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MEA Internal and Executive Communications Leader

دبي, DUBAI
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At IBM, work is more than a job - it's a calling: To build. To design. To code. To consult. To think along with clients and sell. To make markets. To invent. To collaborate. Not just to do something better, but to attempt things you've never thought possible. Are you ready to lead in this new era of technology and solve some of the world's most challenging problems? If so, lets talk.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Reporting to the MEA Communications Director and working as an integral member of IBMs MEA and Global Brand and Communications organization, this role plans and executes internal and executive communications projects in MEA, supporting the IBM MEA General Manager so as to build IBMs brand, aid business growth, and foster positive employee engagement.
Principal areas of focus are Executive and Internal communications.

  • Develop and implement an internal communications strategy with clearly defined objectives and measurements and execute flawlessly against these plans.
  • Produce compelling content that can applied across different internal and external channels and audiences that amplifies IBMs thought leadership, business solutions, community programs and other business initiatives.
  • Develop and execute IBMer engagement (ie employee communication) activities in MEA. Draw on global strategies, programs and assets to customize and execute programs and activities for IBMers locally in MEA.
  • Create speeches and written communications for the MEA General Manager. This includes developing and create external communications for speaking engagements by the MEA GM.
  • Manage IBMs internal social media sites, promote local programs and initiatives to employees.

Key Performance Indicators of Role
  • Creativity and innovation in conceiving executive, social and employee communications.
  • Creation of localised communications campaigns that drive greater IBMer engagement.
  • Influence on positive IBMer Engagement survey scores.
  • Leverage of internal tools to measure effectiveness of campaigns and key communications.

Required Skills and Experience:
  • Minimum 8 years communications experience from in-house or PR agency roles
  • Solid collaboration skills and ability to influence others.
  • Impeccable written English and speaking skills. (Arabic an advantage.)
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills. Capable of creating captivating content.
  • Experience of working at a high level with key executives and providing communications counsel to an executive team.
  • Competent event management skills.
  • Innovative thinker, detail-oriented and expert collaborator who is able to conceive big ideas and engage others in their execution and delivery.
  • Broad understanding of the MEA business, political, social and cultural issues, and ability to translate IBM global themes/messages into locally relevant material.
  • Above-average familiarity with information technology, its use in business transformation and the IT sector.
  • Strong, self-directed project management
  • Familiarity with working in a global enterprise will be a significant advantage.

    Personal Attributes
  • Hands-on experience working with executives and senior leaders to drive creative story-telling across both internal and external channels.
  • Inspires confidence in their ability to engage with teams internally for success in engagement initiatives.
  • A strong team player, with the local, MEA and global teams.
  • Owns projects from conception through to execution and results.
  • A strong orientation to networking. Able to lead through influence, building collaboration around goals.
  • Ability to succeed within the necessarily complex work processes of a large, global corporation.


  • Tertiary qualification in Business Communications, Public Relations or Journalism or a closely-related profession is required.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise
Refer to the JD

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
Refer to the JD

About Business Unit
IBM Corporate Headquarters (CHQ) team represents a variety of functions such as marketing, finance, legal, operations, HR, and more, all working together to solve some of the world's most complex problems, help our clients achieve success and build collaborative work environments for IBMers.

Your Life @ IBM
What matters to you when youre looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM
IBMs greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement
For additional information about location requirements, please discuss with the recruiter following submission of your application.

Being You @ IBM
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.



  • Computers Software and Hardware
Posted: 2019-10-17 Expires: 2019-11-16

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