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Job# 32409 BH# 372495
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Communications Manager

Our client, a global activewear brand, is looking for an exceptional Communications Manager to join their team.

As a Communications Manager in the Global Sourcing & Manufacturing (GSM) Center of Excellence, this role will support communications for programs within the COE as well as providing communications support for the COE team. We are looking for a communications expert who can quickly integrate into the team and support innovative, compelling, succinct and consistent messages across a handful of projects, and a number of channels, to inform and educate factory partner audience.

RESPONSIBILITIES: In this role, you will:

• Create and execute targeted, measurable communications stories and messaging, aligned to the communications and project strategy, to inform, educate and drive change and adoption

• Deliver high-impact, relevant, and measurable communications, using a variety of channels, on tight timelines

• Create, edit and polish communications materials – specifically PowerPoint presentations – for a broad audience across factory partners, including executives, project stakeholders and downstream

• Understand language needs to communicate messages in the best way for specific audiences (executives, end-users, ESL, etc.)

 • Simplify complexity and develop compelling messaging

• Integrate brand guidelines into all deliverables and help others on the project team do the same

• Build credible relationships with team members and business stakeholders

• Manage communication schedule against stakeholder and project calendars

• Autonomously manage workload and responsibilities, as part of a small Portfolio & Transition Management team

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or related discipline

• 4+ years corporate communications experience

• Strong writer and editor, with ability to give clear and constructive feedback

 • Ability to communicate complex concepts simply and clearly

• Must be proactive within team, self-directed, willingly offer solutions and share ideas and graciously accept constructive feedback

 • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional and cross-cultural teams

• Ability to organize assignments and work independently

 • Understanding of training, change management, manufacturing financial processes, or technology implementation a plus

• Experience working within a matrix organization a plus

• Understanding of graphic design principles, including web/HTML a plus

• Ability to use standard Adobe tools/programs to create presentations, print and web-based collateral; PowerPoint expertise is a must

• Attention to detail is critical

• Must be able to take action in solving issues while exhibiting mature judgment

• Strong team player

• No travel is required for this position.

TOOLS: • PowerPoint experience a must (expert-level) • Microsoft Word & Excel • SharePoint / Box • WordPress; knowledge of HTML/CSS a plus • Campaign Monitor a plus • Adobe Acrobat Pro a plus • Adobe Creative Suite a plus