VP, Communications

10 Sep, 2020

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VP, Communications

Millenium Trust Co.
Oak Brook, IL

MILLENNIUM TRUST COMPANY is a rapidly-growing, leading financial services company offering specialized retirement and institutional services. Whether clients are managing corporate retirement assets, running a business or wanting choice beyond traditional asset options, we provide flexible and digital solutions to support our clients’ success. Ultimately, we aim to educate and increase access to investments to help our clients on their journey to retirement readiness, but do not provide investment advice.

Millennium Trust has experienced year-to-year double digit growth and prides itself on its strong, progressive culture. We have been recognized for our tremendous growth on lists, such as Crain’s Fast 50 and Inc. 5000, and have also been recognized for our positive workplace culture on the 2019 Best Places to Work in Illinois list, as well as the 2019 Model Workplace Award and 2018 Champion for Young Professionals Award from the Greater Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce. Millennium Trust employees live out the values of Do Right, Excel, Collaborate, Innovate and Celebrate and deliver the brand promise of going “Above and Beyond,” so each client experiences the highest level of service.

We are always looking to expand our growing team with dynamic and enthusiastic individuals. If you enjoy a collaborative, fun environment that encourages career development, Millennium Trust is the place for you!

POSITION SUMMARY:
The VP, Communications will lead, manage and execute a strategic and client-focused approach to firm-wide communications. The VP, Communications will work closely with the Marketing Director and the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) to establish the strategic direction and day-to-day management of integrated internal and external communications. This person is responsible for managing corporate PR and external communications, developing messaging & brand strategies to build internal & external awareness for products and services, creating content and thought leadership pieces for sales campaigns, and collaborating with product and client service teams to ensure high engagement/satisfaction levels with our clients. This person will define the strategy and execution for all company-wide communications. The VP, Communications will help ensure communications are on message, consistent in their quality and delivery, and measurable in their results. The ideal candidate will have experience in the financial services industry, working to understand our target market and collaborating with other functional leaders to execute our consumer and institutional brand strategies.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Drive business growth by raising the firm’s visibility nationally and increasing awareness of the firm among its target audiences, developing an annual plan and budget and overseeing all firm communications in support of the firm’s strategic plan.
Provide direction and strategy on marketing communications and public relations plans/activities in alignment with business plans, including online advocacy, brand-related campaigns, thought leadership and community-outreach efforts.
Serve as a key partner and advisor to firm leadership for all company-wide internal communications efforts ensuring consistent, frequent, transparent and impactful communications.
Plan, implement and manage any brand/thought leadership campaign initiatives the firm undertakes.
Work with Client Service, Operations, Legal/Compliance as their key communications contact and consultant. Provide strategic and practical advice, on marketing campaign development and help manage the coordination of all aspects of campaign implementation- online, in print, in person.
Define process and all company-wide communications and determine appropriate internal channels working closely with the Senior Leadership Team.
Develop messages and project manage all company-wide communications with key emphasis on CEO and SLT messages
Serve as the PR contact for all media inquiries, interacting with Senior Leadership, key spokespeople, and PR agencies to gain positive exposure and help manage crisis communications.
Forecast and present to senior management how content marketing and public relations affect business development.
Direct and manage external partners (PR firm and third party content providers) to ensure activities meet strategic objectives and overall contracts/invoices for each.
Work closely with the marketing and product teams on technology projects that require communications consulting such as the website, social media and other technology.
Implement and enforce corporate brand and graphic identity standards, ensuring a consistent image of all communications channels.
Create and maintain summary reports that provide measurement analysis and recommendations for continuous improvement to meet the firm’s long-term goals.
Other duties as assigned
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

Bachelor’s Degree – in Marketing or related area
Master’s Degree a plus
10+ years of experience
5 – 7 years of leadership experience
Experience working with senior leaders on developing and executing internal and external communication strategies
Experience developing communications plans, press releases, managing social media programs and project-manage corporate communication initiatives through completion
Strong leadership and communication skills
Keen attention to detail including error-free, superior proofreading
You are creative and innovative
Ability to work well under pressure, prioritize and multi-task
Must be comfortable completing projects on tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
Experience working cross-functionally to ensure marketing programs are in line with company objectives
Metrics driven and have the ability to draw insight from complex marketing data

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Job posted: 2020-09-10