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Director, Communications

Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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Unit Description

Sodexo is currently searching for a Director, Communications to join the team in Gaithersburg, Maryland (This is not a remote position).


This role wil be the lead communicator for operations segments and/or corporate functions and will align with the market business leaders or assigned functional team(s) to be the first point of contact for external, brand and internal communications.


The Director, Communications will be responsbilbe for developing a comprehensive communications plan annually and to identify key specific communications that support the companys business strategy and overarching communications strategy. Drives employee participation and employee engagement in relation to goals. Partners with Digital Content and Public Relations leaders to provide seamless integration of communications activities related to client areas.


Primary duties include:

  • Builds and manages execution of NorAm-wide communications plans that align with segment business goals and priorities, incorporating media relations, editorial, PR and digital content strategies.
  • Keeps up to date with new and emerging digital media methods and trends to leverage digital publishing approaches. Analyzes, reviews, and reports on effectiveness of campaigns to maximize current and future results
  • Deep understanding of the Brand & Communications strategy at the global and regional level. Develops and maintains thorough understanding of Sodexos and the segments business objectives. Monitors the relevant competitors and industry trends in order to deliver strategies and campaigns focused on differentiation in a competitive market. Tracks and measures progress on the impact of the communications activities
  • Serves as the lead campaign manager and counselor for leveraging and positioning of the CEO and subject matter experts of the business units in their respective marketplace in order to build awareness, manage reputation and generate sales.
  • Drives global Brand & Communications initiatives in the segment. Leads project implementation and timely follow up. Supports and contributes to the global segment brand & communications plans


  • 7 plus years experience leading communications for a business or unit of comparable size
  • Proven track record managing integrated campaigns incorporating digital content, PR and editorial into a cohesive strategy with proven business results
  • Deep understanding of digital content creation, dissemination and strategy
  • History of exceptional communications skills working with C-level leaders
  • Externally-focused communications mind
  • Strong writing skills, especially focused on speeches and message/talking points
  • Previous work leading either a B2C or B2B2C communications team
  • Strong familiarity leading digital content strategies and campaign execution, including paid content promotion


Position Summary

Lead communicator for the assigned segment(s). Drives the implementation of Sodexo North Americas integrated brand & communications strategy, which combines external and internal communications. The strategy is designed to build Sodexos brand through a content driven approach that is delivered through Sodexos entire digital ecosystem. 

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelors Degree or equivalent experienceBasic Management Experience - 5 yearsBasic Functional Experience - 5 years experience in communications or related field


Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

Posted: 2020-03-25 Expires: 2020-04-25

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