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Advance Auto Parts Senior Communications Manager in Greensboro, North Carolina

Senior Communications Manager in Greensboro, NC at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted:9/17/2021

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  • Employee Type:

Full-Time

  • Location:

    Greensboro, NC

  • Career Type:

Marketing

  • Date Posted:

9/17/2021

About Us

At Advance Auto Parts we have a passion for YES. Each day we are motivated by a passion to help our Customers. We have a commitment to advance the lives of our fellow Team Members, Customers, and the Communities where we live and work.

When you join our team, you become one of more of over 70,000 knowledgeable and experienced Team Members who are committed to providing outstanding customer service to our customers, communities and each other every day.

With over 5,100 stores in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands, we are a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider. With opportunities ranging from our front lines in our Stores to our Distribution Centers to our Corporate Support Center and our rapidly growing Professional Business, we have the career for you. 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.

Career DescriptionJob Description

SUMMARY

At Advance Auto Parts (Advance), our communications team plays an important role in ensuring the Advance brand is top-of-mind with customers and viewed as a leader in the automotive aftermarket industry. We are seeking an enthusiastic communications professional to join our team and help drive leadership communications in support of a variety of company initiatives, from culture to technology to sustainability and more. This role requires a high level of strategic thinking and independent decision making. The ideal candidate must be a motivated self-starter with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. He/she must have experience working with all levels of management, including senior executives; a deep understanding of how to communicate to internal and external audiences; excellent writing and presentation skills; and a strategic and creative mindset.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIESinclude the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Support strategic planning, project management and agency oversight for various executive communications initiatives

  • Develop media messaging to ensure executives can effectively tell the Advance story externally

  • Develop internal communications on behalf of executives, spanning a variety of topics

  • Develop digital content that brings to life the voices and viewpoints of executives (e.g., blogs, LinkedIn posts)

  • Research and write award entries on behalf of Advance and our executives

  • Coordinate executive speaking opportunities, including development of talking points and presentation materials, as needed

  • Support crisis and issues communications, as needed

  • Stay informed of key issues and trends impacting the company and industry

  • Support other communications projects, as needed

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • 10+ years of previous experience in a similar role

  • Deep understanding of earned media landscape and how to work with reporters

  • Prior experience leading internal communications projects

  • Professional demeanor with the ability to represent the company among a variety of internal and external stakeholders

  • Excellent writing skills and experience in developing executive speeches, press materials and messaging, and bylined articles, with the ability to develop materials under extremely tight timelines

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills

  • Strong judgment and ability to think strategically and creatively

  • Demonstrated results with program development and project management from beginning to end

  • Team player who works well among a diverse team

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment while managing multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Accurate and detail-oriented

  • Bilingual (Spanish) Preferred

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations or related field from four-year college or university; and

  • 10+ years of combined experience in communications, public relations, community relations, or related role; PR Agency experience preferred

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

None

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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