Office Depot has an exciting opportunity for a Communications Manager to join the team based in Leicester. You will join us on a full time, permanent basis and in return you will receive a competitive salary plus excellent benefits. We are Office Depot. We operate in thirteen countries through our main two brands Office Depot and Viking. We provide business supplies and services to help our customers work better- whatever their workplace. We are a single source for everything our customers need to be more productive, including the latest technology, core office supplies, print and document services, business services, facilities products, furniture and school essentials. Are you an experienced, innovative and dynamic Communications Manager looking to play a key part in achieving key objectives with a European Business? If so, why not come and join the European Office Depot Communications team at our head office in Leicester. You will have the opportunity to develop your career in a fast moving and dynamic workplace, some of the benefits available are: - An attractive and competitive salary - Free car parking - Private health care and life assurance - Excellent onsite facilities and working within a brilliant team Key duties and responsibilities of our Communications Manager: - Plan and implement the annual communication ; - Project manage the implementation of communication events on the agreed communication calendar. - Arrange, write, deliver and approve texts to be communicated to customers, media and associates on a range of business initiatives. - Identify and recommend opportunities to enhance internal and external communication through technology, new or improved channels, presentation and content. - Develop and execute internal and external communications programs to build, maintain, and enhance OD’s corporate image. - Implement creative and media-driving initiatives that support business unit efforts to drive sales ( social media). - Manage budget, evaluate and measure internal and external communication initiatives. - Implements clear communication processes and practices. Skills and experience required to be our Communications Manager: - Experience in internal communications is essential; this will be a large element of the role - Degree in Communications or significant experience in a comparable European role handling internal and external communications. - Excellent communicator and relationship builder. - Experience of creating and implementing communication plans for external audiences. - Experience of dealing with the press and good knowledge of the media landscape. - Good planning skills, being able to break down own and others work into the process steps and assigns tasks/ people. - Innovative thinking ability, having a good judgment about which creative ideas and suggestions will work. - Ability to convince and influence stakeholders at different levels. - Ability write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get messages across that have the desired effect. - Constantly strives for optimal solutions and pushes oneself to achieve the best results. - Open to change and work within a fast-paced environment. - Thinks and acts from a stakeholder perspective and is dedicated to meeting their expectations and requirements. - Business level fluency in English. Language skills such as German, would be a distinct advantage. If you feel that you have the skills and experience required to become our Communications Manager and would like to find out more information about the role, please click ‘Apply’ today – we’d love to hear from you!