European PR Manager, Italy European PR Manager, Italy …

M&G Group
in Milan, Lombardia, Italy
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 19 Jun 19
Bonus + Benefits Allowance
M&G Group
in Milan, Lombardia, Italy
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 19 Jun 19
Bonus + Benefits Allowance
M&G Group
M&G is seeking a European PR Manager, located in our Milan office

Working with M&G Prudential as a PR Manager means becoming part of a brand with a global reputation and an exciting vision: to become the best loved and most successful savings & investments business.

The forthcoming planned de-merger of M&G Prudential from the Prudential Group PLC provides a terrific opportunity to create a truly international and integrated savings and investments firm. A firm built on a rich and long history and with a commitment to an innovative future centred on the needs of customers and clients. There is a genuine opportunity to drive competitive advantage with value creation through the formation of this new organisation.

If you're inspired to join us, and have the necessary qualities, then this could be the opportunity you've been looking for.

Key Responsibilities:

  • M&G is seeking a European PR Manager, located in our Italian office to join its strong Corporate Communications team for a 1 year fixed term maternity cover contract.
  • The role will primarily support our media activities in Southern Europe, with a special focus on Italy and Switzerland.
  • The role is based in Milan and it will report to the Head of International Communications, based in London.
  • This is an opportunity to support and manage communications and PR initiatives, liaising and coordinating with key internal people as well as external agencies, developing relationships with financial journalists and be instrumental in generating PR coverage across Italy and Switzerland.

Further Responsibilities:

  • Help to define, develop and implement M&G and M&G Prudential PR strategy in relevant countries
  • Increase understanding of M&G and M&G Prudential capabilities in the Wholesale, Real Estate and Institutional business, among its target audiences in line with the company's strategy
  • Day-to-day management of relevant PR agencies
  • Ensure good internal communication of PR activities and results to key stakeholders
  • Work closely with the investment marketing content, investment specialist, sales support, marketing and advertising teams
  • Be the first point of contact for PR agencies and journalists; handle press enquiries (respond to enquiries, organise fund managers interviews, placed articles, etc.)
  • Write and/or adapt press releases, by-lined articles and further communication materials based on M&G materials. Arrange for compliance sign-off when required
  • Proactively generate ideas, news hooks, industry themes
  • Keep abreast of media landscape changes and social media relevance in relevant countries
  • Help to coordinate media events
  • Share relevant material with the PR agencies and ensure they are kept up-to-date with M&G's views and funds
  • Help maintain and develop reporting standards

Job Skills:

  • Strong experience in PR, either working in-house or with an agency
  • Experience in the asset management industry
  • Good knowledge of financial services and investment products

Qualifications:

  • Educated to a degree level, in either journalism or PR or with equivalent work experience
  • Strong experience as a senior PR manager, either working in-house or with an agency
  • Mature, calm and able to work with the most senior executives in the business
  • Experience managing a PR agency, and working alongside senior PR colleagues in Europe
  • Experience in the asset management industry
  • Good knowledge of financial services and investment products

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Experience of working in an international environment
  • Business fluent in English, Italian and/or German. Other European languages an advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; good writing ability
  • Strong team spirit with ability to work independently and to tight deadlines
  • The ability to manage multiple projects and plan around rapidly changing priorities

People who work at M&G Prudential agree that ours is a great place to work with a brilliant team spirit. It's also an innovative, high-performing, commercial environment that's totally focused on customers. As an M&G Prudential colleague you'll get all the support you'd expect, including full training and professional development. You'll receive a competitive salary and reward package. And in a fast-changing world, you'll join an organisation that's leading the way in helping customers achieve their long-term financial goals.

M&G Prudential is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our role as an employer is very simple - to provide the right environment for talented people to do their best work, by respecting, understanding and valuing individual differences.

We welcome applications from individuals who have taken an extended career break, and we are willing to consider flexible working arrangements for all of our roles.

  • Recruiter: Tom Hunt
  • Location: Italy, Milan
  • Closing Date: 31/05/2019
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