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Dyson - Associate Communications Manager - Chicago (Hybrid)

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. 

Dyson is growing. Fast. More products. New categories. Better experiences. We are a global technology company with an iconic identity. Our mission is simple: We solve problems others ignore. Engineering exciting new technologies which defy convention and pioneer radical re-inventions that work.

The Dyson US Communications team is in search of an Associate Communications Manager to oversee the communications strategy and execution for our Environmental Care category. This category includes Dyson’s purifiers, humidifiers, fans, heaters and lighting technology. Reporting to the US Communications Lead, the Associate Communications Manager will take the lead on launching all Environmental Care products and manage year-round media relations activities for the category. There will be additional opportunities throughout the year to support on cross-category activities. This team member will also be responsible for the Dyson US Newsroom, managing the content calendar, writing content and leading on page development.

You’ll be joining a team of smart, expressive people and given the encouragement, trust, and freedom to make an impact. You’ll do well in this role if you a fast-paced way of working inspires you to do your best work while you tackle far-reaching problems with satisfying outcomes and quick turnarounds. In this role you will constantly challenging your own thinking to get to the best solution, using insight to drive a better experience.

About the role:

Lead in the development, execution and measurement of communications strategies for the Environmental Care category to share Dyson news and elevate Dyson’s reputation externally.

Collaborate with the Specialist to ensure accurate monitoring, collating, recording, and communicating press coverage to the US and contribute to Global reporting.

Develop a proactive, always-on media relations strategy for the Environmental Care category. Take the lead in executing media strategies day-to-day to secure regular, positive coverage about Dyson technology, the benefits of Dyson machines, timely events, cultural moments, and more. 

Work with the Influencer and Content Partnerships Manager to effectively use these channels to support your category.

Manage inbound media and influencer inquires to the Dyson PR inbox.

Recommend new areas and angles to stimulate awareness of Dyson, its technology, and its philosophies in the US.

Bring new ideas and a fresh perspective to the team and our ways of working.

Lead new product launch events and activations.

Plan and execute launch plans for new products. This will include logistical items such as event planning or scheduling media attendees for the launch, as well as tactical pitching to secure coverage for the launch.

Work closely with the Internal Communications Lead and to plan and execute engaging events for Dyson people.

Effectively communicate and collaborate with other departments within Dyson to ensure maximum impact.

Establish and maintain strong working relationships with internal partners in marketing and sales to ensure effective collaboration and sharing of communications plans with key stakeholders across the business.

Be the local expert, spotting trends and sharing new ideas and opportunities with the Americas and global PR team.

Be an active part of our global Communications team – share best practices and new ideas, keep an eye on what’s working in other markets and how we can translate their successes to the US, and more.

Fulfill other duties as necessary.

Lead in the improvement and growth of the US Newsroom. 

Relish the opportunity to pick up new activities that fall broadly in the purpose of the role.

Fix things that need fixing. Identify problems and create solutions.

Think creatively, identifying opportunities for our team to grow, improve and become more effective.

About You:

  • Experience and Education
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 3+ years of experience
  • Experience in managing projects from start to finish
  • Demonstrates understanding of marketing activities
  • Media relations experience is a bonus

    Skills and Competencies

  • Strategic thinking: demonstrates ability to take a broad overview of issues and to identify most salient points.  Takes an inventive approach.
  • Analytical skills: Identifies and analyzes key trends, issues, problems and solutions. Reasons logically and accurately with financial and numerical information.  Ensures details are not overlooked.
  • Collaborative: Able to build and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of people both within the US Communications team, the US Marketing Team, and other teams across the US and Global business. Works co-operatively with others as part of a team, as opposed to working separately or competitively.

    Written and oral communication:

  • Confident to present complex information and arguments in a coherent and accessible format to cross-functional teams.  Is able to use a variety of oral and written communication presentation techniques to ensure recommendations are considered.
  • Creativity: Demonstrates imagination, creativity and divergent thinking and encourages it in others.  Shows openness to alternative approaches and promotes considered risk taking. Balanced by good judgment in solving problems.
  • Resilience and Flexibility: Manages personal effectiveness by controlling emotions in the face of pressure, setbacks or when dealing with provocative situations. Demonstrates an approach to work that is characterized by commitment, motivation, and energy. Be comfortable changing course quickly and effectively to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Project management skills: At times this role will involve direct project management, at other times, managing the project manager. This person must be able to manage budgets and deadlines – and plan, achieve and evaluate results.
  • Demonstrate leadership behaviors: Communicate, inspire & challenge, let people do it for themselves, get people to see beyond their teams, think long-term, invent and improve, be passionate.

    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 and additional discretionary 2% Profit Sharing Company Paid Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Flexible Savings Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Company Paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Generous Dyson Product Discounts

    Lifestyle benefits:

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

    Health benefits:

  • Multi-Level Healthcare Coverage Options
  • Vision & Dental Coverage Options

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    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.


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.