Working for a global, market-leading food & beverage brand, this Communications Manager role is a brilliant opportunity to shape and drive corporate reputation both internally and externally for the company.

One of the nation's favourite brands, the business is both highly creative and fast-growing. 

Reporting to the Head of Communications,  this role will encompass a wide remit across external and internal communications, crisis work, and media and international PR, as well as supporting UK and regional teams with CSR/sustainability, consumer PR and financial calendar work.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing media relationships and driving positive media coverage to tell the brand's market-leading growth story
  • Overseeing and supporting communications strategy and activity in international markets and ensuring consistency and accountability
  • Developing and leading on internal communications strategy to further increase employee engagement 
  • Managing issues and crisis preparedness alongside cross-function teams including digital, supply chain and legal 
  • Collaborating with other colleagues to support with work across marketing and consumer PR, sustainability and CSR messaging, financial calendar and the Group Annual Report 


Key Requirements:

  • Experience of successfully developing and delivering strategic communications and media relations programmes in an agency and/or ideally an FMCG environment
  • Demonstrable understanding and experience of dealing with relevant UK media and managing issues from a media perspective 
  • Previous experience in internal communications 
  • Excellent written, presentation and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent project management skills and an ability to work autonomously and under pressure 
  • A can-do attitude and a positive, collaborative and engaging approach to working with colleagues 

For more information please contact jennyw@hansonsearch.com


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Senior Consultant Jenny Waters

Jenny's focus is on finding the best talent within the corporate communications space. Working in partnership with UK and global agencies and in-house clients, her expertise covers both external and internal communications.

After several years in leading PR agencies working with professional services clients, including Cooley LLP, Countrywide and LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Jenny joined Hanson Search, bringing a wealth of industry knowledge to her role to help clients and candidates alike.

Jenny is Co-Chairman of the PRCA NextGen London Group, which is a forum providing information, support and advice to practicing PR and communications professionals from Graduate level up to Account Director.

Originally from Scotland, Jenny graduated with a first-class joint honours degree in international relations and legal studies from the University of Aberdeen.

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