Communications Specialist

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(32-38 hours per week, located in Zwaagdijk-Oost)
In the role as Communications Specialist you develop, plan and execute the  internal and external communication activities, all focused on building and enhancing Action’s reputation.

What are the responsibilities

The communications team at the International HQ  is responsible for the development of the company’s internal and external communication strategy. The department coordinates all media activities and  internal communications, internal branding and events. The team develops and updates (standardized) company communications materials. 

The focus in this role will be on reputation and stakeholder management including communication on social responsibility and sustainability. 

As a Communications Specialist you 

  • Will advise, on request or at own initiative, (senior) management, other departments and the Action stores on operational and strategic communications issues. 
  • Will be challenged to create communication plans and activities in line with the overall communication strategy. 
  • Ensure and oversee the execution of the plans, and the realisation of the objectives. 
  • Will manage external agencies and other (international) suppliers. You will respond to media inquiries, but also initiate media attention, develop press statements, press events, prepare interviews and Q&A’s and guide Action representatives in media interviews. 
  • Support and advise colleagues with regards to communication and write content for internal and external tools e.g. speeches,  newsletters, websites, magazines.

The communication department is growing , which means there is always room to improve or redesign the communication processes.

What makes a good Communications Specialist at Action?

As a Communications Specialist at Action you have an open personality with strong communication skills. You are a customer oriented individual who continuously strives for the best results. You have strong advisory skills and are capable to develop pragmatic solutions for complex issues.. 

Requirements are:

  • A Bachelor’s or University Degree 
  • A minimum of 8-10 years of relevant (international) working experience in a broad communication position within a similar working environment
  • Extensive experience in media relations and external communication, preferably in the field of social responsibility
  • Strategic thinking capabilities, combined with an eye for detail.
  • Excellent comprehension of the English language, both oral and written 
  • Open to other European languages and cultures 
We offer the following remuneration

You will join a small and enthusiastic team of communications professionals working in an exciting international retail environment. Action has over 1450 stores in 7 European countries and opens a number of new stores every week. This rapid growth makes us a successful organization, continuously expanding. Not only Action is growing, but you as well will have numerous possibilities to grow and develop yourself within our company.

We offer:

  • A competitive salary (based on 38 hrs/wk.) 
  • Yearly bonus
  • A company-provided laptop and phone
  • 15% employee discount for purchases at Action

Do you want to help build the future of a fast growing non-food discount retailer in Europe? Apply now by uploading your CV and letter of motivation, via our online application form. We are more than happy to invite you for an interview!

For questions about the role or the application process please contact Nelleke Moormann (Recruiter). She can be reached via (WhatsApp) + 31 6 22348377.

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