Corporate and Communications manager, India

We are looking for a talented Corporate and Communications manager in India to join our growing international team and support us in our mission to create a better world for humans and animals alike.

Terms of Employment: 37.5 hours per week (full time), fixed-term 12 month contract with possibility of extension
Salary: Salary range starting at 1,329,891 INR annually, to be paid in USD or GBP
Work base: Home-based within India
Right to work requirements: We are only able to consider applicants who are eligible to work in India

About Veganuary

Be part of a small, but dynamic organisation that makes headlines in January and throughout the year!

Veganuary is a non-profit organisation that encourages people worldwide to try a vegan lifestyle for January and beyond. Veganuary’s popular culture appeal, alongside their positive and accessible approach to veganism, is making a measurable difference for animals, sparing millions of lives since our launch in 2014. We proactively support people and businesses alike to achieve this.

After hitting a milestone at the end of January 2022 of over two million participants who have pledged to try a vegan diet since our launch, it is an exciting time to join our international team of talented, valued and committed staff who enjoy their ability to collaboratively contribute to this amazing cause.

Role Description

We are looking for a Corporate and Communications Manager to lead on Veganuary’s work with established companies in the food sector in India and to manage content creation for our India digital channels.

We want to take our campaign to the next level this year by encouraging and supporting retailers, restaurants and workplaces to take part in the campaign by launching new plant-based products, promoting their vegan offerings and increasing their ranges of alternative proteins. You will start and grow relationships with companies from chain-restaurants, manufacturers, supermarkets, brands and food retailers to corporate workplaces who want to increase vegan offerings in their cafeterias.

After formally launching in India in 2021, Veganuary’s India website and Instagram handle have been key to engaging with audience from the country. This year, we want to further customise and diversify the content for Indian participants and add a new social media channel. You will be involved in building our 2023 India digital content calendar; creation of dynamic content for India social media channels and creating web resources like new recipes and blogs.

Core Responsibilities:

• Managing and delivering all aspects of Veganuary’s corporate engagement work in India
• Building relationships with India based companies (including retailers, restaurant-chains, brands and food manufacturers), influencing and supporting them in their transition to extend and improve their vegan product and menu base as well as providing support and tools to run successful Veganuary branded marketing campaigns
• Coordinating the creation and adaptation of resources and materials for corporate engagement purposes
• Host meetings or webinars and prepare presentations for stakeholders
• Undertake appropriate domestic or international travel to accomplish the responsibilities of the role (reasonable, pre-agreed expenses will be reimbursed)
• Create and manage content calendar for Veganuary India social media handles
• Curate new and locally relevant recipes and blogs
• Undertake any further duties that may reasonably be required of the role

Person Specification:

• A minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience in a similar role (for example in corporate affairs/outreach/engagement, plant-based food start-ups, brand marketing, management consulting, copywriting and project management)
• A good understanding of the operating environment of the private sector and corporates within it
• Good contacts and established relationships in the food industry
• Excellent public speaking, analytical and problem-solving skills
• Self-motivated and able to work well in a team-driven environment
• Exceptional organisational skills, including attention to detail and the ability to multi-task
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• A demonstrable ability to work proactively and collaboratively
• Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality written communications
• Outstanding interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
• Up to date knowledge on best practices and trends on social platforms including Facebook and Instagram
• Experience with, or comfort in learning, new technology platforms such as Asana, Microsoft 365 (particularly Teams and SharePoint), Canva, Pardot, Later, and WordPress.
• You share and will support Veganuary’s vision and values (see here)

Veganuary is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to creating an inclusive work culture that reflects and celebrates our diverse world. We therefore welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons, regardless of their ethnicity, sex, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marriage and civil partnership status, or age. We recognise our duty as an employer to foster an environment that embraces diversity and are constantly reviewing our practices to become even more inclusive as an organisation. We also recognise that certain groups in our industry are under-represented – we welcome applications from all who meet the role’s requirements and are making efforts to attract a diverse pool of candidates to combat the lack of representation.

Application Process:

Please apply via the Idealist platform using the below link, with your Resume/CV and a cover letter of no more than 1000 words that answers the following questions:

  • How did you find out about this role?
  • Why do you want to work for Veganuary?
  • What will you bring to our organisation?
  • When can you start?
  • What is your salary expectation?

Corporate and Communications Manager, India – Idealist

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. As an inclusive employer, reasonable adjustments can be made to allow any who require additional support to apply for this role. Please get in touch with us if you require such support.