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Hayat Holding Vacancy for Corporate Affairs And Communication Chief

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The history of Hayat Holding goes back to 1937, challenging times when Turkey was taking its first
steps towards industrialization. Initially working in the wholesale fabric business, the Kiğılı Family entered the manufacturing industry in 1967, when Yahya Kiğılı started manufacturing fabrics. In 1969, Mr. Kiğılı launched the Kastamonu integrated chipboard plant, and in 1987, he founded Hayat Kimya, thus entering the FMCG industry. Hayat Kimya offers the Papia, Familia, Focus and Teno brands in the tissue category, the Bingo brand in the home-care category, the Molped brand in the sanitary pads category, the Molfix brand in the baby diapers category, and the Joly and Evony brands in the adult diapers category. Hayat Kimya is a leading player in the FMCG industry, and one of the biggest global companies established by Turkish investors. Thanks to the investment and export projects it has launched in neighboring countries, Hayat Kimya is rapidly turning into a global enterprise, employing 5,200 people today. Operating in six countries with systems that comply with European standards, Hayat Kimya reaches consumers through an export network spanning 101 countries. The company produces detergents, hygienic pads and tissue at its İzmit factory. Home-care and hygienic products are manufactured at the Algeria Hayat DHC factory, hygienic products and tissue at the Iran Pars Hayat Healthcare Products Sehami Has factory, hygienic products and cleaning products at the Egyptian Hayat Hygienic Products S.A.E. factory, and cellulose and wrapping paper at the Bosnia-Herzegovina Natron HAYAT DOO factory. The R&D Center is Hayat Kimya’s innovation base. With an investment budget of TL 9 million and a general budget of TL 8 million, it incorporates systematic approaches such as risk and innovation management into business processes. The main objective of the R&D Center is to design environment-friendly products in the FMCG segment.

Job Title: CORPORATE AFFAIRS AND COMMUNICATION CHIEF
Hayat Holding – Nigeria

    Cooperate with federal (central)/regional legislative and executive bodies (governmental authorities), industry associations, NGOs, professional societies, expert groups and organizations, communication agencies,

    Establish and maintain membership of the Company in relevant industry/business associations and professional societies,

    Monitor and lobby the acting and developing legislation, affecting the business of the Company in Nigeria. Define the possibilities on legal optimization of Hayat business in Nigeria based on the acting as well as developing regulations, 

    Establish and maintain the connections with experts, government officials and opinion leaders, 

    Take part in work on prevention and resolving of crises, related to the regulations, applicable to the circulation of Hayat products in Nigeria, consumer complaints, complaints of business partners and investigations of regulatory bodies, 

    Form the positive image of the Сompany in work with external contacts. Lead corporate communications and reputation management activities,

    Provide information and practical support to Hayat functions when they execute the projects, that require cooperation with federal/regional legislative and executive bodies, industry associations, NGOs, professional societies, expert groups and organizations, communication agencies,

    CA&C Chief serves as the single point contact for any government, media, regulatory requests, requests for corporate sponsorships, charities, donations, community relations and CSR matters. The persons, who have the right to speak on behalf of the Company in Nigeria, are the General Manager, the Plant Manager (on the plant-related matters) and the CA&C Manager/Director,

    Participate in ATL/BTL product communication led by brands – key objectives, target audiences, execution elements. Provide input on draft creative briefs, lead selection of PR/Digital/Research agencies, evaluation of effectiveness of brand communication projects. Provide the claims/claim support data, protocols of product demos and other scientific/technical/regulatory data related to products and their circulation on the Iranian market. Provide media, professional, KOL, regulatory, industry, GR and other external contacts, used in corporate communication, to brand communication projects. In necessary cases generate the local proof of support data. Provide external contacts, used in corporate projects, for product endorsements and support by the local professional/regulatory community and opinion leaders. Participate in development/execution of product endorsement projects, led by brands. Provide clearance to product communication together with Legal, 

    Provide regulatory, technical, scientific data to communication, placed on the local company internet site. Provide clearance to the information, placed on the internet site, together with Legal, 

    Lead the corporate communication to the external stakeholders – government officials, regulatory bodies, product registration authorities and bodies, legislators, professional communities, industry associations, NGOs, opinion leaders, media, communities, competitors, consumers, business partners, 

    Participate in design of the professional relations projects, led by brands. Establish for these goals contacts with key scientific/professional experts, regulatory authorities and opinion leaders. Link the Hayat marketing folks with scientific experts, regulatory authorities and opinion leaders for their participation in Hayat professional programs. Align the professional programs with the external stakeholders and participate in main executional elements, 

    Establishes necessary local standard operating procedures in liaison with CA&C HQ, 

    Within the scope of this work, connects with HQ CA&C discipline leaders to obtain necessary documentation and expertise, reports to CA&C Director functionally and to local GM businesswise and administratively. Manages the local CA&C function.

Desired Skills and Experience

Hayat Holding is among Turkey’s top 100 industrial companies, employing over 10,000 people both in Turkey and abroad. Hayat Group is a conglomerate that operates mainly in two industries. Kastamonu Entegre is the leading company in the wood-based panel industry and Hayat Kimya is among the top FMCG companies. We are looking for a Corporate Affairs and Communications Chief for our Nigeria Hayat Kimya operation with following qualifications:

    Have at least 4-5 years of experience in the field,
    Have a minimum of Bachelor degree in International Relations, Political Science, Chemistry and / or Chemical and Environmental Engineering Studies
    Be fluent in English. Have excellent oral and written communication skills, knowledgable in diplomatic language and protocols
    Establish and manage positive relations inside and outside the organization specifically with local and central administration and professionals
    Superior representation skills
    Building collaborative relationships with multicultural backgrounds
    Be agile to adapt to diverse cultures and work environments
    Carry advanced analytical thinking, creativity and problem solving skills
    Be able to keep calm and stay focused even under pressure
    Have no mobility issues.


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