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Employer Communication Specialist

Damen Shipyards

Damen Shipyards

Gorinchem, Netherlands
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

We offer you an Ocean of Possibilities. Join our family.

About Us

Are you that enthusiastic lady or gentleman who is totally familiar with Employer Branding? Then we are looking for you!

Family owned business Damen Shipyards Group has been in operation for over ninety years and offers maritime solutions worldwide, through design, shipbuilding, ship repair and related services. Damen operates 36 shipyards in 18 countries. We offer direct employment to more than 12,000 colleagues, bringing together a total production value of 1.8 billion euros and delivering 143 ships in 2020.

In this new role, you will contribute to place Damen on the map as a the great global employer we are. The current job market demands considerable proactivity and creativity. And we ask the same from you. You will contribute to the success of filling in the enormously diverse vacancies within Damen. From production staff to Engineers. And from Project Managers to office staff, for example. A challenging position that you own like no other.

Key Accountabilities:

You are responsible for developing and implementing communication strategies and initiatives to attract, retain and engage talent for our organisation. For this, you are the linking pin between Recruitment and Marketing & Communications.

What will you do?

  • Strategic planning: initiate and develop a strategic communications approach matching the goals and needs of Damen and Recruitment specifically.
  • Employer Branding: build and maintain our employer brand to increase attraction and awareness of Damen to potential employees.
  • Identify the USP's of Damen as an employer for different target groups in corporation with our Communication Department.
  • Recruitment strategies: developing and implementing recruitment strategies in collaboration with our Communication Department.
  • Content creation: creation of relevant content, such as job postings, standard formats for various communications such as socials, banners, etc.
  • Employer Brand guidelines: creation of employer brand guidelines, so that we communicate as OneDamen as an employer. To be used by the entire organisation, with Recruitment & HR in particular.
  • Online: advising how, what, where in terms of social media. Where we need to focus on, where not. Setting up online campaigns in collaboration with our Communication department. SEO/SEA.
  • Employee engagement: developing initiatives to increase engagement and satisfaction of our current employees.
  • Analysis and measuring: monitoring and analysing the effectiveness of our employer brand communication initiatives and adjusting where necessary based on these data.


  • Bachelor degree level and experience in HR and/or marketing communications or other relevant fields;- Experience with social media and other online and offline channels for effective employer identity;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and Dutch with the ability to create exciting messages;
  • A passion for storytelling and branding;
  • Knowledge of modern communication techniques and relevant computer skills;
  • Creative, pragmatic and proactive;
  • Good organisational skills and a natural networking talent.


Masha de Kloe