Cargill Communication & Branding Lead CAN MEA in Schiphol, Netherlands

Communication & Branding Lead CAN MEA

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.

Description

Position Purpose & Summary

Cargill Animal Nutrition(CAN) is looking for a results-driven communications professional who will be responsible for developing CAN Middle East and Africa communication strategy and by developing the communication team execute on the activities that enhance Cargill’s brand and reputation internally and externally across MEA (Middle East and Africa). The role will require collaboration cross functionally to support internal and external communication, close coorperation with the CAN MEA Leadership team, corporate social responsibility and media relations for Cargill’s animal nutrition businesses in MEA as well as lead a team of internal and external communication experts.

Principal Accountabilities

40% PEOPLE, RESOURCE & BUDGET MANAGEMENT

  • Provides direction and coaching/professional development support to team members through a clear development plan and execution of the plan for each communication employee.

  • Responsible for budget, program measurement and ROI (e.g. bi-annual scorecard, reporting of global key performance metrics).

  • Identifies and prioritizes resources to support and execute projects.

30% STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT, PLANNING & EXECUTION CAPACITY

  • Using advanced knowledge, plans, creates and manages the overall CAN MEA internal and external communication strategy and execution plan, including: new product launches, online strategies (e.g. intranet, cargill.com, social media, PR/media relations, advertising, collateral, etc.), Go-To-Market web strategy, Cargill brand strategies, employee communications, message/content strategy and PR development strategy.

  • Translates master brand strategy into a creative strategy distinctive to each Platform/BU/Function. Leads execution of brand strategy and brand identity guidelines

  • Support leadership and senior management with strategic planning, project management, and internal and external communication.

30% PROCESS EXECUTION & OPERATING EXCELLENCE

  • Ensure one voice communication across the organization, as well as relevance, accuracy, consistency and timeliness in all communications.

  • Collaborate with the global communications function to increase efficiency and effectiveness of communication, including sharing best-practices.

  • Requiring substantial knowledge of communication practices analyzes and reviews measures of communication effectiveness to drive continuous improvement within team.

  • Advise senior management, global communications team and other relevant internal stakeholders on noteworthy trends, news developments, or changing/unexpected circumstances that may impact Cargilll.

  • Using advanced knowledge of marketing communications, helps create a positive environment to launch product

  • Works across CAN MEA to ensure consistency and effectiveness of communications.

Qualifications

Minimum Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 10 years experience in internal and external communications including implementation of branding strategy

  • Track record in development of employees (skills and behavior) in the communication team

  • Ability to work with and leverage the skills of other team members to achieve business and function objectives

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work in a team environment and operate with autonomy

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Able to build collaborative relationships

  • Able to perform well under pressure and not deterred by hardship or failure

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Strong accountability and self-awareness

  • Embraces candor, courage and determination

  • Innovative and diverse thinker

  • Intellectually curious and honest

  • Able to think independently and act decisively

  • Passionate for opportunities and keen to learn more than taught

  • Strong drive for results, problem solving and solution mapping

  • Willing to challenge the status quo and champion continuous improvement

  • Not deterred by hardship to achieve the objectives of the team and function

  • Able to effectively operate with significant ambiguity

  • Confident and competent in a variety of settings and with all levels of leadership

Job Communications

Primary Location Netherlands-NH-Schiphol

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: SCH02584