OverviewNo agencies will be considered for this job posting. You will be part of the Group Media Relations team, reporting into Global Head of Media Relations.
Our aim is to ensure and promote a global, positive, coherent, and credible image of LafargeHolcim as the most advanced group in the building materials sector.
The ideal candidate will play a critical role in shaping the way our company is perceived by key audiences. You will drive public awareness by being involved in all stages of the communications process from concept to message development to result-oriented evaluation.
You will act as a spokesperson towards media and work with our diverse country network to ensure effective communication with the media from the Group’s businesses around the world.
Your task includes primarily pro-active media outreach and story pitching, securing regular and high quality press coverage, developing press releases and statements in collaboration with the content team, identifying media stories within the company, support with issues management, media monitoring, media training, deployment of media policies.
ResponsibilitiesWith the Global Head of Media Relations, execute the Group’s media strategy and ensure its implementation, including alignment across the global communications networkPromote the positive image of the group and its top executives across a broad range of media platforms from international to national media outlets and industry trade press as well as lifestyle outletsAs required, deputise for the Global Head of Media RelationsDevelop communications material for media trips, roundtables and eventsSupport media engagement at country level, including materials, which may be used by country operations : press release, press kit, synthetic sheets and presentations.
Provide training on media relations when requiredMedia monitoringParticipate in the cross-functional projects within and outside of the communications teamAnticipate issues and support country network in case of a crisisBuild appropriate messaging and activities towards the media to respond to the new challenges that will be presented to the group, particularly related to its thought leadership and policy shaping ambitionsEducation / QualificationsJournalism, communications or related fieldExperienceMinimum 5 years of experience in business journalism, PR / communications agency or corporate communicationsKnowledge & SkillsNegotiation and strategic skills with the ability to work in an evolving environment and balance the needs of various internal and external stakeholdersEnthusiastic, outgoing and positive personality with a great eye for good storiesRelationship builderA high tolerance for change and pressureA creative mind who brings ideas to executionPersonal communication skills with the professional stature and presence to represent the group, including strong competencies (writing, presenting, project management etc)Ability to work with all types of profiles and stakeholders (colleagues of different hierarchical level, business and functional units, other companies, NGOs, governments, think tanks, etc.
Social Media skillsFlexibility in terms of agenda and responsiveness.Discretion and cautionLanguage RequirementsEnglish or German native, English fluency a must, other language a plusTravel Requirementsupto 10-20% of the time spent travelling internationallyJob