Public Relations Manager at Ericsson Nigeria


Ericsson is the world's leading provider of communications technology and services. Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries. We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time solutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely, in sustainable societies around the world.

We are one of the only companies that have end-to-end capabilities to deliver what Carriers need to provide a smart, scalable and simple End-user environment ready for the Networked Society. A competitive, next-generation IP and Broadband portfolio of Solutions and Services, allows us to deliver a fully converged end-to-end solution for Service Providers around the world.

We are currently recruiting for the position below

Job Position: Public Relations Manager

Location: Any City, Nigeria
Job ID: 00093634
Job status: Full-time

Job Description:

    This position manages media and public relations in RSSA in alignment with Group Function Communications strategy.
    The position is required to drive perception building brand communication. Initiate, drive, execute and secure consistent, proactive communication through integrated communication activities and plans. Manage change and crisis communications.
    Initiate, facilitate, manage and maintain relations with external parties such as e.g. press and media, analysts, opinion formers, general public, investors and other external stakeholders.

Responsibilities

    Secure accurate positioning of Ericsson and ensure consistent communication.
    Drive communication initiatives, create and implement communications plans.
    Develop and manage change and crisis communications.
    Initiate, facilitate, manage and maintain relations with external parties such as press, investors and other external stakeholders.
    Develop and maintain strong relationships with key media, trade press and broadcasters
    Pro-actively use PR as means to build position and perception in wanted areas/categories in the region
    Management of PR agencies
    Appoint and coach spokespersons in the region
    Responsible for advertorial and other external on-line activities
    Support global editorial board and manage local Ericsson.com sites.

Qualifications

    A university degree is essential and a further degree or a specialisation in Communications is a plus.
    Excellent media contacts across Africa gleaned from more than 5 years work experience preferably with multi-national companies.

Skills and Competencies

    Consulting and coaching capability able to help others to make informed decisions; building people's communications competence.
    Able to manage daily publishing plan.
    Strong planning and coordination capabilities.
    Exceptional numerical, analytical and quantitative skills.
    Strong decision-making, problem-solving, and improvisation skills
    Must pay great attention to detail and identify inaccuracies easily
    Good command of general office administration tools e.g. Microsoft Office etc.
    Familiarity with digital media is a plus.Good knowledge of the telecoms industry, particularly within RSSA.
    Able to Develop and maintain relationships & network that inspire trust and respect, and influence others to make things happen
    A clear understanding of the business issues and ability to use communication to help solve organisational problems and achieve organisational objectives.
    Able to handshake and share communications agenda with stakeholders.
    Excellent command of English, knowledge of an additional language used across the region is a plus.
    Ability to turn plans into successfully implemented actions.
    Innovation and creativity proactively seek out new ways of working, exploring best practice and delivering original and imaginative approaches to communication problems.
    Networking skills required for interaction with professional colleagues, VIPs, Media and general public.
    Sound listening and reasoning skills with an ability to read between the lines.
Additional Information

    Travel requirements.
    Must be willing to travel.

Application Closing Date
10th June 2013.

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note:
When the page opens, at the Location drop-down, select Nigeria and click Search, then click Public Relations Manager-00093634

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