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Communication Manager

Abu Dhabi Ports


Ref: NP378-51

Job description / Role

Objectives and Role Profile

• To be the main intermediary between the Corporate Marketing & Communications team and Kizad Business Unit, ensuring the requirements of the business unit are anticipated and provided for in a timely professional manner
• To develop and implement PR and communications programs for Abu Dhabi Ports and Kizad
• To develop proactive productive relationships with representatives of key media print, broadcast and online with the objective of maximizing positive coverage and effectively managing any issues if necessary
• To be focal point of the Corporate Marketing & Communications department with Kizad Business Unit, coordinating all requests and activities in all marketing and PR functions
• To take a lead role in the development and implementation of the communications plans for Corporate and Kizad
• To advise on best media outlet for different target audiences and key messages
• To manage an editorial timeline for the business unit, ensuring adequate planning to support activity where appropriate in coordination with other business units timelines
• To manage the approvals process between the PR/Corporate Communications team, VP Marketing and Communications and the business unit contacts
• To advise on media materials, to ensure they are in an appropriate (eg. good pictures/right size) and timely format
• To proactively look for opportunities and suggest opportunities to place stories about the business relevant to the key media and audiences
• To maintain a good knowledge of the media relevant to the business and maintain an updated database of key media representatives
• To perform any other related duties as assigned by his/her direct supervisor
• Align and supervise the execution of timely tasks being done by the media relations officer and media relations specialist
• Train the media relations officer and media relations specialist on the development of media monitoring system with continuous update
• To coordinate and align with other divisions/ business units on activities

Key Tasks and Performance Indicators

• To maintain good relationships with key media
• To proactively build knowledge and be alert to opportunities, while being mindful of the resource available to deliver materials and current priorities for the team
• To build productive relationships with the internal customers, researching briefs for stories and being alert to potential news opportunities advising on media, and promoting professional high standards of
PR and communication
• Good knowledge of Kizad business, departments and project details
• Strong PR and corporate communication Skills
• Ability to manage PR agencies for optimal results
• Strong knowledge of social media and latest digital practices for business to business
• Strong project management skills
• Track record of developing effective successful PR and corporate communication programs
• Fluency in English and Arabic
• Innovative and creative
• Pro-active

• Ability to work under pressure
• Ability to communicate fluently in English and Arabic, both orally and in writing
• Must be culturally aware with a good understanding of corporate priorities, management strategies and business objectives
• Must be able to build productive working relationships and network of contacts in a multicultural Government organization, while understanding and being mindful of any sensitivities
• Ability to work under pressure
• Must act in a professional manner €“ be customer focused, confident, mature and proactive



• Degree in business administration, journalism, public relations, or communications studies
• 10+ years of experience, specifically public relations or communications
• Must be fluent in both Arabic and English
• PR Experience in a business to business environment and continuously updated with industry news would be preferred
• Work experience in a range of different settings majority to be media relations focused
• Good familiarity with UAE & International Media
• Commercial & cultural awareness
• Experience in Media interactions

Amount of Travel

• Work At Home

About the Company

As a master developer of ports, we at Abu Dhabi Ports are firmly focused on the big picture – diversification of the UAE economy. Our objective is to act as a catalyst for development and trade in the emirate, allowing our customers and stakeholders to benefit from the highest levels of service, marked by excellence and transparency.

Today, we are competing with the best ports and industrial zones in the world having earned a reputation for exceptional, value-added services.

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