Internal Communications Manager

Summary

Salary
£Competitive salary + bonus, pension
Team
Communications, PR
Location
Malmesbury - United Kingdom

Description

We are looking for an exceptional Communications Manager to advance Dyson’s story and share important updates with Dyson people. The role is instrumental in keeping people across Dyson on-top of our Blueprint (our annual strategy), sharing stories that bring to life our culture and communicating news, both good and bad.
We cherish the culture and philosophy instilled by James Dyson and our inventive engineers, while constantly tuning our approach for the reality of a complex, rapidly growing, global business.  We need someone who is not afraid to challenge the norm, who can distil a message, and who pulls off the odd magic trick.  You will need to be confident and quick thinking, guiding our most senior leaders and our people through daily challenges, while planning for the future.
You should be excited by our technology and relish the opportunity to explain it to anyone and everyone. You have energy and enthusiasm for a fast-paced, results-focused culture, and live Dyson’s problem-solving approach.   You will have an outstanding understanding of internal communications and employee engagement, communications channels, events and the wider media landscape. The ability to tell inspiring stories is a given. 

Accountabilities

  • Reporting to the Senior Manager, Internal Communications, you will support Dyson’s internal communications programme to inspire our people about Dyson’s technology, philosophy, leadership and performance.
  • You will develop and execute our internal communications plan – calendar, content and platforms of communication – including intranet updates, newsletters, company meetings and events.
  • You will project manage large events and campaigns from start to finish, defining strategy, creating assets, controlling budgets, managing a team and delivering to deadlines.
  • You will provide counsel to senior leaders on the messaging for broadcast announcements and longer term horizon scanning – helping them share news in a factual, enjoyable way with our people globally.
  • You will work hand-in-hand with communications representatives in our markets to ensure we have consistent internal communications across Dyson spaces.  
  • You will report to the communications team on weekly priorities and quarterly objectives.
  • You will support the team to implement new channels of communication and use measurement tools to gain insight on the impact of internal communications.
  • You will undertake a continuous programme of improvement for the team and our key stakeholders.

Skills

Skills & Competencies
  • You will demonstrate strong project management skills: with outstanding organisational and planning skills.  
  • You will be quick to learn, eager to tackle new challenges and able to gain a practical understanding of a subject when necessary.
  • You will take charge in a crisis – keeping a cool head to solve problems and prioritise actions, confident and logical when dealing with anything.
  • You will support alignment of align your team’s objectives with that of the wider business.  
  • You’ll need to build relationships quickly and be able to influence multiple stakeholders to achieve your objectives.  
  • You will be self-motivated, able to work autonomously: a do-er, reliable, and with excellent writing and presentation skills. 
  • You will support and promote your team internally.  

ExperienceThe ideal candidate will have strong experience developing and implementing internal communications and employee engagement campaigns, content and events in a large, fast paced organisation. Experience in technology is preferred. You will have relevant experience managing campaigns and announcements from start to finish and a few war-stories to share. In addition you will likely have: 
  • A Bachelor’s degree.
  • Perfect English and a range in other language skills.
  • Examples of significant projects you have led and delivered
  • Experience engaging across stakeholders and borders, building lasting relationships
  • Ability to influence and engage people up, down, and across the organisation.
 This will seem like an impossibly long list but to do all of the above successfully in Dyson, people invariably have the majority of the following personal traits:
  • Understanding and passion for technology, design and engineering.  
  • A sense of what makes Dyson and its people tick.
  • Storytelling ability, instinct, brilliant interpersonal skills and commercial understanding.
  • Unafraid to challenge, be challenged, and ask/answer difficult questions.
  • Willingness to admit when they are wrong and accept an alternative strategy.
  • Tenacity and persistence in pursuing answers to problems, comfort with change.  
  • A sense of humour, the ability to laugh and enjoy the moments.
  • The utmost discretion: tact and diplomacy in dealing with confidential issues
  • Fastidious in organisation and an eye for the detail.
  • The ability to think three steps ahead, anticipating problems and acting accordingly.

Benefits

  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays
  • Company bonus (paid annually)
  • Pension scheme 
  • Life assurance 
  • Discount on Dyson machines
  • Free on-site parking at Head Office
  • Subsidized café and restaurants at Head Office

Posted: 09 September 2019