Global Communication Manager

Posted: 

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Website: 

Location: 

Zurich
Switzerland

Company: 

Kuoni Global Travel Services

Company profile: 

Kuoni Global Travel Services (GTS) is a group travel provider and destination management company. We serve the fast-growing business-to-business travel industry, we build relationships with businesses that sell travel - usually travel agencies, tour operators and well-known online travel portals. We drive group travel and travel for meetings, incentive programs, conferences, congresses, and events (MICE). With 3,000 staff in 86 offices across 38 strategic locations, we have one of the biggest travel networks on the planet. That network allows us to optimize the full inbound and outbound potential of each market and ensure we are perfectly placed to recognize and develop new and emerging opportunities.

Job description: 

Job Purpose:

  • Communications is considered a core driver in creating a culture of success within Kuoni Global Travel Services (GTS). The focus of the role is internal communications (80%) and external communications (20%).
  • The purpose of this role:
  • Responsible for creating and executing the strategy and plans to increase employee engagement and build the reputation of GTS - in collaboration with the GTS Leadership Team
  • Provide communications coaching and advice to the functional leaders and key stakeholders to increase impact of employee communications and build reputation of GTS externally
  • Lead communications planning and execution for all strategic change projects including business transformation, restructuring and business development
  • Project management as required for projects such as leadership / employee events, employee engagement surveys, external and internal channel improvements
  • Dedicated contact for all queries related to communications and use of corporate brand

Key Activities

Communications planning and distribution

  • Central point for all internal communications across the business
  • Manage the internal and external communications calendar (for corporate website), including all aspects of content creation and delivery across the core channels
  • Creating, amending, and distributing regional/global communications in partnership with senior business stakeholders and HR colleagues
  • Ensure the ongoing content advice and support of the communications methods and media, (eg intranet, newsletters/emails, video updates, regular business updates and webinars, and the corporate website).  
  • Regular monitoring and evaluation of core communications channels putting in place initiatives for improvement
  • Advisor / reviewer of external communications as required

Employee engagement responsibilities

  • Support or lead on the design, development and communication of local, regional and global employee engagement initiatives including:
  • Bespoke engagement campaigns
  • Employee surveys
  • Employee Value Proposition
  • Recognition programmes
  • CSR employee engagement

Knowledge, skills and experience

  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Experience in building strong relationships with all levels
  • Experience in researching, designing, planning and delivering global internal communications and employee engagement activities
  • Excellent written English, German would be an advantage
  • Experience in managing communications for global change transformation and technology projects
  • Experience of delivery within tight deadlines with accurate information
  • Experienced in managing various social media channels (sharepoint, Newsweaver, other CMS platforms)
  • Excellent PowerPoint and other communications multimedia (including movie editing)

Contact: 

Apply for this position on the Kuoni Global Travel Services careers website.

More information about the company can be found here: www.kuoniglobaltravelservices.com