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Chief Communications and Marketing Officer

Company: Battelle
Location: Columbus
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Battelle delivers when others cant. We conduct research and development, manage national laboratories, design and manufacture products and deliver critical services for our clientswhether they are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up or a government agency.We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.Job SummaryWe recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply to be our next Chief Communications and Marketing Officer and to lead the evolution of our vision and strategy for the Marketing and Communications team. The selected candidate will partner with key business and functional leaders to help Battelle grow, delivering targeted marketing messages to help the business drive results, and attract and retain the talent needed to drive this growth.This position is located in Columbus, OH and is a direct report to the President and CEO.The ideal candidate will have proven experience in a senior marketing and communications role, with a strong background in brand management, digital marketing, and corporate communications. They should possess excellent leadership skills, be able to inspire and engage employees, and have a strong understanding of ESG principles.If you are a strategic thinker, with a passion for marketing and communications, and a drive to make a positive impact, we would love to hear from you.ResponsibilitiesMedia Relations/External Affairs: Oversee reputation management, proactive storytelling, thought leadership positioning, and media inquiries. Manage social media presence and community, government and other stakeholder relationships.Critical Incident Communications/Issues Management: Lead crisis communication planning and response, including post-event management.Employee Engagement: Lead internal communications across all channels to inform, inspire, and provoke action. Oversee executive communications, manage special events, and promote employee engagement through a variety of channels and activities.Marketing/Marketing Communications: Position the organization for growth and partner with business development and sales teams to exceed their targets. Ensure brand compliance and governance, manage visitor experiences, oversee marketing campaigns, including local, national, and digital advertising and creative efforts.Digital Communications: Manage the company's online presence, including websites, blogs, and microsites. Oversee customer experience initiatives and measure marketing performance.Change Management: Develop strategies, secure stakeholder buy-in, and manage communications with internal and external audiences.Environment, Social, Governance: Oversee reporting processes, annual report preparation, and company positioning for competitive advantage and risk avoidance.Team Operations: Coach and mentor team members responsible for employee communications, marketing communications, media relations/social media, and digital communications.Key QualificationsBachelors degree in journalism, communications, journalism, public relations, public affairs, or other relevant discipline.15+ years of proven experience in leading the corporate communications, marketing or external affairs function in a large company or preeminent science & technology institution.Excellent communication, leadership, and team management skills; including the tact and diplomacy necessary to deal with all levels of staff and the public.Ability to build, lead, and inspire a high-performing, diverse team.Ability to anticipate issues, respond to crises, and control the narrative.Experience in change management and driving enterprise agendas.Strategic thinking and ability to define and execute marketing strategies.Experience in managing external stakeholders and building the company's reputation.Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government clearance; U.S. citizenship required.Benefits: Live an Extraordinary LifeWe care about your well-being, not just on the job. Battelle offers comprehensive and competitive benefits to help you live your best life.Balance life through a compressed work schedule: Most of our team follows a flexible, compressed work schedule that allows for every other Friday offgiving you a dedicated day to accomplish things in your personal life without using vacation time.Take time to recharge: You get paid time off to support work-life balance and keep motivated.Prioritize wellness: Stay healthy with medical, dental, and vision coverage with wellness incentives and benefits plus a variety of optional supplemental benefits.Better together: Coverage for partners, gender-affirming care and health support, and family formation support.Build your financial future: Build financial stability with an industry-leading 401(k) retirement savings plan. For most employees, we put in 5 percent whether you contribute or not, and match your contributions on top of that.Advance your education: Tuition assistance is available to pursue higher education.Flexible work arrangements: You have options for where you work and when you work.A Work Environment Where You SucceedFor brilliant minds in science, technology, engineering and business operations, Battelle is the place to do the greatest good by solving humanitys most pressing challenges and creating a safer, healthier and more secure world.You will have the opportunity to thrive in a culture that inspires you to:Apply your talent to challenging and meaningful projectsReceive select funding to pursue ideas in scientific and technological discoveryCollaborate with world-class experts in an inclusive environmentNurture and develop the next generation of scientific leadersGive back to and improve our communitiesVaccinations & Safety ProtocolsBattelle may require employees, based on job duties, work location, and/or its clients requirements to follow certain safety protocols and to be vaccinated against a variety of viruses, bacteria, and diseases as a condition of employment and continued employment and to provide documentation that they are fully vaccinated. If applicable, Battelle will provide reasonable accommodations based on a qualified disability or medical condition through the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Rehabilitation Act or for a sincerely held religious belief under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (and related state laws).Battelle is an equal opportunity employer. We provide employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.For more information about our other openings, please visit www.battelle.org/careersby Jobble

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