Head of Communications, Business Development and Strategy

  • Regions Middle East
  • Country Saudi Arabia
  • City Al Khobar
  • Type of Employment Permanent
  • Job number WTSBR12712

About the job

WTS Energy is looking for a Head of Communications, Business Development, and Strategy to work in Saudi Arabia for a permanent role. The client is a multinational organization within the energy, power, and engineering industry. 

1.    Goals/Mission
Management of the brand for the country, in line with the business plans of the company and the corporate branding policies and plans of the company; strategic level corporate business development.

2.    Working Partners/Contacts (Responsibilities include all the corporate level communications)
Internal: All level 1 management of Saudi Arabia, Company’s Communication, Corporate Strategy and Development. 
External: Media (press), supplier network (primarily preferred agency networks), major customers, Government bodies in the country, and partners and agents of the company in the country. 

3.    Responsibilities
•    Full responsibility of development of communications strategy in line with the company business plan and 
•    Financial management of Communication’s budget, including planning, forecasting and management. – 
•    Shared responsibility of Execution of the communications plan. – 
•    Management of internal communications vehicles. – 
•    Corporate event management. - Act as primary media spokesperson. – 
•    Executive management communications counsel. – 
•    Development and management of effective web presence. 
•    Development of communications talent. - Brand management within regional company.
•    Provide our stakeholders with up-to-date information and analyses on our markets and competitors
•    Drives innovation and market performance by continuous surveillance of market developments based on comprehensive market intelligence data.

4.    Experience
•    The person should also have experience in people management as a team of 6-10 employees will be reporting to him
•    Eight years of experience at senior management level in a large agency or corporation, preferably a multinational or with multinational clients (in case of agency experience). 
•    Must have experience of working in, or with, global brand structures. 
•    Direct hands-on experience in communications management, specifically communications modeling and planning; media and event management.
•    Five years of experience in leading a communications team at a senior level.
•    Four years of experience in working with top management.
•    Eight years of experience in Business development, market research, analysis and strategy. 
•    Must be able to work under pressure and flexible to travel within and outside the kingdom.
•    Energetic and extremely efficient & Strong analytical and presentation skills are needed.                        


 

Requirements

Education
Bachelors degree in media /marketing /public relations, business or related fields.

Knowledge/Languages
Communications modeling & planning - News-writing - Media management - Event management - Audio and Visual production - Agency management - Financial management - Brand management - Web management - Crisis communications management 

Languages 
Must be fluent in Arabic and English. German language is a plus.
 
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