Communication Professional (English native speaking) - Rotterdam

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A challenging vacancy for an ambitious, English native speaking, Communication Professional at Vopak. Royal Vopak is the world’s leading independent tank storage company and is located in Rotterdam.
In the role of Communication Professional you have a strong focus on internal communication. You will create communication plans and be the author and editor of the internal messaging (in English) to make sure the colleagues are aligned and engaged with the Vopak story and understand their role in it. You will support the global functions in creating effective and inspiring communication plans, ensuring coherent timing and messaging. In this role you work together with the communication managers of the different divisions. You are able to adjust your communication to different levels; from board members to operational colleagues.

Do you have experience as an internal Communication Professional? Or do you have experience with external communication, and you wish to make the switch to internal communication? Do you want to work in a global working environment, and do you have the right skills and mindset? Do you speak English on a native level, or did you study English? Then respond with the “solliciteer direct” button and apply with your cv and motivation.

Wat are your responsibilities?

  • You contribute to the development and execution of the global communication strategy for key audiences.
  • You will support the global communication network on priorities and key themes to ensure alignment of internal communication messages and to engage and align Vopak’s employees.
  • You determine and manage content for the various internal audiences based on the established themes and the communication calendar.
  • You will contribute actively to increase the organization’s 'Communication Power' by developing toolkits and guidelines for the internal communication.
  • You build and maintain an internal network of relevant colleagues throughout the organization in order to stay in touch with the business and the key staff functions, and develop a sensitive ear for developments in the organization.

About the company

Royal Vopak is the world’s leading independent tank storage company. As a Communication Professional, it's an interesting time for you to come on board at Vopak. Around the world, they connect the supply of - and demand for - vital products and resources. Energy that allows people to heat their homes and travel the world. Food for a growing planet. And chemicals for unlimited purposes in modern life. Products that are vital to people’s lives, but can endanger their health and the environment if stored or handled inappropriately. As a service provider, they do not determine what type of products are in use, but they explore ways to facilitate the introduction of more sustainable technologies, processes and products. The global energy transition, the growing world population, and all the new possibilities of emerging new technologies make this a very interesting time to be doing business.

Vopak’s relevance in society is defined by what we do - storing vital products - and by how we do it - with care - ensuring that safety, for both people and the environment, is our number one priority.

The Communication Professional is part of a multi-disciplinary global communication team within the Global Communication & Investor Relations department (GCIR). You will work together with one other Communication colleague and the manager of the team, responsible for Internal Communication. Next to this primary focus area, GCIR employees work together in different compositions on a project basis, depending on the skills required. You will report directly to the Manager Internal Communication.

How can you contribute?

  • You have a completed university education (bachelor or master), preferably in the direction of communication, business administration or English.
  • You are a native English speaker, or at least you speak and write English on a real native level. Knowledge of the Dutch language is not required or this role.
  • You have at least 3 years of communication experience in an international or a complex environment as well as affinity with corporate and internal communication.
  • You have excellent writing skills and you are able to adjust your message to different types audiences.
  • You are creative, hands on, a team player, a self-starter and accurate with a keen eye for detail.

What we offer

  • The opportunity to work for an international, listed company with an informal working culture.
  • The position of Communication Professional is a full-time position for 40 hours a week. 4 days a week is negotiable.
  • Depending on your knowledge and experience, you will receive a salary between €3.500.- and €6,300.- including holiday pay.
  • In addition, you will receive a bonus opportunity, 30 days holiday, a travel allowance, the possibility for a group health insurance and a pension plan.
  • The option for flexible working hours, such as working from home and traveling outside rush hour.

How to proceed?

We would like to receive your application before Tuesday, July 2nd 2019, including a recent CV and a strong motivation in English.
The first interview will take place at the SchaalX offices in Utrecht.
After that 2 more interviews will follow at the Vopak Rotterdam offices.
An online assessment (including a writing test) is part of the selection process.




Royal Vopak

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Vivianne Breed
T: (06) 1464 8542

Vivianne Breed
 Werk telefoon: (06) 1464 8542
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Match criteria
  • Communicatie
  • Vaste functie
  • Rotterdam
Aantal uren per week
  • 32 uur per week
  • 36 uur per week
  • 40 uur per week
Werkervaring vanaf
  • Vanaf 3 jaar werkervaring
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