Assistant Communications Manager

Summary

Salary
Base + performance based bonus + competitive benefits
Team
Communications
Location
Seoul - South Korea

Description

As an Assistant Manager, the main role is to conduct category communications managing third parties and handling media inquiries and ensure that we deliver one voice as Dyson that is fully integrated with the rest of teams in Korea and other markets.

Accountabilities

As an Assistant Manager, the main role is to conduct category communications managing third parties and handling media inquiries and ensure that we deliver one voice as Dyson that is fully integrated with the rest of teams in Korea and other markets.


This person will have responsibility for building strategic plans and strong execution working with Communications Manager and all internal teams.


He/she will have enough experience to manage risk and seek opportunities and this ideal person needs abundant experience a diverse range of projects including media and consumer events, product launches, press trips, public awareness campaigns and production of graphic material. 


Responsible for communicating regular updates, sharing good ideas and reporting PR achievements back to the wider business.


Project Management – Category communications


  • Work with Communications Manager and whole communications/event/marketing/legal team and engineers on new product launch projects.
  • Manage PR and event agencies to maintain best class quality in all activations.
  • Organize the event/engagement opportunity for press and influencers.
  • Build project plans and strategies and manage timeline and budget.
  • Establish networks with key external stakeholders for credentialing.
  • Develop and manage media relations opportunity for pitching Dyson story.
  • Manage all press materials, visual assets, digital content and machines.


Media/Stakeholder Relations


  • Oversee PR agency activity calendar to properly respond media inquiries and take initiative in building relationship with media.
  • Be flexible and open-minded to grasp local media environment as well as absorb brand’s philosophy and strategic directions.
  • Manage and update press documents, media/influencer/stakeholder list.
  • Pioneer relationship with key influencers, organizations and opinion leaders as a representative of Dyson communications.
  • Support issue/crisis management and corporate initiative.


Third-party Management


  • Maintain a core base of suppliers that offer key deliverables – quality, flexibility, reliability and cost.
  • Work with the Legal and Procurement teams on costing, terms, supplier contracts and resolve any disputes that might arise.


Internal Communications


  • Support and lead bi-weekly, monthly and on-demand internal communication events working with Communications Manager.

  • Share any updates with internal teams and feed insights to management levels.

Skills

Experience and Education



  • Strong proven 6-8 years track record of PR/communications in brands or agencies;

  • Beauty/lifestyle industry experiences preferred;

  • Past experience in/with multinational brands;

  • Working within strong teamwork;

  • Understanding and experiences in local media environment and international business;

  • Proven ability to effectively manage high profile global communications initiatives and campaigns with particular experience on issues related to technology, outreach to diverse global and national audiences and issue management;

  • Experiences in media and stakeholder events and meetings;

  • Experiences in budget and third-party management;

  • Clear understanding of media, trend and technology;

  • Fluency in English - persuasive written/verbal skills in Korean and English

  • Masters university degree


Skills and Competencies



  • Strong interpersonal communications skills with clear multi-lingual (Korean/English) and cross-cultural communication skills;

  • Meticulous attention to detail;

  • Project management skills with multiple projects at once, backboned with time and cost management as well as people liaison skills;

  • Purchasing and negotiation skills;

  • Broad thinker and open-minded with strong analytical skills; ability to use media/market analysis to identify high potential opportunities;

  • Tireless Problem Solver to face day-to-day problems and continuously thinking outside the box to present smart solutions;

  • Passionate about Dyson, learning new technology and engineering;

  • Entrepreneurial spirit to deal with ambiguity and willingness to take risks;

  • Team-player; bringing collaborative, positive and energetic atmosphere to Communications and other teams;

  • Logical, comfortable with all levels, reliable, supportive and practical;

  • Clear, up front, motivated, confident, flexible and honest 

Benefits

The successful candidate will receive a competitive compensation package which will include a base salary and annual performance bonus scheme.

Posted: 28 January 2019