Corporate Communications Manager - Global Brands

Job reference: 132586BR Previous
Location: London, Kings Place
Function area: Communications and PR
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week

An exciting opportunity managing a new proactive Corporate Communications function within the Global Brands arm of Walgreens Boots Alliance, building our business reputation as a global leader in Beauty, Sourcing and Healthcare Innovation. By shaping multiple audiences’ perceptions of our business, you will contribute to the delivery of our business strategy and be able to make a material impact on both our business and the dynamic health and beauty sectors worldwide.

Key Responsibilities:

• Internal and external corporate communications working alongside our Brand PR specialists, Global Newsroom team, and the Communications teams across our matrixed business
• You will build and protect the reputation of Global Brands through consistently high-quality storytelling aligned to strategic priorities of the business
• Act as a liaison, trusted counsellor and partner to internal stakeholders and functional teams to gather stories from across the business, and continuously develop and activate the corporate narrative with key media and other stakeholders, and across internal channels
• Executive profiling including speaker opportunities, social media and media outreach, working with agencies where required
• Crisis and issues management

A bit about you:

• Experience in media relations with strong media contacts and an excellent network; social media; issues management; employee engagement; working with senior stakeholders; a deep understanding of UK (and Global) business media. Demonstrably understands who and what drives the news agenda
• Experience working with big brands and heavily matrixed global CPG organisations
• Strategic planning expertise, excellent writing skills (press releases and scripts) and attention to detail
• Comfortable working in a complex, fast paced, and managing a varied workload
• Collaborative, creative and experienced in building both external and internal relationships as well as inspiring and managing agencies, holding them accountable for executing to high standards and on time

A bit about us:

At Walgreens Boots Alliance – Global Brands, we believe in being PIONEERING, INSPIRATIONAL and CONNECTING with people. Our market leading brands such as No7, Liz Earle, Soap&Glory and YourGoodSkin touch the lives of millions all over the world. We put the consumer at the heart of everything we do using real time insights to activate brands and products on a global scale. With a passionate and innovative approach to Beauty and Healthcare, we are shaping the future of health and wellbeing for everyone. We are part of Walgreens Boots Alliance, a global leader in pharmacy-led retail with more than 18,500 stores globally, helping people live happier and healthier lives.

What we can offer you:

We offer the chance to work in a consumer led environment with the chance to make an impact on a global scale. With a truly entrepreneurial mind-set, we recognise the importance of a diverse workforce who work collaboratively with shared values and ambition.

We invest in our people by challenging you and developing you, and provide a great local reward scheme including:


• 25 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays & option to buy an additional 5 days annual leave
• Annual discretionary bonus plan
• Market leading staff discount scheme including Boots Opticians - frames and contact lenses
• Competitive company pension scheme
• Flexible benefits scheme available ranging from private medical insurance, cycle to work scheme and many more
• Onsite Staff Shop, Opticians, Gym, Costa, Canteen and Dry Cleaning
• Boots Benevolent Fund - a registered charity that can offer support to eligible current and former colleagues in the UK, as well as their immediate relatives and dependants, at times of financial hardship

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy – please contact frankie.mccallister@boots.co.uk

Diversity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. To learn more about our functions, explore our brands and find opportunities all over the globe please visit: https://globalbrandscareers.wba.com/.