Senior Communications Business Partner

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About Swiss Re
The Swiss Re Group is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. It anticipates and manages risk – from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cybercrime. The aim of the Swiss Re Group is to enable society to thrive and progress, creating new opportunities and solutions for its clients. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1863, the Swiss Re Group operates through a network of around 80 offices globally. It is organised into three Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the Group’s overall mission.

About the role:
We are looking for a communications professional to lead internal and external communications initiatives that position and promote our operation in Bratislava.

Key to success will be promoting our brand externally and internally as an employer of choice. This will include external engagement strategies targeting universities and young professionals to attract the brightest and best students and experts. You will also help raise our brand visibility, drive effective media and PR activities and foster employee engagement through internal and leadership communications.

You will be part of the EMEA Communications team, serve as Senior Communications Business Partner for the Slovakia Country Head and are a member of the Bratislava Extended Leadership Team.

Your Tasks:
Raises awareness and improves perceptions of Swiss Re's brand locally
Advises and consults the Slovakia Country Head in leadership communications
Leads external and internal communications initiatives
Develops and implements integrated communication strategies, traditional and social media plans
Oversees agency support for employer branding initiatives
Develops content, key messages and employer brand messaging across different channels, ensuring message consistency and timeliness
Builds and maintains solid relationships with media
Identifies and harnesses a broad range of relevant engagement platforms
Defines and implements an effective mix of communications tools and measures
Successfully utilizes digital and social media
Assists in fostering employee alignment, dedication and performance within the location and on specific business strategies
Facilitates change management efforts
Measures success based on KPIs

About the team:
You will join a very professional and highly motivated global Communications Community that is committed to driving differentiation and help Swiss Re achieve a competitive advantage. We are responsible for managing reputation, supporting the business, aligning employees and facilitating change around the world.

In everything we do, we focus on client needs and consult on appropriate solutions based on business objectives, strategic priorities, annual plans and service demand but also on costs and affordability. Each and every colleague in Group Communications operates in a proactive, collaborative and transparent way and lives up to our commitment "Let's be smarter together". You will join a fun group of strong personalities with a diversity of backgrounds, all thriving in a hectic, fast-paced environment that requires client-focus, interest in the business, a great deal of creativity, and, most importantly, team spirit and personal resilience.

Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards

Minimum base salary for this job from 2500 EUR gross/month/full time. Our offer to you may be higher based on your skills and experience and will include additional rewards and benefits.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)

Language skills

English - Advanced (C1)

Personality requirements and skills

You have:
A Bachelor degree
8+ years of professional experience in Communications, Branding, PR
Experience in re/insurance or financial services
Experience working in an international organisation in a matrix setup
Strong strategic, analytical and conceptual capabilities
Excellent planning and project management skills
Outstanding storytelling, editing and writing skills
Successfully implemented integrated communication strategies
Proven skills in deploying social and digital media and leveraging channels/tools
Outstanding influencing/networking capabilities
Sound business judgement
A healthy level of attention to detail
Stamina and persistence to pursue new ideas
You are
Confident in working and consulting senior management
Able to deal with stakeholders decisively
A collaborative, engaging, positive team player
A results-driven, "can-do," self-starter personality
A fast learner and able to grasp complex processes and projects
Client-, service- and solution-focused
Energetic, respectful, flexible
Dedicated, confident, with high integrity
Committed to high quality at all times
Fluent in English and Slovak


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
81109 Bratislava

ID: 3720067   Dátum zverejnenia: 19.8.2019   Základná zložka mzdy (brutto) a ďalšie odmeny:   Minimum base salary for this job from 2500 EUR gross/month/full time. Our offer to you may be higher based on your skills and experience and will include additional rewards and benefits.