Head of Communications - Business Area Technologies and New Businesses


Do you want to be part of identifying and developing Ericsson’s future business? With 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) at the doorstep, Ericsson are unlocking the true business value of 5G and IoT by supporting telecom service providers to tap into multiple industry value chains. As Head of Communications for Business Area Technologies and New Businesses (BTEB) you are responsible for driving the internal and external communications for the business area. Take the chance and join Ericsson’s exiting journey into the future!


HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS, BUSINESS AREA TECHNOLOGIES AND NEW BUSINESSES
Do you want to be part of identifying and developing Ericsson’s future business? That is the mission of Business Area Technologies and New Businesses (BTEB). With 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) at the doorstep, they are on the verge of unlocking the true business value of 5G and IoT by supporting telecom service providers to tap into multiple industry value chains. These technological platforms are the bedrock for entrepreneurship and value creation for the next decade, and this is the space Ericsson wants to be the leading force of innovation.

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
You will be part of the Marketing and Communications Leadership Team for BTEB and report to the head of the Marketing and Communications team; Behdad Banian. You will also be part of both the global Internal and the External Coms Leadership Team.

POSITION AND PROFILE SUMMARY
The objective of the role is to position Ericsson as a growth company through primarily two main initiatives:

• Drive effective and innovative communications to reposition Ericsson through its Growth Strategy and Growth Bets (internally towards employees, and externally towards key target audiences).
• Through communications, actively drive and support the Growth Strategy awareness and execution within BTEB and broader Ericsson organization.

In this role, you will be leading a team of professional communicators. There is an existing team today that you will lead, however you will also have the responsibility to recruit additional members to the team as an immediate step. This is a chance to form the type of team and capabilities you believe is critical to execute on the business area strategy.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
As head of Communications for Business Area Technologies and New Businesses you are responsible for driving the internal and external communications for the business area.

The ideal candidate brings a track record on how to drive and execute Communications in an innovate way. You will work on a strategic level, but you are equally comfortable to work hands on with the organization. You have the capabilities to think new, pushing boundaries, utilizing the advantages of digitalization, and by using new types of channels such as social influencers. This is critical both in addressing Ericsson key target groups, and in how they drive the culture transformation and employee engagement internally.

As a person you thrive in situations where everything is not set in stone, where you have significant mandate to influence the road ahead. You enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and have a challenger mindset.

EXPERIENCE AND BACKGROUND
• Strategic thinking and approach to communication i.e. painting the vision for the team and setting a clear direction.
• Outstanding demonstration of communication and content creation, i.e. message creation and synthetization (need to demonstrate own ability).
• Experience and multidisciplinary in communication (strategic and tactical activation internal/external) i.e. understand how to develop and tell stories in a way that engages the audience.
• Ability to lead plans, process and activation including key stakeholder management in a complex large global context.
• English proficiency to the level of British/US native or equivalent.
• University degree in Business, Marketing, Communications, or equivalent training/experience.
• At least 8+ years relevant experience.
• Experience working as a member of a multi-country leadership team.

OTHER
Head of Communications for Business Area Technologies & New Businesses is a full-time position located in Kista, Sweden. Ericsson is cooperating with Wes in this recruitment. For more information regarding the position please contact Agnetha Dahlström at +46 70 973 73 70 or agnetha@wesgroup.se




ABOUT ERICSSON
Ericsson is the world’s leading provider of communications technology and services. Ericsson are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time solutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely, in sustainable societies around the world. Today more than 40 percent of the world’s mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks and Ericsson support customers’ networks servicing more than 2.5 billion subscribers.

A connected world is just the beginning. Your passion determines what comes next! Apply your ideas and insights to empowering people, business, and society.

Ericsson is on the quest for creating easy, game-changing technology that's easy to use, adopt and scale. It’s in their DNA - Ericsson have always seen the role of technology as making the complex simple and enabling people to communicate easily with each other no matter where they are in the world. Today Ericsson’s philosophy is no different, and as our society faces ever more complex challenges it is more important than ever to create – and help others create – technologies designed to make the world easier.

COMPANY CULTURE
Whatever you want to achieve, Ericsson have a culture that respects and supports your ambitions. You can have a global career. You can maintain a healthy work-life balance. Above all, you can always have a positive effect on the people closest to you and the wider world around you. In the Ericsson global community, Ericsson share three core values: Respect, Professionalism, Perseverance. The values matter because they have become established within Ericsson’s business over 140 years of history.

Ericsson is a place where people can do their best. In an organization of such breadth and such diversity – playing such a fundamental role in how society and technology can integrate in the future – there is vast potential to think big and see ideas make an impact.