The Communications Manager will partner with the internal communications team at Cox Automotive to create and execute communications related to marketing initiatives, the annual sales meeting, end-of-year leader messages and organizational changes. This individual will also partner closely with marketing, human resources and the sales business office. As bandwidth allows, this individual may also be asked to be a utility player for other internal communications teams.
This role requires a track record of building/designing communications strategy and executing on strategies and tactics, especially with client-facing team members. The ideal candidate is someone proven to be:Excellent writer and storyteller with sharp editing skills.Project manager and problem solver with ability to manage multiple priorities and keep numerous projects on track.Passionate team player with the ability to partner well with multiple colleagues in a matrix work environment.Action-oriented with the ability to work efficiently and undertake responsibility with minimal guidance.
Create and edit internal messaging, such as leader emails, business updates, talking points, video scripts and presentations. This will include crafting messages and writing communications that are detailed, accurate and concise, and tailored to the author, channel and audience. Write in a variety of styles and formats and develop engaging content.Create and manage communications calendar in partnership with key stakeholders. Prepare leader emails in email marketing tools (e.g,. EmailOpen) for distribution, including compiling updated distribution lists.Collaborate with human resources, marketing and the sales business office as key partners.
At least 7 years of progressive communications experience in public relations, employee, internal and/or corporate communications in matrixed corporate environments. Experience in automotive and/or internal communications with salespeople is a strong plus.Superior writing skills. Detailed, accurate, concise and tailored to the author, vehicle and audience. Writes in a variety of styles for a variety of formats in a way that is engaging, grammatically correct and appropriate. Can support executives in writing copy that captures their personality and leadership style. Can quickly and sensitively edit other people’s writing for a variety of formats.Ability to demonstrate value. Experience building in measurement components into communication plans, reporting on results and using data to adjust plans as needed.Exceptional client relationship, consulting and strategic communication experience.
Seen as a credible businessperson who uses his/her communications expertise to help solve business problems. Talks the language of business with stakeholders, rather than the language of communication. Recognized as having an important contribution to business planning and performance.Strong business acumen. Proven ability to understand business strategy, targets and performance objectives and shape communication strategies, plans and materials to deliver high- quality communications with positive measured results. Able to analyze complex business challenges and scenarios and formulate communication solutions. Maintains a good understanding of audience needs and issues.
HOLIDAYS We will not expect this contract team member to work December 23, 24, 27, 31.
EDUCATION Degree in journalism, public relations, communications or related fieldAdvanced degree a plus