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PR Director for EMEA – Global Restaurant Brand – Amsterdam

Amsterdam/Netherlands

Up to 100,000 Euro + Benefits

Unique opportunity exists to join this US Global restaurant group as they establish a highly effective EMEA head office function based in Amsterdam.  As the regional PR Director you’ll be responsible for setting the tone on strategic communications; curating and activating consumer campaigns across EMEA region which result in high quality media coverage.  You’ll be engaging with consumers across all channels; enhancing brand love, reputation and inspiring brand loyalty.  As you’ll be setting up this function from scratch there is a superb opportunity to carve a niche for yourself and build a truly impactful team in time.

You will be an exceptional communicator with experience within the QSR, FMCG or food & drink sector ideally – we love challenger brands experience too.  Knowledge of working with brands with a franchise model useful.  You will possess an excellent balance of strategic nouse and creative thinking whilst your knowledge of the news & media landscape across Europe will also be strong.  You will have good experience of crisis management, with the ability to offer robust counsel and a level head.  You are also a great mentor, with an ability to lead both external agencies and your team from the front.        

This organisation is a well-loved brand and has a rich heritage in the US dating back 50 years.  In EMEA they are still relatively small yet growing quickly, so their culture will suit someone entrepreneurial, hands on, adaptable, dynamic, able to work at pace and with a certain level of ambiguity.  Candidates must have experience working in UK, Germany or France – additional languages useful.  

Previous experience living/working in Netherlands or mainland Northern Europe will be viewed favourably.  If you are applying from the US/Asia Pac you will need to have worked in London or Europe for a lengthy part of your career.  It is mandatory that you already have an EU work permit.

 To discuss this fantastic opportunity contact Caroline Cookson: mailto: caroline@f1recruitment.com