Large Sports & Apparel company looking for a Communications Specialist!
The role of the Communications function is to establish and strengthen authentic connections with audiences around the globe, through the lens of innovation and sport. We focus on premium brand stories related to our products, categories and athletes; we manage corporate reputation and brand equity; and we engage, inspire and motivate internal and external communities.
We are seeking an experienced Communications Manager who can help execute our Global Operations communications strategy. The focus of the Global Operations Communications Manager role is to convey program, project and company information to internal stakeholders – specifically reaching non-WHQ-based Distribution Center and Manufacturing employees through a wide variety of internal marketing and communications media and by leveraging the brand and its leadership. This role requires internal communications, event management and employee engagement experience to help execute the communications strategy for Global Operations. In addition, candidates will need a passion for sports and the Swoosh.
Responsibilities: • Develop integrated communication plans, key messaging and tactics to amplify the Operations narratives – internally and externally – while engaging and inspiring non-WHQ-based distribution and manufacturing employees • Write and edit on-brand content for internal campaigns, presentations, websites, videos, and events as needed • Manage and execute communications tactics across print, digital, in-person meetings and events – and manage external marketing and communication vendor partners as needed • Create opportunities, and messaging, for leadership to engage and be visible and accessible to employees, thereby promoting greater employee-leadership dialog • Provide end-to-end all-employee meeting and event support including event planning, content creation, presentation design, scripting, and pre- and post-event communications • Coordinate all communications timelines and deliverables – and manage entire stakeholder review process • Manage communications budgets and resource needs • Propose and develop new channels and tools for non-WHQ-based employees to receive content in relevant, real-time ways • Collaborate with Internal Communications team members as well as key internal partners and stakeholders Minimum Requirements: • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, or related field required • Minimum 7+ years professional marketing or communications experience in an agency or corporate environment • Proven ability to develop effective communication plans and achieve buy-in across a complex matrix on a corporate, regional and functional basis • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills • Proficiency with Microsoft Office – including PowerPoint; experience using Adobe Creative Suite, email management tools and content management systems • Experience working effectively with senior leaders