Marketing Communications Specialist

Job Description

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As Marketing Communications Specialist, you will be supporting a globally focused effort across Eaton to profitably grow the business in Africa. Develop and drive communications strategy/plan that is complimented/enhanced by business marketing communications designed to create higher visibility and understanding of Eaton’s businesses and expanding products and services in Africa. The position is responsible for effective coordination of external and internal communications and relations with African business and trade media and will oversee marketing

communications for corporate and business lines, including key vertical segments, to support growth in Africa.

Your Main Duties:

  • Manage/maintain communications program and strategy with the support of Manager, Communications EMEA and General Manager.
  • Work with marketing colleagues (product management team, Electrical communications specialists, Marketing specialists) to support execution of marketing plans, including marketing communications outreach.
  • Coordinate and develop relations with Africa business and trade media; oversee PR agency performance with the support of Manager, Communications, EMEA.
  • Support generation of feature stories from successful customer solutions and where Eaton is a major mention.
  • Drive internal communications initiatives
  • Build the Eaton brand through superior marketing and corporate market focus programs. Promote and advance external, internal, marketing communications standards in working with EMEA HQ, the business entities in Europe and at Eaton Center
  • Actively interface with Eaton’s EMEA Headquarters communications team as well as business unit marketing communications professionals in EMEA and the United States to help position local communications plans. Drive Eaton Public Affairs programme.



  • Degree in Marketing, specialising in Communications
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications (Excel & PowerPoint)
  • Strong Analytical, Planning and Organizational Skills
  • Excellent communication/ interpersonal skill and proven problem solving capability
  • Fluent in English
  • Minimum 3 years experience in a Corporate Communications role
  • Experience with writing of articles  


  • Experience of working in Marketing and Communications looking after various African countries
  • Proven track record leading on business improvement initiatives

What we offer: 


  • Competitive compensation and benefits package

  • Permanent contract in fast growing global company

  • Excellent working environment – safety and ethic are really important for us

  • Learning & Development  - We invest in our employees for the long term – not just with salary and benefits, but with ongoing learning and development opportunities made available through Eaton University

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Marketing

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: Africa

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time