Home Depot Senior Manager, Corporate Communications in Atlanta, Georgia

POSITION PURPOSE

The Senior Manager Corporate Communications will work closely with the Sr. Director and Director of Corporate Communications to help establish the strategic direction and day-to-day management of integrated internal and external communications. The Senior Manager, and his or her team, is responsible for providing overall communications support to an assigned portfolio of internal clients that represent key business and functional units, as well as special business initiatives. The Senior Manager will serve as the principal communications strategist, executive communications advisor and project management supervisor for all communications and related deliverables in support of their client group's business objectives, as well as the strategic objectives of the company. As appropriate, the Senior. Manager will plan and execute external PR initiatives and will maintain relationships with applicable news outlets and reporters. The Senior Manager will help ensure the team's communications are on message, consistent in their quality and delivery, and measurable in their results.

MAJOR TASK, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Plan and execute proactive, integrated internal/external communications initiatives

  • Build client relationships and become fully immersed in assigned functional businesses (e.g., attend client staff meetings, strategic planning sessions, and other team gatherings.)

  • Counsel internal business clients on most effective communications strategies and tactics

  • Develop communications strategies and plans that are consistent with company and individual business units’ goals; Review and approve all implementation components of any client approved communications initiatives; Maintain current and accurate documentation, and coordinate and/or perform testing of new communications vehicles

  • Frequently advise and provide strategic consultation to Sr. Leadership

  • Work with other communications colleagues in planning/scheduling and sourcing resources

  • Act as liaison with outside vendors and agencies as appropriate in support of clients, as appropriate; This includes managing any associated budgets

  • Manage and lead small communications team in support of strategic communications needs

  • Create and maintain wrap-up and executive summary reports that provide measurement analysis and recommendations for continuous improvement

NATURE AND SCOPE

  • Typically reports to Director Corporate Communications

  • Accountable for direct supervision of the work activities of others. In addition to personnel issues -- including selection, termination, performance appraisal and professional development of subordinates.

ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

Environment:

  • Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

Travel:

  • Typically requires overnight travel 5% to 20% of the time.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be eighteen years of age or older. Must pass the Drug Test.

  • Must pass Background Check.

  • Must pass pre-employment test if applicable.

Education Required

  • The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.

Years of Relevant Work Experience – 10

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in English or Journalism preferred

  • Proficiency in large-scale strategic communications planning

  • Proficiency in Project Management

  • Experience managing staff

  • PR and media relations experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies

  • Proven ability to manage positive client relationships and lead cross-functional teams effectively

  • Big, creative thinker, and ability to bring those ideas to live through strategic, clear plans

  • Proven ability to motivate others, including team members who are not direct reports

  • Full-range comprehension of all communication vehicles, both internal and external Exceptional writing skills

  • Exceptional verbal communication skills

  • Significant related work experience that includes writing in fields such as journalism, communications, law or government.

  • Ability to synthesize complex and sensitive materials into compelling and persuasive content that will connect and impact intended audiences

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.