Senior Communications Manager Slovakia

Place of work
Mlynske nivy 12, Bratislava
Contract type

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

We are looking for an excellent and expert communications professional to lead internal and external communications initiatives that position and promote our rapidly expanding operation in Bratislava. This exciting opportunity sits within the EMEA Communications team, is the Business Partner for the Slovakia Country Head and is a member of the Bratislava Executive Leadership Team.

Key to success will be promoting our brand internally and externally as an excellent employer committed to our staff. This will include external engagement strategies targeting universities and professional associations to attract the brightest and best students and experts. You will also help raise our brand visibility, drive effective media and PR activities and help unite our staff through internal and leadership communications.

Swiss Re is one of the largest and most respected reinsurance companies worldwide, and is dedicated to helping other organisations, companies and individuals handle the risks they face.

The Opportunity
The Communications Manager Slovakia will improve Swiss Re's brand locally through the generation of content supporting our branding and PR activities (gathering, coordinating input, editing, writing, handling internal/external agencies, etc). You will develop employer brand messaging aligned with Swiss Re's Employee Value Proposition and raise our brand visibility through targeted channels. You will be encouraged to build and maintain proven relationships with media in close collaboration with Group Media Relations and will identify and harness a broad range of relevant engagement platforms to reach our many audiences.
You will develop and execute traditional and social media plans and, as our local brand consultant and team member, ensure compliance with brand guidelines. Promote Swiss Re's brand attributes and visual/verbal style across all touch points. As someone who is focused on continuous improvement and personal growth, you will ensure that critical metrics are set, met and evaluated.

Internal Communications
• Steers high impact communication initiatives
• Develops and implements integrated communication strategies and messages
• Provides dedicated, timely communications support to Senior Management
• Defines and implements an effective mix of communications tools and measures
• Establishes guidance on communication principles and methodologies
• Mitigates the risk of information overflow
• Assists in fostering employee alignment, dedication and performance
• Helps partners understand and support business strategies
• Facilitates change management efforts

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

•You have a Bachelor degree
•You bring 8+ years of professional experience in branding, PR and/or events
•You have excellent English and Slovak oral and writing skills
•You will have working experience in Slovakia, preferably with a multinational company
•You show deep cross-cultural understanding
•You have outstanding influencing/networking capabilities
•Your mindset will be creative
•You will have strong planning and project management capability
•You are an experienced user of social media and new media tools and use them creatively to position your business
•Local knowledge of key agencies and associations in Slovakia
•Practice in Global Services Offices, financial services or B2B
•Excellent MS Office skills

Are you..?
•Confident in working and consulting senior management and working with all hierarchical levels
•Able to guide partners to strategic outcomes
•A collaborative, engaging, positive teammate
•A results-driven, "can-do," self-starter personality
•A fast learner
•Able to grasp complex processes and projects
•Client-, service- and solution-focused
•Energetic, respectful, flexible, no nonsense
•Dedicated, confident, with high integrity
•Committed to high quality at all times
•Fluent in English and Slovak. Other languages a plus


Brief description of the company

As the world's leading reinsurance company, Swiss Reinsurance Company, based in Zurich, Switzerland, we specialize in covering concepts in capital and risk management.
We combine financial strength with experience, knowledge and creative thought to exploit new opportunities in the interests of our clients, staff and shareholders. Opportunities for you. Opportunities for us.

Number of employees

1000 an more employees

Company address

Swiss Re Management AG
Mlynske Nivy 12
821 09 Bratislava

ID: 3201661   Dátum zverejnenia: 30.10.2017