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Corporate Communications Director

Job Summary: The goal of the Corporate Communications Director is to create and execute communication strategies, plans and programs that increase awareness of the Company's good reputation and augment the value provided to stakeholders such as investors, customers, legislators, and employees. This position creates short- and long-term strategies that enhance public perception of the Company as well as strategies that promote and achieve a culture of service and employee engagement. What you'll do: Corporate Communications Management Develop and implement strategies to further communicate the external story for Wedgwood's presence in pharmacy compounding and the animal health industry Prepare and execute public relations campaigns, increasing public perception and Company value Serve as communications coach and counsel to executives and other team members to prepare them as spokespersons for delivering messaging and themes aligned with Company positioning and strategic goals Create the vision and formulate a corporate communications strategy that will allow cultivation and to enhance meaningful relationships with targeted, high-level external audiences, including the media and key influencers identifying challenges and emerging issues faced by the organization Devise and implement strategies and campaigns to connect with customers and potential employees and reinforce the brand Build social media strategy to refine the reputation of the Company and leaders by sourcing and creating content to share on social media outlets directed at customers, potential customers, and potential employees Provide content to increase position as thought-leader within pharmacy compounding via white papers and articles Prepare strategies and compelling materials to be used in legislative efforts to educate law-makers about the importance of compounding, especially in veterinary medicine Create external/internal communication plans and deliverables for any relevant business activities or organizational initiatives Provide clear, consistent, and frequent messaging regarding key initiatives, business results, changes, progress, and overall business priorities both internally and externally Liaise between a variety of commercial functions to ensure Wedgewood is publicizing programs, initiatives, and partnerships that are benefitting customers Manage agency partners to support communications work and corresponding budget Write press releases and collaborate on the overall PR strategy, developing and maintaining relationships with local and national media contacts Attend networking events, seminars and conferences, as required to maintain personal professional development and to build networking and new business contacts Employee Engagement Planning and Management Collaborate with CEO and HR to develop and execute an employee communications program to increase adaption to Company vision and culture, and bolster employee engagement. Partner with HR to identify and recommend solutions to address issues relating to integration, recruitment, onboarding, and employee engagement Conduct and/or interpret primary and secondary research to guide and measure success of employee engagement and communication activities. Collect timely data to support business initiatives through focus groups, surveys, town halls, one-on-one interviews, and other methodology; evaluate and apply the data to support decisions Who you are: Strategic thinker & results oriented Proficient in leading and managing comprehensive strategic communications, media relations, and marketing programs to advance an organization's mission and goals Have a research-based, data-driven approach to employee engagement; demonstrated mastery or willingness to gain mastery via reading, training and seminars of the body-of-knowledge regarding employee engagement Possess superior written and verbal communication skills; exceptional ability to persuade and inspire internal and external stakeholders to take action Possess strong interpersonal skills Ability to negotiate and form consensus among various parties Ability to travel overnight occasionally Ability to work quickly in a fast-paced environment at a growing company What you've done: Obtained a Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, or related field required Have a minimum of 10 years in a senior management role Demonstrated experiencesupporting lobbying grassroots campaigns and other public affairs/government relations activities required Demonstrated ability to lead the development and implementation of a communication strategy to support engagement with internal and external stakeholders. Demonstrated skill in positioning subject matter with the media to achieve high-impact visibility Bonus points: Experience in the animal health industry a plus, and experience as a practicing or academic veterinarian would be even more beneficial, as content is often medical in nature APR and/or ABC accreditation preferred Professional degree or experience in veterinary medicine, animal science, nursing, or related field preferred
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
11 - 15 years

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