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Communications Manager

Company: Leidos
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Description Leidos has an exciting career opportunity for a Communications Manager on the corporate Communications & Marketing team. The successful candidate will report to a Director of Communications and will work closely with senior executives, subject matter experts, and functional teams to develop and implement communications and marketing strategies that help grow Leidos' business, foster employee engagement, and advance Leidos' brand in key markets.The Communications Manager will act as the main functional point of contact for one or more Leidos Business Areas (BA), developing, prioritizing, and executing all communications strategies and tactics, including executive communications, traditional and digital marketing, media relations, and strategic communications.The successful candidate will have a broad communication skillset, demonstrate initiative and resourcefulness, be a problem solver, and be a strong writer. The successful candidate will be able to easily prioritize and balance multiple simultaneous projects with agility and flexibility. The ability to understand technical information and summarize complex topics for a broad audience is important. Proven ability to work with and support senior executives and technical experts, both independently and in team settings, is also key.The ideal candidate will reside in the Washington, D.C. or Huntsville, Ala. Metropolitan area and work out of our global headquarters in Reston, Va. or Huntsville location. Preference will be given to local candidates.Primary Responsibilities.

  • Develop and implement communications and marketing strategies aligned to the Business Area's growth objectives that strengthen Leidos' position in key markets.
  • Plan, execute, and manage internal and external-facing campaigns in support of growth initiatives.
  • Collaborate with senior executives on an executive communications plan and supporting material, including employee messages, talking points, presentations, speeches, etc.
  • Ensure key capabilities are marketed effectively to deliver awareness and growth.
  • Ensure the correct positioning in our key market-facing materials including websites, press releases, white papers, sales materials, trade shows, and social media outreach.
  • Develop and lead integrated marketing plans.
  • Identify and develop core capability positioning and messaging that uniquely differentiates Leidos services, and clearly communicate offerings' benefits to customers, highlighting our competitive advantage.
  • Draft press releases, campaign materials, social media posts, and other deliverables and work with appropriate functional teams to finalize and post to the correct channel.
  • Support key trade shows by developing messaging and marketing collateral, drafting social media posts, writing pre- and post-show emails, among other duties.
  • Coordinate with Sector Communications Director and appropriate organization leaders on company and sector-wide initiatives.
  • Engage with growth and strategy teams to better understand customer needs, competitive offerings and positions, market trends, and competitive strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities.
  • Engage the growing workforce through consistent and compelling internal communications initiatives.
  • Manage select intranet pages to include content development and posting, executive blogs, internal stories and pictures to drive employee engagement, as required.
  • Act as a brand champion for Leidos, ensuring our brand standards are maintained across all internal and external touchpoints.Basic Qualifications.
    • Bachelor's degree (preferably in Communications, English, Public Relations, Marketing, Business, or Management) and 4-8 years' work experience tied to communications and marketing or related field.
    • Demonstrated expertise in working with and advising senior leaders.
    • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly organized with a proven track record of meeting deadlines.
    • Superior English writing, editing, public speaking, and presentation skills.
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills, maturity, and tact with proven ability to work across different audiences, personalities, and experience levels.
    • Ability to work and produce deliverables independently and as part of multiple teams.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency with communications technologies.
    • Familiarity with social media platforms and social media marketing.
    • Exceptional organization skills and ability to respond quickly and accurately to requests while working effectively in a team environment.
    • Ability to curate and synthesize information into engaging and actionable deliverables.
    • Ability to coordinate efforts of various teams in order to present coherent messages and execute on communications deliverables.
    • Ability to thrive in a highly flexible, rapidly changing, collaborative work environment.
    • Demonstrated initiative and resourcefulness with a hands-on approach to problem solving.
    • Fluent with Microsoft Office tools/programs, especially Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint.Preferred Qualifications.
      • Master's degree beneficial
      • Experience working with government contracting, information technology providers, defense or aerospace companies -
      • Prior internal communications and employee engagement experience
      • Knowledge of corporate communications best practices
      • Proficiency in AP-Style grammar
      • Experience working for or with government contractors and/or technology solutions providers
      • Familiarity with web conferencing tools and platforms
      • Experience using collaborative software and workflow management toolsOriginal Posting Date:2024-05-10While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.Pay Range:Pay Range $61,750.00 - $111,625.00The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only -and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

Keywords: Leidos, Huntsville , Communications Manager, Executive , Huntsville, Alabama

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