Corporate Communications Manager – Riyadh – Honeywell

Job Overview:
Honeywell is looking for an innovative and driven Corporate Communications Manager to shape and lead strategic communications activities in Saudi Arabia in order to strengthen Honeywell’s brand presence and drive sales. The position will be based in either Riyadh or Dhahran in Saudi Arabia.

This key leadership position provides a fantastic opportunity for an experienced communications professional to move into a highly visible regional role and further your career in a globally renowned Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services, control technologies for buildings, homes and industry, turbochargers, and performance materials.

Reporting into the Corporate Communications Leader – Middle East, you should be confident, able to work independently and in a global team, and effectively interact with all levels of the organization, including senior business and function leaders. You should also have a proven track record of both digital and written communications.

The primary responsibilities of this role will be providing strategic direction and functional leadership across Saudi Arabia, whilst managing complex projects and highly visible initiatives. In this role you will develop and implement an integrated communication strategy that delivers clear results aligned to strategic business plans. You will also be responsible for ensuring all local communications activities promote, protect and differentiate the brand and company image in the market place.

This is a newly- created opportunity for an experienced communications leader to play a central role supporting the rapid growth of Honeywell’s business in Saudi Arabia. The successful candidate will also liaise frequently with the EMEA Corporate Communications Team and interact with Honeywell communicators worldwide.

Manage pan-Honeywell internal, external and marketing communications strategies and programs that align with business strategy
Act as a communications futurist, counseling and advising business leaders and Honeywell’s global communications function on strategy and anticipating future business needs
Generate a strong culture of cross-business collaboration and team- ship, connecting different business strategies to ensure outputs are aligned to customer needs and market opportunities as defined in the strategic plans
Manage all local media relations activities and work with Honeywell’s appointed PR agency to increase visibility and share of voice across the market
Generate communications materials in both Arabic and English, such as briefing materials, executive speeches, presentations, brochures, event planning and online content, and identify and present campaign ROI
Support Honeywell Hometown Solutions and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs in Saudi Arabia
Assist regional communicators and counterparts in other geographies with projects and events as needed
Develop KPIs to measure effectiveness of communication efforts and execute actions for improvement
Deploy communications and branding guidelines and reinforce compliance locally
Work effectively with external communication providers (agencies, printers, translations)

Qualifications & Experience:
Possess a university Degree in a related field, preferably in Public Relations or Communications
Have experience in both a corporate and an agency environment, with significant experience working in Saudi in a similar role, preferably at a multi-national company
Possess cross-discipline communications experience in media relations, events & trade shows, digital communications, employee relations, and crisis management
Show a clear ability to transmit the objectives of the Communications function towards your contact persons, with a resilient yet culturally-sensitive, creative attitude on business-related issues
Familiarity with corporate U.S. environment will be a strong asset
Advanced computer user with good IT skills
Be willing and able to travel 10% of the time within your territory and internationally as required
Possess superior writing, verbal communication and presentation skills in both Arabic and English languages
Be experienced in digital communications, with previous experience in leading online and social media projects

Behavioral Competencies:
Be able to combine communicative, interpersonal skills with a creative, quality-driven approach
Possess a multicultural, stress-resistant personality, together with a natural team spirit attitude
Be able to achieve credibility and results through an autonomous result-driven approach
Have strong project management skills to handle multiple assignments and deadlines concurrently and effectively manage projects to conclusion
Have a high degree of business acumen with primary orientation toward process/systems, speed, cost quality, and creating customer value and results
Create and manage change through continuous exploration and learning
Have strategy and execution skills with the ability to operate strategically, tactically, and operationally
Be a strong influencer with well-developed commercial skills
Possess the ability to successfully navigate complicated matrix organizational structures

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