Suffolk is seeking a strong, innovative communications professional for a newly created role of VP, Internal Communications. This position will oversee Internal Communications/Employee Engagement and provide strategic input on external communications for our organization. You will be responsible for developing and delivering strategic communications plans that drive culture change and increase employee awareness and understanding of our business and strategic objectives. You will partner closely with all critical stakeholders to ensure a free flow of information and ideas between businesses and with key internal partners, including senior leaders and the company Executive Committee.
Define and develop an internal communications vision and strategy that will inform, engage and inspire the Suffolk employee base
Evaluate and refine the current communications practices; define optimal channel mix for communications (digital, paper, visual, audio and social media)
Deliver high-quality, inspiring and well thought through communications
Build strong relationships with key stakeholders, defining their communication requirements and providing advice, expertise and guidance
Proactively look for opportunities to support the business and bring the corporate strategy to life
Partner with senior executives to address change management communications and/or issues communications
Establish key metrics and feedback mechanisms to measure the impact and effectiveness of communications
Work with the marketing & brand and public relations teams to ensure that internal and external outreach activities are synchronized and mutually beneficial
Oversee the Internal Communications Manager
Minimum 10 15 years of experience leading communications initiatives in a fast paced and dynamic environment
Bachelor's degree minimum
Experience leading company-wide communication initiatives with the ability to translate strategy into action
Comfort dealing directly with senior Executives in all areas of business on a daily basis
Demonstrated ability to influence and partner with diverse leaders, teams and styles
Demonstrated experience leading, coaching and developing small teams
Clear, concise and engaging verbal and written communication skills
Meticulous attention to detail in all work product
Positive attitude, motivated self-starter and action-oriented with a healthy sense of fun
Candidate must possess Suffolk's Core Values: Passion, Integrity, Hard Work, Professionalism and Caring
Above average organizational skills.
Detail oriented and able to meet deadlines.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time; talk or hear; perform fine motor, hand and finger skills in the use of a keyboard, telephone, or writing. The employee is frequently required to stands; walk; and reach with arms and/or hands. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will spend their time in an office environment with a quiet to moderate noise level. Job site walking.
Suffolk provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, disability, protected veteran, gender identity, age or any other status protected by law. This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Suffolk will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination toward, or harassment of, applicants or employees by anyone at Suffolk, or anyone working on behalf of Suffolk