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Director, Global Functional Communications

  • United States Virtual
  • R-98932
  • Communications Management
  • Full Time
  • Added

Director, Global Functional Communications

Job Summary

The Director, Communications protects and grows Assurant’s reputation among its leaders and employees through functional communications through the following:

  • Leveraging news related specifically to Finance transformation and major Finance initiatives and news to demonstrate finance and business momentum
  • Positioning executives as thought leaders, internally
  • Aligning the Finance team and broader employee base with Finance priorities and activating Assurant’s culture within teams

*This is a remote role*

Key Duties & Responsibilities :

  • Develops annual and project plans grounded in the priorities that support the Finance function and overall Finance initiatives GFS and transformation (75%); Strategy & Risk (15%); Other related communications (10%) to deliver positive outcomes for the function’s and the company’s reputation.
  • Anticipates function’s needs and issues and works with key leaders to communicate across the team and the company to provide proactive counsel, creative solutions and thoughtful execution.
  • Effectively collaborates across functions, when necessary and appropriate to develop content and secure approvals for plans and content.
  • Manages any issues with reason and calm, working across functions and providing sound communications counsel to protect Function and the company’s reputation.
  • Develops written communications and talking points that are clear, compelling, concise and aligned with Assurant’s culture and voice at the core – and, when appropriate, individual leaders’ voices.
  • Effectively engages and manages any outside agency partners to effectively and efficiently use resources to support communications activities.
  • Proactively recommends way to better align and engage employees in the business priorities.
  • Identifies ways to bring to life and embed the company’s culture (The Assurant Way) within business units and teams.
  • Develops all plans, programs and communications guided by the company’s commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

Qualifications

  • Must be able to travel up to 10%
  • Minimum Education:  Bachelor's degree, preferably in communications
  • Minimum Experience:  10+ years overall communications experience with 5+ years of corporate employee/functional/internal communications
  • 3+ years team management/leadership experience
  • In depth experience with change and transformation focused communications
  • Experience managing large, enterprise wide initiatives
  • Experience in technology/insurance/financial services industry a plus
  • B2B and B2B2C experience a plus

Preferred Skills

  • Strong oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to interact with the C-suite
  • Understanding of employee communications strategies, tactics and channels.
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex business and financial information, including excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills.
  • Organized, deadline-driven and capable of managing multiple priorities and delivering results in a fast-paced environment.
  • Project management, strategic planning and decision-making skills.
  • Research capabilities and ability to form rich information networks.
  • Ability to collaborate and work well in a team environment, across matrixed organizations.
  • Ability to work unpredictable hours if/when necessary as well as be available for travel.
  • Ability to supervise others.
  • Experience collaborating with and advising senior leaders on communications strategies.
  • Experience working with external vendors, including freelance writers.
  • Ability to treat confidential or sensitive material appropriately.

Business or Industry Expertise:  

  • Solid business acumen.  
  • Knowledge of insurance/financial services industry in general a plus. 


Problem Solving :  

  • Ability to demonstrate “seat-at-the-table” presence with senior level executives
  • Ability to translate overarching functional goals into directive, strategic communication plans.
  • Ability to develop and execute employee communications plans to help meet business objectives.
  • Ability to assess and interpret facts and trends to develop and synthesize key messages into written materials.
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex information in ways that inform, persuade and engage target audiences, including excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills.

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We work with the world’s top brands to make smart devices simpler. Vehicles last longer. Homes more secure. Problems easier to solve. And we volunteer in communities all over the globe to help the world become a greener, better place. We come from a variety of countries, cultures, and backgrounds. But we’re united by our enduring values of common sense, common decency, uncommon thinking, and uncommon results. So connect with us. Bring us your best work and your brightest ideas. And we’ll bring you a place where you can thrive. Learn more at jobs.assurant.com.

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Our Culture Defined
Our unique culture is a big reason why talented people choose Assurant and why they tend to stay. Although we have a wide variety of skills and experiences, we share common characteristics that are uniquely Assurant. A passion for service. An ability to innovate in practical ways. And a willingness to take chances. We believe that staying on top doesn’t mean sacrificing our values. We believe clarity of vision and a sense of purpose will carry us forward. And we take charge of our own success. We call it The Assurant Way.

Company Overview
Assurant is a leading global business services company that supports, protects, and connects major consumer purchases. A Fortune 500 company with a presence in 21 countries, Assurant supports the advancement of the connected world by partnering with the world’s leading brands to develop innovative solutions and deliver an enhanced customer experience through mobile device solutions, extended service contracts, vehicle protection services, renters insurance, lender-placed insurance products, and other specialty products.

Equal Opportunity Statement
Assurant is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not use or consider race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in employment decisions.

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