Head Of Corporate Communications


Zaventem, BE Reading, GB Berlin, DE Avignon, FR Dublin 12, IE Strassen, LU


Job Title: Head of Corporate Communications

Location: HQ Zaventem, Belgium (Hybrid working) or Europe with 2-3 days a week in Zaventem, Belgium

Salary: Competitive + Bonus + Excellent Benefits


An introduction to Etex

At Etex, our purpose is to inspire new ways of living. By joining Etex, you won’t just be joining an international leader, you will inspire people around the world to build living spaces that are ever safer, more sustainable, smarter and beautiful. You’ll be joining a company who wants to inspire change.

We are committed to making a positive human impact on the world. In return, we’ll reward you by investing in your development and your personal well-being. Whilst our core values help us develop those effective and sustainable lightweight solutions we’re known for, it’s our people that matter most!

Our diverse and inclusive workforce always strives for excellence. We have over 100 years of experience manufacturing high-performance building solutions. Etex is a company that is committed to success - and when you join us, we’ll be committed to you.


About the Corporate Communications team

The Corporate Communications function is responsible for developing and implementing the group’s corporate communication strategy focused on enhancing Etex’s reputation and establishing a constructive dialogue with both internal and external stakeholders. In this role, you will lead, manage and develop a team of 7 across external, internal, and digital communications.


About the role

This role represents a unique opportunity to drive and evolve our global communication strategy. Reporting to the CEO, you will provide strategic communications counsel to members of the Executive Leadership Team and ensure effective delivery of internal and external messaging for the group.


This role will see you

  • Lead the full spectrum of communications activities including internal and external communications, consumer PR, crisis and issues management, financial and M&As reporting
  • Deliver impactful communications that inform, educate and engage employees through a variety of internal communications channels
  • Develop and implement creative communications strategies and execute public relations campaigns enhancing our brand awareness
  • Shape financial and M&As communications based on figures and stories, managing channels such as Annual Report, Sustainability Report and Shareholders meetings
  • Build a compelling corporate and internal brand enhancing employee engagement and generating compelling stories that make a positive impact on our brand reputation
  • Manage relationships with external agencies and a crisis communications plan



About you

This role suits a senior communications professional who is able to coach and influence senior leaders. You will be a strong storyteller with the ability to create engaging, compelling communications aligned to global priorities and initiatives.


What do you need to be successful in this role

  • Comfortable leading and developing a team and working in complex multi-channel environments
  • A strategic mindset and strong stakeholder management skills with the ability to engage, negotiate and influence key stakeholders
  • Demonstrable experience in developing and implementing internal and corporate communications programmes, reputation and media management within a complex,  international environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English with other languages as an advantage
  • Experience of effective agency management, media evaluation and analysis
  • Experience of using digital channels and social media strategies
  • Strong planning and project management and budget management skills
  • Experience in financial communications and M&A and crisis management
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent PR qualification
  • Ability to travel internationally when required



Our Social Responsibilities  

Etex has a clear commitment to help build a better, sustainable future. We work towards this vision by caring about our social and environmental impacts and working on innovative solutions for the building industry. 

Our ambition is to reduce negative effects and scale up positive impacts. We prioritise decarbonisation, including the use of renewable energy, as well as circularity, with a first focus on waste management.

We engage in a wide range of voluntary initiatives which offer support to local communities through partnerships and social projects. Our teammates know their local communities best, we are proud of the numerous projects and actions initiated around the world that are based on the awareness of their communities’ needs.



Commitment to diversity 

We’re incredibly proud of the community we’ve created at Etex. We form a global team of over 11,000 individuals from an enormous variety of backgrounds, races, faiths, and genders. Our diversity is our strength, and we are committed to ensuring that all of our teammates feel included and happy at work. 

If you require any additional support with your application, please do not hesitate to get in touch so that we can make arrangements for you.