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Contract- Internal Communications Manager

Date: 10-Jun-2019

Location: Bracknell, GB

Company: Honda Motor Europe Ltd

Job Title:Contract- Internal Communications Manager 
Department:UK - Corporate Communications 
Job Location: Bracknell 


Clear and motivational communication regarding the Honda’s future business direction has been identified as a key action for Honda’s European business. This role is responsible for leading the communication of the Honda’s business narrative, in order to deepen motivation and commitment across the region and foster a feeling of ‘one team’. Working across all business areas, this position will harness the content creation and messaging expertise of the wider Corporate Communications division to deliver outstanding digital communication.


The position requires someone who is comfortable managing a wide range of stakeholders, including senior European and Japanese management. A passion for Honda’s vision in Europe, as well as its wider business philosophy is vital to the successful delivery of this workstream.


Main responsibilities:

  • Create and manage an annual calendar ensuring key events, activities and initiatives are clearly communicated to the European associate population
  • Create a strong measurement culture to demonstrate the clear impact of internal communication activities across the region
  • Coordinate with business divisions and branches to ensure they’re internal communications requirements are met
  • Lead the development of Honda’s quarterly digital ‘Challenge’ magazine, working with an external agency
  • Responsibility for the development and delivery of fortnightly ‘Challenge Update’ email communication, Monthly ‘Compass’ sales figures reports and regular Motorsport updates within the racing season. Delivery includes the creation of translated contents, supported by Honda’s translation agency.
  • Create a strong network of contacts within Honda branches in order to create communications that transmit Honda philosophy and commitment to its vision
  • Amplify key communications and announcements from HM (e.g. President’s New Year speech) and HME senior management to ensure understanding throughout the associate population.
  • Act as a key support to HECCG (Honda European Corporate Communication Group) representatives in HME to facilitate the cascade of key corporate messaging
  • Project manage the creation of film and written internal communication contents from key external events such as Geneva Motor Show, EICMA motorcycle show and key events through the selling season for power products division
  • Be Honda Motor Europe’s voice within the global internal communications group, reflecting European requirements to Honda Motor in Japan.
  • Work with Section Manager to ensure adherence to budgets for internal communication activities


Skills requirements:  

  • Experience of working in a communications team preferable
  • Excellent written and editing skills – journalistic background would be preferable, but not vital
  • Strong understanding of the creation of impactful written content to communicate to an internal audience
  • A passion for creating compelling visual content, with the ability to inspire external teams to create great work
  • Project planning, management and logistics skills, an eye for detail
  • Creativity and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Comfortable with managing stakeholder input from a wide variety of sources and levels within the business, and create strong positive relationships.
  • Understanding of wider context that Honda Corporate Communication division sits in
  • A grasp of key business concepts in order to communicate Honda’s vision for its European business
  • Fluency in European languages other than English is a bonus


Honda Motor Europe is dedicated to the principle of creating equal opportunities within the workplace for all associates, agency workers, contractors, job applicants and visitors. Central to this is Honda's commitment to being a fair, discrimination free company that accepts the uniqueness and differences of people around the world and adheres to the principle that all people are created equal. This commitment comes directly from the Honda Philosophy and belief that we all work together for a common purpose. Honda recruits, hires, trains and promotes into all levels the most qualified individuals without regard to race, colour, origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or any other protected characteristic.

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