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Corporate Communications Manager

Hours per week
40 hours


GrandVision is a global leader in optical retailing and delivers high quality and affordable eye care to more and more customers around the world. The high quality eye care offered by GrandVision includes a wide range of services provided by its vision expert, prescription glasses including frames and lenses, contact lenses and contact lens care products, and sunglasses both plain and with prescription lenses. These products are offered through leading optical retail banners which operate more than 40 countries across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. GrandVision serves its customers in over 7,000 stores and with more than 36,000 employees which are proving every day that in EYE CARE, WE CARE MORE.


Some key figures:

  • 7,000+ stores in more than 40 countries
  • 30 retail banners
  • over 700,000 store visitors per day
  • ~16 million prescription glasses sold
  • Revenue 2017: EUR 3,5 billion
  • EBITDA 2017: EUR 552 million
  • Over 36,000 employees


Developing Careers & Potential

Within all GrandVision companies we recruit for a career, not just a job. We are passionate about customer satisfaction and develop our people to look for growth potential within the job and within the company. Our preference is to always promote internally where possible. So, wherever people start, there’s always somewhere else to go. We strive for continuous improvement and our new recruits help us to further raise the future potential of our company.

Our whole business is full of people who have gone on to achieve a successful career through experiencing a variety of different roles in different locations and area of our business. We continually support and develop our people who have the desire, ambition and potential to grow.

Communications Manager Schiphol, Amsterdam Area

As a member of this high-profile team, you will be responsible for the preparation and project management of GrandVision’s external publications including the Integrated Report, contributing to the understanding of the company by building trust and confidence with stakeholders.

You will be the owner and content manager of the corporate website and social media accounts, Integrated Report, and, together with the business, the category teams and GrandVision’s Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability team, will develop and publish content on an ongoing basis. You will be the internal counterpart of different media agencies GrandVision works with, coordinate internal work streams, and execute GrandVision’s communications strategy, and communications related projects.

You will also support the Director Investor Relations with the preparation of non-financial press releases, Q&A and presentations.

Reports to

Director Investor Relations

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Project Manager of GrandVision’s Integrated Report:

    • Conceptualization of Integrated Report including presentation of themes, case studies, design elements including coverer page and changes vs. previous year

    • Selection of best and most cost effective suppliers

    • Coordination with all internal content owners and external suppliers (Tangelo, copywriter, designer/editor)

    • Delivery of Annual Report including online version

  2. Primary content owner and manager of GrandVision’s Corporate website:

    • Re-launch of GrandVision’s corporate website to ensure website remains relevant for various stakeholders: employees, media, investors, customers, etc.

    • Continuous improvement of website including coordination with external suppliers and internal content owners of subpages

    • Edit, update, review and revise content as necessary

  3. Responsibility for all GrandVision social media accounts:

    • Ownership of global social media activities and accounts (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.), to engage audiences across traditional and new media

    • Development of content in coordination with the business / countries

    • Monitor social media activities of GrandVision’s global retail banners

    • Develop and exchange best practices within GrandVision group

  4. Other communications tasks:

    • Development of media kit for website

    • Publication of press releases on website and distribution service

    • Maintain company presentation

Required qualifications/level of education

  • Master’s degree in business, Communications, arts/humanities or other relevant university degree

  • Excellent knowledge of English (written & spoken), Dutch and/or other European languages are an asset

  • Minimum five years of experience in communications in an international environment

  • Experience in writing annual reports

  • Project management experience

Core competencies/ Personal attributes

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to collaborate with peers functionally, cross-functionally and across geographies

  • Team spirit and collaborative working approach

  • Self-driven, motivated individual with the ability to operate independently and under pressure

  • Innovative, problem-solving personal style capable of developing solutions to the varied challenges faced

  • Positive, customer first, can do attitude

  • Ability to deliver high quality work under pressure of tight deadlines Inquisitive passion for the business and the markets where the organization operates; motivated to connect with the local senior management teams

  • Outstanding organizational and project management skills

  • Good business acumen


More about GrandVision:
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NB. If you have not heard back from us after 27 days, please consider your application not to be successful.

Application process

1. Apply
2. 1st interview
3. 2nd interview
4. Offer
5. Hired

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