Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Manager/Director Communications - (Northeast)

This world leader in consumer products, which is based in Europe, has over 25,000 employees around the world. The company is looking for someone to lead Communications for North America, based in the north east.   This role has the prime responsibility of proactively supporting internal communications, community affairs and employer recognition, as well as some crisis communications and issue management.

Internal communications will include employee presentations, newsletters and other collateral materials that support business objectives.  Town hall meetings, senior leader briefings and employee events.  This communicator will help to identify issues and develop messages in collaboration with various business units here and abroad.  This person will serve as the key advisor to senior management on key employee communications issues. 

The head of NA communications will develop and lead the US awareness and reputation building strategy using social media, marketing and other resources throughout the company including traditional public relations to accomplish success in this area.

Other responsibilities include community affairs and the corporate giving program, intranet/ internet design and development, media training, acting as spokesperson regarding brand issues that may arise and non investor related corporate issues. 

We are looking for someone with at least 8 years experience, most of which has been with a Consumer Packaged Goods company. The right person has solid experience in employee communications, excellent written and verbal communications skills and a proven track record in consulting senior level executives on communication issues.  This person will be able to demonstrate that they have the ability to navigate smoothly within a global matrix organization, and is a great relationship manager, who has strong conviction about what is right and can get the support needed to get the job done.  


There is tremendous opportunity here for someone with those abilities.Proven skills in other areas such as power point, excel, budget management, etc. are also important.  We prefer to hire someone from a similar large, fast moving, international company.

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