Head of GB Corporate Affairs

Home Based
Competitive salary
06 Jun 2017
06 Jul 2017
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

At McCain, we believe good ethics is good business. It guides who we are, what we do and how we do it. The result is good food, simply made.  

Are you passionate about creating support and advocacy for a company?  Do you excel in a collaborative, supportive and driven environment where you can provide thought leadership?  If so please read on into this hugely exciting opportunity with McCain!

McCain are looking to appoint an individual to take on the position of Head of GB Corporate Affairs.  This role will give you the opportunity to directly influence to engage in the field of government relations, public relations and corporate communication, implementing the strategy in partnership with the GB board of Directors and Global Corporate Affairs team.  You will support profitable top line growth, brand reputation, best in class execution and driving a sustainable cost advantage.

Based in North Yorkshire, McCain are a business that embodies good business, good ethics and good people, with core family values at the heart of its operation.  McCain provides a collaborative, team orientated environment with a supportive, driven and positive culture, and as a global company  operating across a number of channels offers many varied opportunities to develop your career.  Operating across 160 countries, through 51  production facilities and 20,000 employees… A world of opportunity awaits!

As Head of GB Corporate Affairs you will be responsible for the GB based team and accountable for the GB Corporate Affairs function, aligning local GB strategy to global strategy for all internal, external and CSR communication and engagement activities, including:

  • Develop and execute strategy to maximise engagement with employees, the community and local stakeholders
  • Support effective business transformation by managing and delivering relevant communications
  • Act as a liaison between internal clients and external agencies
  • Network and work hand in hand with the government, the local community and the media, optimising opportunity and managing and mitigating risk
  • Provide relevant crisis and issue management support
  • Write or supervise the writing of materials in various formats to meet the specific communication objectives

Successful candidates will have proven experience operating in a similar role within an FMCG environment.  You will be able to demonstrate strong leadership skills and development of people, hold strong commercial acumen, and have strong influencing, negotiation and communication skills. You will be a natural networker, able to engage at all levels and already understand the FMCG industry along with industry bodies and associations.  You will be a character who can work to ambiguity, prioritise, with high attention to detail and be well organised.

This is a hugely exciting opportunity for someone who is looking for challenge and who is hungry to progress and make an impact!  If you’re an individual who would describe yourself as driven, passionate and someone who can simplify the most complex of situations, who is all about creating support and advocacy through corporate communications and relationships, please don’t hesitate in applying.

To apply directly please send a copy of your CV and cover letter through to Emilie.gregson@advocate-group.co.uk or alternatively please apply via the link below.

Whilst we will always endeavour to respond to you, due to the high levels of applications we receive this isn’t always possible. If you are not contacted within 3 working days, you have unfortunately not been shortlisted for this role.

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