External Affairs Manager CEE f/m/d - 100%

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The Future Looks Like You

Our Corporate Communciations team at C&A is made up of internal communication, Fashion and Brand PR and External Affairs. 

Our External Affairs team delivers C&A’s external communications strategy and ensures our positive corporate reputation and brand image. As part of our growth plans for this team, we are looking for an 
External Affairs Manager for the CEE region where you will work alongside our team of External Affairs Managers for each region and report into our Lead for External Affairs. 

Owning media relations in nine countries of our CEE market – Austria, Croatia, Czech, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland -, the External Affairs Manager is based in our Austria office and is the key point of contact for media inquiries in the market, and acts proactively to build relationships and share C&A’s messages. 

Whilst this position doesn't have management responsibilities, you will have a high level of responsibility and ownership over your region and work closely with our Senior Leadership team across Europe and the wider External Communications team based in Germany. 

Your Responsibilities

  • Establish and develop a great network and close relationships with both internal C&A teams and the key economic outlets and journalists in the nine countries under C&A’s organization in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE market): Austria, Croatia, Czech, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland
  • Implement the C&A Europe Communication Strategy in the CEE market
  • Ensure corporate messages are communicated in a clear, timely and effective manner to all relevant internal and external audiences
  • Place the Leadership Team in top-tier media for the market and the countries, and seek and evaluate speaker opportunities on relevant executive-level events
  • Build dialogue with relevant external stakeholders
  • Strengthen the image of C&A in the CEE market through continuous messaging with all relevant stakeholder groups
  • Support social media communications, in particular LinkedIn communications and the corporate website
  • Support the CEE headquarters in crisis communication issues

What You Bring

  • Relevant experience dealing with journalists and media 
  • Ideally at least 7 years of work experience in corporate communications with the focus on external communications
  • Fluency in English and at least one other language from CEE countries  
  • An interest to work in a newly built team with scope to own and build processes as well as work in ambiguity 
  • Highly developed communication and organizational skills 
  • Experience with media evaluation methods and monitoring 
  • Ability to work collaboratively across complex international organization 

What We Offer

A gross salary of EUR 75,000 per year (all-in) applies to this position. Of course, you are willing to overpay, depending on your qualifications and experience.

  • Flexible working hours and home office up to 50%.

  • Social benefits

  • Familiar working atmosphere

  • Meal voucher

  • Staff discount

  • On-the-job training

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