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Senior Manager, Corporate Communications

Cox Automotive
Atlanta, GA 30303
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* **This position is remote/work from home. You need to reside within the Eastern or Central Time Zones. *
The * Senior Manager, Corporate Communications * Retail Solutions serves as a business partner and influential communication advisor to the companys senior leaders, management and employees. The ideal candidate will be a proven:

* * Business-focused employee communication advisor. * A strategic thinker who creates strong, ongoing relationships with multiple internal customers, becoming their trusted partner and influential advisor on communication issues and delivering strategic communications that drive results for the business.

* * Passionate team player * with a supportive and inclusive style, the ability to achieve optimal performance and a proven track record of fostering collaboration.

* * Functional expert * with experience using and building best-in-class processes, policies, guides tools, and templates to ensure overall consistency and functional excellence. Proven experience in and passion for both traditional and new media channels.

* * Results-driven leader * with a proven ability to establish and manage communication measurements and effectiveness reports that ensure optimal team performance, superior business results and high customer and employee satisfaction.

* Specific Responsibilities: *

* Serve as a strategic relationship manager responsible for consulting broadly and strategically with internal customers (Retail Solution Set leaders) and providing ongoing communication counsel as well as execution to the members of the leadership team.

* Assess internal customers current communication state, probe for underlying business problems and develop creative communication plans to enhance employee engagement, ensure effective, two-way communications between the company and employees, and drive greater results for the business.

* Serve as a project manager for communication programs and plans for assigned client set, collaborating and partnering with other departments across the organization to deliver integrated and comprehensive communication plans.

* Develop communications plans and campaigns that 1) help employees navigate organizational change, 2) foster a winning culture and 3) drive greater company pride and engagement. A primary goal is to help employees connect the work they do to the companys strategy and align their efforts accordingly. Proven experience in social and new media channels and plus.

* Plan communications and craft messages that are engaging, accurate, concise, and tailored to the author, vehicle, and audience. Write in a variety of styles and formats. Develop engaging, grammatically correct content that reinforces the companys vision and brand promise, operating plans and value proposition.

* Work with colleagues at all levels of Cox Automotive to connect communication plans from across the organization to form a holistic, integrated, organization-wide communication plan.

* Establish, manage, measure and report on the effectiveness of internal communication programs to ensure optimal customer and employee satisfaction as well as overall functional excellence.

* Work in partnership with Creative Studios or other internal or external resources to produce compelling collateral to support all communications needs.

* QUALIFICATIONS *
* Minimum: *

* Bachelors Degree in related discipline and 8 years * progressive internal communications experience * in employee, internal or corporate communications. The right candidate could also have a different combination, such as a masters degree and 6 years experience; a PhD and 3 years experience in a related field; or 12 years experience in a related field.

* Preferred: *

* * Exceptional customer relationship, consulting and strategic communication experience. * Seen as a credible business person who uses his/her communications expertise to help solve business problems. Talks the language of business with stakeholders, not just the language of communication. Recognized as having an important contribution to business planning and performance. Routinely sought for advice about potential issues and complex scenarios at an early stage. Experience providing internal communications consulting to business executives.

* * Management experience * . Candidate must bring extensive management experience, successfully managing individuals, teams and/or significant projects. Commitment to personal ownership and accountability a must.

* * Strong business acumen. * Proven ability to understand business strategy, targets and performance objectives and shape communication strategies, plans and materials to deliver high-quality communications with positive measured results. Able to analyze complex business challenges and scenarios and formulate communication solutions. Maintains a good understanding of audience needs and issues, either through personal contact or through the communications network.

* * Superior customer service, interpersonal and relationship skills * . Serve as a trusted and respected advisor to senior leaders. Works well with colleagues at all levels, using influence successfully to shape the strategic communications and advance the companys business agenda. Not easily intimidated but knows where to compromise. Able to negotiate conflicting requirements from different stakeholders to build a coherent plan that is accepted by all. Helps others resolve conflicts or difficult issues. Builds a strong network of relationships that can survive a change of direction, reporting lines or personalities.

* * Excellent project management and problem-solving skills * . Proven ability to multi-task and keep numerous projects on track and on budget.

* * Superior writing skills * . Detailed, accurate, concise and tailored to the author, vehicle and audience. Writes in a variety of styles for varying formats in a way that is engaging, grammatically correct and appropriate. Can simplify difficult concepts for easier understanding. Support executives in writing copy that captures their personality and leadership style. Excellent editor.

* * Creative * . Ability to think outside the box to develop engaging, effective communications that connect with and inspire employees, leveraging both traditional and new communication approaches and channels.

* * Ability to demonstrate value.  * Extensive experience building in measurement components into communication plans, reporting on results and using data to adjust plans as needed.

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About Cox Automotive At Cox Automotive, people of every background are driven by their passion for mobility, innovation and community. We transform the way the world buys, sells, owns and uses cars, accelerating the industry with global powerhouse brands like Autotrader, Kelley Blue Book, Manheim and more. Whats more, we do it all with an emphasis on employee growth and happiness. Drive your future forward and join Cox Automotive today! 
About Cox Cox empowers employees to build a better future and has been doing so for over 120 years. With exciting investments and innovations across transportation, communications, cleantech and healthcare, our family of businesses which includes Cox Automotive and Cox Communications is forging a better future for us all. Ready to make your mark? Join us today! 
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Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, [visit our benefits page](/en/life-at-cox/benefits/).
Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law. Cox provides reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with disability, unless such accommodations would cause an undue hardship.
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Posted: 2022-12-03 Expires: 2023-02-02
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