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Advantage Solutions Diversity Equity and Inclusion Senior Communications Manager in United States

Summary

Advantage Solutions is currently seeking a dynamic Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Sr. Communications Manager. The diversity, equity, and inclusion senior communications manager leads the creation and implementation of marketing communications programs to key external stakeholders. This is a groundbreaking opportunity role for someone with excellent writing and communication skills with a true passion for DE&I efforts on a national basis.

This role creates and delivers complex corporate marketing programs that drive associate engagement, help drive talent acquisition efforts, and raise Advantage Solutions brand visibility and recognition.

This position includes:

Business Communications

  • Own and drive internal and external communication strategy across all marketing touchpoints (blogs, print/digital media, website, white papers, and other communication materials).

  • Manage the development and dissemination of Advantage Solutions thought leadership content through targeted US platforms (publications, speaking engagements, industry events, etc.) to advance the company’s diversity, equity, and inclusion mission.

  • Lead a senior-level cross-functional team to develop the strategy for a new corporate website that elevates Advantage Solutions brand imagery and helps to drive business for the entire enterprise.

  • Support managing the corporate website, including integration of social media, content strategy to ensure the website serves as a meaningfully differentiated gateway to the organization’s thought leadership and portfolio of services.

Associate Engagement/Retention

  • Fully accountable for selecting partnerships and leading the relationships with influential and well-established DE&I organizations (I.E. Color Comm, 3% Movement, Work Wider, etc.).

  • Devise an effective social media strategy to maximize the organization’s impact and achieve the desired level of North American coverage.

  • Manage the ERG external engagement promoting content to raised brand visibility and recruitment efforts.

  • Drive the design and development of engaging digital media (banner advertising, thought leadership email broadcasts, etc.) with the Corporate Communication team and other key company partners.

  • Proactively leverage media opportunities to maximize the DE&I strategy (I.e. editorials, bylines, expert interviews, etc.).

Event Sponsorships / Thought Leadership

  • Independently analyze and qualify targeted DE&I events to use as a strategic platform for building awareness of Advantage Solutions DE&I . Provide recommendations to Advantage Solutions SR Director of DE&I, DE&I Board, Corporate Communication team, and other business leaders.

  • Strategically assess our corporate sponsorship’s ability to drive key results and proactively engage with the Sr Director of DE&I to strategize on leveraging the opportunities.

  • Directly engage with executive leadership to translate their external visibility objectives into strategic speaking engagements that simultaneously build their brand credibility and Advantage Solutions industry reputation.

This role requires an individual with:

  • 8+ years of experience in Corporate Communications with a passion for DE&I program strategy implementation & enablement across a large enterprise

  • Excellent Written & Verbal Communication Skills

  • Good Interpersonal Skills

  • Strong Prioritizing Skills

  • Flexible & Adaptable, able to change & Alter According to changes in Projects or Business Environment

  • Well Organized, Detail Oriented, & able to Handle Fast Paced Work Environment

  • Ability to Work Effectively with Management

About Advantage:

Advantage Solutions is a leading business solutions provider committed to driving growth for consumer goods manufacturers and retailers through winning insights and execution. Advantage’s data and technology-enabled omnichannel solutions — including sales, retail merchandising, business intelligence, digital commerce, and a full suite of marketing services — help brands and retailers across a broad range of channels drive consumer demand, increase sales and achieve operating efficiencies. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Advantage has offices throughout North America and strategic investments in select markets throughout Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe through which it services the global needs of multinational, regional, and local manufacturers.

Responsibilities

The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

Business Communications

• Own and drive internal and external communication strategy across all marketing touch points (blogs, print/digital media, website, white papers and other communication materials).

• Manage the development and dissemination of Advantage Solutions thought leadership content through targeted US platforms (publications, speaking engagements, industry events, etc.) to advance the company’s diversity, equity and inclusion mission.

• Lead a senior level cross-functional team to develop the strategy for a new corporate website that elevates Advantage Solutions brand imagery and helps to drive business for the entire enterprise.

• Support managing the corporate website, including integration of social media, content strategy to ensure the website serves as a meaningfully differentiated gateway to the organization’s thought leadership and portfolio of services.

Associate Engagement/Retention

• Fully accountable for selecting partnerships and leading the relationships with influential and well-established DE&I organizations (I.E. Color Comm, 3% Movement, Work Wider, etc.).

• Devise an effective social media strategy to maximize the organization’s impact and achieve the desired level of North America coverage.

• Manage the ERG external engagement promoting content to raised brand visibity and recruitment efforts.

• Drive the design and development of engaging digital media (banner advertising, thought leadership email broadcasts, etc.) with the Corporate Communication team and other key company partners.

• Proactively leverage media opportunities to maximize the DE&I strategy (I.e. editorials, bylines, expert interviews, etc.).

Event Sponsorships / Thought Leadership

• Independently analyze and qualify targeted DE&I events to use as a strategic platform for building awareness of Advantage Solutions DE&I . Provide recommendations to Advantage Solutions SR Director of DE&I, DE&I Board, Corporate Communication team, and other business leaders.

• Strategically assess our corporate sponsorship’s ability to drive key results and proactively engage with the Sr Director of DE&I to strategize on leveraging the opportunities.

• Directly engage with executive leadership to translate their external visibility objectives into strategic speaking engagements that simultaneously build their brand credibility and Advantage Solutions industry reputation.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports

  • This position does not have supervisory responsibilities for direct reports

Indirect Reports

  • Does not have direct reports, but may delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports

Travel and/or Driving Requirements

  • Travel and Driving are not essential duties or functions of this job

Minimum Qualifications The following are the minimum job-related qualifications which an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job

Education Level: (Required):Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Field of Study/Area of Experience:8+ years of experience in Corporate Communications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

• Excellent Written & Verbal Communication Skills

• Good Interpersonal Skills

• Strong Prioritizing Skills

• Flexible & Adaptable, able to change & Alter According to changes in Projects or Business Environment

• Well Organized, Detail Oriented, & able to Handle Fast Paced Work Environment

• Ability to Work Effectively with Management

Environmental & Physical Requirements

Office / Sedentary Requirements

Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

Additional Information Regarding Advantage Solutions Job Duties and Job Descriptions

Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law. The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Any estimate, schedule, or guideline provided to associates in this job description or elsewhere in connection with their jobs is only intended to help describe job duties and for planning purposes. Regardless of any such estimate, schedule, or guideline, associates must always record all time worked for our company (which includes but is not limited to on-site work time in an assigned store, office, or other work location; required waiting time; administrative time; and work-related travel time).

Important Information

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

Job Locations US

Primary Posting Location : Country US

Requisition ID 2021-396186

Position Type Full Time

Category Professional: (IT, Finance, Legal, HR, Talent Acquisition, Administrative, Customer Service)

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