Communications Manager UK&I

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Date: 09-Mar-2023

Location: Slough, GB

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.


Communications Manager, UKI 
Competitive Salary plus benefits
Slough SL2 5DS


Communications Manager – Introduction 
With extensive experience in a corporate communications role, either inhouse or agency side, you are ready to help shape the ongoing success of a world expert in making coatings. Operating in over 150 countries, AkzoNobel is home to well-known brands, including Dulux the UK’s favourite paint, and has been awarded Top Employer status in the UK and Europe. We are now recruiting a corporate communications specialist to shape the AkzoNobel brand and reputation as well as engage key audiences to support business objectives.


Communications Manager – The Role
•    Develop and implement an integrated corporate communications plan for the UK and Ireland
•    Deliver local initiatives and implement global campaigns
•    Provide strategic communications support for UKI businesses
•    Collaborate with stakeholders to ensure communications plans are aligned to business objectives
•    Gather stories, develop and create content for internal and external communications channels.
•    Manage events for internal and external audiences 
•    Produce digital content
•    Execute social media strategies and tactics in line with AkzoNobel guidelines
•    Collaborate with and inspire supplier partners to produce great work


Communications Manager – About You
•    Extensive experience in corporate communications, ideally in or working closely with an international matrix organization
•    Experience of producing digital and social media content
•    Comfortable filming and editing videos
•    Have crisis communications experience 
•    Good at prioritising workflow
•    Used to managing budgets
•    Solid supplier management skills
•    Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
•    First class copywriting ability
•    Enjoys a collaborative working environment where supporting colleagues is key


Communications Manager – What Is In It For You 
We offer great personal development opportunities and roles with breadth, depth of scope and impact. We also offer comprehensive packages including:
•    Competitive Salary (depending on experience)
•    25 days holiday excluding bank holidays
•    Income protection
•    Staff discount at Dulux Decorator Centre stores
•    Employee Assistance Programme
•    Employee Life Assurance
•    Company pension
•    Product discounts 
•    Flexible benefits scheme offering benefits including Gymflex, retail card, dental cover and more!


Communications Manager – How to Apply 
Apply online via the link below and we will get back to you. 


We have been inventing the future for more than two centuries and need people like you to be part of the team.  


We are advocates of a healthy work life balance and mental wellbeing. We are happy to look at flexible working options for all our roles.




At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.