Shell Manager Internal Communications -- Information Technology in The Hague, Netherlands

Auto req ID 72026BR

Job Title Manager Internal Communications -- Information Technology

Country of Work Location Netherlands

City, State (if applicable) The Hague

Work Location The Hague - Headquarters 16

Company Description Shell Nederland BV is a platform for international collaboration, with Shell offering direct employment to around ten thousand people in the Netherlands alone, including roughly 2,800 non-Dutch employees from around 80 countries. Diversity is key at Shell Nederland, and our employees reflect the innovation that stems from a diverse workforce.

By joining Shell Nederland, you will benefit from an unrivalled industry-leading development programme that will see you tap into a pool of expert knowledge that will help propel your career. Shell Nederland is the holding company of most Shell companies operating in the Netherlands. Shell Nederland also has an advisory and coordinating role in numerous areas.

Job Description

In this newly created senior communications role, you’ll be a leader in Shell’s Internal Communications Centre of Excellence (CoE) and the main interface for the delivery of internal communications for our IT functions.

What’s the role?

We need someone with the presence and authority to become a true strategic partner. The relationships you cultivate with key internal stakeholders will strengthen employee engagement with IT, ensuring that our people feel connected with our strategy and understand how they can play a part in our progress.

You’ll need to forge fruitful relationships with our IT leadership and gain a deep affinity for the IT agenda. Moving forward, you’ll develop strategies and plans that will engage the wider business with IT initiatives, including projects intended to drive productivity and support new ways of working. Your remit also includes: developing and managing a three-strong comms team, coaching senior IT leaders, applying strategic measurement analysis, and managing a departmental budget.

On a more strategic level, you can look forward to supporting our VP Internal Communications as a leader in the Internal Comms CoE and driving functional expertise, development and alignment. Ultimately, this is a role with huge scope to make a personal impression on a global business.

Where you fit in

You’ll be part of Shell’s Internal Communications Centre of Excellence (CoE). Established to develop and execute Shell’s internal communications strategy on a global basis, the CoE supports the delivery of our business goals by ensuring consistency in strategy, systems, processes and tools across corporate, business and functional internal communications.

The key objectives of the CoE are to:

  • Connect staff with business strategy to ensure each employee understands their personal contribution to the company’s success;

  • Connect leaders with staff at all levels to strengthen employee engagement and motivation;

Drive a high-performance culture and connect the organisation with the external world and customers.


What we need from you

You’ll need to be a senior communications professional with rich experience of developing, managing and executing strategic communications in support of business objectives – someone who’s mastered the art of providing strategic counsel at the highest levels

You’ve probably worked in a similar corporate role, securing the trust of senior leaders as a strategic business partner, counsellor and adviser. Or, you may have honed your communications experience in an agency or consultancy, as an account director or client-relationship manager.

If that’s you, and your CV includes some (ideally all) of the following, then we’d like to talk to you:

  • Success in building and leading a cohesive team and developing other communications professionals.

  • Proven ability to deliver successfully through others; you can influence without authority, build collaborative relationships focused on shared outcomes and maintain a high level of emotional intelligence.

  • Experience in juggling multiple projects, delegating work, assigning resources, managing budgets and evaluating impacts/ROI; you’re comfortable delivering against time pressures and shifting priorities.

Our values

Shell is a company with shared values. Honesty, integrity, and respect aren't simply a strapline: they are a part of everything we do. What's more, Shell is an equal opportunities company, and we place the highest possible value on the diversity of our people and our inclusive approach.

Join us and you’ll belong to a world where you can feel pride in your achievements and propel your career with global opportunities

Women’s perspective

We care deeply about fostering a truly diverse workplace. We believe in doing everything we can to make Shell as flexible, appealing and supportive a place for women to work as possible. And we've retained our title as a top employer for women in the Times again in 2016.

We help with things like our formal (and informal) flexible working. Like our global and transparent pay policies backed by a leadership team fully supportive of our diversity ambitions. And we'll help foster your career through our Women's Career Development programme and our extensive Women's Network.

People with an impairment

At Shell, we're all about top talent. End of story. We want to encourage those of you who may face an impairment to regard Shell as a place where you'll be fully supported to grow and develop your career. It's as simple as that.

If you'd like to apply, just let us know about your circumstances. We can support you throughout the process. From application, to interview, to your first day of a rewarding career with us.

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Removal Date 08-May-2018