Mar 19, 2019

Global Communications Director

  • Firmenich
  • Princeton, NJ, USA
Full time HR & Talent Management Senior & General Management

Job Description

The Communications Director will lead and execute a proactive, strategic communication plan for the Flavors business globally, reporting into the President of Flavors and working in close alignment with the Company’s Corporate Communications team and Global Flavors Executive team. 
Key Responsibilities:

Reputation building to support business growth and attract top talent, building on Firmenich’s Corporate Purpose


Position the Group as a leader in the Flavors industry via:
- Proactive external communications on President, Senior leadership team and creators
- Creative Excellence, key innovations & technologies
- Naturals
- Clean label
- Sustainability 
Build Thought-leadership:
- Lead the editorial strategy cutting across traditional & social media and industry events;
- Create and curate high-end inspiring content to amplify business launches, events & strategic projects;
- Develop Brand Ambassadors across Group
Contribute to Group’s Corporate Purpose Campaign:
Build Employee Engagement
- Lead engaging news across internal channels
- Build dialogue across the Business from social media to face-to-face
- Drive engagement and empowerment campaigns 
- Contribute to Group’s Corporate Channels


Lead Issues Communications for the Business:
- Support, manage and contain potential reputation issues or crisis
- Engage in industry association events (i.e. IOFI)
- Feed into Corporate Issues Management and Position Statements


Provide additional communications support across the business to:
- Senior leaders; providing direction on content for presentations
- M&A team; acting as communications leader on M&A activity and integrations
- Marketing teams in support of digital marketing and communications efforts 
- Other support provided as needed


We Value:
- The courage to challenge others’ thinking to ensure the best outcome
- The ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment with a positive outlook and opportunistic mindset
- Independent leadership and being ‘hands on’ 
- A constant learning journey for our employees with robust feedback and coaching for their personal and professional success


- A minimum of 10 years of experience in business and corporate communications
- Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree is a plus
- Experience supporting a Global Executive Team with impact and influence
- Experience as a communications leader for M&A and integrations
- Ability to travel globally

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