Corporate Reports Delivery Manager
The world is changing fast and Shell is changing, too – not only to keep up with the external pace, but also to anticipate and shape a different future. The new integrated Corporate Relations function will deliver value by supporting our strategy and sectoral approach and improving policy and advocacy outcomes. We will bring the outside in and secure and drive Shell’s reputation and values. Drawing on a strong base of professional excellence, we aspire to be best-in-class at achieving integrated outcomes through effective engagement and communication with external and internal stakeholders.
This role is responsible for delivering Shell's corporate (non-financial) reporting. This currently includes reporting in the area of tax and payments to governments, industry associations, and the Shell Energy Transition Strategy (SETS) report. These are major corporate publications and submissions for key external stakeholders, through which Shell can demonstrate transparency and progress on commitments as well as enable positive reputation building from a PBC perspective.
External regulatory requirements, and internal priorities, are evolving quickly and shape the way Shell reports. This role will need to partner extensively across businesses and functions to ensure we derive strategic value from our reporting by continuously improving and adjusting processes and content to the changing external environment. The Corporate Reporting team drives the decisions on how to evolve Shell corporate reporting practices in line with external standards, trends, best practice and the needs of our investors and other key stakeholders, as well engages external bodies to influence the evolving corporate reporting landscape.
Where you fit in:
This role sits in the Corporate Communications team which is tasked with helping to shape the way Shell shows up as the company transforms over the coming years. The Corporate Reports delivery manager reports to the CR Manager (Reporting).
Corporate reporting will have a key role in the delivery of the newly announced Powering Progress company strategy, both to deliver data against which ESG and other investors will assess our progress, and to help tell the accompanying narrative.
What’s the role?
The Corporate Reports delivery manager is accountable for:
The delivery of Shell corporate reporting, which currently includes the Shell Energy Transition Report, Tax Contribution Report, Payments to Governments Report, Industry Associations Report and delivery support for the Annual Report, in close partnership with Finance.
Identifying and driving the most appropriate delivery models for corporate reporting in line with external trends, stakeholder needs and internal resourcing constraints. Delivering in accordance with such models.
Key deliverables include: coordinating content, editorial, design and production support; project management against tight timelines; addressing feedback from key internal and external stakeholders as required for example: Executive Committee (EC), the Board’s Safety, Environment and Sustainability Committee (SESCO), and business/function SMEs, VP and EVPs; managing the external disclosure process and coordinating with CR colleagues to ensure the content associated with the report is updated on Shell.com, and that effective internal and external communication is in place
Supervising delivery by contractors and agency resources
Liaising with key markets where related reports are produced e.g. Australia Tax Report, UK Gender Pay Gap report and the UK annual tax statement.
Actively engaging with external stakeholders on Shell’s corporate reporting including with external organisations such as B Team, EITI, WEF and WBCSD, including to amplify report content through both Shell and third-party channels. Engage with specialist NGOs on topics such as tax transparency.
Working across CR to develop proactive and reactive materials for internal and external use across multiple communications channels and coordinating report launches where relevant.
What we need from you:
Strong experience as a strategic, creative and collaborative communications professional and an active self-starter who is quick to learn
Excellence in preparing content through strong writing skills and exacting attention to detail, alongside curiosity to identify opportunities for improvement /optimisation and implement improvement.
Strong experience in managing multiple high-pressure projects with fixed deadlines, ensuring the delivery of consistently high-quality output
Comfortable with and able to deliver across a range of reporting delivery models.
Broad experience of sustainability issues, Shell and a solid understanding of the company’s newly announced strategy
Ability to work with, and integrate across, functions and businesses to keep up to date on relevant topics
Ability to partner and collaborate with SMEs in developing clear and coherent corporate positions on a wide range of issues and themes
Ability to align content outcomes across multiple teams and functions with differing priorities and perspectives
Ability to coordinate teams, contractors and agency resources, as required
External networking with corporate peers and industry groups to identify best practices and innovation
Enable your best possible performance by collaborating and working across teams to achieve maximum value for Shell as a whole
We are keen to support flexible working arrangements, subject to local regulations and legislative frameworks. If this is of interest to you, please describe in your application the type of flexible working arrangements for which you would like to be considered (e.g. part-time, job share).
In peak reporting periods, working at weekends and evenings will likely be required. Certain periods of peak reporting may also limit when the postholder can take annual leave.