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Vice President Corporate Communications Issues Management

Company: Clevelcrossing
Location: Chicago
Posted on: September 25, 2022

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Position at Hill Knowlton Strategies
Vice President,
Corporate Communications,
Issues
Management
Hill Knowlton Strategies
Expert storytelling. Diversity of perspective. Authenticity. Results
H K Strategies is seeking a dynamic
Vice President
with strong
Corporate Communications
and Issues Management
experience to join an elite embedded
global
client team in
Chicago.
This position will serve
as one of the lead client managers in the U
S
partner with inter-agency leads
, and
manage junior
team
members and be part of a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary group
Candidates must have experience leading the execution of corporate programs on behalf of large brands, including but not limited to, corporate reputation, crisis communications, executive positioning, mergers and acquisitions, and business transformation.
Overview
Candidate is
r
esponsible for supporting a proactive strategy through active media management and
engagement
to
build, protect and defend the client's reputation
on a national level
with various stakeholders, including but not limited to, investors, suppliers, customers, employees, government agencies and NGOs. Additionally:
Identifying and escalating issues where the company is at risk.
Support proactive PR and communications programs and campaigns around key
client
issues and priorities.
Coordinate and manage relationships with key external third parties.
Help execute communications strategy and support for high-profile corporate priorities with a direct impact on
the client's business
and standing, particularly in partnership with the Public Affairs
, Government Relations, Operations,
and Corporate Social Responsibility teams.
Responsibilities
Independently lead day-to-day account operations and serve as a primary client contact
Cultivate
and build
account relationships with key day-to-day client
; nurture and grow the partnership over
time
Demonstrat
e
a thorough understanding of client business, industry competition and relevant media
Develop and deploy strategic, proactive communications that deliver the
client's
message
in regard to
an initiative or issue
all in the interest of
building, protecting and defending corporate reputation
Identif
y
and target specific audiences for communications
regarding
specific initiatives or issues and ensure that the
client'
s response or statements are appropriate and meaningful for the target audience
Provide client counsel and
management on communications implications of
an
issue and the impact it could have
on corporate reputation
Research
innovation and external best practices to manage and translate a range of complex ideas, issues, and initiatives into strategic communication solutions.
Confer
with subject matter experts in various internal departments and outside stakeholders to determine the appropriate internal and external communications for the situation. Formulates positions and strategies pertaining to the execution of the communications.
Maintain an awareness and detailed knowledge of the developments in the business, including major projects impacting the enterprise, corporate initiatives, trade relations initiatives, acquisitions/divestitures, and issues and controversies involving corporate reputation.
Track and monitor the effect of the communications to ensure continual process improvement.
Basic Qualifications
The ideal candidate is a creative yet strategic thinker, demonstrating enthusiasm and energy, an appetite to learn and be challenged, and a solid base skill set of writing, organization,
account
and team management.
10 years of PR agency/in-house experience in corporate reputation management
Undergraduate degree in PR, Communications, Journalism, Media Studies or related
Experience communicating externally to media, NGOs, financial analysts, government officials and community groups
; strong top-tier media relationships a plus.
Experience collaborating with internal and external resources to develop strategies that meet
established
goals
on time and within budget
Superior writing
, problem solving and organizational
skills
Budget and junior team management experience
Preferred Qualifications
Experience in pharmaceutical, pharmacy and/or retail industries. Experience working for a large, national organization.
Bachelor's Degree and at least 7 years of experience with internal and external corporate communication strategies using a variety of delivery methods
What's in it for you?
Competitive benefits package-including healthy vacation allotment, 401(k) matching, medical/dental/vision support, fitness reimbursement, your birthday off, professional development opportunities and more
A career working with a growing team that is helping client's address some of the world's toughest health challenges.
An inspiring, passionate, driven, fun, and creative team culture
Strong leadership with a focus on entrepreneurial thinking,
training
and mentoring to help you grow, expand your skills and become your professional best
About
Hill Knowlton Strategies is an international public relations company with over 85 offices around the world.
We believe that every corporation, every brand, every client has a public and today's public is more powerful than ever before. They have the power to topple CEO's, reshape corporate and brand strategy, kill
products
and create unicorns. Today's public demands truth,
transparency
and the highest behavioral standards.
Our client obsession means constantly evolving new products services to help brands and the public communicate. Always in beta.
At H K our belief is that the agency is a canvas for everyone to write their own story. This job description is written at a moment in time; whatever role you take at H K we expect you to evolve that role; it should be different tomorrow than it is today and set new standards in the industry.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Hill Knowlton Strategies does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of their race, creed, color, age, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, national origin, or ancestry.
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