Director of Corporate Affairs and Communications (1 year contract - Maternity cover)) - Upfield

Director of Corporate Affairs and Communications (1 year contract - Maternity cover))

About the role:


This role is a maternity cover with a contract of 12 months. As the temporary Director of Corporate Affairs and Communications, you will lead on the Company’s narrative and ensure all internal stakeholders are engaged and utilise the core narrative. In addition to that, you will protect the company’s reputation, by ensuring that all risks, current and potential are mapped and supported with appropriate comms plans. Furthermore, you will lead and execute on all group crisis comms, ensure that the local leads are engaged and informed, as well as lead on regulatory/policy issues for Upfield. Also, you will lead on all tier 1 media issues for Upfield and lead the global team and indirectly manage the local teams to deliver an aligned and coordinated communications and public affairs strategy of Upfield.

You will work with senior executives to ensure Corp Affairs has an appropriate voice at the Exec Committee, thereby protecting and promoting Upfield and manage all Upfield external social media channels including creative executions (social and website). Other important tasks will be to develop and lead on Upfield proactive corporate communication campaigns to support strategic priorities as well as provide strategic insight into brand and marketing communications working closely with the global PR lead. You will act as custodian of the Upfield brand.

About you:

You can communicate the company’s sustainability mission in support of the Head of Sustainability and work with and understand Investor Relations to support the Head of IR communicate the Company’s strategy and performance. Additionally, you can work with the Head of Employee Engagement to ensure the Company’s core narrative is communicated to Upfielders and work with R&D team to identify opportunities for proactive media relations and stakeholder engagement. You are good with internal stakeholder management. You are diplomatic, agile, flexible & pragmatic.

What we offer:

  • A yearly gross base salary of minimum 150K GBP (depending on the experience).
  • Paid annual leave of 25 days + 8 bank days.
  • Parental leave: Maternity/Adoption 26 weeks fully paid - Paternity/Adoption 4 weeks fully paid.
  • Medical and Dental insurance + Sickness Pay + Pension plan.
  • Several other benefits in the package.

How to apply!

Please apply below, or if you have additional questions just send me a WhatsApp message using (+31 611922716). I understand your resume might not be up to date, just send me what you have.

Bakr Haltout Rhouni, Talent Acquisition Specialist

If you want to make an impact where it matters apply now!

About Upfield

We are the largest plant-based company in the world, and we believe in doing what’s right for our people, our customers, and the planet.

We have the hybrid working model and we are a highly entrepreneurial fast-paced team running a multi-billion Euro business across 60+ countries with the mind-set of a start-up! We are agile, creative, fast-to-market and obsessed with customers and consumers.

We’ve got iconic brands like Rama, Country Crock, Blue Band and Flora that people all over the world know and love. We’ve been a trusted category leader since 1871 and yet we feel like we’re only just getting started.

Performance, Passion and Care define who we are as a company, how we work every day, and the responsibility we feel toward our Associates, our consumers, our business partners, and our world.

We have big ambitions to grow this business and we want to attract the right people – those that love what they do, thrive on responsibility and are looking for career defining opportunities.

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