HEAD, CORPORATE BRAND AND SUSTAINABILITY

  • Full Time
  • Nigeria

Lafarge Africa Plc

Job Description
We are seeking a talented Brand & Sustainability Manager to manage corporate branding strategies and initiatives for the Company, while also leading the development and execution of a nationwide sustainability program.

 

The Corporate Brand and Sustainability Manager leads the development and execution of a country-wide and broad-based strategic sustainability initiative deriving from the Group Sustainable Development Ambitions. He/She also manages the corporate brand

and image building strategies of the company. Both assignments are intrinsic and strategic to the building of a positive reputation and perception for the company with its internal and external stakeholders.

 

MAIN ACTIVITIES / RESPONSIBILITIES

 

SUSTAINABILITY

Lead the formulation and implementation of the company’s long-term sustainability vision and operating principles within the country, and lead the development of a high-level strategy to support them.

Coordinate the Leadership Team’s activation of the Group’s Sustainability Ambitions to develop country specific sustainability ambitions Using the Sustainability compass, develop and co-ordinate the company’s Sustainability Ambitions and Policies.

Co-ordinate and support the activities of the different Sustainability Project Managers on the Country’s Sustainability Ambitions on: Dust Control, Affordable Housing, Education & Local Job Creation, CSR Maturity and Stakeholder Engagement ; Diversity ; Road Transport , Ethics & Governance, Alternative Fuels & Biomass and Visual Impact.

Continuously secure and leverage senior level commitment and support for integrating sustainable development into core processes and decision-making.

Collaborate with the company’s internal groups (for example, function heads, plant management, industrial ecology etc) to develop a coordinated sustainability plan.

Serve as the internal leader and “go to” expert for sustainability, monitoring emerging trends, programs and issues, and communicating and educating others on sustainability topics

Partnerships: build effective partnerships with external organizations to support sustainability efforts.

Ensure appropriate internal controls and measurement systems are in place to support sustainability efforts.

Sustainable Development Communications:

Collaborate closely with internal subject matter experts e.g., Head of Industrial Ecology, Health & Safety etc. to ensure appropriate responses and communications on their subject areas.

Work with the Internal and Corporate Communications team to ensure there is effective internal and external communications of Sustainability and CSR activity including stakeholder engagement. Foster a culture of sustainability through ongoing organizational communications and education.

Facilitate internal and external communications and visibility as the company spokesperson on sustainability issues.

CORPORATE BRANDING

Brand Image management:

Develop and execute an annual brand plan aimed at Corporate name recognition/familiarity and reputation building. This will include but is not limited to: corporate launch campaigns, advertising, Sponsorships, Architects’ Relations/other professional bodies, Participation at Trade fairs/Exhibitions, Promotions

Manage the country corporate brand architecture and implement the Group brand positioning locally. Support the development and cascading of company’s Vision,

Build a corporate social responsibility policy/vision for the company

Drive the development and execution of policies and programs that are consistent with the strategic framework of the Group and aligned with the country business strategies.

Ensure that the company’s CSR investments and interventions build corporate reputation and contribute to driving corporate success.

Establish Country Corporate Social Investment (CSI) Platforms and put in place a monitoring framework for evaluation of CSI and CSR

Conduct research, come up with ideas, create detailed plans, and implement and coordinate a range of activities and initiatives, which are designed to have a positive impact on communities and the society.

Work with external agency to develop and maintain detailed proposals for CSR, including identifying and implementing sponsorships with non-profit and other organizations to demonstrate commitment externally

Country Volunteering Champion: oversee extensive Employee Volunteerism across the country’s operations.

PEOPLE DEVELOPMENT:

Support the effort of the Country Communications Director in developing communications professionals within the company.

 

The incumbent influences and interacts regularly with all categories of Staff in all country operations and offers professional advice on effective communication including the Leadership Team who sponsor the different Sustainability Ambitions of the Company.

Also liaises with Group Sustainable Development experts in understanding, cascading and implementing Group priorities; interacts regularly with the external public for good reputation management including NGOs, Sustainable Development Agencies, Government Agencies, Organized Private Sector

Requirements
What we are looking for

Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Communications or related fields

Advanced degree would be an added advantage

Minimum of 7 years’ relevant industry experience, with at least 3 years in a similar role.

Strong professional experience of Corporate Brand Management and strong understanding of sustainable Development strategies.

Ability to work and interact with top level management executives and high powered external stakeholders

Able to travel

 

Technical / Functional Skills:

• Excellent written and oral communication skills

• Effectively work with cross-functional teams

• Strong communication professional

 

Be able to attend the recruitment Summit in London on either the 18th or 19th of April 2024

 

• Ability to work and interact with top level management executives and high powered external stakeholders

• Ability to think creatively and strategically

 

Behavioral competence:

• Good interpersonal relationship

• Strong team player

• Self confidence

• Tact and tolerance

• Safety loud

• Multi-skilled individual who can multi-task

Leadership and managerial abilities

 

 

Benefits
What we are offering

 

• Competitive pay

• Financial support for adjustment in Nigeria

• Health Insurance for you and 4 dependents

• Training opportunities – local and global

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