Corporate Communications Manager,Lagos,Guinness Nigeria

Corporate Communications Manager,Lagos,Guinness Nigeria

Guinness Nigeria, a subsidiary of the prestigious Diageo Plc of the United Kingdom, was incorporated in 1962 with the building of a brewery in Ikeja, the heart of Lagos. The brewery was the first outside of Ireland and Great Britain. Other breweries have been opened over time – Benin City brewery in 1974 and Ogba brewery in 1982.Guinness Nigeria produces the following brands – Foreign Extra Stout (1962), Guinness Extra Smooth (2005) Malta Guinness (1990), Harp Lager Beer (1974), Gordon’s Spark (2001), Smirnoff Ice (2006), Satzenbrau (2006).

Purpose

Develops, manages and implements an integrated communication strategy
Builds Guinness Nigeria’s reputation by maintaining overview of communication needs, issues and opportunities across stakeholders within and outside Nigeria.
Drives the creation of best practice leadership communications and engagement within Guinness Nigeria
Contributes to the formulation of strategy for the organisation ensuring that all communication policies and programmes support the organization’s overall strategic direction
Manages a comprehensive employee communications strategy and plan that directly supports the business strategy, vision and values and uses a range of appropriate tools that are measurable
Responsible for the development, management and evaluation of communication initiatives in line with plan e.g. weekly newsletter, leadership communications and project communications
Participates actively in crisis teams, ensuring communication plans are up to date
Manages a robust and integrated employee communications forum to facilitate sharing of best practice, cross-functional working and management of timely corporate and brand communication(s)
Ensures message consistency and adoption of communication principles through building relationships with all key functions, audiences and coaching of Guinness Leadership Team
Leads communications for major business initiatives and events

Qualification

Bachelor degree and post graduate qualification in PR, marketing or journalism is preferable
Minimum 8 years experience working at a strategic level on business or brand related communications
Superior writing and oral communication skills
Proven track record of managing communication’s issues in a sensitive / controversial environment
Proven track record in communications and communication strategy development
Capable of leading the communications planning process and facilitating broader involvement in this process
Ability to influence senior stakeholders
Line manager experience and a track record of leading, developing & coaching a team

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