IBM External Relations Leader in HELSINKI, Finland

Job Description

IBM is a global technology and innovation company and the largest technology employer in the world. We employ 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries. We live at the intersection of business and technology. We have reinvented IBM for a new era

with deep expertise to transform companies, industries and professions. We innovate and imagine the future, working with experts to put our clients first. We continue to innovate and touch every aspect of modern life, even beyond the unexpected.

Find out more about IBM at www.ibm.com .

We are now looking for a highly motivated External Relations Leader to join our team in Helsinki.

In this role, you will:

  • portray IBM effectively with media and key influencers

  • collaborate with other IBM organizations to articulate and effectively communicate IBM's value proposition and key messages using especially earned and owned channels

  • develop and execute communications plans and strategies

  • collaborate on messaging architecture that helps the company's mission, and help arm the sales and business partner organizations with messages and success stories that promote IBM's leadership

  • drive business results by building effective relationships with interest groups and ecosystem to increase understanding of IBM strategies & offerings and the co-operation

  • work closely with the Brand Systems Leader in Nordics and help execute strategic initiatives locally as agreed

In addition, you enhance IBM's brand by proactively creating compelling messaging and differentiated positioning. You will influence analysts' opinions of IBM as well as the analyst firms' written reports about marketplace trends and winners. You will also be influencing media and other third-party advisors to drive positive impact with clients, business partners, industry bodies, governments, influencers, and alumni.

To be considered for the position, we expect you to have over 5 years of experience in:

  • building and managing media relationships

  • applying knowledge of communications media

  • developing external communications deliverables

  • supportive teamwork and collaboration

  • Social media and/or social selling

  • International working environment experience

We expect you to be fluent in Finnish and in English.

What we consider as an advantage:

  • Master's Degree in Advertising/Journalism/Media Studies or another relevant field

  • Work experience from Corporations

  • Presentation skills

  • Marketing Communications skills

What we offer for you:

An exciting opportunity in the fast-developing IT industry. You will have the front seat in seeing and supporting how technology is changing and enhancing all industries and organisations to transform their business, and how technology is helping people to become even better and smarter in their work roles. This is an extremely interesting era also to see new disruptive business become live and conquer markets, and technology is playing the main role. You will also have an opportunity to work in an international and diverse environment with other talented and motivated people.

Position will be filled as soon as the right candidate is found.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise


Preferred Tech and Prof Experience


EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.