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Communications Director- Energy Connection business

  • GE Global Growth Organization
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/24/2017 10:56:51 PM
  • 2797155
  • Job Function: Communications
  • Business Segment: Global Growth Organization Greater China
Location(s): China ; ShangHai; Shanghai

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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.

Role Summary:
The Communications Leader will own all Business, Culture and Organization communication for the Energy Connections business in the region, driving an integrated business communication strategy fully aligned with the central teams. This role will own, develop and execute a wide variety of communications projects that support the strategic and operating goals of the business in the region with both internal and external customers

Essential Responsibilities:
- Lead all culture and organizational communication to management, employees and other internal stakeholders to help achieve business objectives. Prepare, edit, publish and distribute compelling, relevant communications on a timely, cost effective basis. In charge of localizing messaging, organizing local translations and proof-reading as needs
- Integration related communication - Prepare, integrate and implement communication plans for key global business initiatives across the region ensuring they are localized/translated for the region.
- Partner with EC and P&L communications teams to ensure we are supporting teams’ goals in the region.
- Build a business communications plan aligned with overall Asia communication strategy & global EC business priorities
- Partner at a strategic and tactical level with the GGO regional Communications team & business Marketing for external business communication - including branding, brochures, product data sheets, collateral, executive presentations, advertising, promotions, public relations, trade shows, technical seminars, and customer events
- Work with the central/GGO media team to ensure aligned messages and positioning internally & externally. Own the business messages and priorities and align with the regional calendar and plan.
- Support press and investor relations team in relevant communications to media, shareholders and stock exchanges as per statutory guidelines. Includes press relations, media releases, investor event, etc.
- Lead on crisis communications for EC in the region.

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
Minimum 10 years of experience in communications (writing, graphics, production, special events, tradeshows, marcom. etc)
Minimum 2 years of experience in a leadership role
Good command of both Mandarin Chinese and English

Desired Characteristics:
Degree in Communications/MBA
Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of organization
Strong leadership / influence and ability to work effectively in matrix organization
Customer centric mindset
Experience in the energy/ power industry with good understanding of the sector
Ability to work in matrix organization with multiple stakeholders
Stand-alone role so ability to work on own but knows how to leverage the shared function
A good team player

Locations: China ; ShangHai; Shanghai

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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