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Communications Officer

Tempe, Australia - Explore location Marketing & Communication Full Time

Job description

Who you are

As a person you are passionate about communication and how it enables business. You are a communication all-rounder with exposure in public relations, public affairs and co-worker communication. You are confident in coordinating many moving parts and working with a wide variety of stakeholders, both within the team and throughout the wider business. You are comfortable in supporting and influencing leaders and have a proactive attitude and a hands-on approach. You excel in both leading and collaborating within large and small projects and enjoy working with autonomously and with others. This role requires you to demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills and previous experience in project management, planning and delivery of strategic communication is preferred.

Your responsibilities

As a Communications Officer, you act as the communication partner to various areas and functions of the business. You support stakeholders in the business with communication needs and advice. You have the ability to support the leadership team within the communications team with facilitation, project management and practical application. Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Engage in communication projects that span public relations, co-worker communications and public affairs, either as a project lead or participant. Incorporate different stakeholder perspectives into the communications plan and response to the brief.
• Build a deep understanding of stakeholder’s objectives in order create and execute communications plans that span public relations, co-worker communications and public affairs. Demonstrate the link between desired business outcome and chosen communications activity.
• Create a broad suite of communications content for execution across public relations, co-worker communications and public affairs including press releases, photography and video content.
• Execute effective internal and external communication.
• Support the media relations team where needed with media enquiries and product loan requests.
• Support the leadership team in delivering world class communication activity for IKEA Australia.

Together as a team

We strongly position IKEA as a truly meaningful and trusted brand in people’s hearts and minds, with a focus on us as a retailer and our positive societal impact. At the same time, we contribute to the growth and transformation of Ingka by ensuring we lead with communication. We do this by taking a strategic approach to reactive, proactive and activist communication.





Additional Information

We offer many benefits at IKEA other than just having the opportunity to work for a global company! Along with a focus on your personal and career development goals and being a part of an inclusive culture driven by values, you will be entitled to great initiatives including competitive salaries, co-worker discount, subsidised meals in our co-worker restaurant, 5 weeks annual leave, paid parental leave, bonus program, full training and inductions, free parking and our TACK! loyalty program. If you’re interested in working with us, apply now!

This role is temporary full time (13-month contract). The preferred location for the role is Service Office Sydney, however remote work from any IKEA AU location will be considered.