Corporate Communications Manager, Pacific (AU & NZ)

  • Company:
    Nike
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    10 hours ago
  • Category:

WHAT YOU BRING TO NIKE

You will have a background in working for a major brand or strong agency experience with a personal passion for sport. An ability to work effectively within a global organization, contributing to cross-functional plans and being a proven media spokesperson would be valued.

You will be a motivated self-starter who is highly collaborative, a strategic thinker with a strong ability to create powerful relationships with a variety of internal partners and external audiences.

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Experience in working for, or supporting via an agency, globally branded organizations

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Deep understanding of evolving consumer and media communications environment and digital landscape

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Management skills include high-profile communications, strategic planning, budgeting, agency collaboration and creative solutions

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Successful experience in working effectively at leadership level and a proven ability to provide counsel and be a thought-partner with peers

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On the ground media experience with ability to communicate clearly as a company spokesperson, if necessary.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Nike is not accepting candidate submissions from recruitment agencies for this position. Nike will not be responsible for payment of recruitment fees for hiring of candidates whose resumes were submitted to Nike employees or Nike offices without Nike’s prior permission.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

The role of the Global Communications function is to curate Nike’s company narrative and create powerful relationships, influence and experiences with internal and external audiences. We focus on premium story telling through the lens of growth, innovation and purpose with sport as the foundation; executive & employee communications; purpose communications; and corporate reputation and issues management.

We are seeking an experienced Corporate Communications Manager who can lead and drive our Pacific (Australia & New Zealand) communications strategy. This role is based in Melbourne.

WHAT WILL YOU WORK ON?

You’ll be responsible for advancing Nike’s narrative through clear, consistent, breakthrough storytelling with outsized impact. Your media relationships will be key to driving creative storytelling and to help manage issues as they arise. You should have existing relationships with journalists and content creators across sport, consumer, fashion, lifestyle and sneaker culture, with a strong focus on digital storytelling and new media platforms, voices and channels.

You will also serve as a trusted advisor to the Pacific business and management team and create strategic plans to engage employees and demonstrate Nike’s commitment to diversity & inclusion, community and sustainability.

Key responsibilities include:

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Drive Nike’s company Narrative to reach multiple audiences and stakeholders for outsized impact

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Developing innovative, creative and targeted communication strategies, messaging and tactics that deliver against Nike’s narrative to showcase Nike as a growth & innovation brand underpinned by purpose

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Lead and execute executive and employee communications strategies

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Manage corporate reputation and issues management

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Drive Nike’s Purpose communications across diversity & inclusion, community and sustainability

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Develop creative solutions that take our internal and external storytelling into new places

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Lead communications strategies for key events and experiences

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Proactively build and maintain authentic and strategic media relationships

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Create communications strategies and materials, tracking timelines, budget and approval processes in a timely manner

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Agency management and collaboration.

WHO WILL YOU WORK WITH?

Working closely with the Asia Pacific & Latin America (APLA) geography communications team, based in Oregon, and working as a key part of the Pacific Leadership Team, you will play a pivotal role in developing long-term communications strategies, driving Nike’s narrative, engaging and inspiring employees, leading executive communications and enhancing and protecting the company’s reputation.

The position reports to the Director APLA Communications, based in Oregon, and the Pacific VP/GM.

NIKE, Inc. is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, protected veteran status, or disability. NIKE is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please call +1 503-671-4156 and let us know the nature of your request, your location and your contact information.