Communications Manager

  • Marketing & Communications
  • De Lier, Netherlands

Communications Manager

Job description

Climate for growth

It is Priva's mission to create an optimal environment where people can work, grow and develop. We offer global solutions for horticulture and building automation.

Our ambition is to be known as the leading technology and service provider for sustainable urban deltas. We are proud that our solutions result in lower consumption of natural resources and contribute to several of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

To fulfill our mission and ambition, we are looking for dedicated colleagues.

Your future ecosystem
Between Rotterdam and The Hague, you find the greenhouse capital of the world: “Het Westland”, where our campus is located in The Lier. A region that has a great contribution to The Netherlands as food exporter number 2 worldwide, right after the US.


In these 100 square kilometers, Priva was founded in the fifties. An innovative second-generation owned family business. Today we are a high-tech company that develops hardware, software and digital services in the field of climate control, energy-saving and optimal reuse of water. We do this for horticulture, indoor and city farming, as well as utility buildings such as offices, retail, hotels and hospitals.


We are proud that we are working with 500 colleagues, in 15 international branch offices divided over 12 countries together with over 400 international installation partners to deliver our sustainable solutions and services in more than 100 countries.


You’ll be part of the new Corporate Communication department at HQ. In order to realize its strategic ambitions, Priva wants to make investments in its corporate communication function. In the discipline to be built, a compact group of self-managing senior professionals – each of whom masters several disciplines – will join forces on a joint assignment.

Job requirements

How you add value

In order to realize its strategic ambitions, Priva wants to make investments in its corporate communication function. In the discipline to be built, a compact group of self-managing senior professionals – each of whom masters several disciplines – will join forces on a joint assignment:

Contribute to a credible and distinctive positioning of Priva towards different target groups, further increasing the preference for and appeal of the company


As our Communications Manager, you improve Priva's reputation in the market and public opinion through structured and policy-based profiling and displaying thought leadership. You deliver 'business impact' to the Executive Board and Strategy Board through effective communication that demonstrably leads to increased visibility and recognition in the market, media, and society and by orchestrating PR policy and approach worldwide.  Also, protect Priva in times of issues and crisis, and by being the eyes and ears of Priva you are able to estimate which PR opportunities can be exploited or which threats can be neutralized.

Furthermore, it is important to keep employees worldwide inspired and involved in the (progress of the) multi-year strategy and increase Priva's distinctive character and 'emotional appeal' in the market and media via storytelling. You come up with surprising (out of the box) initiatives to capitalize on exposure opportunities and (new) effective angles and translate business issues into hands-on communication plans. You energize and activate strategic partnerships, play a pivotal role in the organization and positioning of large Priva flagship events, and direct, coach, and develop colleagues in the department based on your seniority and inspiration.

Who you are

We are on the lookout for an experienced Manager Communication who already has a strong affinity with our sector and who realizes and manages the progress of plans and results. Measure effects of efforts and does not reach for external support or agency for every idea or issue. Furthermore, we will read your resume to find:

  • At least 8 years of relevant work experience in communication;
  • Bachelor or master level degree in a related field;
  • Executive maturity: demonstrably successful in advising in an Executive Board environment and  a full sparring partner for CEO and CFO and Strategy Board;
  • Result-oriented and focuses on deliverables with a high-quality level;
  • Natural credibility in her/his performance;
  • The ability to make developments (public opinion, market, field) relevant;
  • Having a strategic overview and the right sense of momentum by knowing how to create a sense of urgency at the right moments;
  • Strong communicator with a good energy level. 


What you get

In numbers:

  • A gross salary based on your experience in the range of € 4.500,- and € 6.000,- based on 40 hours a week;
  • We find a healthy work-life balance important: working flexible hours combined with 30 vacation days a year and the option to buy more;
  • 8% holiday allowance;
  • Travel allowance of 0,19/km with a daily maximum of 150 kilometers.

For your own sustainability:

  • Join our collective health insurance;
  • Be secured with our pension plan;
  • Feel engaged and join our participation plan;
  • Keep on learning with your personal education possibilities and budget;
  • Be happy and fit by using our healthy cafeteria, our free on-premises fitness where you can participate in Crossfit, Pilates and spinning classes or play table tennis or table football.


Does all of this make you smile? Feel free to apply below or contact us for further information. We are keen to tell you more about us, our vision and future.


A screening procedure can be part of our selection process.