Head of Communications, Europe and Africa.

Communications / PR Uxbridge, United Kingdom


Description

Position at Herbalife UK

Head of Communications, Europe and Africa.

Uxbridge UB8 1HB

The Role

We are looking for an individual of high integrity, great skills and a drive to make a difference.

This motivated individual will have prior experience in media engagement, internal communications, reputation management and executive communications in an international matrix setting. They will be a storyteller with a proven track record of defining and executing impactful communications strategies and campaigns that measurably shift opinion. They will understand the challenges of operating within a highly regulated business and will demonstrate the ability to initiate and nurture relationships with external stakeholders, including the media, NGOs, think tanks, academia and the scientific community - both direct and through agencies.

This person will lead the definition and execution of the communications strategy for Herbalife across Europe and Africa. Deliver a measurable increase in brand awareness and trust across key markets by leveraging new and creative opportunities to tell the Herbalife Nutrition story.

This is a hands-on role in a fast-paced business where you will need to be agile and confident in your work. You will be managing markets, influencing decision makers and using your experience and personality ensure that the markets are working towards the same goal.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Define and execute a regional communications strategy designed to support growth objectives through creative and impactful initiatives and campaigns.
  • Support the development and execution of creative local market communications strategies and programmes through a network of PR agencies and local teams.
  • Identify critical issues and manage prompt communications response to mitigate negative impact to Herbalife Nutrition’s reputation.
  • Provide expert communications and media/press relations counsel to regional and country management/PR teams, and act as regional media contact.
  • Create accurate and impactful written and video content for all channels and ensure central content teams deliver the right content for the region/markets.
  • Ensure the integration of communications activities with other external-facing activities, such as public affairs, as well as employee communications.
  • Act as key regional liaison with global communications team to ensure alignment of goals and consistency of messaging.
  • Provide tools and resources to country teams to drive more effective communications initiatives.
  • Develop incident/crisis communications response in collaboration with key business leads.

 

The Person:

  • Track record of working across multiple geographies, or other international experience;
  • Proven and demonstrable experience of defining and executing creative, impactful media/PR campaigns and events;
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure;
  • Ability to work autonomously and independently, but a strong team player;
  • Excellent written skills;
  • Ability to deal effectively and confidently with all levels within a matrix organisation;
  • Track record of managing a network of PR agencies;
  • Experience of crisis communication and issues management.

 

The Package

Herbalife offers competitive salaries, car allowance, company pension, holiday pay, medical and dental insurances, discount on Herbalife products, LTIP, service award scheme, free nutritional shakes at work, and much more.

About Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.

Herbalife Nutrition is a global company that has been changing people's lives with great nutrition products and a proven business opportunity for its independent distributors since 1980. The Company offers high-quality, science-backed products, sold in over 90 countries by entrepreneurial distributors who provide one-on-one coaching and a supportive community that inspires their customers to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle. Through the Company’s global campaign to eradicate hunger, Herbalife Nutrition is also committed to bringing nutrition and education to communities around the world.

For more information, please visit IAmHerbalifeNutrition.com.