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Senior Manager External Communications

Our client in the activewear industry seeks a Senior Manager External Communications for an 8 month contract that is likely to extend and could convert. 

The nature of the work is focused on understanding and conveying company and product information to internal and external stakeholders through appropriate and effective channels. Drive the innovation message in the media through integrated communications around key global initiatives and global events. Strategically integrate regional communications efforts to achieve the most appropriate media coverage for interaction with the events. Help develop and execute brand messaging for global sports events.- Lead and coordinate multi-regional communications teams' efforts to achieve the best possible coverage. Drive global strategic and budget planning around communication efforts around events. Act as media spokesperson at key global sports events. Develop and execute media message including brand, athlete and crisis communications at global sports events. communications at global sports events. Proactively build and coordinate strategic media relationships with key publications, broadcast media and key media influences. Develop relationships with targeted editors and journalists; re-ignite existing relationships within the media that regularly cover and actively create new ones. participate in the development of global strategies, messages, plans and communications tools appropriate for key internal and external audiences to successfully enhance reputation as a leading corporate citizen in the areas of Manufacturing practices; Labor practices; Environmental responsibility; Community development; Corporate diversity Oversee the management of relevant PR agency relationships. 

College degree or equivalent in Journalism, Communications required. 5+ years of Public Relations, Communications, brand marketing experience required. International Media relations experience preferred. Second language (Spanish, Japanese, French) desirable. Typical Office: This is a typical office job, with no special physical requirements or unusual work environment. 

Typically requires a Bachelors Degree and minimum of 5 or 6 years directly relevant work experience Note: One of the following alternatives may be accepted: PhD or Law + 3 yrs; Masters + 4 yrs; Associates degree + 6 yrs; High School + 7 yrs.