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Manager Group Public Affairs

Date:  20-Nov-2021
Job Req ID:  1526
Company:  John Swire & Sons (HK) Ltd.
Location: 

HKSAR, HK

 

John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited

 

The Swire group is a multi-national, multi-disciplined commercial group, with its principal areas of operations in the Asia Pacific region, and centred on the Greater China area.  We pride ourselves on being original and forward-looking, setting standards for operational excellence wherever we do business – qualities that have guided our operations for over 200 years.

 

John Swire & Sons (H.K.) Limited is the holding company of the publicly-listed conglomerate, Swire Pacific Ltd.  Our Group Public Affairs Department invites applications for the following position:

 

 

Manager Group Public Affairs

 


The Job:

 

We are looking for a seasoned public affairs professional to help build strategic relationships with stakeholders, to communicate our corporate narratives to external stakeholders, to manage issues, and to lead the public affairs function.  

 


Responsibilities:

 

•    Devise plans that cultivate strategic relationships with the media (both local and international media), opinion leaders, government officials and other key stakeholders, and manage the execution of such plans.  
•    Monitor the key social, economic and political issues in Hong Kong, and to keep senior management abreast of the development of these issues through regular written reports and analysis.  
•    Support the management of issues and incidents that have a direct impact on the Group’s businesses, and to co-ordinate responses from group companies; to support the development of corporate messages in response to the development of issues. 
•    Draft press releases, speeches, corporate statements and other corporate messages to support corporate events and new business developments. 
•    Provide consultation service to operating companies on public affairs, corporate communications and crisis management as needed. 
•    Support the interim and annual results announcement of Swire Pacific, which includes the production of interim and annual reports and the management of press conferences and analyst briefings.
 


Requirements:

 

•    A Bachelor’s degree, with at least 10-12 years relevant managerial experience in a sizeable organization or listed company.
•    Strong relationship with the local and international media, key influencers, and financial commentators. 
•    A strong understanding of current affairs and the media / social media landscape.  
•    Excellent analytical skills and writing skills. 
•    Preferably with experience in crisis and issue management.
•    Excellent communication skills in both spoken and written English and Chinese. Fluent Putonghua is required.
•    Good interpersonal and presentation skills are required.

 

 

Application:

 

We offer competitive package to the right candidate. Qualified and interested parties please send us your application by clicking “Apply Now”.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer.  All applications received will be used exclusively for selection purposes and handled confidentially by authorized personnel only.  Your application may also be considered for other suitable positions within the Swire group.  (Please indicate clearly on your application if you would not like to be considered for other positions within the group.)  Unsuccessful applications will be destroyed after an appropriate time.

The Swire Group is committed to creating an inclusive and supportive working environment for all our people regardless of their age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, relationship, family status, disability, race, ethnicity, nationality, religious or political beliefs. We believe in creating an environment where people feel comfortable at work and able to realise their full potential.