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Head of Communications, Asia-Pacific (ex-China)

VMA Group Hong Kong - Expires on Oct 06, 2013
  • Country
  • Location
  • Job Type
  • Experience
  • Eligibility
  • Hong Kong
  • Eastern
  • Permanent - Full Time
  • 10+ years
  • Expat and local
Senior / Executive Management
Job Category
$800K - $1.2M HKD per year

Job Description

A really exciting opportunity to join a global consumer telecommunications equipment company in a senior regional role!

Our client is seeking a senior communications professional with relevant work experience to drive the overall communications strategy in the Asia Pacific region, which includes all key countries in the region with the exception of China. To succeed in this role, you'll need a solid understanding of the regional media landscape Ė both in traditional and social media -- and bring a successful track record in creating and executing innovative, cut-through communications strategies on a regional scale.

The job requires a broad business understanding, superior writing and media relations skills, and the ability to act as a strategic consultant to the regional management team. You will work in tight co-operation with marketing to ensure continued momentum of new product announcements that drive positive media and consumer perception. As the head of Communications in Asia-Pacific, you will serve as a corporate spokesperson and the first point of contact for local and regional issues and change management.

The successful candidate will lead a team of communications professionals focused in key markets in the region, including Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam among others. In this role, the client is looking for a dynamic and inspirational leader who will dedicate time and energy in coaching a team of professionals to reach their maximum potential.

On an operational level, you will be responsible for planning and managing the regional communications budget and playing an active role in guiding PR agency partners. You will be expected to bring an innovative approach to develop and drive the companyís message to external media audiences and internal stakeholders. You will be actively involved in day-to-day communications operations, monitoring communications program progress at the sales unit level ensuring constant improvement with suitable course correction when needed.

This position will report directly to the Vice President, Media Relations (based in Europe) and in close collaboration with the Head of Communications, China. You will provide strategic counsel on internal and external communications, as well as factory communications. You will also be called upon to provide regional insights and perspective to the Communications Leadership Team.

Close collaboration with Sales, Marketing, HR, and other internal stakeholders is required.

Job Requirements

  • 10 to 15 years of communications experience in a related, fast-paced environment.

  • A recognized expert with experience in external and internal communications - strategy, tactics and tools

  • Strong understanding of the regional media landscape

  • A track record in developing and executing creative cut-through communications campaigns for traditional and social media, for both external and internal audiences

  • Expert verbal and written communication skills.

  • Bachelorís degree or equivalent experience; post-graduate or professional degrees a plus.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and effectively lead efforts across disciplines in high-stress environment.

  • Strong issues management and analytical skills

  • Ability to inspire and lead virtual team members and to involve resources from other teams.

  • Excellent written and spoken English with Cantonese and Mandarin ideally

†If you think you have the right credentials and a passion for communications, please send your CV (in Word format) and current salary quoting reference CER 1308-10

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VMA Group Hong Kong

VMA Group is the global executive recruitment and professional development partner in corporate communications, PR and investor relations. ...

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