Head of PR & Events

Closing date
11 Feb 2021

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Marketing & PR
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Fantastic opportunity for a strong PR leader professional to join this Global market leading brand in the Automotive industry.

Key responsibilities:
  • Responsible for creating and delivering the UK Consumer PR strategy for the business across various product lines.
  • Responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships with key journalists and influencers.
  • You will lead and motivate a team of 8, plus PR & Events agencies to deliver against your strategy.
  • Build relationships across the business and different business areas, acting as a trusted Comms advisor to senior leaders.
  • Develop relationships with European team and work closely with them on developing messaging for the UK including press releases, speeches, press kits, crisis communications, Q&As and statements.
  • Work with the European VP to develop corporate CSR strategy for Europe and implement the new direction for the UK business.
  • Manage PR budget.
  • Oversee internal and external events portfolio - both virtual and experiential (when restrictions allow).

Skills Required:
  • Strong consumer PR experience, ideally within the automotive sector, some experience in corporate communications is also desirable.
  • Strong stakeholder management/relationship building skills.
  • Commercially astute and able to represent business at a senior level.
  • Prior budget management experience.
  • Prior line management experience with demonstrable experience of developing a team.
  • A background in working for a global, well known consumer brand is required.
  • Must be able to commute to Head office in Bracknell

If you have the experience and are interested in being considered for this opportunity, please apply ASAP with your current CV.

VMA GROUP is a leading international interim and permanent recruitment and executive search specialist for communications, digital and marketing. Specialist practices cover internal and change communications, external communications, investor relations, public affairs, marketing, digital and agency services.

VMA GROUP has an international presence with offices across Europe. We have a reputation for providing leading consultancy services and advice supported by in-depth knowledge of the professions we recruit for. Our thought leadership and benchmarking studies have become go-to resources for the communications and marketing industries supporting planning and decision-making.

VMA GROUP is committed to equal opportunities and is a Diversity Pledged Recruiter.

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