Job Opening for Communication manager

Colocado em: Fevereiro 8th, 2011    Tipo: Tempo Inteiro    Local:

Gross salary: 1,500 €/month (14 months + meals daily allowance)
Type: Full-Time Job
Duration: One year (extendable)
Availability: from 1 March 2011

About Pumpkin Enterprises
Pumpkin Enterprises is a young, international and dynamic team, motivated to promote the happiness, well being and quality of life for young families, quality and innovation of PMEs and support overall economic development. Pumpkin is supported by funds from the Portuguese Government and the European Union under QREN (SI Inovação).
Pumpkin launched their innovative site to find, compare and reserve family services in November 2010. We are currently looking for high energy team members to support our rapid growth, while expanding success to new services, national coverage and international exploration.
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Position summary
The communication manager is responsible to coordinate all Pumpkin activities related to communication & branding via both offline and online channels. This exciting role is pivotal to realize brand awareness of Pumpkin in both existing markets as well as for future expansion.
Aligned with the communication responsibilities, the successful candidates also takes control of all client service activities, including defining opportunities for future improvement.

Position responsibilities
• Responsible for the development, planning and execution of the communication plan for Pumpkin.
• Support the management and execution of all digital, social and offline communication
• Coordinate the organization of corporate events or other activities to extend brand awareness of Pumpkin Enterprises Lda.
• Support client service activities to users, providers and partners of Pumpkin.
• Monitor client service KPIs
• Develop activities for improvement of client service levels

Candidate characteristics
• Live the Pumpkin values
• Proactive, positive and creative
• Strong sense of responsibility and talent for organization
• Exceptional team building and interpersonal skills
• Great willingness to learn, contribute and challenge
• Competent in use of web 2.0, including social networks and blogs
• Good working knowledge of Word, Excel and Powerpoint

Candidate qualifications
• University Degree, preferably in communication and marketing
• Excellent written and oral knowledge of Portuguese, English and Spanish
• Minimum 2 years of professional experience in marketing, communication and/or customer service, preference for experience in family services, IT and/or Web environment

Reports to
Mariana Pessoa, Marketing Director

Vila Nova de Santo André, Lisboa or Porto

Application process
Are you interested in a great opportunity to make an innovative start-up a success with a great team?
Please send your CV to by February 18 including a cover letter explaining why you are the hero that Pumpkin is looking for. Please put the position title (Communication Manager) in your subject line.
Selected candidates will be invited for a conversation between February 21 to 25.