EMEIA Tax Brand, Marketing & Communications Leader (Associate Director/Senior Manager)EMEIA Tax Brand, Marketing & Communications Leader (Associate Director/Senior Manager)

The BMC function has an important role to play in helping to achieve EY’s Vision 2020 ambition to become the leading global professional services organization. We work hand in hand with the business to take services and solutions to market; bring our purpose, building a better working world, to life for our people, clients and communities; engage our people and build a high performing culture; and to build the commercial value and emotional resonance of the EY brand.

BMC is led globally by Karen Hopkins. The function is made up of around 2,000 professionals, working across the Executive and Regions in the following areas of specialism: Brand; Marketing; PR/Media Relations & External Communications; Internal Communications & Employee Engagement; Corporate communications.

BMC also includes a number of teams who are responsible for content development, editorial, webcasts, events-staging, strategy, planning and operations. Through the collective power of BMC, and the other teams and specialists we work with, we aim to build a better working world by driving commercial value through distinctive marketing and communications that deliver measurable market impact.

Function: Brand, Marketing & Communications (BMC)
Sub Function: Global Tax BMC
Job Rank: Associate Director
Scope: EMEIA

Location: London

The opportunity

The tax and business environment is dominated by change as the market experiences unprecedented developments in tax legislation, including global trade and customs. Compounding all this is the rapid pace of technology advancements and affordability is making it easier for companies to challenge all functions and reimagine how they work and operate. In this increasingly complex era, EY Tax is building a better working world by fostering a new standard of service – helping clients revolutionize their tax functions, legal departments and human resources to become agile, cross-border, digitally-enhanced operators as the next waves of innovation continue to break.

Your key responsibilities

The EMEIA Tax BMC Leader is a critical role within the Global Tax BMC team and the EMEIA BMC team for shaping the future direction of leadership positioning, priority solutions and marketing programs. Driving collective collaboration across the Tax business, this leader will develop integrated strategies that align to the EMEIA Tax priorities to establish the leadership vision support go-to-market activation, elevating the EY purpose, brand and market position across the Area. Through devising and executing all aspects of strategic communications programs, the leader will inform, educate, engage and brand the Tax practice, Law and People Advisory Services across the EMEIA countries.

This role is responsible for aligning the Global Tax BMC strategy and integrated programs with the EMEIA Tax prioritized market opportunities to deliver on the practice’s ambition and goals. Taking these strategies to the next level, the Leader will work closely with EMEIA Tax BMC Brand & Marketing colleague and regional BMC team members to channel relevant and brand-building content and go-to-market materials through effective deployment plans to reach and engage with an expanding base of client buyers.

Working collaboratively with colleagues in EMEIA, Global Tax and the wider BMC team, the Leader will orchestrate communications programs that support EY Tax as the most respected and preferred tax brand, and in doing so, cultivate a sense of pride among our professionals. Supporting the EMEIA Tax Leader, the EMEIA Deputy – Tax, the effective candidate will be able to set the leadership communications agenda and develop messaging that both engages and inspires internal and external stakeholders. Building the external profiles and visibility of the EMEIA Tax Leader and other leaders as well as helping to raise EMEIA Tax in the external dialog around key issues is an increasingly important responsibility.

The Leader is also accountable for providing strong leadership, management and governance that upholds EY standards, quality and brand guidance.

  • Serve as BMC executive sponsor of key events, (i.e. Executive Tax Update, aHead of Tax) overseeing content, presentation execution and brand elements

  • Work directly with the EMEIA Tax Leader to execute all aspects of brand, traditional and digital marketing, external visibility and communications, while also leading the development of other key Tax leaders’ thought leadership and profiles

  • Collaborate with Global Tax BMC and EMEIA BMC colleagues on key programs, campaigns and initiatives, including media relations and social media, that span markets and continents to support our global mindset, consistent branding and relevant messaging

  • As a member of the EMEIA Tax Leadership team, provide BMC counsel that inspires our Tax, People Advisory Services and Law professionals on how we can succeed in the markets we serve

The position will be required to build and maintain strong relationships and work extremely collaboratively across the BMC team and across the service lines of Tax, Assurance, Advisory, and Transaction Advisory Services. This role will be a core member of the BMC Tax leadership team.
Success in this role will be demonstrated through the establishment of trusted BMC advisor relationships with EMEIA Tax executives, delivering robust reporting, supervising the EMEIA Tax BMC colleague to best meet business objectives and manage key stakeholders, while executing marketing and communications strategy and plans.

Skills and attributes for success
  • A strong team player, comfortable working collaboratively, virtually and independently
  • Excellent communication and networking skills – able to effectively manage and influence senior leaders as well as a broad range of internal and client facing professionals
  • Ability to work in a high pace, agile environment, managing multiple priorities effectively
  • Ability to synthesize complex information into simple, high impact messages
  • Ability to consult, plan, execute and report simultaneously
To qualify for the role you must have
  • A track record of developing creative and credible ideas for content and communications
  • Strong understanding of business strategy and economic concepts and disruptive innovation required to keep up with latest developments, including the environmental factors that may impact EY and its markets, particularly in the areas of technology and regulation
  • Experience in a cross-border role, successfully managing multiple complex projects at an Area or Global level
  • 10 years+ mid-senior level internal and external communications experience in B2B environment
  • Demonstrated experience in digital marketing and channel management
  • Good understanding of the relationship between internal communications and external marketing
  • Excellent writing, communications and presentation skills and abilities
  • Practical understanding of public relations and social media strategy and ability to see through execution
  • Proven experience in program and event concept and content execution, and the design and delivery of project KPIs and metrics
Ideally, you’ll also have
  • High level of influencing and networking skills
  • Ability to challenge views/perspectives while securing buy-in within BMC and beyond
  • Experience with the use of a variety of digital channels to deliver initiatives to targeted buyers
What we look for

We’re looking for an experienced, high-performing energy individual who comprehends complex business problems and can translate their significance to engage hearts and minds of our professionals, teams, stakeholders and clients. To succeed in this role, it is imperative that the individual embraces change and innovation in order to ensure that we can continue to deliver world-class BMC initiatives in an ever-changing environment.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you
EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a b etter working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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