External Relations Manager

Last updated 11 days ago
Location:Sydney
Job Type:Full Time

An exciting career opportunity is now available for an experienced Government Relations professional.

About the role

Reporting to the Head of Marketing & Corporate Affairs, you will be responsible for driving SUEZ’s positive reputation across Community, Government & Media Engagement.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Anticipate, identify and manage potential reputational issues. Prepare communications plans to minimise impact on SUEZ’s reputation.
  • Identify and develop thought leadership and Public Relations opportunities to support SUEZ’s brand positioning.
  • Support SUEZ’s engagement with government and industry stakeholders to advocate for favourable business outcomes.
  • Provide ongoing advice to a range of internal stakeholders on government and policy changes
  • Maintain positive and engaging relationships with government, media and industry associations
  • Maintain a solid policy framework by leading policy development and preparing government submissions
  • Maintain a government grant framework to support submissions and grant funding for circular economy development projects
  • Manage reactive media enquiries on a day to day basis

About you

Tertiary qualifications in Public Relations, Media, Communications or Political Science are required together with relevant government relations/media experience and a comprehensive understanding of the Australian political system. You have experience in Project Management coupled with exceptional written and verbal communication skills. You can adapt to a fast-paced environment and work with stakeholders at all levels.

Above all, your core values align with ours – a passion for the environment, respect, true team spirit and a customer first approach.

What’s on Offer

This rewarding opportunity will work with a wide range of stakeholders across the SUEZ ANZ business including interactions with our CEO. We offer flexible working conditions, a range of employee benefits, and the opportunity to be part of a collaborative, fun and highly motivated Marketing & Corporate Affairs team where you will work on a range of exciting and challenging business projects.