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Executive Communications Leader

Company: NetApp
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

Executive Communications Leader

NetApp' s Corporate Communications Team is looking for an executive communications leader that collaborates with select executive leaders on the development and implementation of strategic communications platforms that help advance our corporate narrative and business strategy. Specifically, in this role, the senior manager will serve as a strategic communications partner to senior executives, including the Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Financial Officer. She/He will report to the Head of Executive Communications.

We are looking for an experienced communications strategist with previous experience working for a large organization at the senior executive level. Candidates must be able to develop and execute creative, successful multi-channel communications strategies for internal and external audiences and have excellent writing skills.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as a communications strategist to C-Suite executives, with a primary focus on NetApp's Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Financial Officer.
  • Develop and execute executive platforms and integrated communications strategy to proactively and reactively reach and engage with internal and external audiences.
  • Engage and coordinate cross-functionally across communications / marketing, executive stakeholders and subject matter experts to ensure strategic business objectives are supported through communications programs.
  • Identify the best channels and formats to deliver executive communications internally and proactively use data points / metrics to adjust tactics and maximize impact.
  • Develop and manage execution of all CFO communications across a variety of needs and channels, including, All Hands, virtual site visits, town halls, and more.
  • Lead strategic storytelling that connects HR initiatives, such as the Employee Experience, Future of Work and Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging, to NetApp's larger corporate narrative and business strategy.
  • Partner closely with CHRO and CFO's offices as well as the rest of the executive communications team members, Internal Communications and other key partners to develop internal and external communications materials and ensure alignment.
  • Partner closely with Investor Relations to help amplify key earnings messages internally.
  • Partner closely with the PR and social media teams to further build executives' thought leadership presence and help advance our corporate narrative in the marketplace.
  • Support a range of transformation communications programs and strategies that inform, develop knowledge, inspire and engage employees globally.
  • Manage external agency partners in support of specific projects and ongoing, long-term assignments.
  • Successfully measure the progress, results and impact of communications efforts to produce actionable insights for continual improvement.

Job Requirements

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • 12+ years of experience in employee or internal communications, executive communications, public relations, corporate communications, or writing and editing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and influence senior executives, providing positioning counsel and executing with a sense of urgency
  • Global perspective and experience working at a global company; understanding and sensitivity to global differences
  • Strong executive presence
  • Proven ability to build relationships within the organization, communicate regularly with key individuals and interface with all levels of staff, including executive management;
  • Strategic thinking and data-driven, proactive execution
  • High emotional intelligence; strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience contributing to business goals through strategic communications for large, complex organizations
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, with the demonstrated ability to turn complex ideas into stories and visual concepts
  • Deep understanding of modern communications tools, including videos, podcasts, etc.
  • Strong organization, program management and content development skills
  • Excellent analytical and time-management skills
  • Flexible and resilient problem solver with the ability to build consensus and manage sensitive situations
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally
  • Proficient computer skills, including strong Microsoft Office Suite skills (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, SharePoint, Teams and One Drive).
  • Proven experience in Finance and IR communications, with fluent knowledge of financial terminology, quarterly earnings process and investor relations preferred
  • Experience in HR/internal communications with deep knowledge of how an HR function operates within a global organization preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in transformational programs and the ability to provide leadership in change management strategy and deliverables, while engaging multiple constituents and driving time-sensitive communications preferred.
  • Experience in and strong knowledge of the technology industry preferred
  • Experience working at a publicly traded company preferred
  • Bachelor's Degree in communications, marketing or related field required


Keywords: NetApp, Sunnyvale , Executive Communications Leader, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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