Head of Communications at Advanced Navigation

Marketing, Full-Time, Sydney, AU sydney marketing full-time
Description
Posted a month ago

Advanced Navigation is the global leader in navigation systems for air, land and sea. Our products are developed and manufactured in Australia and our main HQ is located in Sydney with offices around the world. With over 68 of the top 100 largest companies as customers, and a broad range of technologies, we are truly changing the way we navigate globally.

Our ever growing team has world class expertise in the fields of inertial navigation, global navigation satellite systems, sensors, acoustics, AI, and RF technologies. 

Click below to find out a little more about us:
https://www.smartcompany.com.au/startupsmart/news/advanced-navigation-funding-unicorn/

Overview of Position

Reporting directly to the CEO, this role will be responsible for developing a communication strategy and then executing on that strategy to build the brand of the business. The company works across many exciting fields of technology including robotics, quantum, yacht racing, car racing, aerospace and space so there are many opportunities for exciting communications. This is a new role within the business so you will have the opportunity to build out and execute a strategy from the ground up.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Reporting directly to the CEO, you will be responsible for developing and executing a communication strategy to elevate the brand of the business
  • Develop, manage and implement the overarching strategic plans for external communications, PR and publicity
  • Lead and execute the communications strategy by combining your creativity and dynamism to develop impactful campaigns to promote products and services
  • Manage, counsel and guide on reputational issues
  • Build on your relationships with the relevant consumer and trade media as the “go to” in the industry
  • Deliver a wide range of internal and external communications
  • Writing speeches for the CEO, presentations and communications content across omni channels
  • Content: research, write and edit a range of engaging and informative content for media releases, FAQ’s, speeches, newsletters, website, digital and social media copy and award entries
  • Drive content amplification and integration across the wider business
  • Issue management, crisis management and preparedness.
  • Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as communications, PR or journalism
  • A minimum of 10 years previous experience in developing exceptional communication strategies and writing for different media channels
  • Strong experience working with the media
  • Strong knowledge of technology and knowledge around tech companies.
  • Strong commercial outlook with an analytical mind, always looking to improve.
  • Able to anticipate issues and mitigate risk; proactively and strategically approach issues, problems and opportunities.
  • Ability to multitask and work to multiple deadlines and competing priorities
  • Highly articulate with an excellent command of English and exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • An innate sense of curiosity and a thirst for knowledge
  • An analytical yet creative thinker with demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • Takes ownership of projects from start to completion
  • Strong decision-making skills and is not afraid to take initiative
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build productive relationships and work well within a team
  • Exceptional at stakeholder management and able to effectively communicate with staff at different levels
  • Very high attention to detail and ability to ensure the accuracy of work
  • Thrives in a fast-paced work environment and is able to adapt quickly to business needs
  • Extremely well-organised with strong project-management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management, driven to work quickly
  • Key Behavioural Qualities:

  • Someone who mandates quality and will not accept a low standard of work, but is able to work quickly on prototyping activities when it is clear that progress is more important than perfection
  • A passionate, hungry learner that gets excited about professional growth and being challenged by new opportunities
  • Proactive communicator who facilitates efficient cross-team connection at the earliest opportunity, especially when significant problems surface that require long-term action to correct
  • Have a collaborative and team-oriented mindset for accomplishing goals and a bias-to-action and desire to make things happen
  • Be confident developing disruptive technologies and pushing the boundaries of what is possible  
  • Recognises the unique opportunity a career with ADNAV is and strives for the success of the company as well as their own development
  • We’re looking for a person who is able to plan their own work around a brief, be adaptable and recognise and avoid dead ends
  • A key attribute would be to understand the design brief being asked of them and be proactive in gathering the information they need
  • A person, who is not afraid to ask if they don’t understand something
  • What are some of the benefits you will have access to?

    You'll have access to industry-leading products with diverse applications within some of the most interesting and exciting projects worldwide. We’re growing a team of inspired, smart, and driven individuals from all sorts of backgrounds. With great opportunities for growth and variety, we strive to help each employee carve out the path that’s right for them.

    Apart from the above you will be doing your life's best work in a large, fun office in central Sydney close to all public transportation, with coffee and breakfast provided, to keep you going throughout the day.