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Lead Communication

Requisition Id:  196944
Business Unit:  XPOE Supply Chain
Location: 

Madrid, ES

 The position is responsible for developing and deploying communications to promote the company brand and logistics services to all audiences – customers and prospects, employees and candidates – through all communication channels.

 

He/she will be working on developing and implementing the local communication plan, in close collaboration with the business and European counterparts, with whom the candidate will also support pan-European communication campaigns. He/She will be the first point of contact for all communications queries – both internally and externally for the country.

 

He/she will manage the local communications team (planning; animation; coordination). 

 

 Responsibilities:

  • Develop the communication plan for the country, in collaboration with your business partners (managing director; business development director; human resource director) and the local and corporate communication team, own the plan and implement it – including external and internal communications
  • Build, together with the business development director, specific sector marketing plans to build pre-pipeline; implement digital marketing campaigns in line with sector-specific plans
  • Build a media relations plan according to the country comms plan and in line with the corporate strategic plan, and ensure implementation of the plan  
  • Build an internal communications strategy in line with business and human resources strategy
  • Provide strategic and tactical counsel and support to designated business stakeholders to foster their internal communications presence, together with internal communications lead
  • Develop content (texts, videos, photos) in close collaboration with corporate team, to be circulated through different channels – earned or owned media
  • Support the company’s corporate communication team to collect stories from the countries for distribution via press releases, social media and corporate website
  • Ensure usage of branded templates and standards; coordinate and roll out the creation of marketing materials, in collaboration with the Graphic Designer, Europe
  • Keep track of events, exhibitions and roundtables in line with marketing strategy; identify speaking opportunities and develop associated messages and presentations; ensure follow up after participation (data collection on participants, thank you notes, etc.); track ROI
  • Organize company hosted events (digital and/or physical events)
  • Support company’s corporate communication team to manage corporate website updates on a quarterly basis (website monitoring, review and translations)
  • Drive communication of success stories, best practices and general communication throughout our internal organization using email, townhalls, workplace and other channels
  • Support the implementation of pan-European campaigns for employee engagement (translations, local leadership buy-in, circulation, etc.)
  • Set tools and processes with HR and IT teams to ensure consistent access to information throughout the organization

 

Management

  • Define objectives for each local communication team members, evaluate progress made during annual reviews
  • Ensure information sharing with local communication team members
  • Engage local communication team members to foster team spirit and cohesion

 

 

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s or master degree or equivalent.
  • 10+ years professional experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in [country language] and in English.
  • Experience working in an international environment

It would be great if you also have:

  • Outstanding attention to detail and follow-up skills
  • High-energy self-starter, proactively spotting areas to support the business and taking the initiative - thrives in a fast-paced, challenging and dynamic environment
  • Creative thinker

 

 

Be part of something big.

 

 

XPO is a leading provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. We help our customers manage their goods most efficiently using our technology and services. Our greatest strength is our global team – energetic, innovative people of all experience levels and talents who make XPO a great place to work.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.


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