Senior Expert (f/m/d) External Communications for LDA

Job Description

Knowledge for the world of tomorrow.

Siemens Large Drive Applications (LDA) is the global market leader for drive systems with a future-proof drive technology portfolio, automation technology, digitization solutions and services.

Become part of our global team.

You will be responsible for developing, driving and executing the external communications strategy as a critical component of LDA´s global positioning. In this role, you will: 
  • Communication Strategy: Develop and implement a strong corporate communication strategy with tailored communication concepts for LDA focusing on corporate communication resorts like press, media relations and corporate branding. 
  • Publicity & Politics: Represent the company towards media, advise on critical issues, and coordinate and set up political dialogues for LDA’s executive management. 
  • LDA Focus Topics: Lead external communications projects and provide communications support for LDA focus topics such as Sustainability and Digitalization. You’ll ensure compelling messaging across all deliverables to effectively position our company. 
  • Messaging: You will plan, draft, and check compelling company narratives. Content deliverables can include message maps, corporate statements, talking points, press releases, social media and blog posts, briefing papers, management board speeches, employee and executive communications. You will also take on editorial tasks such as editing and publishing English and German press releases.
  • External Comms Campaigns: As an experienced communications all-rounder, you will plan and manage external communications campaigns incl. lead trade fairs for LDA. You will also design external events like press tours and Family Days and successfully implement them with service providers.
  • Management Positioning: As a trusted advisor, you will further develop our C-level positioning. You will also be responsible for the positioning of our senior leaders through personalized content, innovative format creation and editorial contributions in all external communication channels.
  • Social Media: You plan, develop and implement external social media strategies in which you attractively combine socially relevant topics and technical content.
  • Budget/Agencies: You will plan and control your associated project budget. Furthermore, you manage agencies and external service providers to create infographics, videos, etc. 
  • Your personal note: With your creativity and your ideas for new ways and formats, you will bring more emotion into our LDA communication overall.
We´re looking for someone to share our future.
  • You hold a university degree in communications, journalism, marketing, PR or related area; master or MBA is desired.
  • Building on that, you have at least 8 years of experience with external communications with a strong background in press work, company narratives, digital communication and social media positioning e.g., LinkedIn. 
  • You have strong media relations experience and the ability to confidently act as an external spokesperson towards media and other stakeholders. 
  • You have very strong crisis communication skills and a track record in managing unexpected situations.
  • You´re hands-on with ability to work independently as well as great team player with good interpersonal skills and excellent organizational skills.
  • You have strong stakeholder managements skills, especially within C-level and executive team members.
  • At last, you have the ability to thrive and adapt quickly in a fast-changing environment to drive required change and innovation. 
  • You have outstanding writing and communication skills in German and English as well as a sharp understanding of different styles of writing (press releases, company narratives, equity stories etc.).

What we offer. 
  • 2 to 3 days of mobile working per week as a future global standard
  • Development opportunities for both personal and professional growth 
  • 30 leave days and a variety of flexible working models that allow time off for yourself and your family 
  • Share matching programs to become a shareholder of Siemens AG
  • Appealing Siemens pension benefits
Individual benefits are adapted to meet local legal regulations, the requirements of different job profiles, locations, and individual preferences. 

Make your mark in our exciting world at Siemens.

As an equal-opportunity employer we are happy to consider applications from individuals with disabilities. - if you would like to find out more about jobs & careers at Siemens.

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Organization: Portfolio Companies

Company: Siemens AG

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Full / Part time: Full-time

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