THE JOB

Reporting to the Director of Marketing, and working closely with the CEO, you will have responsibility for the communications strategy and branding alignment internally and externally with all stakeholder groups including customers, consumers, merchants, colleagues, other Sodexo Group companies and the media.

You will develop and lead on campaigns to improve brand equity, market position and reputation. This will demand close liaison with other people and teams across Sodexo - in the UK and internationally, and in their B2B & B2C markets - to ensure the context, relevance, efficacy and consistency of brand and communications for the company.

You will also lead on internal communications, strategically and operationally, in support of ongoing day-to-day business, various ad hoc projects, and a company-wide transformation programme that will enhance yet further the market leading position Sodexo BRS UK already enjoys.

THE PERSON

Above all, we’re looking for someone who lives and breathes our relaxed and agile culture.

  • Professional qualification (CIM preferred)
  • Degree in a relevant subject, or substantial, demonstrable comparable experience
  • Wordsmith with clarity and concision
  • Experience in brand and communications, as a practitioner and manager
  • Demonstrable success of introducing and implementing strategy
  • Exemplar of best practice in communications, internal and external
  • Delivered continuous improvement of brand performance in B2C and/or B2B
  • Personable with first-class relationship management skills
  • Creative, innovative, and engaging
  • Commercial realist
  • Energizing and proactive, but unflappable
  • Change-management background and agile mind-set
  • Resilient and adaptable
  • Ability to work effectively alone or as part of a team
  • Driven high-performance in themselves and others
  • Confident and credible, in-person and in writing
  • Met challenging deadlines in a demanding fast-paced environment

We’d also like to see a high level of emotional intelligence and cultural empathy that will be vital to the success in this role.

A consultative and collaborative style, great communication skills, creativity, inspiration, innovation and motivation are all important characteristics, but it will be the ability to engage appropriately with other people inside and outside Sodexo BRS which will be the pivotal criterion on which this appointment is decided.

WHAT WE DO

Here at Sodexo, we’re all about people, inside and out. It’s what we do. From growing employee cultures and inspiring success in workplaces, to driving consumer engagement with brands, we specialise in helping businesses transform behaviours, engagement and performance in people.

WHO WE ARE

As engagement experts, inspiring and rewarding success and encouraging a happy workforce is a big part of our culture. Our people are a big deal to us, so making sure everyone has a safe and fun working environment and the right opportunities to develop, is top of our priority list.

From the moment you join us, we do our best to inspire and encourage creativity and collaboration. Have you excelled at your work or gone above and beyond? You’ll get recognised not only from our management teams but from your colleagues and peers. We shout about our brightest and best (and reward them too)

You’ll have access to our very own benefits hub giving you discounts on high street shopping, supermarket shops, gym memberships, tax free cycle2work schemes, reduced price cinema tickets, additional holiday purchase and so, so much more!

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you! Simply send us your CV with a cover letter if you’re interested in applying for the role and joining our team.

COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS:

Whilst we continue to assess all COVID considerations around our return to the office there will be a temporary requirement to work from home. All applicants however should apply on the assumption that they are able to attend our Milton Keynes office for a proportionate amount of the working week. 

For more details, please contact

Careers.engage@sodexo.com

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