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Corporate Affairs Manager job at MMI Steel

About the Organization

The Group operates various manufacturing companies in Steel & Roofing products, Mining & Power, Cement, Plastic tanks & Pipes, Hospitality, Paint, Industrial products, Beverage & Food Processing, Construction and Logistics in Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Uganda and expanding further.

Job Description

These duties and requirements outline the essential responsibilities and qualifications expected of Corporate Affairs Managers, who play a critical role in shaping the reputation, image, and relationships of organizations with their stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Government Relations: Develop and maintain relationships with government officials, policymakers, and regulatory agencies to advocate for the organization's interests and influence policy decisions that impact the business.

  • Regulatory Compliance: Monitor regulatory developments and changes in laws and regulations affecting the organization's operations, ensuring compliance and advising internal stakeholders on regulatory matters.

  • Public Affairs: Manage communication and engagement with the public, including community outreach programs, corporate social responsibility initiatives, and public relations campaigns to enhance the organization's reputation and foster positive relationships.

  • Media Relations: Serve as the organization's spokesperson and primary point of contact for media inquiries, press releases, and media relations activities, ensuring consistent messaging and effective communication with journalists and media outlets.

  • Crisis Management: Develop and implement crisis communication plans and strategies to address potential reputational risks, mitigate negative publicity, and manage crises effectively, including coordinating responses and managing media inquiries during crises or emergencies.

  • Internal Communications: Oversee internal communication efforts, including employee newsletters, intranet content, and corporate announcements, to ensure alignment with organizational goals, values, and messaging.

  • Stakeholder Engagement: Identify key stakeholders, including shareholders, investors, customers, suppliers, and community groups, and develop strategies to engage and communicate with them effectively to build trust and goodwill.

  • Policy Advocacy: Advocate for the organization's positions on public policy issues, industry regulations, and legislative initiatives through lobbying efforts, industry associations, and participation in public forums and hearings.

  • Corporate Governance: Support the organization's corporate governance processes, including board meetings, shareholder communications, and regulatory filings, to ensure transparency, accountability, and compliance with legal and ethical standards.

Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • Education: A bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, political science, business administration, or a related field is typically required. Advanced degrees or certifications in relevant areas may be preferred.

  • Experience: Several years of experience in corporate affairs, government relations, public affairs, or related fields, with a demonstrated track record of success in managing stakeholder relationships, advocacy efforts, and strategic communications.

  • Industry Knowledge: Familiarity with the organization's industry, business operations, regulatory environment, and key stakeholders is essential for effectively representing the organization's interests and addressing relevant issues.

  • Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including strong presentation and negotiation abilities, to effectively convey complex information, influence decision-making, and build consensus among diverse stakeholders.

  • Relationship Building: Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders at all levels, including government officials, business leaders, community representatives, and internal colleagues.

  • Strategic Thinking: Strategic planning and problem-solving abilities to develop and implement corporate affairs strategies aligned with organizational goals and objectives, anticipating emerging issues and opportunities.

  • Crisis Management: Experience in crisis communication and reputation management, including the ability to remain calm under pressure, make timely decisions, and communicate effectively during challenging situations.

  • Ethical Conduct: Commitment to ethical standards, integrity, and transparency in all corporate affairs activities, adhering to legal and regulatory requirements and upholding the organization's values and reputation.

  • Adaptability: Flexibility to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, handling multiple priorities and deadlines, and adapting strategies and tactics in response to changing circumstances or stakeholder expectations.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should send their resumes

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