Senior Communications Manager


Professional Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 30-04-2018



Work type:

  • Forbidden Cities, Lakes, Mountains and vibrant urban landscapes
  • Incredible exposure, influence and scope to make a tangible impact to the local markets
  • Join an iconic, innovative co-operative with true global reach

Bright lights, amazing culture. Why not take the opportunity to move to China?

With a strong nous for PR, local and global communications as well as the ability to tell great stories, this role will offer you a global opportunity with strong connection to a key market.

This role will initially be based in our Auckland HQ where you will be guided by a strong, high performing team.  After a 3-6-month period you will then be based out of our Shanghai office, working onsite alongside the Greater China business team

Your Impact

Jump on board and hit the ground running, partnering directly with and helping shape the communications for Fonterra China! Reporting to the Director of Communications in NZ, you will play a critical role as the key conduit between the Global Communications function and the China business.  

You will be involved in a full suite of communications activities – proactive and reactive to both internal and external audiences.  While you will support the China Communications team, your primary audiences and stakeholders will be in NZ and you will be responsible for the China business narrative back in NZ.  Using your expertise to design, develop and deliver the communications plan, you’ll provide thought leadership into the overall communications direction for China (in NZ) and help ensure the broader team successfully delivers on key strategies

About You

We’re looking for an accomplished communications professional with a flair for telling great, engaging stories. With a strong advisory background, you’ll be able to easily immerse yourself within the team and culture as a trusted, valued partner.  You will be skilled in quickly building business networks and relationships to help you find and tell the best stories.  Furthermore, you’ll be known as the person who always delivers high quality, timely communications. 

Other key success enablers include:

  • Prior experience working within a large, complex corporate and/or strong issue management expertise
  • Impeccable written and verbal communication abilities
  • Experience working in the China market
  • Strong knowledge of communications trends and best practice, understanding various channels and how to maximise our impact within them

About Us

Fonterra Cooperative Group is the world's largest exporter of dairy products, a leader in dairy science and innovation, owner of a significant portfolio of brands in Asia Pacific, and a partner to many of the world's leading food companies. Our communications team plays a critical role in enhancing and protecting Fonterra’s global reputation and is responsible for all employee and external communications, including media, farmer, digital and social communications. 

 Your ability to provide great stories will set you ahead of the rest.  

Interested in this role?

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