Philips Senior Manager, Communications, ASEAN Pacific in Singapore, Singapore

The communication manager manages activities of several sections or departments. Exercises supervision in terms of costs, methods, and staffing.

Establishes and assures adherence to budgets, schedules, work plans, and performance requirements. The communication manager may have subordinate supervisors.

Primary duty is managing individual contributors, generally operating at a more senior level. Formulates the medium term communication policy and processes results into a strategic communication plan.

Involved in developing, modifying and executing company policies that affect immediate operations. Establishes operational objectives and work plans, and delegates assignments to subordinates.

Works on issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of organizational objectives.

Implements strategic policies when selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

Regularly interacts with senior management or executive levels on matters concerning several functional areas outside communication and/or customers.

Typically requires a Master’s degree with > 5 years of related experience.

Job Description Summary

Designation: Senior Manager, Communications, ASEAN Pacific, based in Singapore

Reports to: Head of Communications, ASEAN Pacific, based in Singapore

Key Summary

This role has a dual focus – one as the internal communications lead for ASEAN Pacific, and the other as the external communications specialist for ASEAN Pacific with a focus on Singapore and the Philippines. To represent the organization to stakeholders, interested parties and the public. To serve as the company spokesperson to the media and the general public. To develop and distribute materials that may explain or convey the company's policies or position on issues.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Works in close collaboration with senior leaders and the management team on internal communications initiatives and campaigns.

  • Manages external communications activities for Singapore and the Philippines.

  • Establishes and assures adherence to budgets, schedules, work plans, and performance requirements.

  • This manager will have to manage multiple agencies, in different countries. Formulates the medium term policy for his sub discipline and processes results into a strategic plan.

  • Involved in developing, modifying and executing company policies that affect immediate operations.

  • Establishes operational objectives and work plans, and work in close collaboration with peers in other countries on execution.

  • Works on issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of organizational objectives.

  • Implements strategic policies when selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

  • Regularly interacts with senior management or executive levels on matters concerning several functional areas, external stakeholders and/or customers.

Dimensions Relating to Know-How

  • Having wide-ranging experience, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways.

  • Distinguished by additional specialized knowledge in breadth and/or depth, as well as record of success in relevant business process/function.

  • Viewed as an expert in the field.

  • May have a leadership role.

  • Having wide-ranging experience, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways. Has expert level knowledge of company products and services and may be tasked with introducing new products/concepts.

  • Regularly interacts with senior management or executive levels on matters concerning several functional areas, divisions, and/or customers. Requires the ability to change the thinking of, or gain acceptance from, others in sensitive situations, without damage to the relationship.

Dimensions Relating to Problem Solving

  • Works on issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of organizational objectives.

  • Implements strategic policies when selecting methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

  • Establishes and assures adherence to budgets, schedules, work plans, and performance requirements.

We are looking for

  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree (Marketing communications or equivalent).

  • Possesses over 7 years of related work experience in areas such as corporate communications, marketing, public relations, journalism, etc.

  • Strong stakeholder management experience; Maturity to engage with senior management teams within the organization, including external stakeholders.

  • Organizational Savviness; Ability to operate at all levels within the organization and cross functionally within a complex and matrix environment.

  • Relationship Builder; Ability to work effectively with and manage key vendors in the ecosystem, as well as internal stakeholders, at all levels.

  • Excellent verbal, written, content development, and presentation skills

  • Strong teamwork and program/project management skills.

  • Drive and commitment to results with minimum supervision

Our Offer

You’ll be part of a company that is committed to improving the lives of 3 billion people a year by the year 2025 through market-driven innovations in healthcare, lighting and lifestyle. We are passionate about offering our employees the challenges, responsibilities, coaching and learning opportunities needed for their personal and professional development. We believe in ample reward and special recognition for a job well done, and we welcome the cultural awareness, mutual understanding, open minds and out-of-the-box thinking that come from international multidisciplinary team working.

At Philips, you can accelerate your personal growth by being part of entrepreneurial teams, building a career designed for you and integrating work-life balance throughout your career with us.

To find out more about what it’s like working for Philips at a personal level, visit the Working at Philips page at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech/working-at-philips/working-at-philips.html on our career website, where you can read stories from our employee blog at http://www.usa.philips.com/a-w/our-people/life-at-philips.html . Once there, you can also learn about our recruitment process at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech.html , or find answers to some of the frequently asked questions at http://www.philips.com/a-w/careers/healthtech/faq.html .