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Russian Federation
Moscow Oblast
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
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Why Work at Lenovo

Here at Lenovo, we believe in smarter technology for all, so we spend our time building a society that’s brighter and more inclusive. 

And we go big. No, not big—huge.

We’re not just a Fortune Global 500 company, we’re one of Fortune’s Most Admired. We’re in 180 markets, working with 63,000 brilliant colleagues and counting. And we’re known for the world’s most complete portfolio of smart technology, from devices to software to infrastructure.

With our ingenuity, we help millions—not just the select few—experience our version of a smarter future. 

The one thing that’s missing? Well… you...

Description and Requirements

We are looking for a talented communications leader to drive our PR activities and employee communications in the East region (Russia, Ukraine & Kazakhstan) across all our business areas - Lenovo PCs & Smart Devices, Motorola smartphones, infrastructure solutions and services.

The role will be based in Moscow reporting to the EMEA Director of Communications & Events. However, Lenovo operates a ‘country-first’ model, requiring close collaboration and coordination with the local business leader, marketing manager and product teams.

Position responsibilities:

* Lead for all internal and external communications activities within the East region
* Development and driving of communications strategy, goals, budget and tactics in line with both local, EMEA and global priorities.
* Management of local communications agency to drive Lenovo’s reputation in the East region - particularly with media, seeking high-level placements in print, broadcast and online media with a particular focus on Tier1 general, business, consumer and gaming media.
* Engage audiences across traditional and new media, including organic social media amplification.
* Exploit media relationships and cultivate new contacts within target media.
* Guide executive communications promoting the Regional General Manager and his leadership team as key spokespeople.
* Maintaining an efficient press office: manage media inquiries, media relations and interview requests.
* Crisis/issues management and conflict litigation.
* Content creation (press releases, byline articles and keynote presentations, executive speech writing, etc.)
* Monitor, analyze and communicate PR results on a monthly basis.
* Evaluate opportunities for partnerships, sponsorships and paid media agreements.
* Build relationships with thought leaders to grow industry awareness.
* Maintain a keen understanding of industry trends affecting clients and make appropriate recommendations regarding communication strategy surrounding them, including Thought Leadership content, hot trends and ESG topics.

Position requirements:

* Proven working experience of 8-10 years in public relations both agency roles and/or inhouse preferably in in the technology sector and ideally within global companies or working for international brands. 
* Established relationships with key journalists in target media.
* Native-level Russian speaker, fluent in English (written and spoken).
* Experience with a wide range of marketing disciplines, and understanding of how to leverage paid, earned, owned and shared channels. Strong written and verbal communication skills, including experience with senior leadership.

The successful candidate must:

* Be an EXPERT communications professional: proven track record designing and executing successful public relations campaigns in Russia plus knowledge of Ukraine and Kazakhstan media landscape.
* Be a TEAM player: Work seamlessly with EMEA communications and local marketing, product and leadership stakeholders.
* Be ORGANIZED: Have strong project management skills in multitasking; able to juggle multiple priorities and take end-to-end ownership of projects
* Be STRATEGIC: Be able to make strategic, prudent decisions (at times without full information)
* Be INFLUENTIAL: Be able to course-correct and influence key, senior stakeholders in a fast-paced environment against fast-breaking developments and timelines
* Be HARDWORKING: Be a strategic thinker as well as a practical doer, comfortable getting things done despite limited resources
* Be CURIOUS: Constantly challenge the status quo; be entrepreneurial in pursuing new communications ideas and better ways of storytelling - with a sharp eye for great creative and detail
* BE CONFIDENT: Articulate, confident and tactful in interacting with senior leadership, from presenting an internal communications plan to facilitating executive press interviews
* Be ACCOUNTABLE: Develop, measure and report on metrics that inform strategy and track performance.

What We Offer:

* A multitude of professional and personal opportunities.
* An open and stimulating environment within one of the most forwarding thinking IT companies.
* A chance to be the entrepreneur of your assigned territory.
* Flat structures and fast decision-making processes.
* An international team with a high focus on Gender Diversity.
* Opportunities within Strong Employer Brand.
* Attractive compensation package.

Sounds interesting? Send us your profile today & we are looking forward to discussing this opportunity with you soon!
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