Head of Communications UK&I

  • Permanent
  • Berks
  • Applications have closed

AkzoNobel
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About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods.

We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.

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Head of Communications, UK
Slough, Berks SL2 5DS

An innovative and fast-paced manufacturing business, AkzoNobel is home to Dulux, the UK’s number one paint brand, and a producer of performance coatings for a wide range of marine, industrial and consumer sectors. We have a market leading reputation for pushing boundaries and are focussed on delivering world class products to consumers.

Now we are looking for a communications professional with an impressive CV to become a central member of the European communications leadership team and drive strategy and execution for all AkzoNobel UK communications.

As Head of Integrated Communications you will manage the team delivering internal and external corporate communications as well as oversee public affairs engagement. This will include stakeholder relations with government and handling business and financial media.

You will also manage the relationship with our PR agency. We will look to you to support and contribute to our global communications strategy, by developing and executing local external communications plans and activities that reflect business priorities to support all AkzoNobel businesses.

You will design locally relevant tactics for corporate, brand and product communications activities in conjunction with Global Communications colleagues. You will also provide senior counsel to business leaders in the UK and manage a high performing team with the capability to strengthen and protect the reputation and brands in the UK. You will be playing an important role in developing a world-class global communications function, establishing it as strategic-business-partner within the organisation.

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