Communication Business Partner (Legal)
Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. Dematic employs over 7,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located around the world. Dematic is one brand under the KION Group of companies and has implemented more than 6,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimize material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centers. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally and a leading provider of warehouse automation.
Dematic has an immediate need for a Marketing Communications Business Partner who will partner with an assigned global function to execute functional communications strategies and plays a key role in the further development and execution of corporate communications initiatives. The individual in this position must have a clear understanding of the differences and opportunities between traditional public relations, digital content and social media, and will be tasked with helping develop and support strategies in earned, owned and paid media. Candidate must be a strong writer and have a thoughtful eye for news with an aptitude for storytelling. The ideal candidate is a self-starter, team player and is passionate about pursuing the next generation of public relations and storytelling.
Develops and executes a comprehensive communications and change strategy for assigned functions
Establishes and oversees the communications narrative and message framework while developing and communicating the vision real-time as the business strategy evolves.
Directs global communications efforts to engage employees, drive cultural change, increase business literacy, support and manage significant change, and maintain focus on delivering results.
Coaches business partner leadership on how to effectively communicate internally and externally.
Collaborates with Corporate Communications on proactive and reactive media relations, corporate responsibility, community engagement and issues management.
Develops metrics and measurement processes to allow continual improvement and ongoing actions to ensure continued, sustainable results.
Excellent communicator – communicates effectively through written and oral communications and has exceptional skills in helping leaders and organizations define and develop messages that are clear, concise, creative and persuasive.
Change management expertise
Ability to synthesize diverse activities into a clear and compelling framework that helps stakeholders understand how discrete actions support a broader agenda
Strong coaching and influencing skills and experience working in a communications counselor capacity with senior leaders
Ability to deal with ambiguity
Strategic Approach – keen analytical and strategic planning skills to develop communications and issues management plans that reflect the enterprise's strategy and help advance business growth
Ability to Influence – leads and communicates effectively in complex, competitive and political environments and deliver results
Business Acumen – develops a deep understanding of Dematic's business strategies, industry dynamics and the portfolio of its businesses -- how it makes money and enables its customers to thrive
Problem Solving/Critical Thinking – approaches challenges and problems in a rational, thoughtful manner that assures understanding and effective resolution
Emotional Intelligence – builds engaged, enthusiastic teams and motivates others to excel; and personal courage and resilience to deal with a wide range of challenges
Curiosity – demonstrates an intense desire to explore, discover and create
Execution Management – collaborates effectively with business leaders and partners to ensure operational responsiveness to challenges and alignment with business imperatives. Has strong project management skills and delivers results.
Bachelor degree required. Focus in Marketing, Communications or Journalism is preferred.
Knowledge / Qualifications:
7-8 years of experience in either communications, journalism, or a related field.
Exceptional oral, writing, proofreading and editing skills.
Must be reliable, responsible, detail oriented and able to lead and follow through on projects.
Ability to foster collaborative working relationships at all levels in the organization.
Team player with project-management skills and ability to prioritize multiple projects but also work independently once given direction.
Extremely organized, with ability to work in team environment or independently.
Fluency in all Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).