Janus Henderson Investors Head of Internal Communications in London, United Kingdom

Janus Henderson Global Investors is a leading independent global asset manager, dedicated to delivering the best outcomes for clients through a broad range of actively managed funds.

We provide our institutional, retail and high net-worth individuals with access to skilled investment professionals representing a broad range of asset classes including, equities, fixed income, multi asset and alternatives.

We are a team of independent thinkers who work tirelessly to help our clients achieve their goals – and we do it by fostering an energetic and collaborative culture that ensures our people love the place they work.

Headquartered in London, Janus Henderson is a truly global asset manager with a diverse geographic footprint, managing assets from 27 offices globally and employing more than 2,000 staff.

Corporate Title: Head of Internal Communications

Overview of the Role

Leads Corporate Internal Communications by setting strategic direction and influencing Executive Management to provide employees with consistent updates on the global business and company strategy. Develops and implements internal communication plans for employees worldwide.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Works closely with Executive Management to develop a global internal communications strategy

  2. Translates the internal communications strategy into tactical programs and channels

  3. Develops creative ways to communicate key messages from senior management and the investment team to other employees (including message, tone, positioning, timing, frequency, and method of delivery)

  4. Partners with the public relations and investor relations to provide a consistent message internally and externally

  5. Partners with company leaders to achieve their respective goals in educating employees about Janus Henderson’s’ purpose, strategy and guiding principles

  6. Gathers information from across the global business and presents updates to employees on a consistent basis

  7. Organizes and develops content and logistics for all-employee town hall meetings; produces content and talking points

  8. Prepares and executes communications to employees in the event of an emergency or any situation that requires immediate communication

  9. Identifies and tracks news and information that helps align employees globally with Janus Henderson business strategies

  10. Anticipates business developments and plans, conducts interviews, writes, edits and posts announcements and stories that inform employees about Janus Henderson’s business and industry trends

  11. Interacts with and influences communications decisions of senior management

Other Functions

Assumes additional duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Technical Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Knowledge of the asset management industry

  • Knowledge of the global marketplace and foreign cultures

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills

  • Strong research skills

  • Strong planning and coordination abilities

  • Strong computer skills including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy

Competencies Required

  • Ability to influence decisions of Executive Management

  • Ability to prepare and coach Executive Management for communicating at employee meetings

  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and organize effectively, and quickly shift priorities in a dynamic environment

  • Ability to work and make decisions independently and with tight deadlines

  • Ability to work across all departments and regions

  • Marketing sensibility; ability to think outside the box

  • Creativity to brainstorm, identify and implement communications solutions that are tailored to the audience and situation

  • Ability to quickly process new information, discern key points and communicate clearly and concisely

  • Ability to plan, prioritize and organize effectively and quickly shift priorities in a dynamic environment

  • Five years internal communications experience required; experience in the asset management/financial services industry preferred

  • Previous experience in a fast-changing environment with lean staffing and tight deadlines

Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed by:

  • Annual Performance Appraisal

  • Completion of all assigned Compliance training U.S. Only Working Environment/Physical Activities

  • Typical office environment

  • PC Usage 100% of the timeCompliance RequirementsAt a minimum the role requires the individual to:

  • Place the interest of Janus Henderson’s Clients first and always act in accordance with TCF (Treating Customers Fairly) principles

  • Understand and comply with any federal, state, and foreign laws and regulations applicable for the role, and seeking the guidance of Compliance if this is unclear at any time

  • Understand and comply with all relevant Janus Henderson policies applicable for the role, and seeking the guidance of the relevant policy owner if this is unclear at any time.The individual in the role is ultimately accountable for his/her own actions and is responsible for seeking further information on any or all of the above as necessary. U.S. Only (Legal Disclosure)

Janus Henderson (including its subsidiaries) will not maintain existing or sponsor new industry registrations or licenses where not supported by an employee’s job functions (as determined by Janus Henderson at its sole discretion).

All applicants must be willing to comply with the provisions of Janus Henderson's Investment Advisory Code of Ethics related to personal securities activities and other disclosure and certification requirements, including past political contributions and political activities. Applicants’ past political contributions or activity may impact applicants’ eligibility for this position. Janus Henderson is an equal opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. All applications are subject to background checks.

Janus Henderson Investors (including its subsidiaries) will not maintain existing or sponsor new industry registrations or licenses where not supported by an employee’s job functions (as determined by Janus Henderson Investors at its sole discretion).

All applicants must be willing to comply with the provisions of Janus Henderson Investors' Investment Advisory Code of Ethics related to personal securities activities and other disclosure and certification requirements, including past political contributions and political activities. Applicants’ past political contributions or activity may impact applicants’ eligibility for this position. Janus Henderson Investors is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. All applications are subject to background checks.