implements company internal events, as well as external customer events

Liaison with market development teams to support targeted business opportunities and initiatives through integrated marketing communications program

Working with agencies on producing collateral material such as brochures, banners, giveaways and booths’ layout for exhibitions as well as monitoring brand application and supporting implementation of branding guidelines

Contribute to development of regional advertising strategy.

Identify opportunities and manage Sub-Saharan Africa speaker and conference participation.

Localizing & updating website content

Support development and communication of Citizenship Programs

Qualifications/Requirements
- Minimum 10-13 years of communications experience (media relations, public relations, event management, employee communications) with a Corporate multinational and/or PR agency with major blue-chip clients
- Track record of deep pan-African experience
- Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, English or Marketing degrees
- Strong oral and written communications skills; strong editing skills
- Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
- Self-directed; highly motivated, team player
- Creative thinker with fresh ideas and problem solver
- Fluency in English.

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