Senior Director, External Communications/Corporate Reputation, Kellogg Company, Battle Creek, Michigan
Lead with us by enhancing and fiercely defending the company’s reputation with key stakeholders by overseeing a proactive corporate reputation communications plan that advances our corporate story. While you are at it you’ll be building your network and expertise in a thriving environment of professional development and teamwork. And together we’ll build a stronger future for our company and your career.
WHAT WILL I BE DOING?
In your role as a Senior Director, External Communications – Corporate Reputation at Kellogg, you will be part of our success by:
•Developing and overseeing a proactive corporate reputation plan that advances Kellogg Company’s corporate story
•Leading creation of company’s annual global Corporate Responsibility Report and annual global Breakfasts for Better Days philanthropic communications plan as well as the year-long communications plans
•Providing communications counsel and support around emerging and active issues. Engaging with external stakeholders, including NGOs, industry groups and others, on behalf of Kellogg
•Providing communications support to Corporate Incident Management Team
•Guiding global Supply Chain communications efforts to develop and implement strategies and tools to inform and engage employees within the global manufacturing network
•Overseeing corporate media relations including developing written materials, press releases, Q&A and position statements as needed. Act as a company spokesperson as necessary. Help media train subject matter experts
•Leading day-to-day traditional and social corporate media outreach, including the corporate website and Newsroom, YouTube site and Twitter channel
•Helping to provide strategic communications counsel to senior executives and developing messaging, presentations, and speeches
•Coaching and mentoring team members, assisting in developing their skills and capabilities. Providing guidance and direction to ensure communications are strategic, accurate and relevant, and reflect a tone/style consistent with Kellogg culture
WHAT DO I NEED TO DEMONSTRATE?
As well as a hunger to learn and succeed in Corporate Communications to be considered for this position you must be able to meet the following requirements:
•Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, English or related discipline with a thorough understanding of communications principles and practices
•Progressively responsible communications experience, with a focus on external communications and corporate reputation
•Must have substantial experience in successfully managing staff
•Must possess excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills with strong writing and editorial abilities
•Demonstrated strategic and innovative thinking skills with the ability to see the big picture, while also being able to drive projects from development to completion
•Excellent project-management skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines and to juggle multiple priorities, while executing on projects in a fast-paced environment
•Must have the ability to be an influential communications consultant within the organization
•Develop and maintain strong professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders and work effectively with all levels of employees
•Must have strong media relations skills and experience
•Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications, wire services, media monitoring software, and other communications tools
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?
•The position requires 10% travel
The ability to work a full shift, come to work on time, work overtime as needed and the ability to work according to the necessary schedule to meet job requirements with or without reasonable accommodation is an essential function of this position.
Kellogg Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer who strives to provide an inclusive work environment that involves everyone and embraces the diverse talent of its people.
Where required by state law and/or city ordinance; this employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please follow this Link for English or this Link for Spanish.
Job Function: Communications / Public Relations
Primary Location: USA-MI-Battle Creek – Corporate Headquarters
Job Type: Professional
Closing Date: Feb 28, 2014, 11:59:00 PM
Relocation Assistance: Yes