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Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan with about 199,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide. The company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, financing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. At the same time, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities through Ford Smart Mobility, the company’s plan to be a leader in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, customer experience and data analytics.

Are you interested in working within a diverse working environment where innovation, team work and excellence are a focus? Do you want to develop your talent in a global business so that you have the opportunity to become one of our future leaders? Join the Ford Middle East and Africa team today, and discover the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader.

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Corporate Communications Manager

Location:
(SOUTH AFRICA) and various
Job Reference:
5339
Functional Area/Experience:
Business, Accounting & Finance / 4 Years +
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Position Details:

  • Responsible for the development, implementation and management of a sustainable and progressive Corporate Communications strategy - including External, Internal and CSR communications
  • Responsible for managing issues and crises
  • Build new & cultivate current media relationships with trade, regional & business media
  • Effectively pitch and place stories to a wide variety of media
  • Develop Thought Leadership plans for key executives. 
  • Manage corporate communications activities & events (e.g. plant openings, CSR events) 
  • Be able to set up and manage events, press conferences, round table discussions and interviews 
  • Work with key agencies and service providers
  • Create media statements, Q&A’s and brief executives/spokespeople according to the situation/interview or discussion.
  • Writing and editing of media releases, pitches, briefing documents
  • Actively develop opportunites to drive good news for all corporate related story's
  • Serve as a company spokesperson
  • Proactively develops and manages key contacts database (media, suppliers, NGOs, etc.) and ensures this is kept updated in a timely manner.
  • Manage relevant budgets
  • Develop & implement internal & external plant communications strategies
  • Responsible for internal publications, both print and online 
  • Develop strategic initiatives in support of Corporate Social Responsibility programs, both locally and regionally, as they pertain to SA and SSA.
  • Work with the Ford Fund to implement sustainable programmes throughout the region of SA & SSA
  • Handle all requests for partnerships, donations, etc and motivate to the company those which should be considered as suitable possibilities.
  • Represent Ford Motor Company in all community-related affairs and identify those areas where Ford Motor Company should be involved
  • Team-oriented approach with a positive attitude necessary, as well as a can-do attitude and a sense of urgency in this rapidly changing environment.
  • Must know how to work with senior executives, especially offering advice and counsel.
  • Drives the company’s B-BBEE socio-economic initiatives, Identifying opportunities that support our efforts in the employment and self-employment channels. 

 

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Buyer

Location:
(SOUTH AFRICA) and various
Job Reference:
5336
Functional Area/Experience:
Business, Accounting & Finance / 2 Years
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Sourcing

  • Develop a world class supply base capable of delivering the quality, cost and timing objectives of Vehicle Operations and Manufacturing Operations product programs 
  • Develop and maintain Full Service Suppliers capable of meeting quality, cost, timing and technology expectations 
  • Execute (CSS) commodity sourcing strategies 
  • Source parts based on agreed CSS 
  • Obtain cross functional buy-in from the team (Team of 4) 
  • Support vehicle launches 
  • Monitor suppliers' capacity and supervise capacity studies 
  • Prepare and take sourcing for approval at GCT/GCST 
  • Review long-term strategies and supplier performance with customers (PD, VO, etc.) and seek input from organizations such as STA and RVT 
  • Lead the Early Supplier Involvement/Early Sourcing process to identify suppliers on time and secure supplier agreement to program targets 
  • Lead the development and implementation of MEA strategies according to the GCT and GCBP defined strategy to meet sourcing objectives and requirements 
  • In conjunction with STA and PD, ensure long-term partner suppliers are capable of meeting quality, cost, timing and technology expectations 
  • Lead the SOBA, PCP and CPA (as appropriate) process to identify and source suppliers in line with program timing 
  • Participate in the Team of Four discussion in determining whether to pre-source or market test responsible commodities for each program 
  • Ensure all sourcing decisions on key commodities are approved through the GCST and that all supporting documentation and approvals are obtained 
  • Lead cross-functional teams in supplier resourcing actions 
  • Process Q1 Deviations and obtain the appropriate signatures for Non Q1 suppliers 
  • Support STA in reviewing and addressing supplier performance concerns 
  • Monitor supplier financial performance and reporting compliance in the Vontik system 
  • Ensure Bailment agreements are approved and signed. Roll out the bailment process to supplier

 

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Marketing Communications Manager

Location:
(SOUTH AFRICA) and various
Job Reference:
5335
Functional Area/Experience:
Business, Accounting & Finance / 2 Years
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  • Manage Ford South Africa and Ford Sub Saharan Africa’s advertising and media agencies and ensure integration with PR and Digital agency. This includes: 
  • Develop and manage agency Scope of Work in collaboration with Digital Marketing Manager (advertising, digital and media agency only)
  • Manage weekly status process
  • Manage annual brand planning process
  • Manage agency briefing process
  • Ensure that combined agency team delivers effective 360 degree marketing campaigns across products
  • Ensure that marketing campaigns meet the needs of relevant internal departments
  • Work with Brand Managers around marketing plans and nameplate strategies relevant to them, and include them in all relevant planning
  • Identify, process and execute on brand metrics data and competitive insights to create effective Marketing Communications, including messaging, tone, and other factors based on the products’ Brand Story.
  • Lead planning and implementation of Primary Brand campaign across platforms, including earned/owned/paid media
  • Develop a sponsorship strategy to lead future sponsorships and ensure that sponsorship and event opportunities are integrated into Marketing plans.
  • In consultation with Brand Managers and Marketing Manager, develop and manage the following Marketing budget lines: agency, nameplate (including media and production), sponsorship and Primary Brand
  • Line manage Marketing Communications Specialist and Sponsorship & Events Manager
  • Ensure effective SA and SSA Dealer communications around relevant Marketing campaigns and roll out Dealer conferences/meetings with Events & Sponsorship Manager
  • Promote efficiencies through the application of best practice from around the globe for creative, pre-launch and other Marketing deliverables where applicable