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Global Communications Manager

  • Wexford / Waterford / Dublin
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  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 17/02/2017
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Global Communications Manager


The Manager of Global Communications is responsible for executing proactive internal and external communication campaigns in support of West’s business interests, and will serve as a designated media spokesperson for trade and local media in Europe.

The Manager of Global Communications will report directly to the Senior Director of Global Communications, and work alongside their colleagues within Communications, Marketing and HR to help to position West as a leader in the industry and an employer of choice to drive business results.


Public Relations & Community Affairs:

  • Execute PR campaigns to position West as a leader in the industry, and help drive sales, in conjunction with Global External Communications Leader.

  • Write press materials including byline articles (in partnership with Global Communications colleagues)

  • Serve as a media spokesperson when needed

  • Plan special events designed to drive media and encourage stakeholder engagement, including any philanthropic activities/employee volunteer events

Internal Communications:

  • Execute internal communications campaigns to drive employee education and engagement around the business strategy, in conjunction with Global Internal Communications Leader.

  • Develop and write internal communications tools (newsletters, e-mails, etc.)

  • Partner with business unit heads and plants to understand their strategies and how best to communicate internally

  • Plan special events designed to engage employees

  • Drive engaging and educational content the Intranet, partnering with the business units, and with colleagues in Global Communications

Marketing Communications:

  • Execute trade shows in European region, in conjunction with Global Trade Show leader, and Marketing and Sales teams in Europe.

  • In conjunction with the Marketing Communications Leader, work to execute global marketing materials, when needed.

Business Partnership, Budget Management & Team Management

  • Serves as a communications advisor to local business leaders and provides counsel on how best to engage and communicate with employees, and position the company locally with the media and other stakeholders (such as community groups)

  • Manage any relevant outside agencies and associated budget

  • Manage at least one direct report


  • Degree in Communication (PR), Marketing Communications or Journalism

  • Experience: 6-10 years

  • Management roles in Communications with increasing responsibility

  • Management of strategic PR, marketing communications and internal communications programs in partnership with integrated marketing programs

  • Executive communication experience

  • Top-tier media relations skills

  • Knowledge of Investor Relations

  • Budget management skills

  • Management experience with at least 2 direct reports

  • Experience managing a PR agency and associated budget

West Pharmaceutical Products Ireland

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