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Public Relations Director

Company: Rimini Street
Location: Chicago
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI) is a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner. The Company offers premium, ultra-responsive and integrated application management and support services that enable enterprise software licensees to save significant costs, free up resources for innovation and achieve better business outcomes. To date, more than 4,000 Fortune 500, Fortune Global 100, midmarket, public sector and other organizations from a broad range of industries have relied on Rimini Street as their trusted application enterprise software products and services provider.

The company is widely recognized by clients, leading industry analysts (including Gartner, Forrester, Constellation Research and Nucleus), and financial analysts as the leader in a large, fast growing market with tremendous upside and an extremely strong value proposition that resonates with CIOs and CFOs.

We actively seek a Public Relations Director. This position can be based remotely in the US.

We're building something special at Rimini Street. A company where people care about each other and trust each other to do the right thing. A company where highly intelligent and talented people come together to do challenging and meaningful work that makes a real difference to our clients, ending each day with a sense of achievement and balance in their lives.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The selected candidate must be able to communicate strongly and effectively the Rimini Street story - a successful market disrupter with some of the most recognized brands in the world as clients. He/she must also be self-directed, have initiative and critical thinking skills, and be able to dive into the details to get things done but also be able to take a helicopter view of the environment to assess next steps. He/she is someone who collaborates well with colleagues, has a "can do" attitude, and has the ability to manage and execute numerous projects simultaneously. Key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Cultivate and enhance working relationships with key global media.
  • Help mine and create news stories, above and beyond the press release cycle.
  • Draft content and create media assets that land Rimini Street's key messages and move the Company's market position forward.
  • Compose and edit press releases, byline articles, blogs, etc. for internal and external use.
  • Help plan and oversee press events and activities across geographies including the US, UK, France, Germany, Israel, Poland, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea and Japan.
  • Support the executive thought leadership platforms program and help develop thought leadership pillars for broader campaign activation.
  • Own the Client Advocacy program including mining for client stories and asset development for amplification.
  • Drive the social media influencer engagement strategy and program.
  • Manage and own major corporate product launches.
  • Collaborate with the Senior AR Manager to ensure that messaging and media activity is in sync with the programs and messaging for industry analysts.
  • Stay on top of the competitive landscape and regularly monitor and respond to issues and opportunities.
  • Strategize, plan and execute public relations activity in tandem with product marketing announcements, corporate marketing activity and demand generation/integrated campaigns.
  • Monitor and report effectiveness of the communications program on a weekly, quarterly and annual basis.
  • Work closely with Rimini Street's regional PR agencies to provide content, messaging, creative pitch ideas and corporate press releases for agency use.

Qualifications/Skills/Experience

Education

  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's or other advanced degree a plus.

Location

  • This position can be remote

Experience

  • 12+ years of technology B2B public relations experience. A mix of in house and agency experience preferred, working with large enterprise companies such as Oracle, SAP, Saleforce.com, etc.

Skills

  • Strong writing skills a must.
  • Highly self-motivated individual who enjoys working under limited supervision.
  • Experience working with a publicly listed company.
  • Tenacious problem solver with a strong work ethic, sense of urgency and desire to succeed.
  • Creative storyteller with strong written, editing and oral communication skills.
  • Strategic thinker and planner.
  • Experience leveraging social media as part of an integrated communications program.
  • Proven track record of success developing and executing communication strategies that drive results.
  • Excellent IT and business media relations skills.
  • Experience in crisis communications management.
  • Social media influencer engagement and strategy experience.
  • Attention to detail with an ability to meet tight timelines while maintaining a positive attitude.
  • Ability to support, counsel and manage expectations of senior executives at the CxO level.
  • Ability to work with various constituencies including customers, partners, media, industry analysts, financial analysts and internal teams.
  • Experience running global communications campaigns.

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Company Description

Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI) is a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products and a Salesforce partner. The Company offers premium, ultra-responsive and integrated application management and support services that enable enterprise software licensees to save significant costs, free up resources for innovation and achieve better business outcomes. To date, more than 4,000 Fortune 500, Fortune Global 100, midmarket, public sector and other organizations from a broad range of industries have relied on Rimini Street as their trusted application enterprise software products and services provider.

Rimini Street is widely recognized by clients, leading industry analysts (including Gartner, Forrester, Constellation Research and Nucleus), and financial analysts as the leader in a large, fast growing market with tremendous upside and an extremely strong value proposition that resonates with CIOs and CFOs. According to Gartner, the third-party support market will grow to $1.05 billion by 2023, a 200% increase. With tight IT budgets and flat global economic growth, IT and procurement professionals are actively looking for proven methods to cut costs while improving service. Rimini Street enables organizations to free up budget for strategic business initiatives by delivering savings of up to 90 percent on total maintenance and support costs, and to date, the company has saved organizations over $5 billion in total maintenance costs since its inception.

We're building something special at Rimini Street. A company where people care about each other and trust each other to do the right thing. A company where highly intelligent and talented people come together to do challenging and meaningful work that makes a real difference to our clients, ending each day with a sense of achievement and balance in their lives.

Be Treated Like the Best

  • Rimini Street hires only the best - and provides the compensation, bonus and benefit programs appropriate for proven top-performing professionals. We want our employees to have an opportunity to share in the financial success that results from our dedication to service excellence, high-quality deliverables and an unparalleled client experience
  • No bureaucracy, thousand-page rule books or politics - just everyone working together to build a great company through service excellence and client success
  • Work hard, play hard environment - Rimini Street is a group of hard-working professionals who are passionate about achieving success, but we also enjoy opportunities to meet up at fun company events
  • We are also passionate about giving back to our communities around the world, with plenty of opportunities for volunteering and charity through the Rimini Street Foundation
  • All Rimini Street professionals are encouraged to grow and learn new skills

Accelerating Company Growth

  • Trading on Nasdaq under ticker symbol RMNI since October 2017
  • Added to the US Russell 2000 Index in 2018
  • Over 4,000 clients, to date including 100 of the Fortune 500 and Global 100
  • Annual 2021 financial results of $326.8 million, up 16.3% year over year
  • Fiscal year operating cash flow of $42.1 million, up 107% year over year
  • Announced the new patent pending Rimini Street Artificial Intelligence Support Applications, a result of the Company's continued investment in optimizing support processes and ensuring global service delivery outcomes at scale. Using the AI Applications, Rimini Street has been able to deliver a better client experience and reduce software issue resolution times by 23%.
  • Celebrated the 15th anniversary of the Company's founding in 2005 to redefine the enterprise software support market and bring choice and value to software licensees around the world.

Recent Industry Recognition

  • Received 33 awards in 2020, including 15 awards for excellence in customer service from awards companies such as the International Stevie Awards, the American Stevie Awards, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service
  • Honored with four Gold awards for Company of the Year in 2020.
  • The Rimini Street Foundation recognized with two awards in 2020 for Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year

In addition, in 2020 the Company supported more than 120 charities around the world through the Rimini Street Foundation, providing financial contributions, volunteer hours and in-kind donations including personal protective equipment to healthcare workers, senior centers, food banks and youth organizations globally. The Foundation also extended its charitable work in 2020 to Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mozambique, Sweden and the UAE.

To learn more about how Rimini Street is redefining the enterprise software support industry, visit http://www.riministreet.com

Rimini Street is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, disability and protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please Note: Rimini Street does not accept resumes submitted by recruiting/staffing firms unless specifically requested by Human Resources. Unsolicited resumes will be ineligible for referral fees.

Keywords: Rimini Street, Chicago , Public Relations Director, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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