External Communications / Public Relations Lead - Ecosystems and Alliances - National_Office
Location: Gilbert, Arizona
Internal Number: 17320923
External Communications / Public Relations Lead - Ecosystems and Alliances (Senior Consultant)
Are you a public relations professional who is unafraid to think differently, always thinks strategically, and knows how to build strong reporter relationships? A team player who can creatively build public relations efforts tied to business objectives? We are seeking a passionate and experienced external communications professional to shape Deloitte's Ecosystems and Alliances (E&A) storytelling in the news media and other audiences. If this is you, hit the "apply now" button!
The Deloitte Ecosystem and Alliances team plays an important role in supporting the organization's innovation and growth. Deloitte combines leading technology, business acumen and our alliances with many of the world's leading companies to solve our client's most complex challenges, shape new markets and drive measurable value. This leads to cutting edge solutions that Deloitte can bring to clients in areas such as cloud-technology, machine learning, artificial intelligence, digital experience and more.
The Public Relations Lead will oversee E&A media relations strategy and planning initiatives that are integrated with its priority narratives and marketing campaigns. The ideal candidate is a public relations professional, ideally with agency experience, who has a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with individuals at all levels of a matrixed organization, effectively manage executives and external agencies, and drive innovation and capability building to support the future of external communications and PR, with a focus on data and measurement.
What you'll do:As the E&A public relations lead, you will contribute to the growth and development of our organization in a variety of ways. Key responsibilities include:
Serving as a strategic trusted external communications advisor to leadership, business, marketing and other key stakeholders across the practice
Developing integrated external communications strategies focused on key business priorities, and executing strategies and plans across priority campaigns to build Deloitte's brand in the marketplace
Using metrics and analytics to build business cases and provide insights and counsel to clients, including leveraging performance against metrics to adjust approaches in an agile fashion
Managing external public relations agencies, including partnering with agencies to surface new ideas that push the bounds of our efforts to date; agency responsibilities to also include managing budgets, reviewing monthly reporting and ensuring delivery aligned with defined KPIs
Building and/or strengthening key reporter relationships, staying current on relevant news outlets, reporters and their areas of focus; and proactively pitching Deloitte leaders, thought leadership, and client impact stories
Driving and supportingexecution and innovation across all areas and channels of communication and storytelling from messaging to new platforms and analytical tools
Contributing to and adopting insights-driven standards for communications that champion measurement, collaboration and continuous growth.
Deloitte's Consulting Marketing team combines the power of Deloitte's brand with the most inspired marketing techniques to produce business results for our clients. Through marketing strategy and execution, we elevate the Deloitte brand and strategic positioning, delivering a cohesive, consistent experience through campaigns grounded in business insights, industry best practices, creative power, and digital execution.
Qualifications/ Skills Required:
Communications professional with a minimum of 5-7 years relevant experience
Bachelor's degree, preferably in Communications, English, Public Relations, or Journalism
Proven success in developing and executing external communications strategies and communications plans for a large B2B business, preferably in professional services
Experience in developing and executing executive positioning programs, working with senior leaders, and collaborating across a multi-disciplinary marketing team
Executive presence, strong communication skills, and the ability to confidently provide strategic counsel, ask good questions, challenge the status quo, suggest alternatives, and articulate pros and cons
Ability to handle ambiguity and fluid priorities, gain consensus through influence, change course when warranted, and manage multiple and complex priorities efficiently and effectively
Ability to successfully collaborate with team members and navigate a matrixed organization
Ability to successfully engage and manage an external PR agency
Experience in measuring the effectiveness of communication strategies
Expert-level proficiency with Microsoft PowerPoint, Outlook and Word; knowledgeable in all aspects of Microsoft Office and ancillary programs
Must be authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future.
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At Deloitte, our professional development plan focuses on helping people at every level of their career to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there’s always room to learn. We offer opportunities to help sharpen skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs at Deloitte University, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their career. At Deloitte, we know that great people make a great organization. We value our people and offer employees a broad range of benefits.Our positive and supportive culture encourages our people to do their best work every day. We celebrate individuals by recognizing their uniqueness and offering them the flexibility to make daily choices that can help them to be healthy, centered, confident, and aware. We offer well-being programs and are continuously looking for new ways to maintain a culture where our people excel and lead healthy, happy lives. Deloitte is led by a purpose: to make an impact that matters. This purpose... defines who we are and extends to relationships with our clients, our people and our communities. We believe that business has the power to inspire and transform. We focus on education, giving, skill-based volunteerism, and leadership to help drive positive social impact in our communities. We want job seekers exploring opportunities at Deloitte to feel prepared and confident. To help you with your interview, we suggest that you do your research: know some background about the organization and the business area you’re applying to.