Oracle’s logo Products & Services PR – Senior PR Manager, South African and African Operations

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26 May, 2016

Category :

Marketing Jobs in South Africa

Job description
Development of communication programs to promote Oracle*s products and services.

Integrate advertising into the marketing campaigns. Maintain regular interface within the organization and with external suppliers and agencies. Plan and manage pan-geography corporate and local campaign media plans. Plan, manage and implement corporate and local campaign advertising creative. Use professional concepts, company policies, procedures and own creativity handling local campaigns – and arrange sign off with appropriate management level. Integrate all advertising across the communications mix. Maintain and communicate brand advertising guidelines. Provide support and input when assisting with partner advertising. Manage resources within the terms of project budget. Develop and manage brand communications audit. Measure advertising effectiveness.

Job duties are varied and complex utilizing independent judgment. May have project lead role. Five years relevant work experience. A proven track record in advertising across geography, five years experience, within a reputable global agency or major industry leader.


Location:ZA-ZA,South Africa-Johannesburg


Job Type

Regular Employee Hire



This position will drive a fully integrated communications agenda around Oracle’s products & services in the SaaS space to build, promote and protect Oracle’s brand and reputation across Africa. Tightly linked with Sales and Field Marketing, the role will create, integrate and execute communications programs to support the business and provide strategic communications counsel in delivering consistency of communication.

As a key role within Oracle EMEA Corporate Communications this position will report directly to the Corporate Communications Manager for South Africa and the African Operations and become a member of the EMEA PR Council.

Roles & Responsibilities
Set the communications strategy and focus on Oracle’s business priorities for the CFO, CHRO and CMO audiences to establish Oracle as the global market leader in the Cloud, specifically within Software as a Service (Applications) in the region
Develop and execute integrated PR campaigns that tell the Oracle story to these specific audiences in a compelling way—focusing on customers, partners and influencers.
Drive measurable collaboration across Corporate Communications, Sales, Field and Brand Communications to ensure key communications plans, narratives and content deliverables are used to maximum effect
Assess and deliver robust multi-channel media and social customer engagement programs with a focus on content, placement, engagement and value.
Identify, build and shape interactions with Influencer communities (media, bloggers, customers and partners) by surrounding them with a dynamic flow of news, opinion, commentary and expertise.
Identify and work closely with spokespeople and luminaries
Assist in crisis management and response plans for Oracle’s communications on issues originating from Oracle’s Products & Services portfolio
Skills & Competencies

This role must be filled by an outstanding professional, passionate about communications with a zealous interest in learning and delivering results, with minimum 5 years current experience working with technology from a business perspective.

He or she will have excellent strategic planning skills, a solid understanding of the B2B technology industry and proven corporate communications and social media expertise. Experience of working within a global enterprise and counselling senior management in a dynamic environment are essentials and a high degree of personal initiative, collaboration and written communication skills are absolutes.

The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of how technology is shaping and advancing the everyday lives of individuals as well as organisations – and demonstrated skills in applying that understanding to successful communications. He/She should have suitable knowledge and experience working in Africa.

A University degree is expected and the ability to travel will be required.
Information Technology and Services
Employment type
Mid-Senior level
Job function
Management,Marketing,Customer Service

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