Director, Global Corporate Communications – Global Citizenship & Sustainability

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Ralph Lauren is looking for a Director, Global Corporate Communications – Global Citizenship & Sustainability.

Position Overview

The Director Global Corporate Communications will focus on the subject area of Global Citizenship & Sustainability (GC&S) and is responsible for delivering development and implementation of multi-stakeholder communications that reflect the Company’s ongoing citizenship and sustainability journey. He/she will serve as a trusted communications partner who helps to define communications strategies, find new solutions, and execute plans that align with the Company’s culture, brand, and business objectives.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

    • Strategic communications partner to Citizenship and Sustainability leaders and teams
    • Drive comprehensive employee engagement and external communications strategies around GC&S
      • Become subject matter expert on GC&S strategy with ability to manage external inquiries from press, data providers and non-profits/NGOs
      • Work collaboratively with GC&S working group leaders, engaging to understand key milestones and progress
      • Serve as a ‘dot connector’ and champion of GC&S
      • Maintain a single narrative around RL GC&S in all communications
    • Develop and manage editorial calendar specific to GC&S
    • Drive creation of annual GC&S report including project management, editorial, etc. in partnership with business leaders
      • Manage annual report production partners
    • Align with Marketing/and Digital teams to sync corporate and consumer activities and narratives
    • Evaluate and prepare briefing documents related to external conferences and opportunities
    • Use benchmarking and research skills to proactively identify issues, risks and trends that can affect the brand and its ability to deliver and engage across GC&S topics
    • Participate in key industry events to benchmark and track leading practices
    • Track developments in environmental laws and regulations impacting the brand

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree; Minimum 7 years communications experience
  • Media and / or government relations experience
  • Experience in environmental comms, corporate citizenship and sustainability comms preferred
  • Strong storytelling skills – persuasive written and verbal communications skills, including interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Passionate, confident, self-sufficient leader who has or can develop strong relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Creative thinker
  • Knowledge of how to develop communications strategies that are impactful, create perception change, and define new direction
  • Strong business acumen with demonstrated ability to connect business objectives and communications strategies
  • Ability to prioritize and manage workload and to work collaboratively across a highly cross-functional environment.
  • Experience partnering/providing counsel to senior executives – courage to challenge positions, express unpopular views, and influence outcomes
  • Strategic, proactive, problem solver with the ability to deliver high quality initiatives in a pressurized environment
  • Ability to lead and motivate teams through period of change/growth
  • Proven track record of leading staff and or/agency teams to achieve measureable results
  • Extensive knowledge of MS Office Suite (PPT, Word, Excel, SharePoint), with ability to quickly learn other applications, as necessary
  • A sense of humor and ability to not take him/herself too seriously
  • Exceptional project management skills and the ability to structure and manage multiple initiatives simultaneously and drive to completion
  • Fluency in business and sustainability reporting standards and requirements (GRI, SASBE)
  • Ability to work within a complex and often ambiguous environment, to drive rigorous, fact-based recommendations to senior management.
  • Team oriented, collaborative, diplomatic and flexible
  • Self-starter with a demonstrated ability to thrive in a team-based environment that is fast-paced and dynamic
  • Strategic thinker able to identify and champion new ideas and approaches
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Hyper attention to detail
  • Ability to facilitate meetings with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to prepare reports, presentations and recommendations based on a high volume of data
  • Strong PowerPoint development skills

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Ralph Lauren


Director, Global Corporate Communications – Global Citizenship & Sustainability


Friday 28th February 2020


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