You will be part of the Power Grids division, which is the world's leading supplier of power and automation products, systems and service solutions for the entire value chain from power generation to the transmission and distribution of electricity. Our offer spans transformers, HV products, systems for power transmission and solutions and automation for integration and interconnecting power grids – to enable a stronger, smarter and greener grid.
As the Hub Communications Manager for Sweden and Northern Europe, your mission is to provide strategic guidance for the PG Division’s internal and external communications programs, in line with Group Division Communications strategy, corporate identity and brand positioning. In addition, you will ensure executional excellence in all communications measures for the PG Division in Sweden and provide guidance for PG communicators in Northern Europe.
Strategy: Define and lead execution of the communication strategy for the Division in Sweden and provide guidance for the Northern Europe hub countries (as defined), based on the overall business and market strategy; regularly measure and evaluate the effectiveness of the communication strategy against agreed objectives and KPIs; ensures relevant communication strategy and plans align with global division, corporate, and country communications strategies and guidelines.
Leadership: Serve as Lead communicator for PG division in Sweden and provide oversight for PG communications in Nortern Europe; work together with other communicators, marketing teams and business leaders to ensure common messaging and defined positioning in all communications mediums across the business; contribute to the development of a strong communication network within the PG and across divisions in Sweden and North Europe as applicable; and manage all PG communications projects in Sweden within approved budgets.
Content Management, Internal and Digital Communications: Develop and manage the division’s internal and external communications in alignment with division themes and country priorities; be an active contributor to ABB group communications editorial process; oversee content related to PG division Sweden and Hub country websites to ensure relevance and consistency of messages; manage the application of the ABB brand per Group guidelines, including with agency partners, and ensure the consistent application of visual branding and Division messages in all communications; support the local division leadership team with executive communications; champion and nurture the implementation and integration of enterprise social media (for example Yammer) across the business; foster open two-way communication and collaboration among employees. Utilize ABB approved tools and support local management on employee communication, presentations, events etc.
Event Management and Public Relations: provides management guidance and develops divisional messages for key events such as industry conferences, tradeshows and employee meetings, in line with corporate branding strategy; take lead for division event participation and coordinate cross-business participation in a compelling and effective way; collaborate with country communication teams to deliver professional events and maximize re-use; develop and manage relationships with media; take responsibility for media relations related to PG division in Sweden and North Europe.
Budget: Manage the budget for the PG division communications program for Sweden and provide oversight for hub countries; research and recommend communications programs and supply channels to maximize cost efficiency and minimize overlap among businesses.
As Basic Qualifications for the role, the successful candidate is required to have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in communications, business, marketing, journalism, or related discipline, a minimum 10-12 years of experience in hands-on activities related to industrial B2B communications and public relations, strong verbal and written communications skills, including fluency in English language.
We are looking for a hands-on person who is strong at networking and managing multiple projects concurrently. Other preferred qualifications include strong working knowledge of communications-related techniques and technologies, which include: aligning campaigns to a marketing strategy, event management, communications project management, and digital communications. You have experience of direct media relations, with developing communication programs together with senior executives, as well as experience of change management practices and communications. In addition, you are a leader with a proven track record of successfully managing teams. Experience in the power industry is a plus but not necessary.
At ABB, you will have the opportunity to learn and grow professionally in a multi-national, multi-cultural organization which prides itself in its commitment to safety, to its people and to be on the leading edge of technologies that power the world sustainably – now and in the future. ABB offers its employees a variety of development opportunities, both on-the-job and through in-house training programs.
Are you ready for a new exciting challenge? Does the above description sound like you? Welcome to apply at abb.com/careers and search for job ID SE66127281. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until February 10, 2019, so don’t delay – apply today!
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