DFDS Land-Based

EVP Communications Partner

We are looking for a new communications partner for our EVP, Ferry Division   

Are you passionate about leadership communication? Does a career working with sustainability and transport & logistics excite you? And do you want to apply your communications toolbox to take employee engagement to new heights? Then keep reading.

Here is a unique opportunity to communicate the growth and transformation of DFDS and our transition towards a greener future. 

The EVP Communications Partner position is based in Copenhagen with the possibility of working remotely and is reporting to the Head of Communications, Business Partnering. You will become part of the communications partner team working with colleagues in our Copenhagen headquarter and throughout Europe.  

The team is responsible for developing and executing media, digital, and social media initiatives, leadership communications, communications advisory, and internal communications, aiming to protect and improve DFDS' reputation and support its business strategy.

We offer an exciting and attractive career in an ambitious environment with continuous professional and personal development. Our environment is international and dynamic, with a focus on high performance and achieving results through teamwork.

Key responsibilities

You will develop and drive comprehensive communications for the Ferry Division and select business-critical portfolios across divisions including the sustainability agenda.

You will function as a strategic partner to the EVP of Ferry and increase communication excellence in the organisation through advise, training, planning and production of high-quality content.  

The ideal candidate is an energetic self-starter who enjoys engaging with colleagues across functions and levels and work in a creative team to create excellence. You have a strong track record in producing high-quality, crisp messaging and presentations for senior executives, a demonstrated ability to work with confidential information, exemplary organisational skills, and an uncompromising eye for quality and detail while working on several projects simultaneously.

Other areas of responsibility:

  • Ensure strategic business priorities are communicated effectively in internal news and on DFDS SoMe channels
  • Develop leadership communications skills
  • Create best-in-class internal communication content and utilize the O365 toolbox to increase employee engagement
  • Support planning and execution of all staff meetings
  • Give tactical and operational communication support on business-critical issues
  • Create communication advisories on key priorities
  • Support planning and execution of all staff meetings
  • Continuously improve communication effectiveness, e.g. via communication reviews

The ideal candidate

  • You have +5 years of experience within strategic communications - preferably with a large international or listed company
  • Has outstanding verbal and written English communication skills
  • Is an experienced communications advisor
  • Has a strategic mindset and are quick to gain in-depth business understanding
  • Is ambitious and proactively influences decisions to enable efficient and engaging communication
  • Has experience working with O365 and SharePoint.
  • Works calmly and maintains good judgment in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Has substantial stakeholder management experience and likes working with a broad range of stakeholders
  • Preferably has experience in the area of transport & logistics and sustainability
  • Loves to work in a team and has fun while doing it

Want to join us?

Please submit your CV and application in English. We will evaluate applications on an ongoing basis. All applications are treated confidentially.

Please contact Heidi Martinussen, Head of Communications Business Partnering at +45 3176 3263 or heimart@dfds.com for questions about the position.

The position will be filled as soon as possible.

Region:

Region Hovedstaden

Job type:

Permanent

Application deadline:

05/02/2023

Expected start date:

as soon as possible

Location:

Copenhagen

Contacts:

Heidi Martinussen