Head of Corporate and Consumer PR

Salary: Competitive

Location: Gresham House, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin


Apply by: 19/10/2021

Head of Corporate and Consumer PR

Gresham House, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

About the role

Tesco Ireland Head Office, Gresham House, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin

Contract: Full time – Permanent

Tesco Ireland is seeking to recruit a Head of Corporate and Consumer PR as part of our Corporate Affairs Team. This key role sits on the Corporate Affairs Leadership team for Ireland reporting to the Communications Director. The Head of PR is responsible for protecting and enhancing the reputation of Tesco Ireland through the development and execution of a public relations strategy to support and enable the delivery of the business objectives.

You will be responsible for

  • Developing and executing an integrated corporate and consumer media strategy, positioning Tesco as an industry leader
  • Developing strategies based on insight, and horizon-scanning/spotting trends, that create opportunities for Tesco
  • Pro-actively creating and developing effective media relations solutions in consultation with relevant subject matter experts across the team (e.g. CSR/Gov relations)
  • Ensuring that key reputational issues impacting Tesco are effectively managed across the media spectrum
  • Managing and directing supporting PR/ media agencies, ensuring their work and advice are of high quality
  • Engaging media organisations with latest Tesco insights
  • Identifying relevant speaker/profiling opportunities
  • Reviewing and approving messaging within the business
  • Engaging internal functions around content approval and proofing of key activities (e.g. Financial results)
  • Engaging with external parties and organisation around media events and promotions
  • Managing events (e.g. supplier conference)
  • Following our Business Code of Conduct and always acting with integrity and due diligence
  • Developing & fostering strong relationships with internal/external stakeholders inc. key journalists & key influencers
  • Forecasting and managing my budgets effectively, always being cost conscious

You will need

  • Experience in developing & executing best-in-class PR initiatives
  • Proven track record of game-changing strategies and execution that resulted in positive outcomes
  • Extensive media relationships and network
  • Experience leading a team and developing a future talent pipeline
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Outstanding communications and influencing skills
  • Exceptional writing skills & evidence of the same
  • Strong crisis/issue management skills

What’s in it for you

We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work. These include but aren’t limited to:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Car Allowance
  • Annual Bonus Scheme*
  • Private Healthcare
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension
  • Annual Leave starting at 25 days
  • Flexible working
  • Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 3 months service with 10% off most purchases at Tesco
  • Save As You Earn Scheme*
  • Gympass

*Rules of the scheme apply

About us

Our vision here at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home, out shopping, on the move, anywhere in the world.

Our core purpose is ‘Serving Irelands” shoppers a little better every day’.

Our business was built with a simple mission – to be the champion for customers, helping them to enjoy a better quality of life and an easier way of living. This hasn't changed. Customers want great products at great value which they can buy easily and it's our job to deliver this in the right way for them.

We want our customers to be inspired and whatever they are looking for, we’re finding bigger and better ways to provide it.

We need people who share our ambition to deliver for our customers; passionate and confident people willing to take the initiative and drive us forwards. In return we offer excitement, a great team, an excellent benefit package and significant career development opportunities.

If that sounds exciting, then we'd love to hear from you.

Application process

Our office application process varies depending on the role and the level of experience needed.

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