Communications Director

Remote (United States)

Samsara is looking for a CEO Communications Lead to join our Communications team, to build and coordinate internal and external communications programs for our CEO, Sanjit Biswas. In this role, you will shape our CEO’s platform spanning the company and platform vision, business strategy, and thought leadership. You will serve as a strategic advisor and thought partner.  


This role reports to the Vice President of Communications. The right candidate will be comfortable operating in a role with multiple stakeholders. You will work directly with the CEO and senior leaders on communications strategies, while partnering closely with the broader communications team to identify engagement opportunities that will drive business impact, align with company priorities, and positively position Samsara.


You have a gift for storytelling and are masterful at selecting the most impactful channels to convey a message. You are passionate about B2B technology, understand cloud-based platforms and our customer base, and are skilled at tailoring messages for both internal and external audiences. You excel in writing and editing for someone else’s unique voice, and are excited about making an impact on one of the world’s fastest-growing companies.


In this role, you will: 
  • Partner with the CEO and key stakeholders to build and maintain a strategic CEO communications program, including core narrative and messaging, channels, and key talk tracks. Key stakeholders include Executive Staff, Communications, Marketing, Investor Relations and Product teams.
  • Research topics to find the most impactful stories for our CEO to tell.
  • Attend CEO and leadership meetings to proactively identify topics that should be communicated. 
  • Own CEO content development, creative storytelling, and messaging for a variety of audiences including employees, customers, prospects, partners, investors and media. Sample tasks include creating: 
  • Storylines and scripts for speeches
  • Social media content 
  • Talking points and presentations
  • Event and meeting briefing documents
  • Internal posts and messages, including CEO portion of Town Halls 
  • Review and evaluate CEO communications requests. Manage deliverables end-to-end with key stakeholders and project teams. 
  • Develop strategic communication plans with the broader communications team and other internal stakeholders, and execute on them.
  • Champion, role model, and embed Samsara’s cultural principles (Focus on Customer Success, Build for the Long Term, Adopt a Growth Mindset, Be Inclusive, Win as a Team) as we scale globally and across new offices. 


Minimum requirements for the role:

  • 10+ years of professional experience in communications, with at least 3 years in C-level executive communications.
  • Strong executive presence and ability to advise and persuade on communications strategy to all levels. 
  • Strong business acumen, editing and writing skills.
  • Ability to drive consensus and support change management in a complex, fast changing organizations.
  • Strong organization and project management skill.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.


At Samsara, we welcome everyone regardless of their background, race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, etc. We depend on the unique approaches of our team members to help us solve complex problems. We are committed to increasing diversity across our team and ensuring that Samsara is a place where people from all backgrounds can make an impact.


Accommodations

Samsara is an inclusive work environment, and we are committed to ensuring equal opportunity in employment for qualified persons with disabilities. Please email accessibleinterviewing@samsara.com or click here if you require any reasonable accommodations throughout the recruiting process.


US Only: Please note that Samsara’s COVID-19 vaccination policy requires all team members who will be meeting in person for business or working from one of our offices to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit regular testing. People who cannot be vaccinated for qualifying medical conditions, sincerely held religious beliefs, and other legally protected categories, may request an accommodation.


Benefits

Our target total compensation market position is in the top 25% of all software and hardware companies. Our full time employees receive an above market-rate salary, an outstanding equity offering, employee-led remote and flexible working, health benefits, personal development, Samsara for Good charity fund, and much, much more. Take a look at our Benefits site to learn more.  


Flexible Working 

At Samsara, we have adopted a flexible way of working, enabling teams and individuals to do their best work, regardless of where they’re based. We value in-person collaboration and know a change of scenery and quiet space to work is welcomed from time to time, but also appreciate that the world of work has changed. Our offices remain open for those who prefer to collaborate or work in-office, but we also encourage fully remote applicants. As most roles are not required to be in the office, we are able to hire remotely where Samsara has an established presence. If a role is required to be in a certain location and candidates do not have work authorization for that location, Samsara will conduct an immigration assessment. If the role is not required to be in a specific location, Samsara will move forward with the remote location that works best for the business. All offers of employment are contingent upon an individual’s ability to secure and maintain the legal right to work at the company. 

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