• Pretoria, South Africa
  • 29th May 2019

Profile summary:

44 years old, South African white female. She lives in Pretoria and has a BLC (UP) as well as a Certificate in Public Relations (PRISA). She has been in corporate communication and branding since 1999.

A varied skill-set and broad experience, she has garnered experience from different industries and levels of the communication and stakeholder engagement value chain, strategically building ecosystems linking business and individuals in value chain in order to grow and nurture each other in a conscious and sustainable way.

With a strategic mind-set but creative and hands-on work ethic, she can plan, manage and operationalize the communication and brand management of an organisation in such a way that it supports the strategy of the business, speaks and listens to all its stakeholders and ensure a brand of integrity and authenticity. She can integrate the communication and brand activities in order to strengthen the brand experience for internal and external stakeholders and manage the process and strategy with agility and creativity. Her strengths lie in taking responsibility for projects and portfolio’s, systematic approach, strategic insight, innovative problem solving and succinct knowledge transfer.

She is immediately available and looking for an opportunity in any industry where she can apply her experience and craft as corporate communication and brand specialist and so doing make igniting the potential of an authentic brand.

Summary of Experience:

Her career started out in 1997 at a local lifestyle magazine with a print run of 500 000 where she was assistant editor. She managed and planned production schedules, themes and creative processes. Her career step-changed when she joined a group of 20 engineering companies as group PR and marketing manager. Not only did she have to establish a new function in the group but also run the service as a profit center, serving these group companies with a bouquet of marketing and corporate communication service. She gained invaluable experience in how to assist and advise owners and CEO’s to use marketing and communication as a strategic tool rather than a ‘nice-to- have’. She had her own PR and creative agency for a number of years, focusing on small and medium sized business offering services that included writing, design and production of brand collateral, events management and strategy design. In 2006 she was appointed as brand and corporate communication for a local community radio station with the mandate to rebrand the station to serve the business strategy. The three year plan significantly increased the station’s RAM’s and she had the opportunity to deliver to international papers; One on her communication methodology and one on how to run and in-house magazine for a non for profit. Other recent highlights include managing the corporate communication and brand function for a consulting firm specialising in sustainable business transformation, launching and programme managing an executive leadership academy, chief of operation for the Annual African Sustainability Summit since 2014, driving the strategy of the Summit, designing and curating the programme, briefing and liaising with speakers, sponsors, suppliers, media and guests, serving on the advisory board and grooming entrepreneurs for pitching competitions as well as building a network of change leaders in industry with the Summit team.

 

Category
E-mail
Phone Number
Racial Classification
White
Gender
Female
Job Title
Brand, Communications, PR, Stake holder Manager / Director
Qualifications
BLC Law with English Literature and Philosophy, Certificate in Public Relations
Years of Experience
22
Industry Experience
Engineering, ITC, Entertainment, NGO, Brand Agency
Availability
Immediate
Salary bracket
R900 000p.a
Consultant Name
Jennifer Sutherland
Consultant Email
jennifer@toptalentps.co.za
Consultant Phone Number
072 386 6865

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