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Global Communications Specialist

  • GE Capital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/30/2017 4:41:22 PM
  • 2836183
  • Job Function: Communications
  • Business Segment: Capital Energy Financial Services
Location(s): United Kingdom ; London

About Us:
GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

It is not about your career… it is not about your job title… it is about who you are…. It is about the impact you are going to make on the world. You want to go into uncharted waters… do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better. GE has been doing that for decades! We will continue to do so! We are the world’s digital industrial company.

At GE Capital we’re not just bankers, we’re builders. Headquartered in Norwalk Connecticut, GE Capital is one of the world’s largest providers of credit and expertise. For more than 1 million businesses, GE Capital provides financing to purchase, lease and distribute equipment, as well as capital for real estate and corporate acquisitions, refinancings and restructurings. GE Capital operates in a number of industries, from airlines, healthcare and energy financing to fleet, franchise and middle market corporate finance. For approximately 80 million consumers, GE Capital offers credit cards and retail sales finance programs. GE Capital is an extension of GE's rich heritage of building and supporting growth, providing customers with insight, knowledge and expertise in addition to financing. At GE, developing people is embedded in our culture and integral to our growth. Join us and you’ll find yourself part of a dynamic team full of professional challenges and opportunities.

GE is diversity. We aim to employ the worlds’ brightest minds to help us create an unlimited source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles - people like you!

Role Summary:
Drives and reinforces understanding of business strategy and customer solutions by working alongside US-based Communications Manager to deliver integrated communications plans for both internal and external global audiences; works with business and leaders to understand key market drivers and commercial objectives, by region; focused on daily execution of tasks, developing solutions based on growing subject expertise; and occasionally represents the department or function at a broader level.

Essential Responsibilities:

• Builds relationships and communicates business strategy, brand and commercial achievements to broader GE audiences in industrial energy segments and key regions around the world
• Drives clarity and consistency in planning and message tailoring by specific audiences
• Ensures messages are driven down into the business using a variety of tactics to reach all audiences
• Curates and contributes content and news for intranet and supporting sites
• Coordinates global Community Relations initiatives
• Supports key leadership initiatives, including employee Town Halls and presentations
• Reports, analyzes and communicates success metrics, and identifies actionable insights
• External Communications:
• Expands global market presence and company brand awareness across paid, earned and owned media channels
• Ensure key messages are delivered consistently and accurately across all external communications channels
• Collaborates with PR agency and builds relationships with key international industry media, enhancing understanding of business structure, drivers and capabilities; supports global executive media preparation and interviews
• Tracks and ensures business is represented in key international thought leadership forums and key industry events
• Writes and edits press releases, and other commercial and thought leadership content
• Assist is the monitoring and analysis of news related to deals and issues
• Contributes content to external company website and social channels


• Degree in Communications, Public Relations, English, Journalism, Business from an accredited college or university; proven years of experience or equivalent knowledge and experience
• Significant experience in a Communications role within a global organization
• Experience from within a related global reaching industry (finance, banking etc…)
• Comfortable working closely with senior management
• Excellent communication skills
• Curiosity about, and willingness to learn the energy industry and GE’s import within energy globally

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

Desired Characteristics:

• Strong interpersonal & leadership skills
• Seasoned writer with eye for detail and consistency
• Balance of creative and execution-focused mindset
• Can-do attitude and a born problem solver
• Positive, enthusiastic and confident attitude
• An excellent planner and a good program manager
• Great people skills and positive spirit
• Ability to juggle several tasks and prioritize effectively

Locations: United Kingdom ; London

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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