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Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Bluestem Brands, Inc. - Senior Communications Manager

Bluestem Brands, Inc. is the parent to three fast-growing e-Commerce retail brands: Fingerhut®, Gettington.com® and PayCheck Direct®. This exciting company with the cool name provides a unique mix of retail and payment options for a diverse range of customers with a wide range of financial needs.  We are seeking an experienced Communications Manager to join our team.

The Communications Manager position is a new role created because we are a growing organization and need someone who is excited about building!  The Communications Manager is responsible for planning and content development of key Bluestem communications materials and events that support Investor Relations, Board of Directors, and company all-hands meetings. The incumbent may also be called upon to support other external or internal communications.  It is critical that the incumbent has strong business and financial acumen as well as excellent written communications skills. The ability to design and construct powerful and highly professional PowerPoint presentations will be the key to success for the role.

What You'll Do: 
·         Manage the planning and communications for the following:
o    Investor meetings and presentations
o    Board of Directors materials
o    Corporate-wide employee meetings
o    Bluestem leadership meetings
o    Earnings releases
o    Press releases
o    Significant company announcements
o    Investor related content on our corporate website
·         The planning and development of the materials will include:
o    Developing draft presentation content with guidance from the VP of Corporate Development, our CEO, and the Bluestem executive team
o    Developing scripts and/or Q&A materials for investor relations activities with guidance from our external Investor Relations firm, the VP of Corporate Development, our CEO and CFO
o    Providing a common “style” to Bluestem communications
o    Procuring and managing external vendor/technical support for meetings
What You'll Need:
  • BA in Communications, Finance or similar field required; MBA preferred investor relations and/or corporate communications experience
  • Advanced ability to develop powerful presentations in PowerPoint
  • Outstanding organizational, planning and project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain relationships across the organization and with external stakeholders
  • Proven track record of successfully working with senior level executives
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills in a variety of formats with careful attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong verbal and presentation skills
  • Goal-oriented with the ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to work collaboratively across functions
  
What You'll Get:
Bluestem employees are what make us who we are. You work hard, and you should get more than just a paycheck. That is why we are proud to create a culture that is pretty unusual and pretty awesome. So check us out!
·         Flexible work arrangements
·         Great benefits
·         Incentive plan with a history of success
·         Tuition reimbursement
·         Relaxed, non-hierarchical corporate culture
·         Highly visible leadership who roll up their sleeves
·         Fitness facility/fitness events