Job Description:
Corporate Affairs & Communications Associate

A international company based in Gauteng is seeking for an Corporate Affairs & Communications Associate. The Corporate Affairs & Communications Associate has oversight for implementation of the communication strategy with particular focus on internal and external communication, employee volunteerism and corporate philanthropy programs.
Key Requirements:

Content Development - Plan, prepare and implement yearly strategic media plan. Follow up the execution and update based on market dynamics. Engage with selected journalist to deliver company messages on key issues including taxation, illegal trade prevention and regulatory developments and get support of GM, CA&C Manager, CA&C Director. Develop and implement a systematic plan to widen communications network with media in SECA to ensure two way information sharing
Media & PR - Manage PR agency. Prepare press releases/Q&A and coordinate media queries with CA&C Manager. Prepare speeches, letters, etc. assisting CA&C Director and GM in communicating outside the company. Map the media environment regularly and share key developments with the CA&C Manager
Supplier Management – Professional management of Company communication suppliers including communication consultants, printers, etc
CSR - Develop, coordinate and execute community investment program in line with our global & local policy. Ensure proper approvals. Determine key partners for the programs and develop good relations for long term relations
Corporate Identity - Manage and update all communications aspects in relation to Company's corporate identity. Update of internal communication tools, aligning and supporting other departments with communication tools
Customer complaint management – management of Company consumer complaints by directing incoming consumer complaints timeously and overseeing effective resolution by the appropriate department within company. Communication with complainant as necessary. Tracking of issues to help company identify and address emerging issues
Event Management – Provide oversight for strategic company corporate events such as roundtable discussions, stakeholder meetings and internal roadshows or launches
Internal Communications - Plan and lead internal communication strategy. Manage Inside Online market website. Prepare printed materials (monthly and quarterly newsletters, corporate documents, info cards, corporate materials etc.). Coordinate and support other departments on communicating their annuall calendar of activities
Education and Experience:

BA degree in Communication/Public Relations or related field of study
3-5 years in a similar role
A superior command of the English language – superior writing skills, editing skills
High levels of computer literacy
Budget management capabilities
Market related salary + Benefits

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