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13.01.2022

David Jones

Head of Corporate Communications

company: David Jones
job title: Head of Corporate Communications
location: Cremorne
work type: Full-time
level: Senior

Role Description

Reporting to the David Jones CEO, you will lead the strategic discussion for the development, delivery and implementation of the David Jones integrated corporate communications strategy. As the Head of Corporate Communications, your primary focus will be to enhance and protect the reputation of the David Jones as part of Woolworths Holdings Limited (RSA). You will be expected to communicate our brand strategies, vision and values to a wide range of external and internal audiences across ANZ and to international media, in an innovative and insightful manner.

Based in Melbourne with a hybrid mix of time in the office and from home, this role will suit an experienced, innovative and highly professional Corporate Communications leader looking to take the next step in their career.

Key Responsibilities

  • Promote, enhance and protect David Jones through effective media and stakeholder relations
  • Drive forward planning of communications strategy with business unit leaders and stores as appropriate to enhance our brand position
  • Develop a creative and integrated approach to all external corporate communication across the organisation in partnership with Brand PR and Marketing Comms teams
  • Coach, lead and inspire a nimble team of communications professionals
  • Lead on the strategic development and implementation of internal communications agenda via platforms including Workplace, video content and SharePoint
  • Maintain and monitor effective and relevant communication channels for each specific audience.
  • Assist with the communication of WHL annual and interim results and key business decisions to the media.
  • Manage effective crisis and issues management

 

KEY SKILLS

  • Tertiary degree qualified in marketing, business and/or commerce ideal
  • Strong corporate/internal communications background together with dedicated experience in external communications developed within a large-scale environment.
  • Excellent writing capability with a proven track record across a range of corporate communications materials with journalism experience highly regarded
  • Proven ability to influence executive level stakeholders
  • Crisis and issues management experience essential
  • Experience working with digital/social media
  • Well developed relationships with mainstream and consumer-based media – including with key journalists
  • Understanding of online communication trends and the use of supporting technology

 

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