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Title:  Communication Manager (m/f/d)

Job ID:  23453
Country:  Germany
City:  Cologne
Professional area:  Corporate Affairs & Communications
Contract type:  Temporary
Professional level:  Experienced

JTI is a leading international tobacco company with operations in more than 130 countries. We are the global owner of world-renowned brands such as Winston, the number two cigarette brand in the world, and Camel (outside the US). Our global brands also include Mevius, LD and Natural American Spirit. By manufacturing the internationally recognized Logic e-cigarette brand, JTI also plays an important role in the e-cigarette market.


Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, we employ over 45,000 people across the globe. We were recently awarded Global Top Employer for the fifth consecutive year and as Top Employer certification in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. This is recognition of our outstanding talent strategy, energizing culture and commitment to learning and development.


We are a member of the Japan Tobacco Group of Companies. For more information visit


In order to strengthen our Corporate Affairs & Communications department based in Cologne, we are looking for a Communication Manager (m/f/d) as of now.

The department's area of responsibility includes all areas of corporate communications with all relevant target groups internally and externally. Internal communications focus on our two locations in Germany - Cologne as the headquarters of the German marketing and sales organization and Trier as an international location for production, research & development and global functions.


Your Responsibilities:

  • Further develop and implement our community investment strategy in Germany in alignment with our global strategy
  • Manage effectively our community investment programs on local level
  • Lead community investment programs related communications
  • Strengthen the dialogue with Japanese embassies
  • Supervise the development of publications and communication material as appropriate to enhance JTI visibility, awareness, understanding and reputation amongst identified allies
  • Produce texts for external and internal publications, content production online and offline; compose articles for different target groups. Support updating and maintaining media monitoring systems and communications impact assessments.
  • In alignment with CA&C Head initiate, structure and support internal communication processes, as well as internal media (such as Local Insight Online German Market and Employee magazine). Support change management of employees in using the new site structure and communication possibilities.
  • Plan, implement and monitor campaigns on corporate and local topics via social media channels. Work closely with corporate and regional departments. Develop and deliver the online communication strategy together with the CA&C Head and identify channels to build high interest in JTIs issues.
  • Manage specific projects such as communication/media campaigns and design local communication strategy in alignment with CA&C Head

Your Profile:

  • University degree (bachelor or higher) in communications, politics or similar
  • Minimum 2 years work experience in FMCG, focus on a corporate affairs and PR function (respective experience in Japan would be an asset), experience in digital and classic media communication and experience in media relations
  • Work experience in NGOs and/or authorities
  • Fluent in German and English, Japanese would be an asset
  • Team player with high self-management skills
  • Effective cross-functional communication skills
  • Solid user of Office Applications (advanced Word, PowerPoint & Excel) and experience in content-management systems (SharePoint)


Your Chance:

Take your chance and join one of the "Top Employer 2019" in Germany.

We offer you a challenging and varied job in an international company. Continuous further training and attractive framework conditions are fundamental components of our personnel concept.


Have we aroused your interest?

Then apply directly with your complete application documents (CV, cover letter & certificates) stating your earliest possible starting date via our online system: (Job ID 23453).



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