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Director of External and Executive Communications

Company: Reynolds
Location: Summerfield
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Reynolds American is evolving at pace - truly like no other organization. To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be a part of this journey!WE ARE LOOKING FOR A Director of External and Executive CommunicationsSENIORITY LEVEL: Senior LevelFUNCTION: Business Communication & Sustainability (BC&S)LOCATION: Winston Salem, NC ROLE POSITIONING AND OBJECTIVESReports toSenior Director of Communications Number of Direct Reports N/A Core RelationshipsInternal YesExternal Local media, thought leaders Geographic Scope DRBU Travel Required10% WHAT YOU WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR

  • Serve as a strategic partner and advisor to the business leadership team, leveraging communications expertise, business acumen and interpersonal skills to design and deliver external communication programs that are aligned to Reynolds reputational objectives.
  • Plan proactive strategy and tactics for external communications designed to elevate the companys reputation among key audiences
  • With Senior Director of External Affairs, drive thought leadership/speaking engagements, issues management, proactive media engagements and leader communications in support of the overall corporate reputation.
  • Develop and advance executive communications platforms. Coach executives and subject matter experts on media interview skills and presentations to help them be more effective communicators (both messaging and delivery).
  • Serve on internal cross-functional teams related to topics such as regulatory and commercial milestones.
  • Partner with BC&S colleagues to collaborate on key events and data milestones including scientific and industry conferences, as needed.
  • Serve as a media spokesperson for milestones and proactively build media relationships on behalf of Reynolds.
  • Partner with colleagues to develop updated company narrative and messaging and internal rollout.
  • Draft and update communications materials, including Q&As, press releases, fact sheets, interview briefs, key talking points and presentations; manage internal approval process for such materials.CAN THIS BE YOUR FUTURE ROLE?
    • Do you have 7-10 years of experience in external communications or external visibility, working directly with subject matter experts or senior executives?
    • Do you have working experience in corporate social media and/or media relations experience? ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGEExperience Required
      • MA/MS with 10 years of experience OR
      • BA/BS with 15 years of experience
      • Working experience in journalism, at a highly regulated company, or public relations agency preferred.Technical / Functional / Leadership Skills Required
        • Corporate communications technical experience (drafting a press release or media announcement)
        • External messaging and writing experience for an executive Education / Qualifications / Certifications Required
          • Bachelors degree in Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, or a related field. BENEFICIAL
            • Experience engaging with senior executives to provide counsel and coaching around communications strategy, media and external engagements
            • Proven, relevant 10-12+ years experience, which includes responsibility corporate or crisis communications, including experience with social and digital channels. Experience managing agency and internal resources and working in a matrixed environment preferred.
            • Strong collaborator with the ability to build relationships and manage projects across time zones and cross-functionally.
            • Ability to influence and provide strategic direction to internal stakeholders, business partners and peers.
            • Knowledge of communications and regulations applicable to a publicly traded FDA regulated company.
            • Understanding of policy and geopolitical dynamics relevant to global consumer goods industry.
            • Ability to understand and communicate complex science and regulatory content

Keywords: Reynolds, Greensboro , Director of External and Executive Communications, Executive , Summerfield, North Carolina

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