External Communications Executive – Corporate Communications – M.H. Alshaya Co.

The Role:
The External Communications Executive will be part of the expanding Corporate Communications team at Alshaya. You will be accountable for the development and delivery of media and public relations activities targeting key stakeholders locally in Kuwait, and more widely across Alshaya's operating markets.
Key responsibilities will include:
* Providing media relations support to the business (press releases, blogger, events etc.)
* Supporting the Corporate Communications Manager (news planning, project and event support etc.)
* Developing and maintaining core functional processes (media contacts, etc)
* Supporting the development of best practice, policies and effective evaluation of all external communications activity
* Creating and sustaining internal and external relationships.
Qualifications & Requirements:
You will have:
* A Bachelor's degree, ideally in communications or a related field
* 5+ years' communications experience (international experience an advantage)
* Experience of implementing PR campaigns – preferably within a retail or FMCG environment
* Excellent factual and creative writing and editing skills in English (Arabic skills are an advantage)
* Strong organisational, planning and project management skills.
About Alshaya:
M.H. Alshaya Co. is a leading international franchise operator for over 80 of the world's most recognised retail brands including Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, American Eagle Outfitters, P.F. Chang's, The Cheesecake Factory, Victoria's Secret, Boots, Pottery Barn and KidZania. The company operates over 3,500 stores across diverse customer sectors: Fashion & Footwear, Health & Beauty, Food, Optics, Pharmacy, Home Furnishings and Leisure & Entertainment.
Alshaya's stores can be found in markets across the Middle East and North Africa, Russia, Turkey and Europe and the company employs more than 50,000 people from over 120 nationalities.
The company has established itself as the industry leader across these territories through a combination of local market understanding and a comprehensive commitment to customer service. Growth in each of its operating divisions and brands is supported by continuous investment in talent and infrastructure. It applies best practices in retail operations, merchandising, marketing, information technology, logistics, real estate, human resources and financial controls.
M.H. Alshaya Co. is the retail business of the Alshaya Group, which was founded in Kuwait in 1890 and today represents one of the most dynamic companies in the Middle East. In addition to its retail operations, the Alshaya Group is active in a number of other sectors including real estate, automotive, hotels, trading and investments.

Job Details

Date Posted: 2017-10-01
Job Location: Kuwait
Job Role: Marketing and PR
Company Industry: Public Relations

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Career Level: Mid Career

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