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Regional Manager Communications – South Asia

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Job Title: Regional Manager Communications – South Asia
Location: Hyderabad, India
Company: Corteva
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Communications/Public Relations
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
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Agriculture Division of DowDuPont JOB DESCRIPTION




Regional Manager Communications South Asia

Reports to:

Corporate Communications Leader Asia Pacific


Corporate Communications (CorpComms)


Hyderabad, India




Regional Manager Communications South Asia

Reports to:

Corporate Communications Leader Asia Pacific


Corporate Communications (CorpComms)


Hyderabad, India



 griculture Division of DowDuPont JOB DESCRIPTION



Regional Manager Communications South Asia

Reports to:

Corporate Communications Leader Asia Pacific


Corporate Communications (CorpComms)


Hyderabad, India




Regional Manager, Communications South Asia leads the internal and external

communications and engagement strategy in the South Asia region (covering India, Pakistan,

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh). This position in pivotal in ensuring employee engagement and

understanding of the companys business direction in order to foster strong company values

and positive morale. This role reports directly to the Corporate Communications Leader, Asia



Advises on and executes communications across the South Asia region, ensuring

consistency in messaging and branding while appealing to cultural nuances.

Acts as a strategic and trusted local counselor and provides communications support

(internal and external) to the South Asian region commercial unit leader and leadership


Provides brand management and communications governance and quality control in the

region and ensures staff understanding and adherence to communications guidelines and


Develops compelling internal messages, build internal communications channels and

drives internal communications in the region so all employees remain connected and

effectively informed.

Conceptualizes the internal digital communications strategy for the region and

implements/activates the digital communications plan across the region.

Drives global brand positioning locally and maintains consistency of the Corteva brand

identity in the region.

Provides boots on the ground support to monitor and respond to issues and crisis.

Develops and executes event plans, including internal town halls and external speaking

opportunities for regional leadership team.

Writes speeches, talking points and internal memos to support regional executive


Digital communications - develops compelling and engaging multimedia content (news

articles, infographics, images, video, presentations).

Develops and implements thought leadership campaigns / content plan to proactively build

the brand awareness of Corteva in the region.

Builds media strategy (mainstream and social media), maintains media contact list, and

writes / reviews op-eds, press releases, media alerts, and media statements to promote

and position the company and its products in tier-one business and trade publications.

Works with the local Senior Leaders to define and train local spokespersons for the region, following the same protocols and guidelines determined by the Communications Leader - APAC.

Supports regional and global projects as assigned by Communications Leader - APAC.


Minimum Bachelors degree required. Masters degree desirable in Journalism, Public Relations, Mass Communications or Marketing.

Minimum of 10 years experience in business and corporate communications with a multinational company, or relevant experience in a communications/PR/PA agency, government or trade association.

Exceptional copywriting and spoken English skills, plus fluency in Hindi or one other local language. Strong cultural sensitivity.

Proven experience in employee and executive communications.

Strong network of business media contacts and proven experience in handling issues / crisis communications.

Proven experience building online communities and engagement campaigns with internal collaboration platforms like Yammer, Jive or Workplace.

Experience managing key agencies and freelancers.

Understanding of the institutional and legal framework across South Asia (especially India), as it relates to public relations, media and communications issues.


Initiative / motivation: Is a self-starter. Can effectively initiate and see through projects. Handles tasks proactively without being prompted. Shares information and ideas to address problem areas, resolves issues and continuously improves the quality of programs. Seeks challenges in work.

Technical expertise: Proficient in the latest corporate communications practices while understanding and balancing business needs.

Communication Skills: Good oral communication skills including: courtesy, tact and a willingness to listen. Professional and use of well-developed communication techniques. Effectively responds to inquiries from internal and external sources.

Good judgment/poise: Ability to deal with stressful situations or emergencies in a professional manner. Ability to handle and resolve problems without alienating people by using courtesy, tact and an understanding that is based on good business knowledge.

Customer focus: Establishes and maintains credibility and trust with external and internal partners. Places high value and priority on stakeholder needs and is proactive in problem solving.

Planning/organizing: Ability to effectively organize workload and handle a high volume of rapidly changing priorities. Demonstrates an orientation to concrete results.

Flexibility: Open-minded; anticipates changes - able and willing to make changes quickly to accommodate current business needs. Contributes to bottom-line growth via participation in activities such as: off-site meetings, conferences, plant tours, audits, customer visits/meetings and other external affairs meetings as appropriate.

Self-development: Evaluates and schedules self-development training needs. Actively seeks additional knowledge. Grows and expands job/business knowledge.

Team work: Builds effective working relationships with other people. Places high priority on establishing and meeting stakeholders.


Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), is intended to become an independent, publicly traded company when the previously announced spinoff is complete by June 2019. The division combines the strengths of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences. Corteva Agriscience provides growers around the world with the most complete portfolio in the industry including some of the most recognized brands in agriculture: Pioneer, Encirca, the newly launched Brevant Seeds, as well as award-winning Crop Protection products while bringing new products to market through our solid pipeline of active chemistry and technologies. More information can be found at

All products, unless otherwise noted, denoted with, or are trademarks or registered trademarks of DowDuPont.

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Job Post Date: 04/02/19
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