Communications Business Partner

Chippenham, UK
19 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
At Siemens Mobility, we are changing the way people travel, from smart road systems to digital railways. But it's the people that make our company. Not the other way around!

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Communications Business Partner to join the Communications team in Chippenham on a fixed term basis for 12 months. Reporting to the UK Head of Communications, you will provide internal and external communications support to the Rail Automation and Rail Electrification businesses. You will also focus on developing and defining related communications strategy and budgets whilst engaging with other communications colleagues, both in the UK and globally.

This role is offered on a 12 months fixed term to cover maternity leave. You will be based in our Chippenham office and manufacturing facility but will also travel to other UK sites, with the occasional overseas trip, as required.

What are your responsibilities
  • Providing executive support and acting as a trusted adviser and consultant to management teams to define their appropriate communication requirements and give feedback and guidance as necessary
  • Developing business specific communications strategies/plans and associated budgets. These should be aligned to strategic objectives that are consistent with broader business and focus area communications and will also feed in to, and be aligned with, the UK Mobility communications (CC) strategy and budget as well as global focus topics and value promises.
  • Management of business and region specific communications activities, working with a team of communications professionals and business contacts to implement a 360 degree concept (as appropriate) to amplify reach
  • Developing appropriate business/project-specific messaging and campaigns aligned to broader UK and global strategic themes
  • Working as an integral member of the Siemens Mobility regional (UK&I) and global Siemens Mobility Communications (SMO CC) teams and collaborating with them to build a strong network of contacts and share best practice communication campaign, concepts and materials
  • Defining and measuring relevant KPIs for communications activities
  • Following SMO CC governance guidelines and ensuring they are implemented accordingly
  • Acting as crisis communications liaison, screening, monitoring and actioning potential issues, working with local and global colleagues to mitigate impact
  • Working within and promoting an ownership culture and encouraging colleagues to do the same.

What do you need to qualify for this job
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent, with specific communications-related experience (essential)
  • A good understanding of communications challenges in a diverse matrix organisation (essential)
  • Fluency in English and excellent written and verbal communication skills (essential)
  • Expertise in a broad range of communications disciplines such as press, marcomm, crisis communications, employee comms, etc. (essential)
  • Strong influencing and collaboration skills (essential)
  • Experience of budget planning and financial management
  • Experience of developing critical communications plans
  • Project management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects on time and within budget
  • Experience of managing suppliers
  • Knowledge of the UK railway industry would be helpful.


About us

We're Siemens. A collection of over 377,000 great minds who are all making the future and you could be one of them. We have offices across the UK, full of talented individuals helping us to challenge the today and work towards a brighter tomorrow.

Want to join us and be a Future Maker?

We're excited to hear that you would like to join us here at Siemens. Our people love it here and we want you to be a part of helping us make real, what matters.

We are looking forward to receiving your online application. Please ensure you complete all areas, of the application form, to the best of your ability to help us review your suitability for the role. We will be in contact as soon as possible with an update on your application.

What else do you need to know

The benefits package for this role includes not only a generous base salary, but an annual bonus. We know that not everyone's lifestyle is the same, so we operate a flexible benefits scheme where you can tailor your benefits package to suit you.

If we all thought the same, we would never think of anything new! That's why we recruit great minds from all walks of life. We embrace diversity and create what's right for the world by employing the people who live in it.

Siemens recognise that building a diverse workforce is critical to the success of our business. We strongly encourage applications from a diverse talent pool and welcome the opportunity to discuss flexibility requirements and workplace adjustments with all our applicants to encourage agile working and innovation.

Job ID: 179422

Organization: Mobility


Experience Level: not defined

Job Type: Full-time

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