External Affairs Manager
External Affairs ManagerBaker Hughes
Houston, TX 77032
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The External Affairs Manager will be accountable for developing a global public affairs and media relations communications strategy that helps protect, build and enhance OFE's reputation with key stakeholders in the communities in which the OFE operates. In this role, you will develop a communications strategy that underpins BH’s commitment to delivering innovative technology and solutions for our customers, developing skills and expertise, while strengthening the company’s relationship with key industry stakeholders and building the communities.
As an External Affairs Manager, you will be responsible for:
Driving media relations to grow our profile and share of voice, support business growth and public affairs objectives, encompassing local, national, trade, international and social media outlets
Providing day-to-day media liaison
Collaborating with the wider BH Communications team, and in specific with the External Affairs community of practice, identifies and develops 360-degree storytelling opportunities
Developing an integrated communications strategy that positions the business with key influencers in the communities in which it operates, and that includes issue management and engagement
Driving issues management approach & leads coordination in times of crisis. Issue/Crisis preparedness aligned with overall BH work on risk management. Engages on Reputational Issues
Enhancing the capabilities of the existing business spokespeople (and developing new ones as needed) for executive positioning
Coordinating high-level engagement with key stakeholders
Increasing thought leadership capabilities and presence in the media, social media and events, industry groups/associations by working with PR partners to prepare new and thought-provoking articles relative to the oil and gas industry and OFE’s positioning
Producing factual, informative and insightful briefings to support the VP Corporate Affairs, Chief Executive Officer and other leadership team members.
Developing, implementing and recommending a network of third-party advocates and validators of OFE and building a dialogue with these around ‘social license to operate’
Acting as an OFE ambassador, helping to build relationships between OFE leaders and key influencers, educating and maintaining awareness of key community issues within OFE and managing appropriate responses
Acting as an active member of the global BH External Affairs community of practice to ensure the communications strategy is aligned with global engagement & public affairs communication strategies
Measuring progress against the plan, defining metrics and other measuring tools to help assess the effectiveness
Responsible for the budget management assigned to EA as appropriate
To be successful in this role you will:
Have a minimum of 10 years of experience in communications, in an international environment
Have proven Oil & Gas industry, media relations and public affairs experience
Have demonstrated ability to develop and implement communication campaigns
Have rigorous attention to detail
Be fluent in written and spoken English
- Strong interpersonal, influencing, writing, and presentation skills with the ability to conceptualize, structure, write, and present compelling stories for a wide range of audiences
- Ability to effectively interact at all levels of the organization from senior-level executives to all other employment segments, and effectively manage in a matrix organization
- Clear thinker, with the ability to spot issues and handle crisis
- Able to effectively manage multiple simultaneous priorities
- Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, including outstanding influencing abilities and a strong team player
- Established relationships with major business leaders, local government leaders, and NGO's
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
- Ability to relate well to all levels of leadership
- Proven ability to work with 3rd party agencies (PR, advertising, digital) to drive success
- Demonstrable innovation in the creation of multi-faceted communications campaigns
- Understanding of measurement and evaluation in communications
- Digital media strategic expertise
Work in a way that works for you
We recognize that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone too. In this role, we can offer the following flexible working patterns:
Working flexible hours - flexing the times when you work in the day to help you fit everything in and work when you are the most productive
Working with us
Our people are at the heart of what we do at Baker Hughes. We know we are better when all of our people are developed, engaged and able to bring their whole authentic selves to work. We invest in the health and well-being of our workforce, train and reward talent and develop leaders at all levels to bring out the best in each other.
Working for you
Our inventions have revolutionized energy for over a century. But to keep going forward tomorrow, we know we have to push the boundaries today. We prioritize rewarding those who embrace change with a package that reflects how much we value their input. Join us, and you can expect:
Contemporary work-life balance policies and wellbeing activities
Comprehensive private medical care options
Safety net of life insurance and disability programs
Tailored financial programs
Additional elected or voluntary benefits
With operations in over 120 countries, we provide better solutions for our customers and richer opportunities for our people. As a leading partner to the energy industry, we're committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and we're always looking for the right people to help us get there. People who are as passionate as we are about making energy safer, cleaner, and more efficient.
Are you seeking an opportunity to make a real difference in a company with a global reach and exciting services and clients? Come join us and grow with a team of people who will energize and inspire you!As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our employees, customers and the communities in which we operate, this role requires full vaccination for COVID-19 prior to beginning work.About Us:
Baker Hughes Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.