14 days ago

Senior Media Manager

Barry Callebaut AG

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This is an exciting opening for someone who gets energy from engaging with media and has the experience to further develop our global media relations strategy. We are a successful B2B company with a down-to-earth culture. This requires the ability to work strategically while being hands-on and accurate in the day-to-day execution. This function reports to the Head of External Affairs and is part of the Corporate Communications team.

 

Senior Media Manager

Barry Callebaut is the heart and engine of the cocoa and chocolate industry. We are looking for Senior Media Manager in Switzerland (CH) for Zurich. Our broad range of products and services span all aspects from cocoa sourcing to fine chocolate products, which are loved by people of all ages worldwide. We are passionate about our business and work hard every day to ensure that there is enough chocolate in the world. Nothing is more important to our success than the combined expertise of  11'000  Barry Callebaut employees around the world. Our international focus in the fascinating world of cocoa-growing and chocolate are the colorful backdrop for our many functions across a wide range of disciplines.

This is an exciting opening for someone who gets energy from engaging with media and has the experience to further develop our global media relations strategy. We are a successful B2B company with a down-to-earth culture. This requires the ability to work strategically while being hands-on and accurate in the day-to-day execution. This function reports to the Head of External Affairs and is part of the Corporate Communications team.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Working with the Head of External Affairs and the regional Communications Directors in developing and implementing a proactive media outreach plan that is based on the company’s business strategy and creates visibility for Barry Callebaut in defined key countries
  • Writing financial results and M&A announcements as well as parts of the annual report, working closely with the Head of Investor Relations and the Finance team
  • Creating other content for news releases as well as the company’s online channels; writing by-lined articles, presentations and brochures
  • Managing the international PR agency network, in cooperation with the regional Communications Directors
  • Acting as media spokesperson; managing media inquiries and handling interview requests
  • Media monitoring
  • Serving as a business partner to our senior executives, advising and supporting them in their media activities

 

Education / background:

  • Around 10 years’ relevant experience, especially in Media Relations
  • Proven experience in a similar function, ideally with a publicly listed company or an agency, and in financial communication
  • Solid media network in and outside of Switzerland
  • Mother tongue German, excellent command of English (spoken and written) as English is the corporate language. Good knowledge of French would be an asset.
  • Strong writing skills, able to write in different styles, on a wide range of topics and for different channels
  • Able to advise and work with senior executives
  • Experienced in managing PR agencies and other external partners
  • Able to cope with a high workload and to work under time pressure
  • Willing to travel (mostly in Europe, but also to Africa, the Americas and Asia-Pacific)
  • Motivated, curious, pro-active, self-starter

Our strength comes from the passion and expertise of our people. As we strive to create an environment in which our people can continue to learn and develop their skills on an ongoing basis, it is our goal to encourage entrepreneurship and creativity. Apply for one of our interesting positions today and start a great career in the world of cocoa and chocolate.

 

Barry Callebaut AG
Frau Gioia Handschin
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Pfingstweidstrasse 60
8005 Zürich