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Associate Director, Corporate Affairs, CN

Airwallex

Airwallex

Shanghai, China
Posted on Friday, September 15, 2023
Airwallex is the leading financial technology platform for modern businesses growing beyond borders. With one of the world’s most powerful payments and banking infrastructure, our technology empowers businesses of all sizes to accept payments, move money globally, and simplify their financial operations, all in one single platform.
Established in 2015, our purpose is to connect entrepreneurs, business builders, makers and creators with opportunities in every corner of the world. Today, Airwallex has a global footprint across Asia-Pacific, Europe, and North America.
We seek a seasoned corporate communicator with public affairs, issues management, media relations and thought leadership expertise to help Airwallex further penetrate the crowded landscape in China, and navigate the complex media and business environment.
Your role requires extensive communication engagement and relationship-building with external stakeholders including media, conference organizers, industry leaders, customers, analysts and regulators – as well as internal stakeholders across the company. You will also be representing Airwallex as a spokesperson with seniority and with credible knowledge of our business.
As a leading member of our high-performing team, you will have an opportunity to join and strengthen our vision to shape Airwallex’s successful growth trajectory. You will be expected to deliver tangible results from the objectives set and you will witness the impact you make.
The ideal candidate has 8+ years experience, with a blend of agency and in-house roles, including experience in highly-regulated industries and B2B technology, prior fintech or payments experience preferred but not required.
RESPONSIBILITIES
Lead and implement a wide-ranging stakeholder communications and engagement strategy for Airwallex's China business, focussing particularly on media and industry influencers
Devise and implement a holistic engagement program that includes providing access to senior media contacts to strengthen Airwallex's reputation
Help shape the external profile of our global leadership and what they should be known for in the region, and how it fits into the company's global corporate affairs strategy
Contribute to and work with the Corporate Affairs team to update Airwallex's messaging playbook including on key policy issues
Represent Airwallex as a key spokesperson and manage all "press office"duties for China
Proactively initiate campaigns including media placements and conference keynote opportunities to position Airwallex as a thought leader in tech and business. Partner deeply with marketing and sales colleagues for media and conference opportunities.
Provide counsel as a trusted advisor, help assess reputational risk matters and handle sensitive and crisis communication
Implement all external communication efforts in China, including corporate, product, customer and partnership announcements. Support on internal communication efforts alongside our People & Talent's team.
Supervise agency relationships, provide guidance and optimize output
WHAT YOU BRING
Solid domain knowledge in media relations, internal and external communications
Direct experience and working relationship with journalists, producers and editors
Understanding of leading industry groups and other thought leading organizations in our space
Proven track record and ability to deliver tangible outcomes
Exceptional written and verbal communication ability, strong executive presence
Strong management skills and proven ability to influence and collaborate across functions
Experience working across international markets with a culturally diverse team
Proven consensus building and interpersonal skills
Comfort with ambiguity and the ability to problem solve, test and learn. The resilience to try and try again
Comfortable in a fast-pace environment, highly-adaptable, able to reprioritize and change gears quickly
THE PERSON WHO WILL SUCCEED IN THIS ROLE IS:
A strategic thinker, do-er and self-starter who is able to operate at a high level to understand strategic objectives while not being afraid to roll up your sleeves to execute and implement with good attention to detail
A quick learner who acts in real-time and able to problem-solve and respond to fast-changing situations
A team player with excellent collaboration and interpersonal skills who knows how to adapt to different cultures and personalities
A grounded person who exhibits high-degree of professional objectivity, integrity, awareness and maturity with values aligned to Airwallex’s
A strong communicator and culture-carrier who is able to exert influence and impact with executives and senior leaders in the company
At Airwallex you’ll have the ability to make an impact in a rapidly growing, global fintech. We want you to share in our success, which is why you’ll be offered a competitive salary plus valuable equity within Airwallex. We also like to ensure we create the best environment for our people by providing a collaborative open office space with a fully stocked kitchen. We organise regular team building events and we give our people the freedom to be creative.
Airwallex is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and anyone seeking employment at Airwallex is considered based on merit, qualifications, competence and talent. We don’t regard colour, religion, race, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, sex, marital or family status, disability, gender, or any other legally protected status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.
Airwallex does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms/recruiters. Airwallex will not pay any fees to search firms/recruiters if a candidate is submitted by a search firm/recruiter unless an agreement has been entered into with respect to specific open position(s). Search firms/recruiters submitting resumes to Airwallex on an unsolicited basis shall be deemed to accept this condition, regardless of any other provision to the contrary.