Director of Public Relations (Open to Location)

13 Jul, 2022

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Director of Public Relations (Open to Location)

Slalom
Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA

About Us

Slalom is a modern consulting firm focused on strategy, technology, and business transformation. In 42 markets around the world, Slalom’s teams have autonomy to move fast and do what’s right. They are backed by regional innovation hubs, a global culture of collaboration, and partnerships with the world’s top technology providers. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Seattle, Slalom has organically grown to over 12,500 employees. Slalom has been named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For five years running and is regularly recognized by employees as a best place to work. Learn more at slalom.com.

We’re focused on: Inclusion as a top priority. All of our employees should feel understood, included, connected, and safe. Committing to a diverse workforce at all levels and taking a broad view of diversity that incorporates gender, race and ethnicity, background, geography, thinking, working styles, and more.

Who are we:

  • We like to have fun.
  • We brainstorm.
  • We support each other.
  • We have a purpose.
  • We smile A LOT.

Who are you:

  • You have passion for people.
  • You are collaborative and driven to do what is right.
  • You are not afraid to be bring your authentic self to work.
  • You embrace a continuous learner mentality with a commitment to honest introspection.

Job Title: Public Relations Director (Open to Location)

This is a relatively new role and is an opportunity for an experienced PR professional to bring expertise to Slalom. Slalom is a dynamic and fast-growing global company with presence across the US, Germany, UK, Canada and Japan – and plans to continue to expand internationally.

Our goal through public relations is to create credible brand awareness for Slalom and amplify the expertise areas we want to be known for. This leader will be responsible for building a vision for what PR for Slalom could be, refining the current strategy, and executing against it. This role is responsible for proactive and reactive PR, as well as crisis communications and partners with an external PR agency. You will also work in partnership with the internal communications team to ensure consistency in messaging.

The successful candidate is comfortable with creating big picture strategy, as well as executing at a detailed level. Relationship building and influence are key skill sets needed to be successful in working with and bringing along a variety of internal stakeholders across the organization This role reports to the Sr. Director of Brand Marketing, who is responsible for elevating our brand.

Responsibilities will include: 

  • Refine the current PR strategy – and execute the plan.
  • Lead the global PR efforts for Slalom, including working with local markets on their PR plans.
  • Amplify Slalom’s external presence through PR for thought leadership and priority expertise areas.
  • Lead and manage a global PR firm to create an effective PR strategy across all markets
  • Increase Slalom’s external presence through speaking opportunities, media opportunities, awards and more.
  • Lead our crisis communications efforts.

Qualifications: 

  • 10 + years in PR, ideally with B2B experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in brand building PR, media relations and crises communication
  • An excellent thinker who can translate business opportunities into PR-worthy stories
  • Experience leading cross functional teams in a highly matrixed, and fast paced organization
  • Exceptional relationship skills with proven success in managing internal customers
  • A hands-on leader, who can delve into the details as well as be strategic
  • PR agency experience preferred with robust experience in a variety of PR tactics
  • Detail orientation and agile delivery skills
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in related field
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Job posted: 2022-07-13