Director, Corporate Communications

11 - 15 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/21/18
Seattle, WA
11 - 15 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/21/18

Your Responsibilities:

    • Work closely with leadership to develop and execute an integrated corporate communications strategy that will successfully reinforce the company’s business objectives and drive our key narratives
    • Identify challenges and emerging issues faced by the organization; work with leadership team and staff to proactively recognize external communication opportunities and solutions
    • Identify key milestones, cultural trends and other news-making opportunities and determine strategies to harness and activate them
    • Develop strong and trusted relationships with members of the executive leadership team and act as counsel for external communications
    • Act as the primary company spokesperson with press as needed
    • Lead development of crisis communications plan and guide external communications readiness plans around unplanned issues that may impact the company
    • Cultivate and maintain positive relationships with top-tier media
    • Lead collaboration with cross functional teams including legal affairs, finance, product, marketing, operations and engineering, to proactively engage them on communications content and media opportunities
    • Develop the vision, structure and plan for the communications division; setting bold goals and empowering the team to deliver against them
    • Accountable for departmental budget and external agency performance
    • Actively seek out, build and manage new platforms for strategic communications and media engagement
    • Attract, acquire and retain top talent; and lead a high-performing communications team 

Your Qualifications:

    • 10+ years corporate communications and public relations experience, major consumer brands preferred
    • Progressive success in developing comprehensive, strategic communications programs
    • Solid experience in managing external communications agencies
    • Track record of managing crisis communications programs
    • Experience in regulatory issues communications strategies
    • Action-orientation balanced with effective partnerships across the organization
    • Exemplary composure and executive presence
    • Outstanding verbal and written skills, with the ability to present data and conclusions in an organized, concise manner at all levels throughout the company
    • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and inspirational, with demonstrated ability to work well under pressure with all groups while addressing people courageously, directly and candidly
    • Bachelor’s degree in Communications or related field required, MBA preferred
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