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Vacature Head of Communication and Marketing

We are looking for a Head of Communication and Marketing to develop and implement an overall marketing and communications strategy, for Perpetual Next as well as the underlying entities & brands.
Perpetual Next was founded in June 2019 by Dutch entrepreneurs with an international investment scope. The company offers access to predominantly institutional investors with a long-term investment horizon in the field of sustainable energy and circular economy. Our mission is to solve the issues associated with the use of fossil fuels as much as possible. We invest in various forms of sustainable, renewable energy, based on a circular approach. On the one hand by recycling and reusing organic residues, on the other hand by replacing fossil fuels with non-fossil raw materials.

This position has primary working relations with the Group Management team, the management of the underlying entities as well as our sales teams.

Key responsibilities:
·       Overall responsibility for the corporate communication of Perpetual Next. Align and optimize the corporate communications strategy with those of the underlying companies, adapt the group and local strategies and optimize existing processes;
·       Brand strategy;
·       All Group marketing communications, public relations activities and materials including publications, media relations, PR events, presence at trade shows et cetera;
·       The development of a comprehensive marketing, communications and public relations strategy that will enhance the Group’s image and position within the industry. Improve our online global presence;
·       Facilitate internal and external communications by setting clear communication objectives;
·       Set and administer the Group marketing budget;
·       Continually review change to the market and the activities of competitors, adjusting the marketing plan if necessary;
·       Ensure the articulation of the Group’s image and position, ensure consistent communication of image and position throughout the Group both internal and external;
·       Responsible for editorial direction, design, production and distribution of all Group publications;
·       Co-ordinate media interest and ensure regular contact with target media and appropriate response to media request;
·       Act as the Group’s representative with the media;
·       Keep informed of development in the fields of marketing, communications and public relations and use this information to help the Group operate with initiative and innovation;
·       Support the teams of the Group companies in marketing activities and ensure a cohesive Group branding across companies;
·       Work alongside HR on the internal communication strategy;
·       Manage, train & grow the Communications & Marketing department. 

Required Skills
·       Proven experience in marketing and communications: corporate, external & internal, press relations & online / social media presence at Group level;
·       Strong creative, strategic, analytical and organizational skills;
·       Fluent in English and Dutch with excellent written and spoken business communication skills;
·       Strong oral and written communications skills;
·       Ability to manage multiple projects at a time;
·       Entrepreneurial mindset;
·       Ability to work within tight deadlines and budget;
·       Good knowledge of the renewables industry and basic technical background is preferable;
·       True passion for building a business that embodies innovation, sustainability and circularity in an entrepreneurial setting;
·       The position will be based in Amsterdam.
We look forward to hear from you If you have any questions before applying or would like to have a general conversation about Perpetual Next, you can contact Marcel Verhoeven on +31 6 28553950 or send an email to m.verhoeven {AT} perpetualnext.com