Communications Lead - APAC | FTC
Job Type: Full time
See yourself being part of a large, transformational change? This could be the role for you!
At Iress, we make things happen
We believe technology should help people perform better every day. Since our beginning in 1993, people across financial services have trusted us to take their performance to the next level. More than 10,000 businesses and 500,000 people use our software, from the world’s most iconic financial services brands to advice firms of all sizes, banks, insurers, investment managers, traders and brokers. Iress is one of Australia’s largest technology companies and employs more than 2,000 people across Australia, The United Kingdom, Africa, Canada, France, New Zealand and Asia.
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We are seeking a Communications Lead (External and Internal) - APAC, to play a key role in supporting Iress’ overall growth and transformation objectives. As part of the Corporate Affairs and Marketing team, you will provide strategic and execution support to key stakeholders. You will contribute to the strategy and own the execution of Iress’ communications strategy in Australia, NZ and Asia - including cultivating and managing close relationships with key media outlets and journalists and identifying and securing relevant opportunities with influencers across corporate, government and industry channels. You will also play a key role in supporting Iress’ leadership team with strategic internal communications support, as well as contributing to Iress’ investor relations communications program.
This is an exciting opportunity for you to join Iress at a pivotal time in our transformation and support on a number of key initiatives.
Some of the awesome things you’ll be involved with:
Responsible for planning and delivery of Iress’ corporate affairs strategy in APAC, including cultivating and managing close relationships with key media outlets and journalists, identifying and securing relevant opportunities with influencers, and planning and overseeing regular meetings between key Iress spokespeople and relevant media, industry, government and corporate bodies.
Manage executive-level relationships, including:
providing counsel and guidance on internal and external communications issues and opportunities, including drafting content and agendas for regular CEO updates and monthly all-employee Town Halls
effectively managing competing priorities across the business, and
providing strategic counsel and guidance on change communications for internal and external stakeholder groups.
Identify and proactively manage reputation risk in APAC. This includes interpreting industry issues and identifying opportunities for Iress to comment or contribute.
Prioritise and manage the flow of news stories to the media by preparing media releases, articles, interviews, op-eds and other content for the media.
Act as a media spokesperson for Iress to manage opportunities, issues and questions as they arise in a timely manner.
Closely monitor media coverage for effectiveness and impact, and provide internal updates for Board reporting.
What you will bring:
Degree qualifications in Business, Marketing, Communications or related degree
Excellent writing and communications skills, with an ability to easily convey complex and technical concepts
Existing relationships with finance industry and technology media and journalists, as well as a confidence in identifying and building new relationships and a strong ability to pitch ideas to media
Internal communications experience
Why work with us?
8 additional paid days per year to extend your weekends
Generous cash bonus for every successful referral
Annual Profit Share when Iress meets its annual profit targets
Starting school leave - 8.5 days of leave to assist your children with the transition to school
Up to 26 weeks’ paid parental leave for primary carers (up to 4 weeks for secondary carers), and the ability to work part-time when returning to work
3 days’ paid leave per year to participate in charity initiatives
Discounted health insurance premiums
Access to learning and development programs through Udemy
Iress is committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive culture. We strongly believe that diversity is what makes our teams and our products succeed. Our people have different experiences, skills, perspectives and beliefs and everyone’s uniqueness is valued and celebrated.
Our hiring decisions are never based on sexual orientation, race, gender identity, religion, disability, citizenship, marital or family status and age. Even if you feel you don’t meet all of the requirements of the role, we would still like to hear from you!
We’re also proud to be globally recognised as a WORK180 Endorsed Employer that promotes and supports all women in the workplace.
For more information about what we do, our people and values, please visit our website - https://www.iress.com/join-us/careers/