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The Hertz Corporation Manager, Internal Communications in Estero, Florida

General Responsibilities

We are seeking a Manager of Internal Communications to join our dynamic team. The Manager will serve as an integral part of the Hertz Corporate Communications team reporting to the Senior Director of Internal Communications.

This person will be responsible for the development and implementation of communication strategies and engagement efforts to help drive transformation initiatives at Hertz and its family of brands. The role will initially support our business-critical, end-to-end IT transformation initiative, where we’re updating 30-year legacy systems to new modernized, integrated technology that can help us capture true customer insights and buying preferences to better serve our customers and drive increased revenue for the business. This person will manage the day-to-day internal communications aligned to our IT transformation, partnering with Organizational Change Management and Corporate Communications to develop, implement and oversee communication programs and channels that effectively promote and build commitment for change initiatives. The IT Transformation is a one- to two-year endeavor, and this role will then pivot to support additional change initiatives.

This position will also provide intra-team communications updates and propose strategic communications activities to support transparency and rigor of communications to our global IT team. This role will partner with our Director of Communications aligned to our Chief Information Officer to provide counsel to our IT project management team, including Operations, and will be a key contributor in a fast-paced, complex and constantly changing, turnaround environment.

Core Responsibilities

  • Develops and executes employee communications and engagement plans designed to support key business objectives and long-term goals aligned to the communications strategy and roadmap

  • Provides strategic communications counsel and support for senior leaders and with cross-functional partners to reach IT leaders and staff, partners/vendors, recruiting, field, and all employees worldwide

  • Establishes company best practices and tools for communications and persistently researches new industry tools and practices

  • Builds awareness and use of corporate communications vehicles with key stakeholders, reinforcing the value of corporate communications in driving business results

  • Provides elevated and consistent messaging and thought leadership to support our business priorities internally (with option to leverage externally)

  • Develops and maintains content for the corporate intranet homepage and any related change initiative pages

  • Writes, edits, and directs company-wide and function-specific communications

  • Support the execution of change management plans as it relates to internal communications


Mandatory Requirements

  • Bachelor’s (or higher) degree in Communications, Public Relations or Journalism

  • Minimum of 7-10 years of internal communications experience with progressively increasing levels of responsibility in this and related fields (public relations, corporate communications, media relations, crisis communications), or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the job

  • Prior experience providing strategic communications counsel within companies facing transformative change

  • Prior experience building and implementing ongoing executive and internal communications plans working with senior level management

  • Prior experience and understanding of IT methodologies is preferred

  • Process oriented and naturally inquisitive

  • Familiar with newer methods of communications

  • Proven ability to foster strong relationships within teams and coworkers

  • Demonstrated flexibility, mature judgment and ability to function professionally under stress

  • Team player, willing to roll up your sleeves and help deliver projects from strategy to execution

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EEO Statement

Hertz is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and administers all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or domestic partnership status, disability, protected veteran status or military status, genetic information, or any other category protected under applicable law. Hertz is committed to taking affirmative steps to promote the employment and advancement of minorities, women, persons with disabilities and protected veterans.

Job ID 168955

# Positions 1

Category Communications

Division WHQ - Estero - Only

Position Type Regular Full Time