Corporate Communications Manager

Merck Finck, München, DEU,
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Purpose of the Job


Quintet Private Bank is a leading private bank in the wealth management sector; we are committed to our clients and their families, and pride ourselves on our personalised service based on a deep understanding of what clients want to achieve. Compared to others, we are small (<2,000 employees across 50 European and UK locations) with an ambition to stay true to our purpose to be the most trusted fiduciary of family wealth. 

When you join Quintet you are joining a company that values diversity of background, equal access to opportunities, career development, collaboration and inclusiveness. We want our employees to feel proud of being part of a company that is committed to do the right thing. You will have the opportunity to grow your career while developing personally and professionally through various resources and programmes.


Leads the design, development and delivery of Quintet’s/ Merck Finck’s media relations and internal communications strategy in Germany, setting robust measures for success that support the firm’s reputation and overall growth strategy – working in very close coordination with Group Corporate Communications and management in Germany.


Key Accountabilities


  • Lead the development and execution of a robust internal communication and media relations strategy for Quintet in Germany, aligned with the firm’s growth strategy and supporting its reputation among employees, media and other stakeholders
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to senior management on all communications topics – both internal and external – including by working in partnership with a wide range of colleagues from functions such as the front office, HR, Marketing, CIO and Compliance
  • Draft/edit a wide range of engaging content, including messages to staff, presentations and speaker notes (internal) as well as press releases, press statements, FAQs and speaker notes (external); organize staff and media events as required. Work closely with the
  • Marketing team on content production and publications
  • Build strong relationships with relevant media, serving as a spokesperson for the firm as required
  • Carry out communications activities in alignment with the overall group corporate communications strategy, including by actively contributing to relevant group-wide activities
  • Manage an allocated budget, including by working with third-party suppliers as required
  • Carry out additional duties as may reasonably be required and in a positive spirit of collaboration

Knowledge and Experience


  • Knowledge of private banking/financial services sector
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in an equivalent role (PR agency and/or in-house corporate communications), including working with relevant media/journalists in Germany

Attributes and Qualities


  • Intellectually curious self-starter who works well both autonomously and as part of acollaborative team
  • Great listener with strong people skills who can transform complex information into a compelling narrative
  • Very strong writing skills, including ability to draft clear, concise and compelling content for both internal and media audiences, among others

Technical Skills


  • Fully competent in MS tools; familiarity with web/design tools a plus

Languages Skills


  • Native German speaker with working English-language skills; additional languages a plus
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