Business Communications Partner, Corporate Development – Aramco , Saudi Arabia

Position Description:
We are seeking a Business Communications Partner (BCP), Corporate Development to join the Business Communications Alignment Unit in the Corporate Communication Department.
The successful candidate will serve as a senior communication advisor to the M&A, Joint Venture, and New Business Development teams. They will be responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating a tailored and specific Corporate Development communications strategy based on the Business Plan.
The BCP, Corporate Development’s primary role is to ensure communications strategies are fully aligned and integrated with the overall Corporate Communication Strategy, and support as the lead communications interface between the Corporate Communication Department and relevant stakeholders leading M&A and new business development activity.

Minimum Requirements:
The successful candidate will have eight to 12 years of experience in strategic communications, either in-house or in a consultancy. Experience working on complex, global M&A transactions and New Business Development is essential. Experience in the Oil & Gas or Energy Sector is preferred, with regional experience also desirable.
You will have strong academic credentials, holding a Bachelor’s degree, with advanced or professional qualifications in communications or related disciplines also desirable.

In addition you will have the following:
You will have proven experience in developing and delivering a multi-channel corporate communications strategy in a global, diversified, and agile organization.
You must have excellent communication skills both verbal and written. Strong interpersonal and project management skills.
You must also have professional gravitas, credibility, and diplomacy skills to liaise with senior leaders and executives.
You will serve as a key interface and coordination point for all M&A and new business development communications workstreams, managing input from the relevant transaction internal and external stakeholders, Business Communications team, and broader Corporate Affairs department.
You will have the ability to confidently present to senior executives and explain communication strategies, techniques, and KPIs.
You will be able to distill complex M&A transactions and terms, information and objectives and translate these into clear and compelling communication concepts for stakeholders.
You will also have strong and influential relationships with journalists at key business and trade publications.
You will also have experience in project and relationship management of agency support, including the development of Requests for Proposals and Scope of Works.
You must be fluent in written and verbal English, while Arabic language skills not mandatory but desirable.

Duties & Responsibilities:
The BCP, Corporate Development, will have a direct reporting line to the Business Communication Alignment Unit leader, but will also spend significant time with leadership and project teams managing M&A and new business development opportunities.

You will be required to perform the following tasks:
Stakeholder mapping and research that helps to build a deep understanding of the audience and their needs on a project by project basis.
Leveraging data-driven insights (including corporate reputation tracking, media analysis, benchmarking) to inform a strategic approach, communication objectives, and KPIs.
Development of compelling, multi-channel M&A and new business development communications strategy, with input from leadership and corporate affairs.
Development of key messaging and supporting materials, drawing on proof points to validate messages.
Content development that highlights the strength and USPs of the proposed M&A activity or new business development opportunities, including but not limited to press releases, key messages, FAQs and Factsheets, strategic briefs for creative content (such as motion infographics, video, website, etc.) with input from project teams, leadership, and Corporate Affairs.
Coordinating with other Corporate Affairs teams to successfully activate the communications strategy – including through media relations, social media, event management, publishing, internal communications, speechwriting, and other marketing/communications channels as appropriate.
Identify and develop a calendar of strategic speaking engagements and opportunities for the business leaders and subject matter experts.
Development of overarching M&A and new business development communications objectives, KPIs, and metrics, to measure the effectiveness and impact of communications and external engagement with content and understanding of strategy.

About us:
Saudi Aramco’s Industrial Relations (IR) Business line is dedicated to building, maintaining and enhancing the relationships the Company develops with people and institutions inside the Kingdom and around the world. It is through the IR business line that the Company cares for the health, wellbeing and security of its employees and their families, maintains the high quality of life found in Company communities, operates the school system for the children of expatriate employees, and communicates with various audiences through a variety of media, including print publications, events, films and websites. Saudi Aramco operates one of the largest and most successful industrial and professional training programs on the planet to ensure that its employees are provided with the training they need to meet emerging challenges. The Company’s wide-ranging corporate citizenship activities, which focus on the areas of environmental protection, knowledge, community and the economy, are also the responsibility of the IR business line.

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