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Manager Communications & Stakeholder Relations

Rheinmetall - Redbank Plains, QLD

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  • Permanent full time opportunity
  • Highly visible, empowered and autonomous role
  • Working in a great team, with exciting products

About Rheinmetall Defence Australia

Rheinmetall Defence Australia (RDA) is a major Defence company with operations across Australia and New Zealand delivering specialist Defence capability to the Australian Defence Force and New Zealand Defence Force. RDA is a subsidiary of Rheinmetall Group, a global Defence and Automotive technology group based in Dusseldorf, Germany. RDA is a trusted partner to the ADF through its three divisions - Vehicle Systems, Electronics Solutions and Weapons, Ammunition & Protection.

RDA is rapidly growing its Australian footprint to deliver system solutions and capability to the ADF in the areas of mobility, lethality, reconnaissance, protection, and sustainment.

About the role

The Manager Communications & Stakeholder Relations will be pivotal in shaping communications across all aspects of Rheinmetall Defence Australia, to various internal and external audiences, across public relations and product marketing. This highly visible, empowered and autonomous role will see you establishing and implementing our communications framework and embedding best practice. You will also work closely with senior leaders of the business, providing advice and practical support to ensure whole-of-organisation strategic view of communications.

As Manager Communications & Stakeholder Relations, you can anticipate some of your day-to-day tasks to include:

  • Provision of strategic advice to the Managing Director and Senior Leadership team on corporate affairs and communication strategies;
  • Coordinate and represent RDA at events including trade fairs, exhibitions, workshops and road shows;
  • Develop and implement internal and external communication plans corporately for RDA, facilitate media relations, issues management and advertising strategies;
  • Create and oversee the maintenance of marketing and communication databases, corporate company presentations and marketing and promotional materials; and
  • Coordinate visits from Senior Rheinmetall Executives, Politician’s, Defence personnel and Media Representatives to RDA in Australia & New Zealand.

What are we looking for?

Rheinmetall seeks applicants who exemplify our Company’s values of Respect, Trust and Openness. This creates a workplace environment where employees value each other, live up to their promises and communicate openly.

The experience and skillset best suited to this role includes: 

  • Tertiary qualifications in Marketing, Public Relations or related Arts fields or extensive practical experience;
  • Experience in Graphic Design and Event Management;
  • Ability to maintain composure, balance workload and conflicting priorities and effectively handle difficult situations;
  • Demonstrated high level interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills with an ability to interact with all levels of staff, media and other internal and external stakeholders;
  • Advanced MS Office skills ie. Excel, Powerpoint and excellent Adobe Design Product skills;
  • Be eligible for an Australian Government Security Clearance and have the capacity to satisfy pre-employment screening; and
  • An ability to travel internationally and interstate when and if required.

What's on offer? 

  • Working in a great team and with exciting products.
  • Opportunity for career development and further training.
  • Strong links to our global Rheinmetall community.
  • Opportunity to work on major projects such as LAND 400.
  • Attractive Remuneration package with salary sacrificing & novated leases.
  • Flexibility in workplace settings offering opportunities to work in multiple locations. 
  • Corporate discounts with gyms, private health funds and various car dealerships.
  • Employee Assistance Program to support our employees and their families overall wellbeing.

Join an inclusive culture

Rheinmetall recognises the strength that comes with employee diversity. We are committed to providing an inclusive work environment where each employee is treated fairly and respectfully. Diversity is critical to our ability to work successfully as a team regardless of borders, language or culture. Our workforce includes employees of varying gender, age, race and ethnicity, professional and cultural background.

Veterans are always encouraged to apply for roles at Rheinmetall where they can bring select skills and expertise to the delivery of products and services for our customer.

Next steps

If you are ready to take the next step, Apply Now!

Rheinmetall may use various recruitment and selection tools and techniques as part of our process, such as video interviewing, online assessments, face-to-face interviews and assessment centres.

The preferred candidate will be required to complete RDA’s background checks including pre-employment verification and national police checks.

Applications close: 28 June 2021

Please note that we will not be accepting any recruitment agency applications for this role.