Internal Communications, Manager
Based Barcelona, Spain
Vistaprint N.V. (NASDAQ:VPRT) is an internet-based small business marketing company that has truly revolutionised the small business and consumer print industry. It empowers more than 9 million micro-businesses and consumers annually with affordable, professional options to make an impression. With a unique business model supported by proprietary technologies, high-volume production facilities and direct marketing expertise, Vistaprint offers a wide variety of products and services that micro-businesses can use to expand their business. Vistaprint employs approximately 2,500 people, operates 22 localized websites globally and ships to more than Protected content around the world. Vistaprint's broad range of products and services are easy to access online, 24 hours a day at Protected content .
It offers a broad spectrum of products ranging from business cards, brochures and websites to invitations and Christmas cards and seek to offer compelling value to their customers through an innovative use of technology, a broad selection of customized printed products, low pricing and personalized customer service. Through our use of proprietary Internet-based graphic design software, proprietary order receiving and processing technologies and advanced computer integrated production facilities; we offer a meaningful economic advantage relative to traditional graphic design and printing methods. Vistaprint’s unique technology and value proposition has allowed us to successfully penetrate the large, fragmented, geographically dispersed and underserved small business and consumer markets.
Vistaprint is one of the fastest growing publically quoted Internet companies in the world. The company’s revenues for the fiscal year ending June Protected content US $650m with currency-constant growth rates in excess of 30 percent.
Vistaprint is a truly international company. The corporate parent is a Dutch company, the office of the CEO and corporate strategy and communications groups are headquartered in Paris, France, the European Business Unit Headquarters are in Barcelona Spain and the North American Business Unit is in Lexington, MA. Engineering operations are in the United States and Switzerland; manufacturing facilities are in Canada and the Netherlands; customer design, sales and service centers are in Germany, Jamaica, the Netherlands and Tunisia. The company continues to grow and recently opened its first localized Asia-Pacific manufacturing and marketing operations in Australia.
As Internal Communications Manager you will be responsible for all internal communications within the European Business Unit (EU BU), creating and managing communications within the EU BU on strategy, plans, key initiatives and business performance, plus playing a key role in a business cultural transformation currently underway.
This role will be responsible for setting, as well as executing, the communications plan across a variety of media, including but not limited to online, print, video and live presentations. The work will involve coordinating with the Corporate Communications team in Paris on company wide messaging as well as the EU BU leadership team on more localized, lateral content.
The role reports into senior HR leadership and will have one direct report in a co-ordination/administrative role.
You will be passionate about communications and business and able to credibly deliver and build relationships within a corporate environment. The goals here are to inform, engage, inspire and connect. You may be a seasoned internal communicator from agency or in-house, but unlikely to be managing a large “corporate” communications function due to the need to both operate strategically and get your hands dirty in delivery.
You will regularly work with the European leadership team, including the President, and will need to demonstrate evidence of creativity, enthusiasm and the utmost professionalism. You will be skilled in extracting clear, targeted messaging with the right tone.
Applicants must have a true passion for internal communications and should be prepared to share a real or virtual portfolio with examples of work.
Knowledge, Skills & Experience
Must have experience in:
• Developing innovative, strategic and creative corporate communication solutions to ensure key messages are effectively shared across a diverse set of audiences
• Developing communication content for a wide range of media
• Delivering hard business results - more outcome than output focused
• Self-starter with superior writing and editing skills
• Strong MS Office skills
• Developing effective and engaging presentations in PowerPoint
Nice to have:
• Producing e-newsletters
• Change management
• Journalism, writing, editing
A competitive remuneration package inclusive of performance bonus will be provided.
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