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Marriott International hunts for Asia Pacific comms VP

Marriott International hunts for Asia Pacific comms VP

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Marriott International is on the hunt for a vice president, communications for Asia Pacific based in Hong Kong. The appointed individual will oversee the management of internal and external media relations resources, be responsible for interfacing with and developing relationships with key media in the continent and have direct line management or responsibility for the continent communications team.

According to the job posting on LinkedIn, this position is a key liaison with the global communications and public affairs department and partners closely with the corporate communications, media relations, and social impact teams. The appointed individual will also collaborate, be closely aligned, and provide ongoing strategic continent communications support to the global brand, buzz marketing and consumer public relations corporate office departments in Asia Pacific. Moreover, the individual will need to partner with the continent brand, sales, digital, loyalty, partnership and portfolio marketing leads, as well as collaborate with operations and HR departments to support key continent initiatives.

Marriott added that the recruitment is part of its growth with the successful candidate focused on achieving positive awareness for the company in Asia Pacific; promoting brand distinction, portfolio power and growth; reaching new and younger customer segments; and building Marriott’s corporate reputation.

The position will also play an important role in fully integrating media relations into the continent sales and marketing strategy, social impact strategy as well as operations and regional development goals and also activating individual brand strategies and initiatives in the continent.

The ideal candidate needs to have at least seven years of senior-level media or public relations, marketing communications and corporate communications experience, preferably within the travel and hospitality sector. Other preferred experiences include strong knowledge of the hospitality industry, regional working experience and demonstrated ability to manage the interests and demands of multiple stakeholders.

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