PR & External Communication Specialist

  • Categories Marketing & Communication
  • Employment Fulltime, Parttime
  • Job number VAC-10026959
  • City Rotterdam
  • Contract type Contract with Client
  • Branche/sector Finance, Banking & Insurance


Are you an expert in External Communications and Public Relations? Are you strategically as well as operationally strong in formulating key messages and are you ready for your next move? Then this role would fit you like a glove!

About the job

In this role, you are responsible for external communications and PR: You assess, prepare and manage incoming media questions and interview requests globally, in liaison with internal spokespeople, PR agencies and local Robeco offices.

You write, coordinate and distribute press releases and news items and you will also serve as press contact for follow-up questions from media.

You provide communication advice to the internal stakeholders and identify and develop proactive media opportunities on both product and thematic level (marketing PR).

In this position, you work with a wide range of internal stakeholders, both in Rotterdam and in Robeco offices around the world, to coordinate the external communication activities. This way, you contribute to communication projects in which the media is a stakeholder. You will  report to the Head of Corporate Communications.

About the company

Headquartered in the heart of Rotterdam and being part of Orix Corporation, Robeco is a global asset manager with more than 950 colleagues in 16 offices worldwide. They are leading in Sustainable Investing, with a strong range of client propositions in quant, thematic, credits and emerging markets investing. Research lies at the heart of everything they do, with a pioneering approach that has been part of their heritage since our foundation in the Netherlands in 1929.

Robeco has EUR 169 billion in assets under management, of which EUR 161 billion is committed to ESG integration. Currently, their Communications department (9 fte) is developing greatly.

Offer description

Robeco is a company that values pioneering and innovation. That is why you will be set up to fully take the lead and further design and build up your focus area of external communications - or even broader if you see unexplored opportunities. This role will enable you to show your senior, strategic, creative talent and truly bring out your best, within a fun and ambitious team. Hybrid working is possible and you will be rewarded with a salary between 85-100k annually, depending on your seniority level. You will receive a 13th month of salary and a public transport card to travel first class. A strong pension plan is part of the remuneration package too. 

Candidate profile

To succeed in the role of PR & External Communication Specialist, you are ought to be results- and output oriented; a self-starter with a proactive and entrepreneurial mindset. With your excellent planning, coordination and organizational skills, you have the ability to manage competing priorities and integrate input from multiple stakeholders while working towards deadlines. Your excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to influence without authority makes you a team player and trusted advisor to senior management.

  • You have a Bachelors or Master's degree in Journalism, Communications or similar;
  • You have a minimum of 5-8 years of relevant experience in PR or external communications, topped with experience in or knowledge of the financial industry (preferably the asset management industry)
  • You have demonstrable experience creating and delivering communication strategies,
  • You have strong writing and analytical skills, turning complex matters into clear and convincing messages
  • You are fluent in English in speech and writing and understanding of Dutch.
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