Director of Communications, Global External Relations

Melbourne Permanent
  • Opportunity for a senior leader to join a global organisation.
  • Attractive remuneration above market standards.

About Our Client

My client is a global institutional funds manager specialising in infrastructure, debt, equities and private equity investments, with a focus on delivering consistent returns for their clients.

Job Description

Strategic Planning and Communications Management

  • Work closely with the Executive team and external agencies to protect and enhance the organisation's reputation and public profile globally, and manage internal and external crisis communications.
  • Understand and implement the organisation's business plan.
  • Plan and execute communication programs globally to enhance the organisation's brand equity.
  • Manage relationships with media suppliers to derive commercial benefits.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to develop and lead market communications initiatives.

Business Performance:

  • Understand the organisation's long-term revenue and profitability targets.
  • Contribute to other business plan targets as necessary.

Policy and Process Management:

  • Ensure compliance with all applicable policies and delegations in the role's activities and decisions.

The Successful Applicant

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in management and crisis communications
  • Experience within a global investment management or political office environment or equivalent
  • Proven track record on managing complex media and reputation management issues, including acute crisis management
  • Solid understanding of fund management Industry ideally with experience in infrastructure or real estate investing
  • Presence and confidence to interface with senior management, sales heads and portfolio/asset managers
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Established credentials with financial and investment press and media
  • Ability to work as part of a global team, communication across time zones and regions
  • Management experience of media agencies and vendors.
  • Sufficient depth of corporate communication expertise to be treated as a senior specialist.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Ability to develop communication briefs to facilitate external agency development and internal communication clarity.
  • Understanding as to how to leverage and manage journalist networks and media outlets to optimise brand awareness opportunities for the organisation.
  • Previous experience as a Communications advisor to Leadership Team and Chief Executive.

What's on Offer

Attractive remuneration above market standards + bonus.

Generous leave entitlements.

Hybrid working arrangements.

Opportunity to work and make a footprint for an inclusive, accountable and collaborative global organisation.

Stacey Joson
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Phone number
+(61) 406813028

Job summary

Communications External/ Internal
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Financial Services
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Consultant name
Stacey Joson
Consultant phone
+(61) 406813028
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