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Head of Americas Communications

Company: Cushman & Wakefield
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title Head of Americas Communications Job Description Summary Job Description Position Summary The Head of Americas Communications/Sr. Director will lead internal (including executive) and external communications across the Americas region. This role will pair hands-on work with strategic oversight, partner with functional leaders to support Americas strategic marketing plans, engage employees and position Cushman & Wakefield's global brand with key stakeholders - employees, clients, media and shareholders. This leader has strong executive presence and influencing skills and enjoys mentoring and growing talent. This is an opportunity to shape the future of Cushman & Wakefield's PR positioning and develop a strategy that is closely linked to and supports the overall priorities of the firm and its leadership. This role will oversee a 12-person communication team and report to the VP Communications & Brand. Responsibilities Responsible for leading the Americas PR deliverables as well as the Americas internal communications deliverables with effective measurement. Provide strategic communications counsel and support to regional executives. Develop and execute PR strategy that is closely linked to, and clearly supports, the overall objectives of the firm and its leadership. Manage the development and implementation of internal communications strategies to ensure employees are informed and engaged. Continue enhancing processes and sharing best practices for both internal and external communications. Strong stakeholder management with the ability to prioritize multiple deadlines/key deliverables. Proven track record executing a PR strategy. Ability to lead and collaborate up, down and across the organization. Expert writer, problem-solver and innovative thinker. Responsible for managing three direct reports and an overall team of 12 people. Inclusive leader with the ability to coach, develop team members & retain high-performers. Experienced communications leader who wants to be at the center of what's next in commercial real estate. Requirements Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Communications or Public Relations required. Master's degree preferred. 10+ years' experience in communications. Success in leading and developing high performing teams Experience with media monitoring platforms (i.e. Cision, Meltwater, etc.) Demonstrated relationship management skills, including ability to drive healthy discussions around complex issues, with strong active listening skills. Creative thinking and the ability to articulate a vision to teams across the organization Excellent verbal and written communication skills Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Analytical and problem-solving skills. Cushman & Wakefield provides equal employment opportunity. Discrimination of any type will not be tolerated. Cushman & Wakefield is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

Keywords: Cushman & Wakefield, Chicago , Head of Americas Communications, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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