Director Of Communications
Roswell , GA 30076
Posted 2 months ago
The Company Imerys is a world leader in creating specialty solutions that improve everyday life through minerals. Our success is built on our people, and creating an environment where our 17,800 employees around the globe can thrive.
We passionately believe that our teams are at their best when they have the opportunity to learn, collaborate and find new ways to solve our customers challenges, no matter what part of the business they are in. We can offer you a variety of work and real opportunities to make an impact and be part of our evolution. If you want to grow your skills and develop your career, find out more at www.imerys.com The PositionDirector of Communications Job Summary Based at our North America headquarters in Roswell, Georgia, this newly created role as the Performance Minerals Americas Business Area Director of Communications will drive the communication function to ensure it is entirely focused on the requirements of the business.
Reporting to the the Group Global Communications VP Director (based in Paris) and to the Senior VP as a member of the leadership team, this individual will work collaboratively with senior regional leadership to develop and implement communication strategies aligned with global strategies that will have the greatest impact in the North American market, as well as help build awareness and a positive reputation for Imerys in the region. The Business Area Director of Communications will have responsibility for ensuring appropriate implementation and adaptation of global initiatives and messages; stakeholder/media relations; issues management; public affairs/government relations; litigation communications; and corporate brand. Key responsibilities:
Develop and be accountable for the communications strategy (internally and externally) including messages, existing channels, change management and tools for the Business Area in line with Group framework and the global transformation. Organize, structure and manage the communications resources within the Business Area and ensure cascading of information to all employees towards all facilities. Serve as the primary on-the-record spokesperson for Performance Minerals Americas BA for managing press and crisis communication in the region (following agreed crisis communication process). Develop, coordinate and implement when appropriate effective customer-related communication campaigns in collaboration with Marketing teams including trade show and event organization, advertising, literature, press relations, website management, surveys Keep abreast of and propose innovative technologies in collaboration with the Group and other BAs to promote competitive differentiation for the business and its products in the marketplace to generate new opportunities and leads.
Advise leaders and Senior leadership team, while adhering to global communications practice standards be part of the region decision making process, participating in appropriate leadership forums. Be the voice of the Groups main initiatives: Safety, customer excellence, innovation, CSR, IT.
Advise other departments (e.g. Sales, Operations, Safety, etc.) on communications Work closely with other Heads of Communications to ensure coordination and alignment of messages and activities. Counsel senior leaders on communications and public affairs risks and opportunities . Qualifications:
Min. 10 years of relevant experience expected. Bachelors degree required. Significant corporate/strategic communications and public relations experience that includes a blend of advocacy and media relations.
Expert in all areas of communications scope: Corporate reputation Products communications / Operational marketing Internal communications Governance Counsel Deep understanding of the relevant industry and business practices. Ability to interact with senior leaders and engage in high-level business focused discussions and decisions.
Strong resource management and coordination skills / people development skills. Position TypeFull time and
Permanent Only technical issues will be monitored through the below inbox: recruiting.support@ imerys.com PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT RESUMES OR APPLICATIONS TO THIS EMAIL, AS THEY WILL NOT BE REVIEWED. To ensure fairness and legal compliance in our recruitment processes, only applications received through the online application process will be considered. IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.