Communication Manager

Company description

Tessenderlo Group is a diversified industrial group that focuses on agriculture, valorizing bio-residuals, energy and providing industrial solutions with a focus on water. The group employs approximately 4,800 people, is a leader in most of its markets and recorded a consolidated revenue of  2.1 billion EUR in 2021. Tessenderlo Group is listed on Euronext Brussels and is part of Next 150 and BEL Mid indices.

The philosophy that ‘Every Molecule Counts’ defines the unique attitude to sustainability and continuous practical innovation within each department of Tessenderlo Group. As an international company with Belgian roots, Tessenderlo Group also promotes personal and local entrepreneurship, creating opportunities for all of our employees to take on challenging roles and real responsibilities. On top of this, our people are encouraged to further develop their competencies through regular training initiatives and are rewarded with competitive compensation and benefits packages.

Job description

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To manage internal and external communication projects for both Tessenderlo Group and its various business units in Europe, the Tessenderlo Group Communication department, has created an additional position of Communication Manager, based in Brussels. In this role you:

  • Manage internal as well as external communication processes and projects, with a clear focus on the different target groups. Develop annual communication plans, in line with the targets of Tessenderlo Group.
  • Develop diverse communication channels, e.g. intranet, narrowcasting displays, social media, print, email, etc., while carefully monitoring our brand reputation.
  • Plan, edit, and write content for a variety of communication channels, ensuring the alignment of internal and external messages and communications.
  • Support new projects by providing specific and timely information to enable the various business units and Tessenderlo Group as a whole to engage with stakeholders and bring about change in an effective manner.
  • Plan and organize regular events that encourage two-way dialogue between management and employees, as well as with colleagues from different teams to encourage knowledge sharing.
  • Develop creative and graphic material for print, digital and other forms of communication and marketing media in a hands-on way.
  • Work closely together with the Group Communication team as regards implementing corporate topics and objectives and aligning all corporate communications within Tessenderlo Group.
  • Ensure all communication and marketing activities articulate the proper content and image of the organization across all media.
  • Collaborate with several business units both in Belgium and abroad.

You report to the VP Group Communication.


  • Masters’ degree, preferably in Communications and/or Marketing.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in an (internal) communications role, with strategic and practical experience.
  • Profound passion for communication.
  • Ability to work in a matrix structure as part of the Group Communication team of Tessenderlo Group.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills in Dutch, French and English.
  • Experience in crisis communication is a plus.
  • As a team player, you like collaborating broadly across the different business units and communicate easily across all levels.
  • Solid strategic insights and ability to translate complex content into short and clear messages. 
  • As an autonomous worker with an “hands-on” approach, you make sure things get done.
  • Keen interest in social media.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally to the European Tessenderlo Group sites, if needed.


You wish:

  • A role with responsibilities and a wide variety of activities;
  • Participate in ambitious challenges;
  • In a caring environment;
  • Invest in activities that make sense, in building a better world, because every molecule counts.

This is what Tessenderlo Group can offer you.

Experience level
Mid-Senior Level
Tessenderlo Group
Business unit
Tessenderlo Group