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Communications Manager

You are a communications generalist with solid skills in translating broad organizational goals into creative and effective communications strategies. You stay on top of trends in digital communication channels to ensure you can reach your audience where they are. You’re a confident communicator, whether writing up a strategy for an emerging issue or delivering a presentation to executive leadership. You’re seeking a new challenge with the opportunity to make a difference, and to work with a diverse and talented team.

Smart, Savvy + Associates has partnered with our client in their search for a Communications Manager. This key role reports to the Director of Marketing and is accountable for the organization’s external communications programs and strategies. If you have experience in healthcare or insurance communications along with solid leadership skills, consider bringing your specialized skillset to an evolving organization who was ranked as one of BC’s Top Employers in 2017.

About the role

Providing communications leadership within the Marketing department, you will create and implement proactive and reactive communications to external stakeholders and the general public. Working with the marketing team, you will support public relations and emerging issues while using best practice and new technology to effectively deliver key messages.

Key responsibilities:
  • Responsible for external communications strategies and tactics from concepts through to execution and evaluation; ensures alignment with organization mission and goals through ongoing collaboration with other departments / managers
  • Functions as media contact for reactive communications; redirects issues to leadership or public relations contractor as required
  • Strong creative and writing skills to manage full calendar of deliverables including e-newsletters, media releases, sales presentations, brand activations, etc.
  • Manages department budget related to staffing, communications collateral/materials, etc.
  • Hire, lead, develop and coach individual employees and the team as a whole; promote a high-performing, accountable workplace culture
  • Builds and maintains positive working relationships throughout the organization and with clients, vendors, and media
About you:
  • 7+ years’ experience in a communications leadership role, ideally in a corporate setting
  • Work experience includes communications within healthcare, health benefits or insurance sector
  • Post-secondary education in business communications or related area
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for both internal and external audiences
  • Skill set includes issues management, public relations, developing key messages, leading communications aspects of projects and change management initiatives
  • Effective presentation skills for all levels of an organization including executive team
  • Leads others through mentoring / coaching style of leadership
About Smart, Savvy + Associates
Smart, Savvy + Associates are the experts in recruiting high-calibre marketing, communications, creative, and sales professionals. Our specialty is strong relationships: we get to know our candidates and we take the time to fully understand the job requirements, cultural context and business objectives surrounding each hire.
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