Nike Converse Communications Manager in Berlin, Germany

Converse is the story of a sneaker that started on the court and moved to the stage and

street. We are a company ready for change and that is who we hire: the most malleable, the most innovative, and the most creative. Rebels, rockers, rappers, artists, dreamers and visionaries have worn our sneakers and clothing. That is why we hire individuals. We speak the same language.

If You Get People, You are Our Person

Sure, there is a whole science behind marketing. But behind that are real people with needs and wants and quirks and dreams. And we need someone who gets people, who knows how to find our people. They are the creators, thinkers and rebels who have a passion for the Converse brand. You are the one that shows them what they want before they know they want it. You are the connector.

Mission

Lead the Communications/PR function in AGS (Austria, Germany & Switzerland) with a clear strategic vision based on a deep knowledge of the key consumer targets and an effective network. Leverage the global power of media, entertainment and pop culture to tell the Converse story and inspire consumers. Fully integrate with Brand Marketing (Converse AGS and its agencies), Merchandising and Sales while ensuring seamless communication with the EMEA and Global teams.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • So first off, you will be developing and executing public relations/communication strategies that support the overall brand, product concepts and seasonal objectives.

  • You will also be required to identify and execute creative news making opportunities and inspire media to cover Converse products, events and to drive our business accordingly.

  • You will design new ways of interacting with creative stakeholders including social media and bloggers to correspond with the Converse brand.

  • Cultivate events and brand activities including photo shoots, media partnerships, press previews, bespoke product launches and music moments.

  • You will manage agencies and international vendors while developing and cultivating an inspirational network of key media partners and local influencers.

  • Lucky for you, you will also actively participate in the process of shaping the seasonal AGS Marketing plans from a functional perspective and create local country concept maps and seasonal budget planning.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications/Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in directly relevant working environments

  • A creative background and knowledge in the area of digital communications is always a

  • Plus You must understand the competitive market and know how to deal with the expectations of demanding stakeholders, both internally and externally

  • You should be an expert in the process of project and budget management

  • You are experienced in agency management (especially Communications/PR agency leadership)

  • You are culturally connected with a thorough understanding of fashion / sneaker lifestyle and the arts

  • You will need to have strong presentation and interpersonal skills, as well as excellent grasp of both English and German languages (written and spoken)

  • A Bachelor’s degree or higher (can be compensated by relevant work experience)

  • Passion for the Converse brand and creative culture

  • A sense of humor, a great work ethic and a strong idea of what is cool

Job ID: SRC091616CONVCOMS

Location: Germany--Berlin

Job Category: Converse Corporate