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Marketing & Communications Specialist

Job Level:  Professional
Location: 

Singapore, SG, 068897

Due Date:  1/7/2022
Area of Expertise:  Communication & Public Relations
Unit:  Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Not applicable
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  8916

From airplanes, satellites, the world’s biggest ships and tallest buildings, to cyber-attacks, natural catastrophes or climate change, Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty (AGCS) has got the major risks fully covered when it comes to protecting businesses.


Are you interested in joining our adventure by becoming our Marketing & Communication Specialist, based in our Singapore office?

 

 

Job Purpose

 

This role is a generalist Communications role with a local coordination and liaison function for Communications activities Asia Pacific in the region. This role also closely supports the Regional Head of Marketing and Communications Asia Pacific across a wide range of activities including media relations and implementation and delivery of marketing activities and events across the Region to raise AGCS brand profile amongst clients and external stakeholders. The role includes active participation in a range of other communications-related tasks, alongside the role’s primary responsibilities, such as external communications, media relations and liaison with Communications teams in other AGCS locations (London, New York/Chicago, Paris, South Africa, Brazil and Munich) and Allianz community in Asia Pacific.

 

Key Responsibilities

 

  • Internal communications across Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty from an Asia Pacific perspective.
    Direct responsibility for coordination, management, support and delivery of internal communications activities across AGCS in Asia Pacific, individually or in coordination with other team members (local and global), such as: news/announcements, CEO/Board, strategy and management & leadership communications, Intranet (supporting the Digital Communications Officer in Munich). Support Global communication deliverables such as Global Update, briefing notes and other newsletters as required. Copywriting and drafting communications.

 

  • External communications across AGCS Asia Pacific
    Development and responsibility of sections of AGCS Asia Pacific website ; supporting in contributions to thought leadership publications; supporting other external communication activities such as conference speeches, roundtables and media relations. Support media relations activities in general, assisting or deputising for Regional Head of Marketing and Communications where needed, with responsibility also for areas of media monitoring and update of media database and press lists.

 

  • Ownership and Responsibility for Intranet AGCS Asia Pacific sections
    Direct responsibility to ensure the intranet is accurate, to update and relevant with high quality content. 
    Train and onboard new joiners to use the intranet as key source of information on a regular basis. 

 

  • General Communications activities
    Alongside the above responsibilities, the role will also support and contribute to Asia Communications team activities, including scheduled activities and ad hoc projects, such as change communications, digital communications (incl. Social Media) and media relations, as well as with Global Communications projects.

 

  • Advertising, Brand management and Event Management 
    Creation of corporate banners, 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 AGCS/Allianz global sponsorship assets and support on the development of collaterals, brochures and newsletters. Draft large client wins, support in editing content for client newsletters, drafting of client covering letters for publications. 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 suppliers. Other key projects include: launch events, sponsorship activity at conferences, planning and advisory with LoB heads/Country CEOs on opportunities for client events and technical seminars. Topic discussions and preparation of talking points, slide decks and other material. 

 

  • Local Liaison
    Regular liaison and close working relationships will be needed with the Communications team and other stakeholders in all AGCS locations as well as other Allianz entities based in Singapore

 

Key Requirements

 

General Skills

  • Strategic orientation and understanding of commercial business environment, to support communication of AGCS/Allianz strategy
  • Solid communication, presentation and relationship management skills
  • Ability to prioritise and structure a high work load, identify key issues and work unsupervised to deadlines in a fast changing environment.
  • Inter-personal skills, including ability to understand others’ perspectives and agendas

 

Technical Skills 

  • Knowledge of theoretical and operational principles and techniques of internal communications including in change environments
  • Journalistic skills and media relations experience  to include copywriting, information research and analysis, story telling, ability to work accurately to tight deadlines.
  • Strong media relation skills: ability to identify media opportunities; preparing briefing documents.
  • Competence with MS Word and PowerPoint and MS Excel. Use of Adobe InDesign, Adobe Campaign, Adobe Photoshop and handling of online Content Management tools (intranet/website)

 

Required Experience

  • Minimally 3-5 years of strong communications track record with a practical focus on applied internal or change communications
  • Demonstrable experience of how to deal with the media and other stakeholders, with good regional media contacts and awareness
  • Experience of working internationally and/or remotely with global teams across numerous locations
  • Marketing and communications experience
  • Services or B2B background preferred – experience of insurance not essential, although in Group or Operating Entity (OE) communications environment would be strongly beneficial.

 

Education

  • Bachelor degree in Journalism, communications or business
  • Professional communications qualification highly desirable

 

Languages

  • English (Fluent - native level)
  • 2nd Asian langauge preferred (Fluent - able to negotiate)

 

 

More about Allianz & AGCS


The benefits of joining AGCS:

  • Hybrid working model, which recognizes the value in a balance between remote and office-based working, giving you the flexibility to organize the way you work
  • An exciting and versatile job with an opportunity to work alongside skilled and specialised colleagues from all over the world
  • An environment where innovation and challenging the status quo is encouraged
  • Wellbeing policies/initiatives to support a positive work life balance
  • A competitive compensation and benefits package
  • Continuous learning: A large portfolio of continuous learning opportunities to help you stay relevant in your current role, grow into future roles and meet the demands of the workplace
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You will be accepted for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs

 

Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us. 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.

Allianz is an equal opportunity employer and therefore welcomes applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability or sexual orientation. Diversity of minds is an integral part of Allianz’ company culture.