Director of Communications, UKI

Posted: 

Monday, 10 July 2017

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Location: 

London
United Kingdom

Company: 

Sage

Company profile: 

The Sage Group plc, commonly known as Sage, is a British multinational enterprise software company headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. It is the world's third-largest supplier of enterprise resource planning software the largest supplier to small businesses, and has 6.1 million customers worldwide.

Job description: 

This role is responsible for managing all communications for Sage in UKI both externally and internally and for driving creative and innovative product, partner and corporate PR strategies. This executive is responsible managing the delivery of the Global Communications Strategy, both for internal communications and PR in UKI, with the support of in country teams, and showing local leadership on devising and delivering PR and content launches and ongoing campaigns around our products and our technology from Sage and with our technology partners, like Google, Microsoft, Apple and Amazon Web Services. This role will also work closely with the marketing teams to ensure consistency and the delivery of One Sage, externally and internally.

Strategy and planning:

  • Contributing to the full communications strategy, supporting the Global Head of Communications and other communications leaders where necessary in delivery of the overall strategy
  • Leading the development and implementation of the UKI end-to-end PR and IC strategy and plan appropriate to the business on an annual and quarterly basis – reviewing the plan regularly to ensure effectiveness is maximised
  • Project managing and implementing product, technology partner and corporate PR.
  • Managing UKI technology analyst relationships and programs
  • Assisting on the set up of in country teams in UKI and ultimately leading and managing those teams in all relevant countries.

Management of external stakeholder relationships:

  • Building and maintaining effective relationships with relevant journalists and publications via in country teams
  • Managing the relationships with any agencies used for communications support, both internal and external - including re-pitching, briefing, identifying cost efficiencies, tracking, best-practice sharing, etc.
  • Managing the allocated UKI communications budget in alignment with the global communications leadership team, optimize the effectiveness and efficiencies within the budget.

Management of agencies:

  • Managing the relationships with any agencies used for communications support, both internal and external - including re-pitching, briefing, identifying cost efficiencies, tracking, best-practice sharing, etc.

Contact: 

Find out more and apply for this position on the Sage careers website.