Our client, a global financial services institution, is looking for a SVP of Communications. This position is responsible for the design and implementation of policies and programs to enhance the public reputation of the organization, oversees the development and management of an integrated communications function (internally and externally), and to represent them in legislative and regulatory matters. The SVP of Communications directs the team on all internal communications in addition to maintaining the credibility of the Company with all stakeholders through timely reporting. Works closely with Senior Management and Business Lines to enhance their visibility internally and externally.
Acts as corporate spokesperson to television, radio, print, and technological media vehicles; monitors, controls, and analyzes results of communications programs.
Builds relationships with newspapers, magazines, radio, television, trade press and other news representatives to enhance the image of the company.
Develops communications plans to support business lines. Oversees all internal communications, including the company newsletter, on-line news reports, website and electronic communications.
Establishes a strategic plan for dealing with issues facing the company and manages the plan through conclusion.
In conjunction with senior management and the Dir Marketing & Communications, develops and promotes the company's Mission, Vision, Values and Brand through corporate culture initiatives and communications.
Manages a team of communication professionals who create, develop, and implement effective processes and communication vehicles consistent with company's mission, vision, brand and shared values for internal and external audiences.
Works closely with Investor Relations, Legal and Human Resources to promote brand internally and externally.
Writes press releases, e-mails, position statements, responsive statements, letters, speeches and communication plans; sets up media conferences and suggests story ideas to the press to enhance the image of company.
Education: Bachelors or Equivalent
At least 15 years related experience.
Corporate affairs, public relations and communications experience; financial services experience is a plus.
Ability to think strategically and globally. Demonstrated experience in various communications media; strong ability to represent the organization and to present information publicly. Effective management skills; demonstrated ability to manage communications and professionals.
Experience in news gathering, news writing, editing, press relations, and public relations.
Experience in publication design and production.
Strong ability to work effectively with senior management in developing strategies and providing effective coaching.
Strong interpersonal skills in dealing with internal and external contacts.
Strong written and oral communications skills.