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Country Corporate Communication Manager

Jeddah, Mecca Region - Explore location Marketing & Communication Full Time

Job description

Company description

Come help us create a better everyday life for the many people. That’s the IKEA vision. We do that by offering a wide range of home furnishings with good design and function at prices so low that as many people will be able to afford them.

Do you value simplicity, cost-consciousness, a humble attitude, and willpower? Then an IKEA career may be right for you.

We strive for excellent leadership to lead business and people together. We believe people learn and develop best when they perform and deliver in the real world.


Job description

1.   Purpose of the Job:

Be a strong contributor to the brand team, by leading and managing all IKEA Corporate / noncommercial brand communications internally and externally and become the custodian of the corporate brand. This involves securing an ongoing flow of communication & engagement both internally & externally with the various stakeholders

The IKEA corporate communication team covers areas such as Internal Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Assignment:

 Internal Communication:

  • Defining and implementing the IKEA KSA & Bahrain Corporate communication strategy across all channels Integrated marketing communications strategy across all channels
  • Streamline communication activities with clear mandate
  • Plan and execute corporate events
  • Ensuring the necessary resources, processes and ways of working
  • Managing and developing people (competence and succession)
  • Manage the corporate communications budget, setting up clear performance management metrics
  • Maintaining high quality of brand perception and alignment of activities and messages with marketing team and operating units
  • Lead and manage PR initiatives as stand alone or in support of commercial plans
  • Ensure consistent IKEA tone of voice across all communications, in both Arabic and English
  • Work on other tasks and projects as assigned that will contribute to the development of IKEA brand (i.e. global, country or local initiatives).

Corporate Social Responsibility:

  • Defining and implementing the IKEA KSA & Bahrain CSR strategy
  • We work together with social entrepreneurs to create new ways of innovation and creating new business opportunities.
  • Manage and execute all CSR initiatives by leading a cross functional project team
  • Work closely with regional & global team to develop the IKEA KSA & Bahrain CSR Road map
  • Develop an outreach program along with the people team to ensure the sharing of knowledge

Qualification
  • At least 5-7 years of solid media relations / communications experience, preferably at a senior level in house.
  • Bachelor degree in a related field 
  • Track record of managing and delivering high impact PR campaigns and handling challenging and complex technical matters and sensitive issues.
  • Strong network of relevant journalist and industry contacts.
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills, and proven ability to plan, manage and deliver projects.
  • Strong stakeholder-management skills and ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Proven ability using digital and social media as effective media relations tools.
  • Bilingual in Arabic and English.