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Director of Communications, Americas

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Communications
Location
United States - Chicago Office

About us

Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people. Dyson launched in the US in 2002, and since then operations have grown exponentially. Our US headquarters is based in Chicago's Fulton Market neighborhood. We also have employees working in field sales, our service centers, and in our growing number of Dyson Demo Store’s across the country.

About the role

The Director of Communications will be responsible for directing and managing the public relations of Dyson in the Americas region, promoting and sustaining the company’s reputation for high technology, better product performance and our mission to improve daily lives.

With an eye to the future, the Director of Communications will deploy long term communications narratives that support Dyson’s evolution. Reporting into the Global Director of Communications with a dotted line into the Regional President for Dyson in the Americas region, this individual will set and guide the strategy for all communications narratives and ensure the Americas team consistently articulate Dyson’s vision and missions.

Dyson’s Global Communications Team is charged with storytelling on a global scale, bringing to life Dyson technology, products, people, places and the company philosophy. The department is responsible for public relations, public affairs, internal communications and the James Dyson Award – our international design award for students of design and engineering.

Accountabilities

–Manage, build and protect the Dyson reputation.–Ensure the public views Dyson positively, challenging mistruths wherever they exist.–Develop narratives for delivery to the Americas region across categories and corporate, ensuring they are well packaged and consistent throughout the organisation.–Develop strong and meaningful relationships with T1 media at a senior, decision making level.–Drive team to develop and maintain strong in-house media and influencer relationships, ensuring Dyson maximises coverage and endorsement opportunities.–Create and launch new campaigns to support new products and communications activities.–Measure success of campaigns and report back to senior leadership.–Ensure that all opportunities for the local Leadership Team, Global Leadership Team and Jake and James Dyson are properly vetted.–Drive corporate strategy and message development, pitch and announcement strategies.–Develop branding initiatives both for internal communications and external release.–Determine Communications strategy and department Blueprint ensuring programs are executed to deliver on Communication objectives.–Develop narratives alongside relevant business team or HR for delivery of Dyson culture and business strategy.–Drive Editorial team to develop creative content and rich storytelling for publication in owned channels and other social channels we operate.–Hire, train and develop the communications organization throughout the Americas region.–Represent Americas on the Global Communications Leadership Team.–Act as a key advisor to the business and leadership teams during issue management or crisis communications scenarios.

About You

Skills and abilities

–Art of the raconteur. Must be able to skilfully tell stories in written, verbal and visual form.

–Experience in crisis communications and successfully navigating reputation threatening issues.–An eye for design.–The power of influence - ability to build and manage stakeholder relationships internationally and at all levels.–Talent development - ability to improve people, realise their potential and facilitate career paths locally and globally.

Professional Experience

–Significant experience in Communications, Journalism and/or Social Media.

–Experience in building world-class communications teams and developing key talent.–High energy, with the maturity to properly position Communications versus Marketing at both strategic and tactical levels.–Relationship builder, comfortable with operating within a global communications team where many key relationships are international – UK, Singapore and in key Clusters.–Proven track record of delivering best in class communications campaigns and building company awareness.–Highly self-motivated and proactive with the mindset of making each communications campaign different and better versus the last.–Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.–Exceptional copywriting in English.

Benefits

At Dyson, how we reward you is linked to our high-performance culture. But it’s about more than salary and bonus. Through a package of financial, lifestyle and health benefits, we support whatever stage of life you’re in and the moments that matter.

Financial benefits:

  • 401K with up to a 4% match
  • Company paid Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Flexible Savings Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA)

Lifestyle benefits:

  • Competitive Paid Time Off Benefits including Separate Holiday, Sick, and Vacation Time
  • Pre-tax Commuter Benefits (applicable areas only)
  • Generous Child Care Leave Program
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Generous Dyson Product Discounts

Health benefits:

  • Multi-Level Healthcare Coverage Options
  • Vision & Dental Coverage
  • Company paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

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Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.

Interview guidance

We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.