International Public Relations Manager -Cork, Ireland
Quest Software is looking for a dynamic, driven International Public Relations Manager, focused on the EMEA region, who will be responsible for developing and executing an international public relations program aligned to corporate communications, marketing and business priorities. This critical role for the business will lead the continued growth of our brand awareness, while supporting broader marketing and sales efforts by employing market leading tactics to engage our key audiences through earned media, thought leadership, awards, speaking engagements and by-lined articles within the technology/security software industry.
Reporting to the Head of Global Corporate Communications, you’ll work with our corporate and international public relations agencies to develop and execute strategic communications plans to support the various business unit product and marketing teams, creating a reporting system to measure the success and impact of the programs. You will work across global cross-functional teams at the technical and business level to listen and engage with customers and partners as well as our sales teams, to help raise market visibility and preference for our brand, our solution categories and our product offerings, often recommending additional tactics that help support lead generation and pipeline acceleration efforts.
Successful candidates will be a strategic thinker, a skilled communicator with a track record of leading agencies and executing tactical campaigns. You will be a creative storyteller, able to integrate the voice of the customer, with a deep understanding of the technology/security industry, regional media specialization across EMEA and experience engaging with subject matter experts and senior leadership.
-Lead end-to-end communications initiatives for a variety of external audiences, ensuring key message delivery, engagement, positive brand affinity and leadership credibility
-Daily management of international public relations agencies including briefings, campaign development, and reporting back on key metrics and KPIs
-Collaborate with the Customer Engagement and AR leads, in order to develop and improve the processes to source thought leadership material and align to broader marketing priorities and initiatives.
-Develop and execute international communications and media relations strategies that generate ongoing publicity for Quest and its business units, underscoring our position as the leader technology/security categories
-Develop creative story angles and pitches targeting top-tier trade, technology and business media, which leverage thought leadership, brand messaging, product announcements, awards, local events, company data and industry trends; work with content and creative teams to create supporting assets
-Respond to inbound media requests and help prepare leadership for media interview
-Develop communications strategies for managing challenges and any potential crises possible for a growing business operating in the technology/security space
-Conduct regular news scans on industry trends, competitors, news-jacking opportunities, and develop reactive and proactive press pitchesPrepare PR reports for internal and external stakeholders by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing campaign results and date
-Partner with Quest’s HR and internal communications team to shape our corporate brand strategy, externally and internally
-7+ years PR experience, preferably in technology, at an agency and/or in-house, managing all functions of PR, including major announcements, product launches and pitching
-3-+years managing national or global PR agencies and/or consultants
-Deep understanding of how PR fits within the marketing mix, as well as knowledge of other marketing disciplines
-Confidence presenting and providing recommendations to, along with managing expectations of, senior leadership and executive teams.
-Eager to learn quickly, able to dive into new industries, trends, and concepts with ease.
-Excellent at collaborating with subject matter authorities and translate that knowledge into strategic campaigns.
-Self-starter with initiative, creativity, and drive.
-Outstanding written and verbal communication is required, as well as perfect grammar and command of the English language.
-Ability to effectively communicate and commit to team success
-Ability to quickly adapt in a changing environment, flexible and open-minded
-Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferably in Marketing/Public Relations/Journalism
-Ability to work effectively remotely, with some travel required for event participation and team meetings in the future
Quest Software enables organizations of all sizes to better secure, manage, monitor, protect, and analyze information and infrastructure in order to help fuel innovation and drive their businesses forward. With over 5,000 team members around the globe, we intend to continue to grow revenues and add value to customers.
When you join our team, you will have the opportunity to build and develop products at a scale few others can provide. Our product portfolio serves a large base of customers and we are addressing the strategic imperatives for enterprise businesses. Working with some of the most talented employees the industry has to offer, we provide enhanced career opportunities for team members to learn and grow in a rapidly changing environment.
Why work with us?
- Life at Quest means collaborating with dedicated professionals with a passion for technology.
- When we see something that could be improved, we get to work inventing the solution.
- Our people demonstrate our winning culture through positive and meaningful relationships.
- We invest in our people and offer a series of programs that enables them to pursue a career that fulfills their potential.
- Our team members’ health and wellness is our priority as well as rewarding them for their hard work.
Quest is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: Quest is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Quest are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Quest will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Quest encourages applicants of all ages.
Come join us. For more information, visit us on the web at http://www.quest.com/careers.