Saturday , September 23 2023

Sappi Vacancies Johannesburg – Community Relations Lead

Website Sappi

Job Description:

Sappi Southern Africa requires a Community Relations Lead who will be responsible for developing a central platform to standardize community engagement and deepen relationships with communities, municipalities and various critical stakeholder groups across targeted markets. Develop strategies and programmes to represent Sappi favourably with local and regional stakeholders.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Formulate and execute a proactive community engagement strategy and engage both internal and external stakeholders via various communication platforms to better fulfil the Company’s responsibility and enhance its stakeholder relationships
  • Partner with various internal and external stakeholders to regularly improve strategy and goals, ensure progress, and support various initiatives and activities including extensive project management
  • Support the development of partnerships and strategic relationships with key external stakeholders to support competitive strategy\
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams across communications, operations and marketing to promote community initiatives to potential and current stakeholders, including customers and the community at large through various communications channels
  • Act as an effective spokesperson and representative of the Company with respect to the community, government, regulatory and political matters.
  • Identification, research, analysis and engagement (in conjunction with relevant Sappi business partners) on selected country, local governmental, regulatory and political issues
  • Work with the Social Impact Lead and develop localised initiatives that contribute to the social Impact five-year goals and targets.
  • Support legal group, compliance, risk management, and other internal stakeholders as needed in relation to community initiatives, risks or issues.
  • Organise and lead community meetings or forums and ensure all relevant community stakeholders are kept informed about recruiting, social impact and procurement processes, as well as any requirements/conditions associated with these.
  • Giving presentations to community organisations on Sappi’s shared value approach and social impact, fostering an environment that encourages and supports community involvement.
  • Assist and advise the business on amicable resolutions of community issues within legislation and practicality.

Job Requirements:

  • Degree / NQF Level 6 qualification in Marketing/Communication
  • At least eight (8) years experience in community relations, social responsibility or economic development or a similar high-pressure environment
  • At least eight (8) years experience in designing and implementing community relations initiatives
  • Experience in program and project management is essential
  • Excellent writing and communications skills-very strong presentation development skills required
  • Experience in workforce development and community-based programming
  • Strong analytical skills with an attention to detail
  • Understanding of the broad set of issues and concerns of municipalities and government as it relates to commercial development

Job Details:

Company: Sappi

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Johannesburg

Application Deadline: N/A

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