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Corporate Communications Manager

Corporate Communications Manager

Lotus Bakeries
Corporate Communications Manager
Lotus Bakeries began in the village of Lembeke in 1932 and is now active worldwide in the indulgent and natural snacking segment with the Lotus, Lotus Biscoff®, Dinosaurus, Peijnenburg, Annas, Nākd, TREK, BEAR and Kiddylicious brands, among others. Lotus Bakeries, with headquarters in Belgium, is a dynamic, internationally oriented company with production facilities in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Sweden, South Africa and the US, and twenty-one own sales organisations in Europe, America and Asia. Lotus Bakeries also works with commercial partners in approximately fifty countries worldwide. Lotus Bakeries has more than 2,000 employees. By maintaining a healthy balance between tradition and innovation, the Lotus brand indulges consumers with a unique range of high-quality, tasty products. The secret of Lotus Biscoff® lies in the cookie’s unique flavour, distinctive design and delightful crispiness.

The unique caramelised cookie flavour has meanwhile also been incorporated into a spread and ice cream. A wide range of cake specialties and waffles are furthermore offered under the Lotus brand name. Koninklijke Peijnenburg is the market leader for gingerbread in the Netherlands and Annas is a typical Swedish speciality of pepparkakor biscuits: thin, crunchy biscuits flavoured with ginger and cinnamon. Under the Nākd, TREK and BEAR brands, Lotus Bakeries offers tasty snacks, manufactured from all-natural, unprocessed ingredients, with no added sugar. Kiddylicious focusses on healthy snacking for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. In 2020 the Group achieved a turnover of EUR 663 million. The shares of Lotus Bakeries are listed on Euronext Brussels. The majority of the shares are owned by the Boone and Stevens family.
In order to further support our growth, we are looking for a (m/f).

Corporate Communications Manager
Expert in impactful and strategic corporate communication

Your role

As our Corporate Communications Manager, we count on you to develop, adapt and implement our corporate communications strategy. You will be launching new initiatives and improving existing communication towards internal and external stakeholders.

Your core responsibility will be to further shape Lotus Bakeries’ image as a global company, with strong brands, offering delicious high quality products in the indulgent & healthy snacking industry, while maximizing opportunities for the generations to come through our sustainability programme.

A few (but not all) specific topics in your daily challenge will be:
• to lead a strategic project focused on the revision & strengthening of the Group’s corporate brand identity
• the research, planning and execution ofcorporate communications strategies & campaigns
• to steer impactful internal & external communication on Lotus Bakeries’ achievements and novelties through the annual report, corporate website, social media channels, etc…
• to build strong relationships with media partners and remain up to date for company and sector coverage
Having the opportunity to further strengthen and shape the Corporate Communications function within the Lotus Bakeries group, you’ll report to the Corporate Legal, IP & Communication Director and you’ll be assisted by a support function.



Who you are

You have a strong and relevant academic background, covering both the theoretical domain of communications as well as an insight in the business behind it.
You also bring about 7 years of experience in corporate communications in a multinational company. If you gained this experience within the domain of FMCG, we would consider this as a plus.
Passionate about your field, you are always up to date on current (economic & financial) news and (social) media trends. You are known for having excellent writing and editing skills with an eye for detail.

As a perfect example of our TOP values, you are a true teamplayer who thrives in a multinational environment, an open and strong communicator with skills in multi-tasking and delivering under tight timelines and above all, a truly passionate communications specialist, demonstrating both creative and critical thinking abilities.



Our offer

Lotus Bakeries invests in people. You will join an international work environment where you are close to the senior management. Are you ambitious? Our continuous growth offers you real career opportunities. You will receive a competitive salary, in line with your experience.

Interested?

Send your resume to stijn.neuts@lotusbakeries.com
Lembeke, East-Flanders