Head of Public Relations

Alshaya
Kuwait, Kuwait

Ref: GP435-05

Alshaya

The Role

Head of Public Relations - Marketing Department

Excellent tax free Salary + Bonus + Relocation package

The Role:

•Manage public relations activities across the Company
•Plan and deliver complex PR programmes to a variety of stakeholders
•Identify potential opportunities for the Company and make recommendations
•Ensure that all advertising and promotional material is appropriate for intended markets
•Implement appropriate PR events to raise the profile of the Company
•Observe and report on social, economic and political trends that may effect the Company
•Track editorial calendars and monitor any media coverage of the Company
•Assist company executives in drafting speeches and other forms of public contact
•Oversee company archives and respond to external requests for information

Requirements

To be successful in this role you will need to have:

•Minimum of 10 years experience in public relations
•Comprehensive understanding of the Middle Eastern culture
•The ability to manage relationships with the gravitas to influence senior management
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills both in Arabic and English
•The ability to work in a time driven pressured environment
•A proactive approach with a creative and imaginative style of work
•Experience in planning and delivering complex PR programmes

About the Company

M.H. Alshaya Co. is a leading international franchise operator for over 70 of the worlds most recognised retail brands including Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, American Eagle Outfitters, P.F. Changs, The Cheesecake Factory, Victorias Secret, Boots, Pottery Barn and KidZania. The company operates over 2,600 stores across diverse customer sectors: Fashion & Footwear, Health & Beauty, Food, Optics, Pharmacy, Home Furnishings and Leisure & Entertainment.

Alshayas stores can be found in markets across the Middle East and North Africa, Russia, Turkey and Europe and the company employs more than 40,000 people from over 110 nationalities.

The company has established itself as the industry leader across these territories through a combination of local market understanding and a comprehensive commitment to customer service. Growth in each of its operating divisions and brands is supported by continuous investment in talent and infrastructure. It applies best practices in retail operations, merchandising, marketing, information technology, logistics, real estate, human resources and financial controls.

M.H. Alshaya Co. is the retail business of the Alshaya Group, which was founded in Kuwait in 1890 and today represents one of the most dynamic companies in the Middle East. In addition to its retail operations, the Alshaya Group is active in a number of other sectors including real estate, automotive, hotels, trading and investments.