Corporate Affairs Manager

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Date: 06-Feb-2019

Location: Macquarie Park, Australia

Optus is a dynamic organisation that promotes personal excellence and a great working environment. We are not just a telecommunications company, but a technology and entertainment leader that’s committed to delivering game-changing experiences to our customers.


With Australia-wide brand recognition, we can offer you an excellent platform to continue to build your career and work closely with our Executive Leadership team.


We’re looking for a communications & PR/corporate affairs manager to support our product and marketing, digital, and customer experience and sponsorship teams. 


What we’re offering is a great opportunity for a creative individual who can create and execute campaigns that best position Optus’ compelling products, brand and entertainment properties, while being able to influence media and other key opinion leaders to achieve the best outcomes for our business. You will be work across a range of programs in our Consumer Australia business.


This role will work closely with senior executives, external and internal stakeholders, media, ambassadors and key talent.


The successful candidate will be adept in:


  • Communicating clearly and persuasively; with demonstrated ability managing comprehensive public relations and publicity campaigns and providing strategic advice to key stakeholders.
  • Managing media issues
  • Working independently – with ability to work under pressure in a fluid and rapidly changing environment – as well as part of a small collaborative team.
  • Maintaining the highest ethical and professional standards; so as to reinforce the reputation of the company.
  • Being able to amplify, drive and support business strategy as well as act as a company spokesperson to media on appropriate topics as required.
  • Collaborating and partnering with internal and external stakeholders


You will be specifically responsible for:


  • Developing and implementing regular PR plans for Optus products and plans including new handsets and tablets
  • Identifying and amplifying the Optus brand through media and tech channels and managing relationships with bloggers, writers and editors, and broadcast producers
  • Looking to promote new sponsorships and ambassador relationships
  • Working with internal teams to plan and coordinate media events and stunts
  • Working to leverage events across other areas of the business as appropriate
  • Supporting business unit Managing Directors and other senior members of their team


We’re looking for someone with a can-do attitude, is highly organised, can think on their feet and stay on message, multi-task and work at speed to deliver. You should be able to work closely with external agencies to ensure PR programs are aligned to the wider Corporate strategy (where required).


To excel in this role you’ll have at least 8 years’ experience, be a passionate all-rounder that keeps up to date with the latest technologies, consumer trends and would be excited by the opportunity to support our consumer portfolio. You must be degree-qualified, have a thorough understanding and knowledge of the overall media landscape - specifically consumer, news, marketing and entertainment industries


We can offer you the chance to work in a diverse working environment and a broader Corporate Affairs role.  We can help you build a genuine long-term career path and a real chance to build things from scratch.

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