Austin, Texas

South People Communications Lead

Organization: Corporate Function/Marketing + Communications

Location: South Region

Accenture

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Corporate Functions – Marketing + Communications

As part of this team, you’ll play a key role in helping Accenture execute its strategy. You’ll work with a diverse team of innovative marketing experts who focus on the following areas: global brand management and advertising; global events and sponsorships; internal communications; marketing research; media and industry analyst relations; corporate and financial communications; internet marketing; recruitment marketing; client-centric marketing; and industry, service line and geographic marketing campaigns.

YOUR ROLE: South People Communications Lead

We are looking for an experienced people communications lead to join our growing NA People Experience team. You’ll work closely with the Marketing Unit (MU) Marketing + Communications (M+C) Lead and NA People communications lead providing strategic counsel, communications program planning and execution of priority people communications to the MU. You’ll be responsible for developing and driving an integrated MU communications plan that informs, engages, and inspires our MU people. You’ll also oversee development, production, promotion and measurement of groundbreaking communications strategies that drive MU business priorities and create a culture of equality and innovation.

Working closely with our NA People Experience Producer and other Global / NA / MU key stakeholders you’ll produce ‘priority’ MU written and interactive content, using our new approach to internal communication, that that helps curate a cohesive and engaging experience for our MU people.

You’ll be highly proactive with a flexible and collaborative work style to build credibility with a large network of stakeholders.

Responsibilities:

+ Drive a strong storytelling/narrative approach across the MU to position leaders, programs and our people in a way that builds a concrete and lasting communications strategy for the business using a variety of formats, including interactive content, virtual experiences, message creation, messaging support, campaign strategy and execution and targeted email/portal article development.

+ Ensure all MU people communications content supports the MU business priorities, leadership tone/style and MU narrative messaging.

+ Create concise MU communications messages and ensure best practice governance for production/content briefs.

+ Collaborate with key stakeholders: MU Lead, HR, People Experience, Inclusion & Diversity and Corporate Citizenships Leads on MU engagement strategies and opportunities to include engagement messaging in people communications.

+ Manage MU people communications editorial development process and deliver end-to-end engaging people experience content, ensuring our brand purpose values are properly reflected in all people communications touchpoints.

+ Create and deliver our MU Digest – designed to reduce clutter and increase relevance as the single source of MU ‘need to know’ information.

+ Work closely with NA Strategic Initiatives - NA Portal Lead to create, develop out and deliver All Market Unit internal site updates. This includes on-going updates and webmaster management.

+ Drive end-to-end production management and delivery our MU Experience Days – working closely with the MU M+C lead/team and our NA People Experience Producer.

+ Work closely with the MU M+C Lead and other key Market Unit Leaders to coordinate communications needs outside the digest and experience day in support of our MU people engagement i.e., leadership announcements.

+ Input into the development of MU M+C campaigns and originate content to fulfil ‘priority’ people Experience campaign requirements through the MU content pipeline.

+ Work with NA Crisis Communications Lead to manage MU-related crisis communications as needed.

+ Manage MU editorial people communications planning documents to ensure a smooth, consistent workflow and a clear editorial roadmap in partnership with the MU M+C Lead.

+ Adhere to the highest editorial standards and ensure all content fulfils our legal and governance obligations, and meets our editorial guidelines.

+ Manage budget, delivery timelines and manage additional stakeholder relationships such as creative resource as required.

+ Evaluate success of MU communications through regular review of metrics.

YOUR EXPERIENCE: Basic Qualifications

+ Bachelor's Degree or higher

+ Minimum 8 years of marketing and communications experience, preferably with Journalistic/publishing/research background

Preferred Qualifications

+ Highly experienced in the development and production of written and interactive content

+ Interactive savvy - social and web page + video and audio production content skill set

+ Strong creative innovation skills and experience in measuring impact/metrics evaluation

+ Strong project management capability and budget management

Professional Skills

+ Excellent writer with end-to-end digital publishing skill set

+ Needs to be a self-starter with an unflustered style and a highly collaborative nature

+ Articulate with strong presence and ability to interact with all levels

+ A driver with bags of energy and enthusiasm to get stuck in

+ Needs to be able to take guidance and coaching, ask sensible clarification questions and present solutions

+ Demonstrated leadership in professional setting; either military or civilian

+ Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU

+ Your entrepreneurial spirit and vision will be rewarded, and your success will fuel opportunities for career advancement.

+ You’ll make a difference for some pretty impressive clients. Accenture serves many of the Fortune Global 100 on high-profile projects.

+ Opportunities to learn daily through training, assignments, and collaborating with experts across the company.

+ Access to leading-edge technology.

+ Along with a competitive salary, Accenture offers a comprehensive package including generous paid time off, an employee healthcare plan and a competitive 401K program. Learn more about our extensive rewards and benefits here (https://www.accenture.com/us-en/Careers/your-future-rewards-benefits.aspx) .

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Austin, Texas

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