Director, Internal Communications
Bulgaria, Sofia, SofiaComms & PR
Our mission at DRONAMICS is to democratize air freight and enable same day shipping for everyone, everywhere. To achieve this, we are developing a new type of cargo airplane, one that is small, remotely-piloted and extremely fuel efficient. It can transport up to 350 kg over 2,500 km for a cost that's 50% lower than other airplanes. It flies autonomously, can be monitored and managed remotely via satellite, and can land and take off anywhere with at least 400m of landstrip This is the kind of technology that can transform whole economies.
At first, it didn't sound possible, but we keep proving it is, which is why we've called it “The Black Swan”. It can land on short and unpaved runways, enabling on-demand point-to-point flights and speedy same-day delivery even to the most remote locations that would otherwise take days to reach over ground or sea.
We are starting with domestic air networks in Europe and Australia with fleets of the Black Swan, taking advantage of the multitude of small airfields that are often unused, training local personnel as drone and logistics operators, and partnering with local industry to provide a valuable lifeline of getting goods in and out of small, remote, mountainous and/or island communities within hours at a cost that is often below even that of road transportation.
We believe that rapid and reliable shipping has enormous socio-economic benefits , and our goal is to enable same-day deliveries for every single person on the planet at a cost that they can afford.
As the Director, Internal Communications, you will be at the centre of creating the internal voice of Dronamics for employees globally, promoting and supporting the brand's vision and mission to internal stakeholders consistently and proactively. This position is part of a very dynamic and resourceful team that reports to the Chief Communications Officer (CCO) and works closely with the Global External Communications & PR Director.
Work with the CCO to develop and manage the global employee communications strategy to engage, inform and inspire employees in line with strategic and operational requirements
Develop and manage internal communications channels and tools to support the delivery of global messages
Create internal communications content and campaigns on a timely basis, coordinating with relevant functions, agencies, and manufacturing partners, to meet specific deadlines and ensuring the alignment of internal and external messages and communications
Continuously experiment with new, creative ways to reach employees, that might or might not have access to a computer, with the news and information they care about and drive their engagement in prioritized company initiatives
Support the People function in organization-related communications and regional all-hands-meetings content
Act as a strategic business partner to other functions across the organization to help them manage their communications to employees
Plan and organize regular events which encourage two-way dialogue between management and employees, as well as colleagues in different teams and geographies to inspire knowledge sharing
Support the CCO in managing the internal communication response to crisis situations which may affect organizational perception and reputation
Support the CCO in crafting and implementing the CEO and Executive Team’s internal communication strategy
Manage metrics and reporting of internal communication campaigns and initiatives
Manage third-party vendors, including agencies, designers, printers and freelancers, and associated budgets to ensure strategic and cost-effective use of services
Skills & Experience
English skills on native speaker level
Experience working in a scale-up, aviation, or OEM organization is a plus
Significant experience in employee communications
Expertise in creating content for internal audiences
Experience in event management a plus
Desire to build from the ground up in a scale-up environment
Comfortable under pressure, including timelines and working outside of regular hours when needed
Positive attitude, team player, collaborator
Results-oriented, attention to both 'big picture' as well as detail
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and under deadline
Entrepreneurial and innovation mindset
Flexible, operating with a sense of urgency, creative problem solver
Exposure to cross-cultural, cross-functional and matrixed work environment is a plus
What We Offer
A competitive executive compensation package for a Series A company, including equity
Lots of opportunities for personal and professional growth on a global level
Tons of work, zero office politics - we are here to impact the lives of millions of people around the world
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to frame the future of how the world moves goods
This position can be based anywhere in the EU or the UK (working remotely), and is required to spend at least one week per month in our R&D facilities in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Must be open to travel to other destinations, as required