Communications Professional

Recruiter
Location
København S, Hovedstaden
Salary
Competitive
Posted
01 Dec 2016
Closes
08 Dec 2016
Ref
160003VR_9
Sector
Renewables
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
In this role, you will support Vestas' strategic objectives through top-quality communications, media relations, and public relations activities and engagement; the position is a maternity leave cover.


Group Staff Functions (CEO) > Group Marketing, Comm. & Public Affairs > Communications
Group Marketing, Communications, and Public Affairs (GMCP) is part of the CEO area of responsibility in Vestas. It consists of 65 professionals in Denmark and abroad. The Communications team consists of 10 colleagues responsible for internal and external communications, including media relations. Eight are based in Copenhagen; two, in Aarhus. The team works closely with regionally-based marketing, communications, and public affairs colleagues as well as a full range of internal stakeholders. The communications professional reports to the Head of Communications, who in turn reports to the Group Senior Vice President for GMCP.

Supporting Group and regional priorities, GMCP's over-arching objectives include:
  • Driving industry-leading Marketing, Communications and Public Affairs initiatives supporting Vestas' commercial priorities.
  • Leading early customer/stakeholder engagement and market-making initiatives through MarComPA activities in key markets.
  • Strengthening Vestas' sales/value proposition via timely, targeted, and tailored market intelligence and value marketing.
  • Positioning Vestas as industry-leader on commercially significant topics, building the Vestas brand to support turbine sales and service order intake.
  • Accelerating Group and regional executive activities/initiatives with top-quality, cross-disciplinary MarComPA efforts.
  • Creating regional empowerment through close collaboration with local markets and global-local partnerships.

Responsibilities
In this role, you will support corporate strategic objectives through top-quality communications, media relations, and public relations activities and engagement. You will contribute to ensuring aligned messaging and communications on a global scale as well as contribute to ensuring consistency in messaging among Communications, Public Affairs, Regional Comms/Marketing and other teams. You will also help improve the Vestas reputation among external stakeholders including shareholders, media, customers, politicians, and general public

More specifically, in collaboration with multiple colleagues across the business, you will:
  • Contribute to ensuring timely and high quality responses to media and other communications-related inquiries
  • Contribute to developing communications advisories, briefing materials, press releases, key messaging documents, Q&As, and related supporting materials
  • Conduct research, monitor multiple media channels, support Vestas communications colleagues in other parts of the world
  • Develop media reports on major announcements and activities
  • Working with colleagues, handle practicalities in connection with media visits, roundtables, press conferences and other interactions/encounters with media and other communications stakeholders - including during Annual General Meeting, Capital Markets Day, quarterly financial reports, and the like
  • Work closely with relevant colleagues to support in ensuring timely and professional communications in connection with incidents or crises
  • Work closely with relevant with team colleagues and colleagues in Product and Service Management/Marketing to support in ensuring high-quality product- and service-related communications

Qualifications
  • Relevant educational degree, with a preference for humanities- or social studies- related degrees
  • Relevant work experience is required
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with solid ability to collaborate with others and effectively deal with multiple priorities in fast-paced, sometimes unpredictable environment

Competencies
  • Solid conceptual thinking with the ability to creatively convert new (or existing) business information into relevant external communications messages and products
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English and Danish
  • Keywords for success: Accountability, collaboration, simplicity, flexibility, adaptability, speed, accuracy, quality, continuous improvement, service-mindedness

What we offer
At Vestas, you will join an international environment where you will collaborate with many different stakeholders in different parts of the world. You will gain highly relevant work experience and become part of an ambitious team with high work ethics and a good social spirit. No two days are ever the same, and we guarantee that the job will contribute to strengthening your personal as well as your professional growth.

Additional information
Primary work location: Copenhagen (Copenhagen Towers, Ørestad). Limited travel to be expected: max 20 days per year, mostly to Aarhus or other nearby destinations.

It is a temporary position for one year covering for maternity leave. Please note that the application deadline is 7th December 2016.

For further information please contact Recruiter Petra Berg, 46 727 331 759.

About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry's global partner on wind power solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 78 GW of wind turbines in 75 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else.

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled 68 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions.

Together with our customers, Vestas' more than 21,900 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.

We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at www.vestas.com and following us on our social media channels.