PR Communications Manager

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Do you have a background in communication management and experience in change management? And also decent work experience in pro-active public relations as a communication manager in the FMCG or agro-industrial sector? Would you like to contribute to our purpose the Plant Positive Way? And do you get energy from developing and telling our story internally and externally, together with your colleagues at the head office and in the business groups? Then this is an attractive position for you ! 

Core responsibilities
One of the core strategic pillars of Royal Cosun is Telling our Story. Together with our 5 Business Groups
(formed by the companies Aviko, Cosun Beet Company, Sensus, SVZ and Duynie) we define a communication calendar with actions aimed at key stakeholders. In this role you will co-translate the communication strategy into realistic communication plans with clear objectives, planning and effect measurement. You will be responsible for building and maintaining a positive reputation for our company. You will be working with a rich portfolio of media and communications means, from press releases to social media messages, that shape opinions and increase our public profile and stakeholder appreciation. Furthermore you will support teams in case of acquisitions & divestments, in regulatory issues, management changes, etc. As an all-rounder in communications you also will develop, manage and propagate corporate messaging and the creation of content (text, photo, video) for both internal and external communication purposes. Communications related to our (e.g. strategy & leadership) events is also part of the job. It’s important that you provide solicited and unsolicited communication advice to Cosun management. In the team you closely cooperate to realize an integrated corporate communication organization with central coordination and building a strong internal communication network with communication managers of the business group. You maintain press contacts as well as spokesmanship in case of issues.
Job requirements
We are looking for someone with:
  • Extensive experience in a similar role (over 10 yrs)
  • Strong action bias, moves quickly from analysis to action with a track record of having good business sense and combines judgement skills with decisiveness.
  • Tough mind-set, can push back when appropriate, and secures resources.
  • Strong planning and organizing skills
  • Ability to simplify complexity, to set priorities and go for impact
  • Strong (external) network, seeking to learn from others
  • Energy, drive and excellent interpersonal skills, is able to interact at all levels across the
  • Ability to work on many levels, stimulating cooperation between departments where energy is developed and channeled, leading to the desired results
About Cosun
Royal Cosun is a modern, forward looking cooperative, born and bred in the Netherlands but active across the globe. Cosun works with thousands of growers, both members of the cooperative and suppliers. Cosun recognises the enormous potential of plants and knows how to turn them into practical solutions to everyday problems. Cosun produces not only plant-based ingredients and foodstuffs for people and animals, but also green, biobased applications and energy. Cosun has a turnover of approximately 2 bn and consists of 5 Business Units, each having their own business, markets and sales funnels. About 4.000 people work daily on the success for Royal Cosun. In Cosun’s state of the art Innovation Centre about 100 R&D professionals boost innovations and make sure the company is on track and ahead with plant-based developments and opportunities. More information about the company can be found on www.cosun.com
What do we offer?
  • A varied and challenging position with room for further growth within Cosun
  • Broad scope of contacts with colleagues throughout the Cosun company, including the business groups;
  • A position within a cooperative enterprise that focuses on sustainable and social entrepreneurship with global initiatives;
  • Your own collective labor agreement and an attractive total package of employment conditions. Among other things, a good salary, a 13th month gratification, 25 vacation days, 23 ADV days and an extensive pension scheme. Classification depends on knowledge and experience;
  • Ample opportunities for personal development through coaching, training and an online e-learning platform.
For more information about this position, please contact Frank van Ooijen/Eveline van Wijmen, Director Corporate Communications/Manager Media & Content, on 076-5303344/076-5303243. You can send your written application and motivation letter to Cosun for the attention of Richard Bakx (Cosun HR).

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