International Corporate Communications Manager

Old Mutual Wealth

Location: Southampton / London
Company: Old Mutual Wealth
Type of Contract: Permanent
Specialism: Communications
Closing Date: 30 March 2018
The purpose of this role is to manage the Old Mutual Wealth Group’s corporate communications activity, with a focus on the Old Mutual International, working with the media to build a positive market reputation for the businesses that reflects its strategic plans and positioning.

Key Responsibilities and Scope of role:

  • Ensure Old Mutual International’s public relations strategy, plans and activities are fully aligned and supportive of the businesses overall strategic plans and ongoing sales and marketing activity for each International region (UK, Singapore & Hong Kong, Middle East).
  • Build awareness and reputation of the Old Mutual International (OMI) in key media in each region
  • Accountable for the connectivity and alignment of the International communications with the broader OMW communications initiatives and developments
  • Ensuring efficient leverage of OMW’s communication capabilities and expertise, working closely and in collaboration with the other team members
  • Lead planning of new product launches, working closely with the product and marketing teams
  • Consider and support OMW/OMI internal communications, leveraging OMW resources for support
  • Design and produce research to support communication campaigns and media coverage
  • Manage relationships with key spokespeople and hold regular planning meetings
  • Oversee mitigation of any risks that could impact OMI’s reputation and be a point of contact for crisis management situations that require proactive media or communication responses.
  • Support the wider OMW strategy, including its values, standards and policies

Qualifications required:

  • Degree qualified or equivalent business experience

Experience required:

  • Proven PR campaigner with strong wealth management or adviser distribution market experience
  • Strong relationships with media and agencies; knows and is known and trusted by the press

Rewards and benefits:

We offer an innovative and flexible reward package. In addition to your starting salary, we also offer:

Access to a great range of offers and discounts from well-known retailer
Season ticket loans
The ability to buy and sell holiday
Bonus – most employees are eligible to participate in our bonus scheme, based on the company and personal performance
Pension Scheme – non-contributory company pension scheme that can be boosted through personal contributions
Private medical insurance
A flexible benefits package (eg: dental insurance, childcare vouchers, retail vouchers)

We are committed to creating an inclusive culture which embraces diversity. We promote equal opportunities and ensure that no applicant is subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, marital status, nationality, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, responsibilities for dependants, physical or mental disability. We select candidates for interview based on their skills, qualifications, experience and potential.

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