If you are looking to further your professional career in an innovative sector, as part of a highly qualified team where collective talent comes together, Almirall could provide you the perfect opportunity.
Reporting to the Chief Digital Officer, VP the External Communications Lead will utilize traditional and digital media channels to help ensure that Almiralls story, proposition, ambition and governance is understood and recognized by several different audiences, including journalists, employees, potential recruits, customers (existing and potential) and key industry influencers.
Tasks and Responsibilities
Working with the Chief Digital Officer to execute an integrated corporate, PR and social media strategy, positioning Almirall as an authentic and innovative industry leader.
Targeting relevant national, and international media to secure news coverage and wider features/profiles, as well as securing relevant opportunities relating to breaking industry issues.
Building and cultivating strong relationships with key media influencers, including industry commentators, as well as trade and corporate press journalists across platforms.
Planning and managing strategic calendar of proactive and reactive PR activity.
Monitoring and distributing relevant industry news.
Supporting the Chief Digital Officer and senior team on crisis communications activity e.g. drafting background briefings, Q+As and reactive statements.
Managing Social Medial campaigns and preparing response plan.
Analyzing and reporting on press coverage to the in-house team and compiling the weekly media summary.
Acting as first point of contact for media enquiries.
Being responsible for external communication strategy (including media inside and outside Spain), external communications releases (important agreements, M&A, financial results, R&D projects, etc.) and corporate external image strategy. In order to define this, close collaboration with Chief Digital Officer, Management Board, Office of the President and main stakeholders will be required.
University degree in Journalism required.
Innovator with novel approaches and history of past successful implementations.
Comfortable working in a fast-changing environment.
Hands-on self-starter with the combination of analytical and commercial skills to determine what needs doing – and then doing it.
Strong influencing skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships at all levels.
Resilience and diplomacy; the ability to manage complex stakeholders.
Pro-active, energetic and results-focused.
Able to simultaneously input into the overall media relations strategy whilst also executing it.
Self-confident but also humble enough to critically appraise own work.
Experience in journalism and can lean on wide industry contacts.
Substantial corporate PR experience, in-house or agency, working in a fast paced, global organization.
Capable of creating and executing on a broad and detail External Communications Corporate strategy.
Demonstrable experience of planning and executing PR strategies across a number of media tiers (corporate, trade and consumer).
Established relationships and media contacts network, including business and progressive industry communities; property sector experience advantageous but not necessary.
Experience of social and digital media and digital outreach efforts.
Demonstrable experience of working collaboratively across business functions and with a variety of stakeholders at all levels.
Excellent news and operational judgment.
Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, with great attention to detail and proven experience in managing strategic PR campaigns.
Fluency in written and spoken English and Spanish (Other languages such as Catalan, French, Italian and German also a plus).
International press experience in the US and across Europe required.
Values and competencies
If you are interested in this job offer, please apply below.
In Almirall we are committed to diversity by recognizing talent and providing opportunities for all employees present across Europe, as well as in the US.
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