Communication Manager

Job location:
Bironico, Switzerland
Created moment:
May 24, 2024
Job reference:
REQ - 08197

The Company

The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
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The Position

Communication Manager

Job Summary

Act as a single and pivotal point of contact for all communication needs of the business - managing stakeholders internally and externally in close collaboration the Management team and the global organization

  • Develop and be accountable for the communications strategy (internally and externally) including messages, existing channels, change management and tools for Imerys Graphite & Carbon in line with the Group framework.

  • Organize, structure and manage communications resources within Imerys Graphite & Carbon and ensure cascading of information to all employees towards all facilities.

  • Act as the focal point for managing press and crisis communication for the BA (following agreed crisis comms process).

  • Develop, coordinate and implement when appropriate effective customer-related communication campaigns in collaboration with Marketing teams – including trade show and event organisation, advertising, literature, press relations, website management, surveys…

  • Advise leaders and leadership team, while adhering to global communications practice standards – be part of the region decision making process, participating in appropriate leadership forums.

  • Advise and supporting other departments (e.g. Sales, Business Development, R&D, Operations, Safety, etc.) on communication activities and campaigns

  • Work closely with the Imerys Communication community to ensure coordination and alignment of messages and activities.

  • Be accountable for IGC’s communications such as quarterly leadership calls, communication packs, newsletters and global management forums  

  • Support reviewing and validating IGC’s corporate social responsibility write-ups

  • Expert in all areas of communications scope:

    • Corporate reputation

    • Product communications / Operational marketing

    • Internal communications

    • Governance

    • Counsel

  • Deep understanding of the relevant industry and business practices.

  • Ability to think and act globally for the benefit of Imerys overall, while providing highly relevant advice to their own region.

  • Ability to interact with senior leaders and engage in high-level business focused discussions and decisions.

  • Strong resource management and coordination skills / people development skills.

  • Think out of the box and being curious

Position Type

Full time



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