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Bilingual Communications Manager

Irwin & Dow

Sharjah, UAE

Ref: NP447-1347

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

The core function of this all-encompassing Bilingual Communications Manger role is to further develop our client’s internal and external marketing, PR, media, print and digital strategy. It is therefore essential that you are bilingual in both Arabic and English and possess a strong communications background at a management level. The successful candidate will join an organisation which has grown significantly from a grass roots level in the UAE onto a global stage and has a highly respected and internationally recognised CEO.

This stand-alone role (with 3rd part support and management) will support an organisation present in several continents that is exceptionally stable and has been well established in the region for the past fifty years. It is built on its values of transparency, operational excellence and cultural awareness with a “pay it forwards” philosophy to help develop economic and social enterprises across the region. It will be the responsibility of the Communications Manager to align all internal and external communications in accordance with the organisation’s vision and ensure they are fit for all global platforms. Therefore, you will maximise the use of PR tools, press releases, media channels and social media to create a positive image for the organisation and establish a clear brand voice and overall continuity across all platforms. It is also expected that the delivery of speech writing and some aspects of media training will be required for this challenging position.

Working closely with the Director and the highly prominent and inspirational CEO to foster strong stakeholder relationships, such as 3rd party communication agency management, governmental organisations, prominent individuals, stock market and service providers, you will be responsible for website content and management, promotional brochures and print collaterals, employee handbooks and internal newsletters and intranet sites. Additionally, the role will also encompass development of the annual strategy, budget approval and overall management of the annual sustainability and social economic reviews and reports. The most suitable individual will be a confident performance, strategy and sustainability engagement champion and be exceptionally commercially aware.

Requirements

Successful applicants should be educated to Masters degree level in a Marketing and/ or Communications capacity, with a stable career of 10 years plus. You will be able to think strategically and possess an innovative and critical thinking approach to the overall communications strategy, with the ability to incorporate the legal and legislative requirements. Those with full fluency in Arabic including excellent written proficiencies and excellent English language skills will be considered for this highly strategic and hands on Bilingual Communications Manager post.

About the Company

Irwin & Dow was established by two highly experienced recruitment professionals, Tracey Irwin and Jocelyn Dow. We provide a refreshing approach by working in close partnership with clients and candidates within the Business Support, Secretarial, HR & Finance sectors.

Good staff are key to every business. We recognise and appreciate this, having over thirty years combined recruitment and executive search experience within the region.

Our main aim is to provide a specialist service to clients preferring to work with a bespoke consultancy.

Our values of discretion and diplomacy are paramount and our ultimate goal is to become a partner of choice for all our clients and candidates.

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