External Communications and Outreach Manager, IT – #01CLJ
The External IT Communications and Outreach Manager, as a member of the IT Communications team, leads the development and implementation of IT???s external communication strategy including multimedia efforts that support media relations, speaking engagements, award submissions, special events and recruiting efforts. The External IT Communications and Outreach Manager reports to the Global IT Communications Strategy Lead, but works closely with individuals across Corporate Engagement to support ongoing corporate efforts and ensure consistency with Monsanto???s corporate engagement external reputation philosophy. The External IT Communications and Outreach Manager also coordinates with the other four IT Communications team members in a dynamic, collaborative team environment to ensure project communications are well aligned with the departmental, divisional and leadership communication strategies. RESPONSIBILITIESThe External IT Communications and Outreach Manager helps meet IT???s business goals by developing and executing communication strategies that engage employees and key external stakeholders in Monsanto???s transition to a digital business. He/she will:Develop and lead IT communications efforts (editorial calendar, articles, videos, imagery, etc.) to share our digital successes both internally and externally Partner with IT leaders to understand the business plan and then develop and execute a multimedia external communications strategy Recommend appropriate marketing mix to reach target audiences and creatively execute communication tactics Manage proactive and reactive media opportunities, including blogs, podcasts, and non-traditional outlets, conveying complex IT information in a manner that is easy to understandSupport key IT leaders and speakers in securing and preparing for speaking opportunities at key conferences and eventsProvide media and spokesperson training, as well as communications support (talking points, speeches, PowerPoint decks) for key IT leaders and speakersProvide regular updates and messaging support to Corporate Engagement media, executive communications and tour teams Identify key industry awards, lead development of submissions for select projects, and promote recognitions IT receivesProvide support for key recruiting initiatives and stakeholder eventsQualifications:QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIRED SKILLS / EXPERIENCEBachelor???s degree in communication or related fieldFive or more years of communication experience, preferably in a large company with focus on external communications (media, executive communications, social media)Previous accountability for large projects and team performanceStrong written and oral communication skills, with experience explaining complex concepts in a clear mannerExpert level skill in MS Office package (MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)Comfort functioning as an individual contributor, as well as contributing to project teams KEY COMPETENCIESShapes and shares, internally and externally, a passionate vision of Monsanto???s futureAdds value through strong networks and ability to collaborate with all levels of employeesExcels in a fast-paced environment with multiple deadline-driven projectsEffectively understands and leverages our digital successes to capture the interest of external customers and stakeholdersEffectively champions new ideas and technologies to meet business challengesValues keeping appropriate stakeholders apprised of progress towards goalsApply for this job.