Philips Group Press Officer in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Your challenge

As one of the financial spokespersons for Philips, a company that is listed at Euronext Amsterdam and the New York Stock Exchange, you are responsible for executing effective and integrated financial communications to manage and co-ordinate financial media announcements (earnings, M&A, Group announcements including strategic updates and long-term partnerships). You can coordinate and educate other media relations managers on financial disclosure. You are responsible for identifying and managing issues management communications and agree on the right approach.

Your responsibilities

OPERATIONAL:

  • Work closely with Philips’ CEO, CFO, Investor Relations and other Group functions (e.g. Legal, Treasury, Tax, and IP) to manage financial media announcements (earnings, M&A, Group announcements including strategic updates and partnerships)

  • Planning and staffing media interviews for key senior spokespeople (CEO, BG leaders and other executives) with targeted print, online and broadcast media (journalists and bloggers)

  • Manage issues management communications and be a trusted advisor to your executive stakeholders

FINANCIAL:

  • Creation of financial press releases, and messaging and Q&A documents

PEOPLE:

  • Work collaboratively within the Integrated Communications team to embrace culture and demonstrate integrated ways of working across multiple teams to achieve demonstrable benefits, for instance with the employee communications team to leverage important financial announcements or explain issues to employee audiences

Y our team

You will be part of a team of 10 people, of which 6 are based in Amsterdam and 4 are based in the US.

You will work together with senior stakeholders at HQ, colleagues in the Business Groups and in the Markets.

Our offer

We welcome you to a challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore. Our benefits are very competitive and designed around your preferences:

  • A competitive package

  • 25 Holidays per calendar year

  • A variable bonus based on both Philips results and personal performance

  • Solid company pension scheme and attractive collective health insurance package

  • Long-term incentives grant and opportunity to buy Philips shares and products with discount

  • Healthy work-life balance

We are looking for

  • A completed Master’s degree

  • Approximately 10 years work experience, in a complex/matrix organization

  • Previous experience of working in the area of financial disclosures for a listed company within the health/medical technology industry

  • Experience in the Healthcare industry is a nice to have

  • Proven company spokesperson experience (English), particularly with respect to financial disclosures

  • Ability to mentor staff, such as functional and BG business partners, on Group topics

  • Proven experience in co-ordinating and disseminating communications campaigns across multiple markets to achieve measurable results

  • Highly skilled expert in finance, with experience in financial disclosures

  • Ability to provide counsel to executives

  • Understanding of the power and importance of integrated marketing

  • Is adaptive, collaborative, and executes flawlessly

  • Delivers on commitments

  • Communicates with impact

  • Possesses strong leadership and team working skills

  • Ability to learn on the job

  • Ability to focus on details and the bigger picture

  • Business fluency in English (written & verbal)