Corporate Communications

Our newly articulated purpose as Nestlé is to ‘Enhancingquality of life and contributing to a healthier future’

As Corporate Communication and Public Affairs (CCPA) we act as a driving force at the heart of Nestlé whilst building trust with stakeholders through our purpose stated above. In bringing our purpose to life we also address business and societal needs in South Africa, Mozambique,Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland and Lesotho.

The CCPA team helps protect Nestlé’s reputation and ensure the company is positioned positively in the minds of internal and external publics. The identification and utilisation of relevant platforms is key to achieving this mandate.

The unit comprises of Internal Communication, PublicAffairs, Corporate Digital Relations and Traditional Media Relations.

Key outputs by function:

Internal Communication works very closely with all internal stakeholders and is key in helping build loyalty of all employees through transparent, open and consistent communication

Public Affairs including Stakeholder Relations is responsible for Issue and Crisis Management, Partnerships and Creating SharedValue (Corporate Social Responsibility)

Corporate Digital and Traditional Media Relations proactively engages with all media formats to build trust and helps bring our purpose to life

To succeed and have a long career in this area you will need to be a prolific writer, be passionate about reputation management, understand principles of communication, be digitally savvy, a media relations professional and have the ability to think outside the box. You must have an interest in and understand current affairs and its impact on business, appreciate and recognise risk and crisis and their impact, understand the government and its different tiers and the broader regulatory space and have a have a strong interest in brands. A flair for networking, relationship building, a desire for knowledge and taking initiative to learn about the business will stand you in good stead in this discipline.