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Junior Communications Officer
This role is a generalist Communications role with a local coordination and liaison function for local Marketing and Communications activities. The role is responsible for internal communications across AGCS Asia Pacific and supports in the implementation and delivery of marketing activities and events across the Region to raise AGCS brand profile amongst clients and external stakeholders. As a member of the Global Communications team, the role also includes active participation in a range of other communications-related tasks, alongside the role’s primary responsibilities, including liaison with Communications teams in other AGCS locations (London, New York/Chicago, Paris, Singapore and Munich).
Internal communications across Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty from a local perspective~crlf~##Direct responsibility for coordination, management, support and delivery of internal communications activities across AGCS, individually or in coordination with other team members (local and global), such as: news/announcements, CEO/Board, strategy and management & leadership communications, Intranet (primary responsibility for this is with the Digital Communications Officer position in Munich).~crlf~##Support delivery of quarterly CEO Newsletter, briefing notes and other newsletters as required. Copywriting and drafting communications, including Letters of Commendation. ~crlf~~crlf~Multi-media and Social media content creation~crlf~##Creating and editing videos and social media content for internal and external use. Logistical support in hosting webinars and online events with WebEx, Pigeonhole and other virtual platforms. ~crlf~ ~crlf~External communications across AGCS~crlf~##Development and support of Websites (primary responsibility for the AGCS main website is with the Digital Communications Officer position in Munich), Working with Publications Editor and teams to produce AGCS publications and thought leadership e.g. white papers, market studies, reports, fact sheets etc, Pay-per-click advertising – planning, liaison with agency, purchasing and monitoring ~crlf~ ~crlf~Advertising, Brand management and Event Management~crlf~##Creation of banners and corporate standees, localization and placement of advertisements in media publications both online and print; creation of digital advertisements/banners for online sponsorship; coordination, organization and rollout of activities within AGCS Asia Pacific around Allianz global sponsorship assets (eg. Olympics, football, drone league etc) and support on the development of collaterals, brochures, newsletters, agency co-ordination. ~crlf~##Draft large client wins, support in editing content of client newsletters, drafting of client covering letters for publications.~crlf~##Other key projects include : launchevents, sponsorship activity at conferences, planning and advisory with senior management on opportunities for client events and technical seminars. Topic discussions and preparation of talking points, slide decks and other material.~crlf~##Coordination of logistics for all events – invitations, RSVP, catering, venue selection, production of customized corporate gifts, sponsored booth activities and liaison with all third-party supplier.~crlf~ ~crlf~General Communications activities~crlf~##Alongside the above responsibilities, the role will also support and contribute to Local Marketing and Communications team activities, including scheduled activities and ad hoc projects, such as change communications, digital communications (incl. Social Media) and media relations.~crlf~ ~crlf~Local Liaison~crlf~##Regular liaison and close working relationships will be needed with the Communications team and other stakeholders in all AGCS locations.~crlf~
Required Experience~crlf~##Strong communications track record with a practical focus on applied internal or change communications~crlf~##Services or B2B background preferred – experience of insurance not essential, although in Allianz Group or OE communications environment would be strongly beneficial.~crlf~##Experience of working internationally and of remotely global teams across numerous locations~crlf~##Demonstrable experience of how to deal with the media and other stakeholders~crlf~##Marketing communications experience~crlf~ ~crlf~Education / Certification~crlf~##Degree in Journalism, communications or law with business or work experience in field of expertise~crlf~ ~crlf~Technical Skills~crlf~##Knowledge of theoretical and operational principles and techniques of internal communications including in change environments~crlf~##Journalistic skills to include copywriting, information research and analysis, story telling, ability to work accurately to tight deadlines~crlf~##Strategic orientation and understanding of commercial business environment, to support communication of AGCS/Allianz strategy~crlf~##Competence with MS Word and PowerPoint and MS Excel and video creation software. Use of Photoshop and handling of online Content Management tools (intranet/website/social media)~crlf~ ~crlf~General Skills~crlf~##Communication, presentation and relationship management skills~crlf~##Ability to remain calm and measured in stressful scenarios, including crisis situations.~crlf~##Ability to prioritise and structure a high work load, identify key issues and work unsupervised to deadlines in a fast changing environment.~crlf~##Inter-personal skills, including ability to understand others’ perspectives and agendas~crlf~ ~crlf~Languages~crlf~##English Fluent (native level)~crlf~##Mandarin (preferred) - Fluent (able to negotiate)~crlf~
Note to Recruitment Agencies ~crlf~In sourcing for candidates, Allianz works only with selected recruitment agencies expressly engaged under written agreements and specifically mandated for particular roles by the Allianz HR team. Allianz shall not pay or be obliged or liable to pay any recruitment fees of any kind to any recruitment age.
Allianz is the home for those who dare – a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people – both its 100 million private and corporate customers and more than 147,000 employees – Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers’ trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group.~crlf~~crlf~We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is a leading global corporate insurance carrier and a key business unit of Allianz Group. We provide risk consultancy, Property-Casualty insurance solutions and alternative risk transfer for a wide spectrum of commercial, corporate and specialty risks across 10 dedicated lines of business.~crlf~Our customers are as diverse as business can be, ranging from Fortune Global 500 companies to small businesses, and private individuals. Among them are not only the world’s largest consumer brands, tech companies and the global aviation and shipping industry, but also wineries, satellite operators or Hollywood film productions. They all look to AGCS for smart answers to their largest and most complex risks in a dynamic, multinational business environment and trust us to deliver an outstanding claims experience.
Worldwide, AGCS operates with its own teams in 32 countries and through the Allianz Group network and partners in over 200 countries and territories, employing over 4,300 people. As one of the largest Property-Casualty units of Allianz Group, we are backed by strong and stable financial ratings. In 2019, AGCS generated a total of €9.1 billion gross premium globally.~crlf~For more information, visit www.agcs.allianz.com or follow us on Twitter @AGCS_Insurance and LinkedIn.~crlf~~crlf~
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