Communications Specialist (m/f)

21 Nov 2016
27 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The Product Group and Product Management Team in Heidelberg, Germany, is looking for a qualified Communications Specialist (m/f). In this role, you lead and implement the Marketing Communications initiatives according to the marketing plan and roadmaps. The team is developing communication plans reflecting customers and sales organizations' needs and marketing communications tools which can be easily reused on global scale. We are looking for an outstanding personality who combines a good Marketing Communications track with strategic and project thinking.

- In this role, you will develop a Product Group Marketing Communications strategy and plan activities to support Business Unit marketing and Product Group strategy.
- You will create technical and marketing documentation using Adobe InDesign (CS5+) and coordinate the creation of documents with suppliers.
- In addition, you will edit and create existing images and diagrams according to ABB CI and you will also ensure message (e.g. value propositions) and branding compliance and consistency.
- Furthermore, you will drive the automated creation of documentation in InDesign or ABB/division global tools.
- You will take over the coordination and harmonization of the communication material and you will be responsible for content on websites, inside micro sites and apps.
- Furthermore, you will keep the media (internally and externally) updated with news according to editorial plan.
- Additionally, you will be in charge of Product Group related ABB Library and ABB ImageBank activities.
- You will also lead and implement the actions according to the Product Group / Product Management inputs, providing ideas and innovative Communications solutions.
- At the same time, you will be responsible for keeping the allocated budget being in contact with the stakeholders about the projects.
- Last but not least, you will support the Local Sales Organization collecting and providing the Marketing Communications tools available and ensure all stakeholders find relevant and up to date information.

- To be considered for this position, you will require a bachelor's degree or equivalent.
- The position calls for experience in Communications or Marketing.
- Experience from society and agency, preferably in an industrial sphere is considered to be important.
- You gained experience in Project Management; especially you are able to work on multiple projects at once and in virtual teams.
- You gained expert knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite (CS5+).
- You are self-confident and highly motivated to discuss specific topics related to project management with other professionals.
- As a communicative personality, you are highly interested in networking and teamwork.
- Fluency in English and German (written and spoken) is essential.