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Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Schwan's Shared Services, LLC - Sr Dir Public Relations & Communications

DESCRIPTION
Currently, Schwan's Shared Services, LLC (Schwan’s), a subsidiary of The Schwan Food Company, is expanding our Public Relations & Communications department. If you’re a professional with interests in the development and management of external and internal communications, corporate public relations, community relations planning, creative services, promotions and sponsorships portraying a positive image for the company and its leadership, in addition to developing corporate strategies and initiatives while maintaining company integrity and contributing to the company's growth and success, take a look at career opportunities at Schwan’s.

At Schwan’s, you’ll get a competitive pay and benefits package. If you’re interested in joining a global, privately owned company on the move, this is your opportunity. To find out more and to apply for these opportunities at Schwan’s, visit our website at: www.schwansjobs.com.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Provides required leadership and oversight for all aspects of the company's corporate public relations, employee communications, media relations, creative services and community relations objectives and initiatives.
  • Directs the development of and executes proactive, qualitative and quantitative corporate communications, public relations programs and crisis communication plans designed to project a positive corporate image and support corporate strategy and objectives.
  • Acts as a consultant with Company leadership in development of strategic plans in order to provide guidance and develop communication strategies which drive a positive image and optimal relationships with customers, employees and the general public.
  • Develops and executes community relations plans which are integrated across the business, drive a meaningful and strategic commitment to key focus areas which reflect strong relationships with Company products, and represent the best interests of the Company, its leadership and its employees.
  • Directs the effective dissemination of information externally and internally to ensure an awareness of pertinent information and mutual concern; acts as the Company's primary spokesperson for media relations.
  • Oversee and monitor departmental budgets while implementing cost savings whenever possible.
  • Works closely and regularly with the CEO and senior leadership to develop and coordinate execution of communication efforts to support corporate goals and improve the quality and quantity of information flowing to and from senior leaders, including coordinating interviews, writing speeches and managing speaking engagements
  • Oversees and ensures the quality, content, and cost effectiveness of all communications programs and activities.
  • Recruits, hires, directs, manages, coaches and develops staff to ensure individual and team performance in line with the corporate goals and objectives.
QUALIFICATIONS
Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent
Years of related experience: 8 – 10 years related experience
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Intermediate proficiency in the operation of a personal computer in a Windows environment to include the Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook; intermediate proficiency with numeric data analysis; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; exhibits desirable and appropriate managerial behavior to include integrity, demonstrates supervisory skills; ability to learn, results oriented and ability to interact effectively with all areas of the company and at all levels.
Let us tell you about The Schwan Food Company. We are the largest, branded frozen-food company in the United States. Schwan's® offers home delivery to customers throughout the 48 contiguous United States as well as operating with a large presence in the foodservice channel and high visibility in the retail frozen food aisle. The company has 19 brands including Tony's®, Red Baron®, Freschetta®, Edwards®, Mrs. Smith's and the Schwan's® brand.