Senior Communications and Marketing Manager, Assistant Vice President

State Street Corporation
Krakow/ Gdansk
24 Jul 2017
24 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Level of qualification
Newly qualified, Part qualified, Qualified


The Senior Communications Manager is responsible for overseeing, developing and executing the internal communications strategy for Poland (approximately 70%). In addition, the role will supervise the local external marketing and communications programs (approximately 30%). The role reports to the Chief of Staff for Poland and the head of Marketing for Central Europe and manages the Poland communications team (currently 2 team members).

Major Responsibilities

  • Oversees, develops and executes the internal and external communications program to connect employees with the local strategy, priorities, goals and corporate initiatives and drive engagement at all levels.
  • Ensure internal communication messages are consistent with external communication messages.
  • Supports the execution and delivery of innovative communications tactics across a variety of channels including our social intranet platform, email newsletters, video, audio, online and internal meetings and more.
  • Responsible for developing and executing communication plans as needed, as well as writing content for key channels (including senior management blogs, organizational announcement emails, briefing documents, presentations etc).
  • Reviews and approves the work of the local team, ensuring the highest of standards and adherence to the corporate style guide, tone and branding.
  • Tracks and measures the effectiveness of internal and external communications programs and continuously makes improvements to meet objectives and ensure that the optimal processes are in place.
  • Builds and maintains strong relationships with local executives, stakeholders, peers and Global Marketing team members globally

    Skills/Knowledge Requirements

  • Excellent verbal and written communications and knowledge of communications best practices.
  • Solid understanding of PR, social media, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and general computer proficiency.
  • People management experience (minimum 2 direct reports).
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to interface with colleagues from all disciplines, backgrounds and cultures to produce content that is interesting and relevant.
  • Must be a highly motivated and energetic self-starter who is able to work well in a fast-paced, deadline-driven work environment—both independently and as a dedicated team member.

    Education and Experience 

  • Approximately 8-10 years of communications experience.   
  • University degree, in a marketing communications-related discipline preferable.
  • Experience of working in large and complex global organizations (Financial services experience will be an asset).
  • Fluency in both Polish and English.
  • Excellent organizational skills, able to multi-task and set priorities.