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Internal Communications Manager - 6 months FTC

The Role

Exciting opportunity to partner the Argos Supply Chain business as Communication Manager on a 6 Month maternity cover assignment. You will lead all communication across the Argos Supply Chain & Logistics business and ensure timely delivery from inception to business handover.

We're a business that has a great history but we are also seriously transforming the way we do things now and for the future. We have joined Sainsbury’s in our journey to become a leading retail organisation and ensuring we place our customers at the heart of everything we do. Together we have a great opportunity to build a brilliant future and do a fantastic job for all our customers.

As Communication Manager, your main responsibilities will include:

Leading the development and implementation of the Supply Chain & Logistics Communication Strategy

Ensuring that the Sainsbury’s Argos strategy is translated & communicated to colleagues using appropriate tools and medium.

Ensuring communication channels are in place across all our sites, to engage colleagues in both strategic & operational activities and programmes

Working in conjunction with change and project teams to ensure that robust plans are in place to support all project activity.

Taking accountability for writing industrial relations communications. Working alongside the other communication leads and the PR teams to ensure that customer and colleague statements are appropriately written.

Working with Argos third party logistics partners to ensure that our strategy is consistent & dovetails in with partners’ communications, influencing a change in approach where required.

Working with our operational teams to identify levers for engagement and defining communications to support this.

Partnering with the senior team to shape and plan leadership events to translate strategy into action.

As Communication Manager your skills & experience will include:

A broad knowledge of Internal Communication and preferably experience of working in a Distribution / Logistics / Retail environment.
Exposure of working within a large fast-paced business and able to deliver against deadlines.
Experience of leading and developing third party relationships.
Able to gather insights, plan and prioritise multiple objectives.
Customer focused with knowledge of various communications channels.
Ability to deliver at pace and often make decisions independently.
Highly organised with strong interpersonal skills.
Credibility and confidence when dealing with key stakeholders.

What you’ll get in return:

Our company benefits include 24 days holiday, save as you earn, discretionary annual bonus, company car benefit, private medical insurance and company pension scheme. You will work in an exciting environment with the potential to develop your skills for a career that fits with your own aspirations.

About Sainsbury’s Argos:

J Sainsbury plc operates over 2,000 stores, 837 of which are Argos stores (including concessions) and three flagship Habitat stores – together with major online channels for food, clothing, general merchandise and financial services. Sainsbury's sells over 90,000 products and employs 195,000 colleagues across the UK and Ireland.

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