Aramco Jobs in Dhahran, Eastern, Saudi Arabia – Communications Specialist

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Position Description

Saudi Aramco, long known for its leadership in oil exploration, production, and refining, is seeking experienced professionals to join our Downstream Global Base Oil Business. We have an immediate requirement to recruit a lubricant base oil technical expert. Saudi Aramco’s position as a world-leading energy producer offers unique opportunities for growth and integration in downstream.

The candidate will be responsible for managing internal and external communications through strong partnerships with management, affiliate network, key stakeholders, corporate communications, and department divisions and organizations. This integrated approach will allow for shared stakeholder input and buy-in, as well as improved alignment within corporate standards, ultimately resulting in stronger, more impactful, messaging, deliverables, and positive business outcomes.

Develop and support strategic communication planning, projects, services, and deliverables; advise and consult with BO&FL divisions, affiliate network, supporting organizations, and corporate organizations as required, for the following: base oils, finished lubricants, and retail/TBD. Provide integrated marketing support to strategic initiatives, core messaging and key projects. Set, review, publish, and deploy communications procedures, guidelines, and GIs as required; develop, deploy and monitor public relations efforts, social media coverage, and international media opportunities that support and market BO&FL objectives. Align and work with Corporate and Alliance key stakeholders, to develop best practices that build capability within BO&FL.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor degree, preferably in journalism, English or public relations

Excellent command of oral and written English; Arabic is highly desirable

A broad knowledge of energy company operations, policies, organizational structures, and challenges, including composing comprehensive letters and reports and presenting information about them effectively to the public

Thorough knowledge of the customs and traditions of Saudi Arabia and the Arab World

Experienced in managing confidential matters

Must be highly attuned to Company, governmental and cultural sensitivities, and expected to impart authoritative information about the company

Must be highly sensitive to the information policies of the Government and the Company, display a high degree of tact at all times, and be personable and have a mature outlook

Ability to present the corporate image effectively, and thorough knowledge and interest in industry public relations, marketing, advertising, social media, and industry trends world-wide

Duties & Responsibilities

Agency contract to support branding and marketing efforts for BO&FL

Centralized department communications procedures, guidelines, and GIs. Build communications guidance and compliance: develop, produce, publish policy and procedures, and corporate guidelines

Build Affiliate communications capability and BO&FL oversight authority; less dependence on a few comms SMEs; more shared comms resources and talent internally and within the Affiliate network

Increase stakeholder collaboration, direction, support on department events, meetings, showcases, etc., by embedding SME for project support

Develop a Core Messaging Plan to support clear and consistent messaging to the business

Coordinate with internal organizations to develop more robust online content and social media messaging

Support agency contracts for branding and marketing efforts

Strategy session with base oil leads to identify communications needs for the creation and development of the Communications Plan

Set Core Messaging Workshop dates with divisions and core groups

Provide ad-hoc, high-level, communications support (new JVs, Dakar, F1)

Align Base Oils Affiliate network with corporate directives

Management of branding and marketing agencies

Support marketing, communications and public relations functions

Agency contract to support branding and marketing efforts for BO&FL

Collaboration, support, input required from key areas within the company (i.e., Corporate Affairs)

Development of organizational matrix and reporting procedures

Authority and accountability to advise, consult, and direct communications and marketing objectives for BO&FL business

Compliance with corporate policy and procedures, GIs, BO&FL directives

Increased communications capability within internal and Affiliate organizations

Improved core stakeholder communications

More impactful awareness initiatives, campaigns, deliverables

Consistent online content and social media messaging

Impact and measurable success factors: dig deeper, work smarter

About Us

Saudi Arabia’s vast hydrocarbon resources will see Saudi Aramco become the world’s leading integrated energy and chemical company by 2020. Our Chemicals business is a critical, high-profile new enterprise for us and requires committed people with insight, experience and technical expertise.

We can offer professionals from diverse backgrounds and specialties a solid, secure future – not to mention extensive international exposure and the opportunity to see your ideas become reality. Work at the forefront of the industry and see how your career evolves with invested time and effort. It’s a chance to make a huge impact both on the local economy and on a global scale.

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Company: Aramco

Vacancy Type: Contract · Mid-Senior level 

Job Location: Dhahran, Eastern, Saudi Arabia

Application Deadline: N/A

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