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Senior Public Affairs Manager



Greenford, UK
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Job Location: ​Greenford

Company Description

Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in more than 50 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? 38,767 dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them.

Diversity Statement

Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.

About the Role:

Ferrero is currently looking to recruit an experienced Senior Public Affairs Manager, based in our Greenford office. In this role, you will align with Ferrero Group strategy and the business development plans for the UK&I to support Ferrero and its related companies.

You will be responsible for planning and executing the Institutional Affairs programme to build awareness amongst stakeholders of Ferrero’s approach to doing business and strengthen our reputation with relevant stakeholders, Government, NGOs, etc. You will also be supporting engagement on regulatory interventions.

Main Responsibilities:

As the Senior Public Affairs Manager, you will have full responsibility to support the implementation of the Institutional Affairs Programme in the UK & Ireland with a particular focus on supporting Ferrero-related companies – Fox’s Biscuits and Eat Natural. You will manage all activities to maintain and enhance strategy-focused, result-orientated Government relations at a regional and local level, including interaction and negotiation with the Government on specific issues/topics and Government policy/regulations advocacy.

You will also ensure monitoring and reporting on Institutional Affairs and developments, providing full and regular insights to the business. The role will also mean, you will be a company expert on public policies relating to two or more of the following: Health & Nutrition, Responsible Marketing, Sustainability, Access to Markets & Trade.

This role allows you to lead on key issues including, Thoughtful Treating, including portion labelling (across entire business), Portion Research, Joy of Moving stakeholder engagement, Access to Labour and Trade and Exports. You will support the company and brand strategies to protect and equip them to respond to potential critics on key issues.

As part of your role, you will liaise with Head of Institutional Affairs and Head of Corporate Communications and propose relevant material for Social Media Leverage and propose ways to align or leverage CSR activities for the UK/ROI team.

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for an individual who has strong communication, stakeholder engagement and relationship building skills. A highly organized individual, capable of handling multiple sources of information. A proven ability to communicate and present information clearly and someone who has a continuous improvement mindset; always looking to improve processes and eliminate delays.

How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:

Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world.