Employee Communications Lead - EMEA FTC

Employer
Ralph Lauren
Location
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
2 Jan 2024

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Function
PR & Communications
Level
Manager

Job Details

Company Description
Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in five categories: apparel, accessories, home, fragrances, and hospitality. For more than 50 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company's brand names, which include Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Double RL, Lauren Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children, Chaps, among others, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands. At Ralph Lauren, we unite and inspire the communities within our company as well as those in which we serve by amplifying voices and perspectives to create a culture of belonging, ensuring inclusion, and fairness for all. We foster a culture of inclusion through: Talent, Education & Communication, Employee Groups and Celebration.

Position Overview
Please note this is a 1 yr Fixed Term Contract as a maternity cover - you must already have the full Right to Work in the UK to commit to this role- thank you. Responsible for supporting the Head of Employee Communications and Regional CEO, EMEA in developing and delivering a region-specific employee communication strategy that informs, engages and inspires our EMEA population in support of our Company's purpose, our Next Great Chapter: Accelerate plan and the EMEA business strategy. Provides specific communication support to the Regional CEO on strategic communication needs.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

* Please note this is a 1 yr Fixed Term Contract as a maternity cover - you must already have the full Right to Work in the UK to commit to this role- thank you.
* Own holistic communication strategy and editorial calendar across EMEA and EMEA Commercial, closely connecting with business partners on function-specific content
* Own the strategy, content and delivery of EMEA Commercial-specific employee-facing events (EMEA Town Halls led by Regional CEO, roundtables for Regional CEO, leadership summits) in close partnership with the Head of People EMEA and the Regional CEO
* Develop and execute communication strategies to support EMEA Regional CEO in engaging employees through Workplace and employees and potential employees through LinkedIn
* Delivering high impact and engaging employee-facing events (such as town halls or events in support of employer branding) and managing region-wide events calendar, event delivery standards and branding assets
* Support reactive and risk management communications in partnership with Corporate Communications and Head of People EMEA, as needed
* Support key all-EMEA Global Corporate Communications initiatives and their rollout to EMEA and EMEA Commercial
* Partner with Executive Communications Lead on any CEO and Regional CEO, EMEA trips in the region, as needed
* Execute EMEA Commercial regional employer branding strategy
* Manage core protocols and principles that support efficient and streamlined communication workflow and content sharing
* Oversee meaningful and actionable KPIs and metrics to demonstrate impact
* Work in close partnership with the EMEA Head of P&D Business Partnerships to advise and strategize on communications related to the people approach for the region
* Partner with EMEA Retail Ops & Retail Development Ops to cascade communications through field-specific channels, as needed
* Have a pulse on the organization, understanding how employees are thinking and feeling
* Serve as trusted advisor and strategist to cross-functional partners on communication programming to maximize engagement and cut-through
* Includes writing and editing executive messages / briefing documents, employee communications, organizational announcements, executive PowerPoint presentations, talking points, and more
* Coordinate with Corporate Communications, as needed
* In partnership with Corporate Communications, ensures Regional CEO and team are prepared to engage with local media when required

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

* Please note this is a 1 yr Fixed Term Contract as a maternity cover - you must already have the full Right to Work in the UK to commit to this role- thank you.
* Advisor and thought partner
* Stellar writing and editing skills - executive messages / briefing documents, employee communications, organizational announcements, PowerPoint presentations, talking points
* A high level of flexibility and interpersonal skills, with an ability to work cross-functionally
* Natural curiosity and strong storyteller
* Problem solver with the ability to think big picture while diving into the details
* Proven ability to think ahead, engage proactively and take initiative
* Strategic and execution oriented - must have the ability to deliver high quality initiatives to tight deadlines and on budget, in a pressurized environment
* Knowledge of how to develop communications strategies to bring about perception change and build understanding of new direction

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