|Date Posted:||Oct 12|
TITLE: Communications Manager
LOCATION: Houston, TX
TYPE: Direct Hire
SALARY: $125K DOE
The Communications Manager is responsible for developing corporate communication strategy and facilitating organizational strategic planning processes in support of IPO status.
Candidate will be charged with leading the development and implementation of communications, from messaging through communication response and media coverage management.
Working within the IPO Project framework, lead the development of the company's strategic communications plan and manage corporate communications, including internal, external, and executive communications and public/media relations in alignment with company goals.
Work in close collaboration with a broad range of internal partners including Human Resources, Investor Relations, Community Relations, Legal, Information Technology, Operations, and the Executive Leadership.
Manage enterprise-wide internal communications through all channels, including quarterly updates to employees, all-employee emails, and company newsletters.
Partner with Investor Relations to support investor/financial media relations (i.e., press releases, scripts, slides) and investor meetings/events, as well as assisting in the preparation of the annual report and other associated investor communications.
Develop a proactive, thoughtful approach to media and public relations consistent with positioning as a "Best-in-Class” company and aligned with its company's culture and values so that company is favorably positioned with business and financial audiences.
Assist with the development of corporate sustainability program and support the Company’s annual sustainability reporting process.
Manage, with support of internal content owners, the external company website, and lead the development and execution of a social media communication strategy (for all audiences).
Serve as trusted communications advisor to the CEO and other company executives. Prepare speeches and talking points as needed for external communication.
Serve as primary contact for media inquiries regarding operations, people, and assets.
Establish and maintain positive relationships with key international, national, local and trade media and business contacts.
Draft and distribute press releases and social media content, ensuring compliance with disclosure and comment policies.
Manage external communications and public relations resources.
Manage Corporate Social Responsibility program communications (internally and externally).
Work in collaboration with the Legal Department and others to prepare certain reports, quarterly, annually.
10+ years corporate communications, investor relations, and/or public affairs experience.
Demonstrated experience in establishing corporate communications departments, including a build from scratch experience.
Demonstrated experience in developing a communications strategy within an organization, in conjunction with key internal stakeholders.
Strong relationship building skills and experience working collaboratively with internal key stakeholders, external partners, vendors, suppliers, analyst communities.
Superior attention to detail; high level of organizational and time management skills.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with ability to interact with all levels of management required.
Strong presentation skills and ability to confidentially interact with executive management team and Board of Directors.
Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to effectively build and manage relationships with cross-functional colleagues, business leaders, external stakeholders.
Ability to independently develop recommendations on strategy, process improvements and deliverables based on prior experience and industry knowledge.
Ability to learn quickly and adapt to a changing environment.
Excellent MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and MS Word abilities.
Requires a bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, or a related field from an accredited college or university. Masters degree or MBA preferred.
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