Director, Global Corporate Communications – Global Citizenship & Sustainability

Ralph Lauren

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Job title

Director, Global Corporate Communications – Global Citizenship & Sustainability, Ralph Lauren

Location

New York, United States

Level

Director / VP / President

Function

PR, Marketing & Communications

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

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.

  • 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

The Ideal Candidate

  • 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

About Us

Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. For 50 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company's brand names, which include Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Ralph Lauren Collection, Double RL, Polo Ralph Lauren, Polo Ralph Lauren Children’s, Ralph Lauren Home, Lauren Ralph Lauren, RLX, American Living, Chaps and Club Monaco, constitute one of the world's most widely recognized families of consumer brands.