Honeywell Director, External Communications in Atlanta, Georgia

Director, External Communications

Driving Infinite Possibilities Within A Diversified, Global Organization

We are seeking qualified candidates for an exciting opportunity as an External Communications Director to drive the development and execution of communications for media relations and crisis communications within Honeywell Building Technologies (HBT), a global business that creates products, software and technologies found in more than 10 million buildings worldwide that ensure comfort, security and energy efficiency. Located in Atlanta, this position reports to Honeywell’s Vice President of External Communications as well as to the Senior Director of HBT Communications.

Ability to travel 10-15% of your time.

This position’s primary responsibilities are to:

·Develop global communications strategies that are strongly linked to business strategy and performance requirements, including positioning Honeywell as a leading provider of Connected Building solutions across its global markets.

·Coordinate and facilitate public relations agency relationships, budget and agency resources on a global basis to ensure HBT’s communications strategies and media relations objectives are achieved.

·Lead development and execution of a comprehensive media relations program for the HBT President and CEO and HBT’s other top 300 leaders to position the business with key external audiences, build brand strength and thought leadership, and recruit great talent to the organization.

·Work closely with the Customer Marketing organization to launch new products and support multi-channel campaigns by creating, executing, tracking and measuring proactive external communications plans as part of an integrated Marcom strategy.

·Serve as trusted advisor by providing ongoing external communications counsel and support to senior business leadership, including strategic planning, messaging, speechwriting, and presentation material.

·Identify, leverage and integrate video, digital, social media and other appropriate platforms to increase the effectiveness and timeliness of communications.

·Develop proactive and reactive communications strategies that address issues affecting the company's reputation, crisis response and issues management activities.

·Serve as the primary spokesperson when applicable.

·Collaborate with global and domestic business communicators within HBT and across the rest of Honeywell.

·Develop, mentor and manage a team within Honeywell’s External Communications Center of Excellence that provides the HBT business with best practices, support and strong in-house external relations talent.

35 Develop Global Communications Strategy

35 Lead Media Relations Program

30 Manage and mentor a team

  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, communications, public relations.
  • Minimum of 10 years of Communications or Public Relations experience developing, implementing and measuring communications plans and programs.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in managing others.
  • Master’s degree in journalism, communications, business administration, and/or marketinga plus.
  • Experience in both executive communications and external media relations.
  • Experience operating within a matrixed, global corporate environment.
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills, as evidenced by past experience and writing samples.
  • Strong verbal communications skills, as well as excellent presentation skills.
  • Strong business acumen and the ability to strategically interface with and influence key stakeholders, particularly at the executive level.
  • Ability to identify, assess, understand and make appropriate recommendations to meet employee and business communication needs.
  • Experience creating effective messaging for internal and external audiences and managing a range of communication media including face-to-face (town halls, executive speeches), print, online, social and multimedia.
  • Excellent project management skills, and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Problem solving skills, with specific focus on developing new, creative ways to drive communications in a changing business environment.
  • Sound judgment and business maturity to protect the company's reputation during crisis situations.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to build teamwork and trust.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a virtual team.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills to lead work groups and teams, as well as working across functions and disciplines.
  • Positive attitude and willingness to embrace change.

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  • Continued Professional Development
  • Job ID: HRD36632
  • Category: Communications
  • Location: 715 Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30308 USA

Honeywell is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status.

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