Employee Communications Manager

Seattle, WA

At F5, we strive to bring a better digital world to life. Our teams empower organizations across the globe to create, secure, and run applications that enhance how we experience our evolving digital world. We are passionate about cybersecurity, from protecting consumers from fraud to enabling companies to focus on innovation. 

 

Everything we do centers around people. That means we obsess over how to make the lives of our customers, and their customers, better. And it means we prioritize a diverse F5 community where each individual can thrive.


This role is responsible for developing, implementing, and sustaining F5’s Strategic Communications programs, connecting the company’s 6,000+ employees to F5’s company strategy while also supporting key employee communications from areas of the company including Technology Services and Security.


This senior level professional will work with executive leaders and colleagues across global functions to create comprehensive, engaging communications that generate shared understanding, alignment, and action across our global organization.  


The successful candidate is both creative and structured in their approach and has the ability to transform complex information into engaging content. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, a focus on teamwork and collaboration, and a global viewpoint are essential.


They set best practices for global internal communications practices, provide thought leadership and counsel, and bring a fresh approach to create new ways to drive engagement. The candidate will have exceptional attention to detail, a high degree of business acumen, and a strategic mindset. The ability to create strategic programs and also execute plan elements is essential.


This role is based in Seattle, WA, and is expected to participate in our office-based culture.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leads comprehensive, multi-layered employee communications plans that support F5’s business objectives and help advance the company strategy.
  • Create, launch, and sustain communications around F5’s Strategy and connected programs across digital and traditional channels and events.
  • Plan, manage and execute employee communications around our company transformation including cyber security and internal technology solutions.
  • Provide communication counsel to senior leaders for company announcements around Strategy and Transformation, security, and employee facing technologies.
  • Consult with leaders and teams to position and align communications efforts on our strategy and strategic priorities.
  • Creates processes to increase efficiency and help cross train other teammates.
  • Effectively use data to evaluate and inform future work.


Other Responsibilities:

  • Writing, editing, strategic planning, and other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience communicating technology or other complex subject to employee audiences
  • Experience in collaborating and influencing global teams with diverse cultures
  • Proven experience in working with C-level leaders on large, creative programs
  • Excellent research, writing and editorial skills, including development of original content and the ability to construct concise and well-written narratives
  • Strong strategic planning and execution experience, including measurement
  • Passionate storyteller and messaging guru
  • Change management experience is a plus
  • Technology experience is a plus


Qualifications

  • BA degree in communications or similar work experience
  • 8+ years’ experience internal or employee communications
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with a focus on collaboration and relationship building
  • Strategic mindset with the ability to execute tactically


The Job Description is intended to be a general representation of the responsibilities and requirements of the job. However, the description may not be all-inclusive, and responsibilities and requirements are subject to change.


The annual U.S. base pay range for this position is: $114,880.00 - $172,320.00 F5 maintains broad salary ranges for its roles in order to account for variations in knowledge, skills, experience, geographic locations, and market conditions, as well as to reflect F5’s differing products, industries, and lines of business. The pay range referenced is as of the time of the job posting and is subject to change.


You may also be offered incentive compensation, bonus, restricted stock units, and benefits. More details about F5’s benefits can be found at the following link: https://www.f5.com/company/careers/benefits. F5 reserves the right to change or terminate any benefit plan without notice. 


Please note that F5 only contacts candidates through F5 email address (ending with @f5.com) or auto email notification from Yello/Workday (ending with f5.com or @myworkday.com).


Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of F5 to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and employment applicants without regard to unlawful considerations of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, sensory, physical, or mental disability, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws.


This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, job assignment, compensation, promotion, benefits, training, discipline, and termination.  F5 offers a variety of reasonable accommodations for candidates. Requesting an accommodation is completely voluntary. F5 will assess the need for accommodations in the application process separately from those that may be needed to perform the job. Request by contacting [email protected].

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