Corporate Communications Consultant

Porter Novelli

Brussels, Belgium 


Porter Novelli Brussels is a European communications and public relations hub for international client work. With 25 communications professionals, we specialise in corporate and marketing communications for clients in food & nutrition, B2B and health & wellbeing. But it’s our people that really make the difference: pioneering spirits and creative thinkers, working as part of a global network, we bring insight to the challenges our clients’ businesses face and apply sound strategies, creativity and a good sense of humour to deliver results that far exceed our clients’ expectations.
If you are a talented public relations and corporate communications expert, we want you on our team!

As a consultant, your job responsibilities include:

  • Developing and managing corporate and marketing communications programmes for one of our larger chemical clients, next to possibly handling a small variety of clients or projects in other industries;
  • Translating client challenges into effective strategies and independently driving strategy execution;
  • Issues management and stakeholder engagement, including media relations;
  • Developing and editing high-quality written materials including press releases, fact sheets, backgrounders;
  • Q&As, website content and general client correspondence;
  • Working with senior staff in business development areas that can lead to organic growth within existing clients or to new business opportunities;
  • Mentoring junior staff members;
  • Active involvement in agency initiatives.

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Solid communications and media relations experience, ideally with a B2B and/or agency background;
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills (English native or equivalent is mandatory) and attention to detail; additional languages (Dutch or French) are an asset;
  • Proven ability to build strong client relationships;
  • Proven ability to effectively organise and manage multiple responsibilities in support of internal or external clients in a deadline-driven environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others in both team and independent environments;
  • A commercial mindset and interest in business development;
  • Experience or affinity in working for clients and/or projects in the chemical industry is highly advantageous;
  • Higher education, preferably in Communications or a PR-related discipline;
  • You are curious and enthusiastic, a quick thinker, a strong multi-tasker and you thrive in a fast-paced environment.

We offer:

  • An exciting job in an energetic, professional and fun international environment;
  • Interesting and challenging assignments;
  • Career prospects;
  • Competitive salary.
Candidates must be legally entitled to work in Belgium on a long-term basis.
To learn more about us and the work we do, please visit us on http://www.porternovelli.com/offices/emea/brussels/.
or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PorterNovelli.Brussels.
Interested candidates have to respond through our international career sitehttp://www.porternovelli.com/about/careers/ and upload their CV with references and a convincing cover letter addressed to Babette van den Berg, HR Manager, by 22 February 2016at the latest.
Interviews will be held in Brussels with a view for the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.
Porter Novelli is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in any aspect of employment against any person on account of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam era or other eligible veteran, age, marital status, veteran status, or physical or mental handicap unrelated in nature and extent to an individual's ability to perform a job or any other characteristic protected by the employment discrimination laws in any state or political subdivision in which Porter Novelli does business.