position job title: director communications afemea bg and bu: amcor flexibles, afemea function: hr & communications sub-function: communications location: zürich, switzerland line manager's job title: vp hr & communications afemea advertising legal entity: amcor group gmbh, zürich/switzerland work contract legal entity: amcor group gmbh, zürich/switzerland contract type: permanent job purpose reporting to the vice president, human resources & communications emea, the director communications will be a strategic communications partner who will work across all functions regionally to drive effective communications, strategies and programs for amcor flexibles emea (afemea). the director communications will work closely with the business group president, executive team and hr leadership team to provide counsel and support in developing and executing communications initiatives. s/he will be responsible for developing and implementing communication and change management strategies and programs to advance amcor flexibles emea's business strategies, initiatives, culture, and values to its employees and customers. s/he will manage issues and amcor's reputation externally in alignment with amcor's global communications and marketing organization. job dimensions & scope communications budget: manage spend on agencies and projects as part of amcor flexibles emea communications budget, aligned with business partner budgets as agreed with afemea's leadership. impact of business (indirect/direct): -indirect. effective internal communications work can contribute to higher co-worker engagement levels (e.g. increase in engagement index score); the effective and efficient implementation of business projects and initiatives can benefit from sound communications advice and compelling materials. the business also benefits from effective management of the media, etc. people responsibility (direct vs. indirect): 3 direct reports. engages with members of the amcor flexibles emea leadership team, provides guidance to site communications leaders. scope: amcor flexibles emea principal accountabilities internal communications - develop and implement overall communication strategy for amcor flexibles emea to achieve maximum reach and effectiveness for key stakeholders and ensure employees understand the key outcomes of their function and business, and how they contribute to the success of the organization. - establish relationships at various levels throughout amcor to build awareness of priorities and challenges to identify needs and opportunities for strategic global internal communications activities. - provide dedicated internal communications support for company leadership and enterprise initiatives, including crafting tools such as executive communications for the senior leadership team, project-specific communications plans, intranet articles, key messages/q&as and other communications. - develop, edit and manage all internal and external communications activities including high quality written, visual and video collateral as well as press releases that maintain consistency with arp's messaging and editorial guidelines. - drive understanding and alignment to 'being amcor' including the need to deliver single brand messages regarding the amcor way and being amcor to new audiences e.g. communication the amcor way to new employees and new markets globally. - oversee the day-to-day co-worker communications including newsletters, internal announcements and intranet content. - provide strategic communications counsel to the executive team and senior leadership. - develop and implement plant-based communication program and support materials. work in tandem with communications counterparts to leverage plant communications intelligence, programs and support materials across facilities. - serve as a critical member of the intranet development team by ensuring afemea's intranet layout and content are intuitive and clear. - research, identify, and implement new communication vehicles that effectively reach employees globally in various settings, from offices to plants and remote employees. - manage all supporting communications and creative agencies, ensuring consistent branding and identity across deliverables. public relations - proactively identify opportunities to create and execute pr programs or activities in support of business priorities including trade and consumer and other media events. - manage or contribute to pr initiatives and provide strategic insight that will drive business results by working directly with external agencies and internal departments, including marketing and sales. - effectively field and respond to domestic media inquiries, coordinating with regional colleagues and corporate communications as appropriate. - research, write, and execute messaging, press releases, briefing documents, to support communication strategy. - effectively respond to issues and perform crisis management. major challenges & complexities - dealing with various stakeholders from the amcor flexibles emea leadership team, business units, and amcor ltd while managing competing priorities. - able to communicate effectively and influence stakeholders in the different business units. - ability to work creatively and analytically in a fast paced, dynamic environment. - working with multi-cultural teams across europe, middle east and africa, potentially other international - geographies, as appropriate. - able to deal with ambiguity at times. - interaction and business partnering with other amcor business groups, as appropriate. - ability to manage a remote team in a fast-paced, hands-on environment. relationship management partner with cross-functional teams to help manage ongoing change within the group. external local community, suppliers, consultants, contractors. internal amcor flexibles leadership team and site communications leaders; peers across amcor ltd.; corporate communication team. qualifications/requirements formal qualifications and experience - 10 years' experience in developing and managing a broad range of internal and external communications strategies within an organization. - undergraduate degree in communications or a related field with advanced degree is highly desirable; business acumen (e.g. top mba) preferred. - native english speaker or equivalent. other european languages are a plus - ability to communicate in a voice consistent with afemea's executives, values and culture. - extensive work experience in internal communications, strategic organizational communications, employee engagement campaigns and other employee-oriented communication initiatives. - ability to align and integrate communication strategy with business strategy and stakeholder insights. - excellent writing, editing, content creation, and presentation skills. - strong project management skills to meet deadlines, establish clear priorities quickly and bring projects to completion on time and within budget. - media relations experience including acting as a spokesperson. - knowledge of international business culture and cultural nuances affecting communication specific skills and abilities - exceptional influencing skills at every level of the organization - ability to gain consensus, managing sensitive situations and sensitive materials. - ability to understand business results, goals and challenges and communicate effectively to various audiences. - ability to build effective relationships as a trusted business partner, using strong influencing skills at the senior management level. - team player with an open and energetic attitude, easy to shift between strategy and hands-on execution, who can work independently. comfortable working under pressure to deliver results, willing to go the extra mile. - strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills with an ability to effectively partner with employees at all levels. - capable of understanding perspectives of multiple audiences and able to develop content focused on the specific needs of various employee types and roles. - exceptional analytical, presentation and interpersonal skills. - ability to work to deadlines and maintain high levels of professionalism under pressure. - proven ability to summarize complex concepts and translate ideas succinctly into compelling messages. - excellent time management and multi-tasking skills. able to work flexibly and adapt quickly to changing priorities. - highly self-motivated, goal driven and proactive self-starter.