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Senior Manager, Corporate Communications

Shelton, CT

The Senior Manager, Corporate Communications will be part of a dynamic global communications team responsible for communications plans and activities that enhance and protect the company’s reputation and brand image. Reporting to the Director of Global Communications, this role is accountable for controlling and overseeing the flow of communication and information between the company and the public.


The Sr Manager will also oversee crisis communications, reputation management and risk mitigation in service of all aspects of the company including change management, financial communications, policy change, media and government relations and more. To a lesser extent, this person will support and work alongside teammates who are collectively charged with driving the effectiveness of companywide communications which includes brand public relations campaigns, content, and social media.  

 

The perfect candidate is both a team player and self-starter and can come up with creative, innovative ideas to inform and inspire the media, customers and consumers; skillfully manage and assist executives with external speaking opportunities; and get in the trenches to execute plans and make things happen. 

 

Specific Responsibilities Include: 

  • Serves as company spokesperson when required. 
  • Experience with Cs-Suite and coaching executives on media and speaking opportunities. 
  • Key lead on Crisis Communications, scenario planning, managing and responding to crises or challenging situations quickly and professionally 
  • Responsible for keeping all company materials have consistent and strategic messaging and branding 
  • Working in partnership with Investor Relations, Marketing, Legal, Sustainability, Human Resources, M&A and other internal departments to ensure consistent and strategic messaging and branding 
  • Work in tandem with Director of Global Comms and other key aforementioned partners to create strategies and plans that align with business objectives and help drive company growth 
  • Leading the global communications approach to key focus areas of the company, including Innovation; Diversity, Equality and Inclusion; and Sustainability 
  • Guiding regional communicators to align with global communications strategies while honoring and maintaining the integrity of geographical and cultural nuances 
  • Oversight of corporate social media strategy and execution 
  • Oversight of the development and maintenance of the corporate website, including methods to deliver message and clarity of information; ensures that all content is current, relevant, and consistent with the brand 
  • Assists executive leadership in developing presentations, speeches, and other important corporate messages 
  • Develops, composes, distributes, and implements polices to enhance the efficiency of the communications department 
  • Develops corporate communications goals and works with team members to develop and meet individual goals. Responsible for maintaining team cohesion and comradery, informing them of changing business priorities, and sharing team point of view with senior management 

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Communications, English, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing or a related field required 
  • 10-15 years of experience in corporate communications of which at least 5 are in a managerial capacity, preferably in consumer-packaged goods industry 
  • Extensive experience in corporate communications, crisis and issues management and reputation management 
  • Exemplary writing and presentation skills (creating and delivering) including Town Halls 
  • Extensive experience in advising executives in communications and reputation management 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with senior leadership teams 
  • High-touch stakeholder engagement; track record of building relationships with cross-functional teams 
  • Ability to identify and analyze business and audience needs to deliver messages via the most appropriate mix of channels 
  • Strong management and strategic planning and goal setting 
  • Ability to work in a global, fast-paced environment, with multiple and changing priorities while maintaining a strong focus on execution and results 
  • Ability to show visual communications and writing samples across a variety of communications channels 
  • Excellent visual, oral and written communication skills 
  • Strong executive presence, able to effectively manage complex, sensitive and confidential matters 
  • Superior writing, editing and proofreading skills. Creative visual storyteller. Inquisitive. Creativity, critical thinking, ability, and confidence to advise senior managers and problem solve, to shape communications strategies and plans 
  • Conducting quality control on all external communications 
  • Managing a team of two to three communications professionals, including a Manager of Digital and Social Communications and a Coordinator of Communications, and a number of agencies to execute communications objectives 

 

BIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly commit to hiring people with different backgrounds and experiences to help us build better products, make better decisions, and better serve our customers. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability status, or similar characteristics. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.

 

BIC is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any team member at BIC via email, or directly to a BIC team member in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of BIC, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by BIC as a result of the referral or through other means

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