Hatch is seeking a Regional Communications Specialist for our Montreal office (1 year contract).
The Regional Communications Specialist is responsible for developing and implementing internal communications within the region and supporting global marketing campaigns. The role will work closely with key regional business leaders and our global team to understand their specific communications challenges, provide advice, develop communication plans, and to execute them. The role is a “manager/doer” role where the individual will be involved in converting agreed to plans into action with the assistance of our global support team.
As the successful candidate, you will:
Report to the Global Director, Marketing & Communications, and collaborate closely with other senior members of the marketing & communications team
Collaborate and manage a small team of resources in the region,
Work closely with key business leaders including our regional leadership team to identify, develop and execute communications strategies to support their specific goals,
Develop project charters for corporate communications programs to ensure the appropriate business sponsorship, compliance with other communications programs, required approvals, clarity in deliverables and timing, and the allocation of resources,
Develop regional marketing and communications materials,
Liase with the global team to develop external communications materials including press releases, speeches, briefings, media relations, and corporate social media.
Manage communication programs from planning through to implementation including providing hands-on support while managing resources, timelines and deliverables from other team members,
Measure, analyze and report on the performance of our communications initiatives and make improvement recommendations based on insights, best practices and experience.
Assist in the identification, prioritization and development of crisis communication plans, and
Seek out opportunities to apply new and innovative approaches to reaching our employees and communicating our key messages to them.
You bring to the role:
A degree in marketing, journalism, public relations or communications
A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a corporate role with global experience addressing different cultures and organizations
Solid understanding of marketing, media relations, public relations and communications strategies and execution
Planning, writing, editing and project management skills
Proficiency in the development of various print and electronic marketing and communications with hands-on capability
Role requires an individual with business acumen, confidence, excellent judgment and interpersonal skills that can consult, influence and collaborate with colleagues across different levels, geographies and business groups
Superior people and relationship skills are critical to this role as well as the ability to work independently and possess strong judgment on when to escalate issues.