In Nigeria, the name, UniCem stands for advanced technology, quality product and the leading supplier of cement in the South-South and South-East regions. As the second largest cement plant in Nigeria, our core activities are the manufacture and sale of Ordinary Portland Cement.
UniCem has its head office based in Calabar and all cement manufacturing operations have been consolidated at the 2.5million tons per annum Mfamosing plant, north-east of Calabar.
Our mission statement indicates that we strive to be one of the most socially responsible cement companies in Nigeria. In achieving this we operate on the basis of best practices in accordance with shareholder, lender and local Nigerian legal and regulatory requirements so far as corporate governance, good corporate citizenship and sustainable practices.
Job Title: Communication Manager
Implement the corporate internal and external communication policies, strategy and guidance in order to disseminate, develop and maintain strong communication as approved by management and Act as Company’s resource of communications’ expertise and guidance.
To support in providing local brand management, promotion, quality control and co-ordination for all departmental communications e.g. publications, promotional materials leaflets, posters, etc
To organize local company internal events requiring wide publicity to motivate its employees or promote company’s image and creating awareness in the operating environment e.g. Road projects, Community Development Projects, corporate staff briefings, etc.
Facilitate the communication of key corporate messages to organization’s employees.
To effectively manage key communication channels including local publications, intranet/internet, Newsletters, Magazines etc
Presenting and maintaining a positive public image of the organization which include proactively developing media outreach strategies, creating and implementing product or service announcements by working closely with related government department and agencies as the need arises.
Proactively engage the cascading communication of the business strategy through all departments within the company.
Liaise with key functions involved in developing and implementing the business strategy to prioritize the key messages to be communicated.
Use existing communication channels and develop new channels to ensure penetration to all employees.
Conduct a detailed follow-up of all business strategy communications to test feasibility, penetration and direction.
Creating announcements to inform all employees about business developments.
Supporting the UNICEM Intranet by providing content on all business developments.
Liaising with external agencies to create a quarterly internal magazine. Includes soliciting articles and photos from across the company, researching and writing and editing articles and advising on design and layout for each publication.
Support in the development and growth of an e-magazine from the area of business communications.
Support the timely release of the business newsletter with regular business content.
Ensure the successful implementation of the team briefing process as a tool enable the regular cascading of business communications.
General support in regular communication vehicles such as anniversaries and major events
Ensure the strategy is executed under the clear objectives of CSR with UNICEM and Lafarge/HOLCIM.
Knowledge and engagement with CSR activities within the company.
Assess the knowledge, engagement and feedback of employees to ensure it is aligned with the strategic plan.
Actively involved in the Health and Safety drive of the Organization
Desired Skills & Experience
Professional and/or technical competencies:
Bachelor of Science/ Higher National Diploma in Mass Communication, Journalism or Public Relations.
Must be computer literate (Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.)
Age: Not less than 35 years of age.
A minimum of 5 years cognate practical working experience in Research, documentary and communication channels in a well structured Organization.
Excellent project management skills.
Blend of skills in marketing, corporate communications and journalism.
Strong business acumen to interpret complex messages for large audiences.
Experience of communicating strategies to support the managing of an organizational change.
Broad understanding of internal media – ranging from Internet / intranet and phone based to audiovisual.
Excellent command of the English language both written and oral.
Agency management and briefing skills.
Strong computer, excellent reporting skills and Superior professionalism and judgment
Behavioural and/or managerial competencies:
Excellent communication skills with ability to communicate at all levels.
Have values and value others
A self motivated person.
Can work under pressure and under tight deadlines.
A team player.
Capable of working in different cultures.
Excellent communicator capable of effectively influencing at the highest levels
Ability to manage conflicting and shifting priorities and demands
Ability to relate to all levels and across all parts of the business
Self-starter able to operate under broad guidelines within general direction.
Excellent reporter of events and programs
Resourcefulness in solving problems and good Analytical skills
Excellent people management skills and an upbeat and enthusiastic attitude.
Strong organizational and coordination skills and keen attention to detail.