Reference Code:  96966

PR & Communications Manager

Singapore, 01, SG

Permanent
  
  

THE WATCHMAKER OF WATCHMAKERS

Since 1833, driven by an unquenchable thirst for innovation and creativity, and inspired by the peaceful natural surroundings of its home in the Vallée de Joux, Jaeger-LeCoultre has been distinguished by its mastery of complications and the precision of its mechanisms. Known as the Watchmaker of Watchmakers, the Manufacture has expressed its relentlessly inventive spirit through the creation of more than 1,300 different calibres and the award of more than 400 patents. Harnessing 190 years of accumulated expertise, La Grande Maison’s watchmakers design, produce, finish and ornament the most advanced and precise mechanisms, blending passion with centuries-old savoir-faire, linking the past to the future, timeless but always up with the times. With 180 skills brought together under one roof, the Manufacture creates fine timepieces that combine technical ingenuity with aesthetic beauty and a distinctively understated sophistication. 

The PR & Communications Manager will work closely with the Regional Marketing & Communications Director to develop and implement PR & Communications strategy in South East Asia & Oceania region, increase brand visibility and awareness, as well as elevate brand desirability and interest. He/she will need to  ensure local marketing strategy and plans are in line with the Maison’s strategy and priorities.

 

The ideal candidate is a PR & communications specialist who has strong experiences in PR with a strategic mindset. He/she should demonstrate intellectual curiosity.

 

 

KEY COMMUNICATION RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Media Strategy

 

  • To propose, develop and implement the media strategy for South East Asia and Oceania region to increase the brand’s presence and image by following the Maison global strategy

 

  • Work closely with HQ to develop effective media buying strategies for the region. To negotiate ad space and added editorial value in print, OOH and online media in Singapore

 

  • He/she will be the key contact point between HQ and SEAO, take the lead to share all relevant strategy and plans with local markets.

 

  • Monitor regionally the media marketplace to stay abreast of trends, identify opportunities and emerging issues` 

 

  • Performance periodic analysis. Analyse results of media efforts and develop measures of success together with HQ.

 

  • Ensure monthly reporting on SOV and compare vs editorial efforts including ranking vs competitors

 

 

 

Digital marketing

 

  • To develop the regional social media calendars based on key product initiatives, events and holidays

 

  • Work closely with landlord and retailers on digital and social media activations to ensure our brand presence on their platforms to maximize our visibility

 

  • Identify new social media trends and opportunities, understand and advise how the business can expand its social media activity

 

Public Relations

 

  • To propose, develop and implement the regional PR strategy as integral part of the regional business plan and adapt the strategies according to local specificities.

 

  • Develop and maintain relationships with SEA media, stylists, celebrities & influencers

 

  • Manage and distribute press materials as per the global timeline as well as local needs in order to maintain high level of editorial coverage

 

  • Pitch and manage photo-shooting arrangements base on business needs and to drive coverage on commercial products

 

  • Develop and implement communication strategy with local trendsetters, watch opinion leader (WOL) in respect with the Maison’s guidelines, reaching out to local agencies when necessary

 

  • Manage media inquiries and interview requests

 

  • Watches & Wonders coordination: media list, planning, evaluation of PR coverage

 

  • PR evaluation monitoring & analysis using DMR platform (clipping evaluation)

 

  • Monthly competition analysis and benchmark in the luxury industry

 

  • Develop and maintain up-to-date media database

 

Events

 

  • Support organization and coordination of PR events: Press trips, Local Event, International Events, Exhibitions, Trade Events

 

  • Coordination and management of ad-hoc projects

 

 

Budget Management

 

  • Responsible to elaborate, negotiate and follow the Media Budget
  • Administer Media budget : Expenses, Invoicing, Payments

 

 

DIMENSION:

 

  • Geographical area under responsibility:
    • Direct responsibility: Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam
    • Supporting on regional level: Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand

 

  • Budget under responsibility : Media

      

 


 

 

JOB PROFILE

 

Education:

Bachelor’s degree, ideally in Communications/PR

 

Required experience:

  • At least 6 years of experience in communication/Digital/PR
  • Experience in Luxury Business is preferred
  • Good negotiation and interpersonal communication skills
  • Team player
  • Creative and good presentation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with pro-activity, autonomy and maturity
  • Meticulous with eye for detail
  • Excellent knowledge of general business with special emphasis in luxury business
  • Highly motivated, strong ability to multi-task
  • Fluent in English, Mandarin is  a plus

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