Our client, a highly acclaimed global communications consultancy, is looking for a Director of Corporate Communications to lead their Cologne office.

Working across various sectors including the insurance industry, non-governmental organisations, energy and sustainability, this international consultancy focuses on enhancing and protecting their clients' reputations, whilst engaging and building strong relationships with key media and stakeholders.

As Director of Corporate Communications, you will be responsible for leading the Corporate Communications practice, whilst providing strategic counsel to clients. Reporting to the Managing Director in Germany, you will manage their Cologne office, while collaborating with other offices, both in Germany and internationally.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a successful, supportive, and inclusive environment while being able to shape the future of the organisation.

Key Responsibilities:    

  • Lead the Cologne office and the Corporate Communications practice with an entrepreneurial vision, and the freedom to implement new strategies.

  • Support the Managing Director in Germany and collaborate with other international senior teams within the global consultancy network.

  • Develop and maintain strong client relationships, delivering creative, astute and insightful corporate communications strategies.

  • Lead and mentor the team in Cologne.

  • Proactively identify and pursue new business opportunities, whilst leveraging a strong professional network.

  • Develop a clear vision of where the consultancy’s position should be in the market, with a clear and actionable plan on how to get there.

Key Requirements:

  • Solid expertise in corporate communications for B2B and B2C clients.

  • Significant managerial & new business experience with leadership, personal drive and the ability to lead and manage change effectively.

  • Project management skills of integrated accounts and orchestrating multi-practice workstreams working with content and creative, design, public policy, digital and insight teams.

  • Inspiring and supportive leader, fostering team’s motivation and growth.

  • Excellent written and spoken German language skills for effective interaction with clients and professional English language skills for interaction with other teams and markets.

If you have the relevant experience and this opportunity sounds interesting to you, please get in touch with our team including a copy of your CV as soon as possible via the form below.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. You can access our Diversity and Inclusion Policy here.

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Camille spent 20 years in Communications at senior roles within leading agencies and in-house (Publicis, TBWA, MulenLowe, Eurostar, Expedia) in Europe (Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, London). Bringing in-depth knowledge and real insights to the industry, she likes to partner with her clients and candidates to build strong and trusted relationships.

Camille speaks French and English fluently and covers the full mix of Marketing and Communications at Hanson Search for the EU: Corporate & Consumer PR, Internal Communications, Digital, Branding, Advertising, Crisis Communications.

Trained as an executive coach in Geneva, Camille uses some fantastic coaching tools to help her candidates to find their dream job. 

Passionate & trained about Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Camille is also a University Lecturer in Cross-cultural Management (How to communicate, manage and negotiate within international environments).

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