Sr. Manager, Communications & PR

Americold

Americold provides temperature-controlled warehousing and transportation to food producers, restaurants, schools and retail outlets such as grocery stores. We're proud to provide an essential link in the food and beverage industry supply chain, and to play our part in ensuring families across the US and overseas can sit down together to eat.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates over 150 temperature-controlled warehouses in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, China, Argentina, and Canada. In North America we have over 11,000 associates and offer a wide variety of employment opportunities - from warehouse forklift operators and supervisors to accounting, customer support, engineering, transportation, and technology solutions positions.

http://americold.com


Position Details

Sr. Manager, Communications & PR
Job
Full-time
5/10/2018
Metro Atlanta and North Georgia
Atlanta, GA

The Communications and Public Relations Manager is responsible for driving the strategic direction and planning for all communications and public relations initiatives. This role will oversee communications, public relations, and community relations and ensure they are consistent and reflective of the organization’s strategic vision internally and externally.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead, design, and execute time-lines, prioritization, content, and strategy for all internal and external communications 
  • Advocate on behalf of the company brand with all internal and external stakeholders and the media across all communications channels and vehicles 
  • Leverage communications, community engagement and public relations tools to significantly impact the internal and external Americold brand 
  • Refine core messaging to ensure organizational consistency in all aspects of communication 
  • Work with media outlets to publish timely company information, such as press releases, brochures, and other materials. 
  • Publish videos and photography on company website and blogs 
  • Implement social media strategies and grow online supporter base and traffic 
  • Manage Americold’s community relations initiatives 
  • Partner with leadership during crisis management events and lead communications work streams 
  • Assist with the change management of company-wide recruitment, engagement, and retention initiatives that support the company’s strategic direction and business objectives 
  • Collaborate with marketing to develop the advertising, marketing and promotion plans 
  • Plan and lead internal company sponsored events 
  • Partner with the Human Resources team on company projects and initiatives 
  • Other projects as assigned

Qualifications/Additional Skills:

  • 5-7 years of experience in the design, development and execution of communications programs, as well as design, development and execution of organizational development initiatives. 
  • Evidence of executive-level speech-writing or content development an advantage 
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or Communications required. 
  • Strong computer skills. 
  • Proficient with MS Outlook, Office, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel required. 
  • Experience with Hubspot or other marketing communications tools a plus

Knowledge & Employment Standards:

  • Superior ability to communicate professionally, both written and verbally with individuals at all levels of the organization, external contacts, customers and potential customers. 
  • Excellent project management skills, including the ability to lead, facilitate, influence, and organize. 
  • Strong experience with leading during crisis management events. 
  • Excellent influence and consulting skills including working with multiple constituents/stakeholders. 
  • Excellent problem solving, analysis and decision-making skills. 
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task required. 
  • Strong ability to operate within a complex organization with multiple stakeholders. 
  • Strong ability to form and foster business relationships. 
  • Demonstrates uncompromising level of integrity and code of ethics and maintain a high degree of confidentiality. 
  • Logistics or supply chain experience a plus 
  • Requires travel for business occasionally, up to 10% of the time.


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