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Sysco Communications Manager in Somerset, New Jersey

Company:

US2160 Sysco Guest Supply, LLC

Zip Code:

08873

Minimum Level of Education:

Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum Years of Experience:

7 Years

Employment Type:

Full Time

Travel Percentage:

Who We Are

Guest Worldwide is a leading global manufacturer and distributor to the Travel and Leisure industry, providing products to over 25,000 hotels in 109 countries. We manufacture personal care amenities and a full range of textiles, and, we distribute nearly everything else you find in the hotel public guest areas in the hotel room. Guest Worldwide is also a wholly owned subsidiary of Sysco. Sysco is a 54 billion dollar, industry leading, global food and beverage distribution company, employing thousands of employees worldwide and home to the 13th largest sales organization in the world. For more information, visit www.guestworldwide.com.

Position Purpose:

The Communications Manager will set and guide the strategy and structure for all communications and public relations messages. This individual will work across marketing teams to help ensure that the organization continues to be viewed as a global leader in the industry by helping aggregate content, craft any strategic position messaging and manage the approval process and distribution of information.

The Communications Manager will work closely with senior leadership within the organization as the communications partner on a variety of strategic initiatives for both internal and external audiences by implementing strategies to enhance the organization’s image. This includes establishing relationships with members of the media, generating positive publicity by pitching stories to media outlets, helping manage social media efforts, identifying key messages and communicating them to employees, partners and customers while facilitating approvals appropriately. Specific tactical efforts will include branding or public relations opportunities, crisis management, speech writing, press releases, newsletters and executive presentations and validation of any copy writing done within key marketing channels. This role will also be a content and communication partner for the company messaging provided throughout corporate town hall meetings. This role will also be primary conduit to partner with Sysco Corporate communications team to ensure any efforts are on strategy and follow proper approval processes as part of overall communication policies.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the annual communications plan across the organizations internal (i.e. corporate communications, program or product launches, etc.) and external network (i.e. trade media, supplier partners, etc.).

  • Aggregate the generation of content that engages various audiences and leads to measurable action (i.e. decide who, where, and when to disseminate).

  • Manage the development, promotion, distribution, and maintenance of any communication process or workflow including any print or electronic announcements, newsletters, point of view brochures, holiday messaging and leadership announcements, writing speech and press releases, promoting special events, coordinating town hall communication content, scheduling interviews for President and other key senior leadership team members (SLT) and giving interviews on behalf of the organization as required, etc.

  • Coordinate any corporate communication maintenance (i.e. intranet portal, Sysco corporate business unit information, etc.) to ensure information is consistent and relevant (i.e. press releases, company overview, article links, stories, and events) while also coordinating and organizing internal company or external industry meeting content to ensure proper messaging can be packaged and distributed for greater organization awareness.

  • Validate the grammar and effectiveness of any copy writing done across key marketing channels.

  • Manage all press or media contacts and inquiries for company with necessary Sysco Corporate involvement.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Advertising, Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or similar area of study.

  • Master’s degree preferred.

Experience:

  • 5-7 years of related communications experience.

Skills:

  • Ability to take knowledge and transform it into exciting/useful messages and disseminate it to the right audiences through the best distribution channels

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal and professional interactive skills are necessary to perform at a high degree of proficiency

  • Strong track record as an implementer who thrives on managing variety of key initiatives concurrently

  • Relationship builder with the flexibility and finesse to "manage by influence"

  • High energy, maturity, and leadership with the ability and sincere commitment to work collaboratively across organization to serve as a unifying force helping to position communication at both the strategic and tactical levels

  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial

  • Comfortable challenging the organization to help lead and create the overall capability within the organization by implementing new standards, process, workflow and launching of initiatives

  • Goal-oriented and driven self-starter who can work independently within a team environment and strive to be the best

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to management and inter-departmental staff in a timely manner

  • Willingness to make decisions. Exhibits sound and accurate judgments

  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite

BENEFITS INFORMATION:

Candidates who start work in the months of May, June, July, August and September 2021 may be eligible for medical and prescription drug plan coverage effective on their date of hire*. Standard eligibility rules and timelines apply to all other Sysco benefits, including additional healthcare benefits options, retirement benefits, vacation, and paid sick leave. Please visit https://syscobenefits.com/careers to view additional benefits information. *Exceptions/exclusions may apply

HOW WE PROTECT OUR ASSOCIATES

COVID-19 Precaution(s):

  • Personal protective equipment and masks provided

  • Temperature screenings

  • Social distancing guidelines in place

  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, and cleaning procedures in place

OVERVIEW:

Sysco is the global leader in foodservice distribution. With over 57,000 associates and a fleet of over 13,000 vehicles, Sysco operates approximately 326 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 625,000 customer locations.

We offer our associates the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, to contribute to the success of a dynamic organization, and to serve others in a manner that exceeds their expectations. We’re looking for talented, hard-working individuals to join our team. Come grow with us and let us show you why Sysco is at the heart of food and service.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT:

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

This opportunity is available through Sysco Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates.

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