Global Communications Manager Job

AGCO - Duluth, GA (30+ days ago)3.9


JOB DESCRIPTION

AGCO’s Global Communications Manager will work across all AGCO regions to coordinate the development and implementation of an integrated global marketing communications strategy to support the corporate communications goals. Specifically, this position will conceptualize and execute communication projects and programs to enhance AGCO’s position as a leading, innovative thought-leader in the agricultural equipment and solutions industry to a wide variety of audiences.

Job Function and Responsibilities

The Global Communications Manager works collaboratively with the Chief Communications Officer and Director, Corporate Communications to develop and execute corporate marketing and communications strategies and activities to consistently position AGCO’s corporate brand positively to internal and external stakeholders, while controlling costs and establishing quality. Responsibilities for this position include corporate creative management and support aligned with brand guidelines; public relations support related to serving the needs of media relations, public affairs, investor communications, employees/prospective employees, end-customers and other key corporate audiences; plus serves as secondary contact for AGCO social media program as well as AGCO’s media monitoring program.

Corporate creative development and management: Manages creative projects and programs from concept to production for the organization with external vendors
Responsible for developing ideas and coordinating with a variety of internal stakeholders to ensure a proper brand vision and high quality execution
Enhance corporate messaging including writing corporate press releases and developing supporting assets for internal and external audiences to support a wide variety of initiatives and management needs
Works in connection with finance team to support investor relations communications, including the corporate annual report, presentations and videos that enhance overall corporate image
Participate as an active member the global public relations team, working with brand public relations managers to execute communication projects and supporting crisis communications
Manage and maintain news.agcocorp.com to support AGCO’s media relations
Serves as a backup contact for the AGCO corporate social media channels and program
Serves as a backup contact for AGCO‘s media monitoring program which includes running reports and producing the internal media report newsletter
Monitor and support select public affairs related activities

This role will identify, engage and collaborate with a variety of cross-functional teams. This position is located at AGCO's Global and North American headquarters in Duluth, GA.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

Work in an environment where self-sufficiency and self-direction is a must
Possess the ability to be forward thinking, able to seek out and apply new technologies
Background and experience in developing business requirements and then moving requirements forward and managing the development of the end product
Must be able to interact successfully with technical resources as well as business people
Strong understanding of strategic marketing and communications principles
Must be able to facilitate discovery research to identify and build programs where they may not exist and effectively communicate those to the regions/brands as required
Strong communication skills
Must possess ability to articulate AGCO’ s strategies, tactics and positions in verbal and written form
Experience in Public Relations, Marketing, Advertising, Social Media, Program Management
Experience in directing staff and agencies including creative freelancers and video production companies
Experience in directing and supporting events
Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, Photoshop/InDesign)
Ability and aptitude to learn new software to support digital communications & media monitoring
Experience supporting diversity/inclusion communication programs preferred
Ability to work virtually with remote colleagues from around the world
Ability to identify and implement process improvements and cost reduction/avoidance measures
Must keep abreast of latest trends in public relations, digital communications / social media and corporate communications in order to provide consulting and strategic council
Experience in financial analysis and management, and in preparing and managing project and departmental budgets
Good working knowledge of AGCO’s operations
Good understanding and interest in the agricultural machinery industry
Foreign language skills are desirable, but not essential

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing, Business Administration or related discipline; MBA preferred
Minimum 6 years of Marketing, Branding and Communications experience
Experience partnering with senior leaders and executives to achieve positive outcomes
Online and social media experience
Project Management experience

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Travel Required – 10%