Nissan in India is in the midst of an exciting turnaround, at a time when the automotive industry in the country is undergoing a massive technological and business revolution. We’re looking for a seasoned communications leader to spearhead holistic communications across the company’s India operations, which include manufacturing, sales & marketing, research & development, and financial and digital services. This position will be responsible for all facets of corporate, product and internal communications, managing a team at multiple sites across the country.


  • Lead the creation and execution of a holistically integrated purpose-driven communications plan to drive the market’s exciting business ambitions forward
  • Establish benchmark-level media & influencer relationships with top outlets working across traditional and social media
  • Enhance the foundations of communications within the organisation as a strategic role to help lead regional operations
  • Protect and enhance the company’s reputation and build the Nissan brand position, both internally and externally
  • Drive creativity and enthusiasm into proactive, campaign-based storytelling, designed to engage new audiences in our products
  • Create and implement a rigorous and integrated communications governance


  • Responsible for communications across Nissan’s India footprint, which includes an important Alliance (Renault-Nissan) Manufacturing site and Sales & Marketing and Financial Services in Gurugram
  • Long-range communications planning, strategy, narrative development and execution in support of business objectives and our product lineup
  • Coordination on key topics across the Alliance (Renault-Nissan) and with the AMIEO and Global communications function
  • Driving positive media and social media results through strong relationships, proactive campaign-minded storytelling, and keen ability to capitalize on news cycle
  • Executive communications for market and for regional and global c-suite when present in the market
  • Issues and Crisis management
  • Employee communications for both direct and indirect staff at all sites
  • Leadership of internal and agency teams across the country, while using influence to work cross-functionally and cross-regionally
  • Representing the market / function on relevant management and leadership committees
  • Manage Corporate Social Responsibility communications
  • Objectives planning and measurement

Background & Experience

Required competences:

  • Minimum 12 years in communications or journalism, with a well-balanced variety of experiences working for national or multinational companies
  • Proven track record in developing and maintaining deep media relationships, with a passion for news, social media, consumer media and employee communications trends
  • Ability to understand and communicate about a broad range of automotive, technology, brand and business topics
  • Big picture thinker who champions a modernized approach to communications and has a strong future vision
  • Highly motivated problem-solver with exemplary leadership skills and sound strategic judgment
  • Experience in building and leading strong results-oriented teams
  • Highly organized and governance-minded, able to multitask while working with multiple stakeholders, and possessing strong project-management aptitude
  • A collaborative team builder, who can build trusted relationships within and across functions on both leadership and team levels, who can understand and foster a multicultural, inclusive workspace
  • Exemplary writing skills and ability to represent the company on camera
  • Availability and flexibility to travel
12+ years
Work Level
VP / CXO / Head
Nissan India
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