Communications Manager

Communications Manager

Communications Manager
up to £45k

This is a lovely role with a premium bike brand. 

A UK brand and household name, they now export  80% of their bicycles to 44 countries. In the past 36 months they have invested in a new purpose-built production facility, transformed their  digital architecture, opened new flagship stores and had their biggest product launch in company history and they are not stopping there… 

They are looking for passionate, innovative and talented people that want to challenge the status quo and make an impact.

The role:

Reporting to the head of Marketing you will: 
  • Develop annual Comms strategy & plan with engagement from key stakeholders
  • Lead communications planning for new product releases
  • Own the brand communications calendar for owned channels (email, website and social)
  • Develop and lead the social media strategy
  • Identify influencers and advocates and build engagement with these groups
  • Influence and persuade of a variety of people in changing situations
  • Have extensive contacts within PR and media related to the cycling industry  
The person: 
  • Great relationships with key relevant media publications and channels
  • Existing network and knowledge of the industry to identify stories that will appeal to the consumer 
  • Seek out opportunities with internal and external stakeholders  to grow media coverage
  • Great at storytelling, content writing and copy creation
  • Social Media savvy - strategic planning  plus implementing calendars  and reporting on success
  • Experience managing a direct report/ team
  • Be flexible to changing situations and continuously strive to seek out opportunities and achieve a result