General Electric External Communication Lead in Moscow, Russia

About Us:

GE (NYSE: GE) is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the "GE Store," through which each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Each invention further fuels innovation and application across our industrial sectors. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry. www.ge.com

Role Summary:

External Communications Leader, GE Russia/CIS will be responsible for developing and executing a strategic communications plan to promote the GE story in Russia/CIS, to enhance and protect the GE brand, and support business communications activities across key external stakeholder audiences.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Actively cultivate and execute storytelling across earned media and manage consistent generation of content for owned platforms, partnering with the business teams as appropriate

  • Develop and executive a thought leadership program for the leadership teamthrough earned media opportunities and events

  • Prepare news releases, publicity packages / media kits to support GE positioning efforts and participation in major events

  • Define and implement an editorial plan that reflects business growth and overall positioning of the organization

  • Create, produce, and coordinate external communications; act as the primary contact person for GE RCIS, providing timely responses to media requests and to industry and third parties to support business objectives

  • Partner with business and corporate teams on crisis communications strategy, plan development and execution on necessary media response

  • Develop business leaders' capabilities as GE spokespeople, position key business leaders in the industry

  • Maintain a media relations stakeholders mapping, allowing more message penetration

  • Drive cross-functional processes, content, tools and metrics to increase efficiency and impact Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Linguistics, Journalism or History

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in Corporate Communications, Public Relations / Agency, Marketing or Marketing Communications

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in all aspects of communications including internal and external, media relations and public affairs

  • Minimum of 8 years of strong writing and presentation skills experience with the ability to conceptualize, structure, write, and present compelling stories for a wide range of audiences

  • Minimum of 8 year of experience in project management skills with the ability to work well with teams of cross functional employees and multiple external agencies, partners and stakeholders

  • Fluentin both Russian and English languages

Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong leadership both with direct reports and within a matrix environment

  • Ability to influence people to exceed business objectives

  • Ability to proactively develop and execute projects and plans with a high level of quality and autonomy

  • Proven strong core communication skills, including writing

  • Minimum of 8 years of Public Relations / Communications experience

  • Digital marketing experience

  • Industrial Industry experience desired

  • Proven track record acting as a trusted advisor to senior executives and recommending communications strategy to tell the company story to key stakeholders

  • Ability to translate complex ideas into clear, influential communications and to manage multiple projects and/or teams simultaneously while working independently in a fast-paced environment

  • Experience in matrix environment with multiple stakeholders and able to quickly build trust and relationships in order to influence a diverse set of leaders across GE's global functions and businesses

  • Track record demonstrating the ability to formulate strategic communications plans and to also execute on tactical needs

  • Proven media relations and thought leadership experience, particularly in tier 1media

  • Experience in communications channel management effectively selecting the most beneficial channel mix depending on audience and desired outcomes

  • Experience in managing new platforms and tools for audience engagement

  • Deep knowledge of technology space including media, thought-leaders, and digital strategies

  • Strong organizational, project management and problem solving skills who is a self-starter

  • Creative thinker, with proven ability to generate new ideas

Successful

candidate will be employed under local employment conditions and must already

satisfy local employment/work permit and residency regulations.

Locations: Russian Federation; Moscow