External Communications Executive

  • Kontak Recruitment
  • Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Mar 20, 2017
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Job Description

External Communications Executive


R1 Million +


Requirements / qualifications:

A relevant tertiary qualification

Direct & Relevant Experience:   5/6 Years (8/10 Years)

Relevant specialised experience is essential


To design, develop and implement the organisation’s external communication strategy in support of the group Communications Strategy and Business strategy.

To partner and support stakeholders and implement the communications strategy to provide effective communication of relevant information to staff and stakeholders.

To develop external communication strategies, mediums and plans in support of key projects and plans.

To Write and develop all external communication for all channels in line with strategy.

To co-Create and support the building of the Brand as an Employer of Choice

Key Responsibilities: -

Writing of all external communication collateral for the group.

Understand stakeholder perceptions and write and develop all external collateral for the group in line with audience perception and strategy.

Partner with stakeholders to inform work in the role of communication expert.

Business Relationship Management & Networking

Actively network with internal and external stakeholders to develop and enhance strategic business partnerships with understanding the internal and external environment and how change impacts the business; align future plans communication / branding to emerging trends.

Effectively manage media relations activities externally for the Group.

Leverage platforms to maximise exposure for the Group.

Manage all stakeholder relations to ensure effective communication and branding

Service Delivery Improvement/Innovation

Identify and execute positing opportunities for the Group.

Manage the implementation of Group Communication and Branding and partner in events management in support of key priorities

Ensure the desired change is achieved by the monitoring and directing appropriate action when necessary

Initiate and manage appropriate issue and crises communication activities to ensure proactive management of the Group's reputation.

Strategic Solution Generation

Keep abreast of local and global best practice and trends to determine a best communication and branding solution to achieve business results.

Develop group communication and branding strategic plans.

Manage and communicate the execution of the strategic plans and campaigns based on business goals and objectives.                                              

Provide strategic advice on appropriate messaging and positioning statements in order to align all messages with the Group strategy.

People Management

Encourage, implement and reinforce the Group’s Values, Leadership principles and Employer of Choice (EOC) strategies and initiatives

Ensure an open, motivated and harmonious work environment in line with Company’s Leadership philosophy

Manage the performance of self and all direct reports (formally and informally), ensuring that regular feedback is given/received, coaching and mentoring on performance is given/received to enable continuous improvement

Be actively involved in own Individual Development Plan (IDP), develop such plans for all direct reports and ensure that the agreed development interventions are delivered

Ensure that talent reviews are conducted on all staff to identify the appropriate talent management strategy and drive implementation

Budget & Financial Management

To set, implement and manage functional budgets (this includes external expenditure agreements) within agreed budget requirements.

Identify cost-saving opportunities and effectively manage out of line situations.

Monitor all expenditure, ensure that this is in line with business needs.

Assess current structures and agreements through monitoring financial trends analysis and recommend alternatives based on business needs.

Contractual Services Management

Establish the contractual service requirements within the facility management business area by identifying the relevant service providers in alignment with the Group policies.

Ensure a cost effective, high standard service delivery, based on an in-depth understanding of Company's current and future facility service requirements, thereby providing a clean, safe and secure business environment.   


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Job Level


Salary Range

R100 000+ per month