Globoforce, Inc.

  • Director, Global External Communications

    Job Locations
    US-MA-Framingham
    Category
    Marketing
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • The Opportunity

    Do you want to help drive success for a fast-growing company that positively impacts the lives of millions of people around the world?  We’re looking for a motivated, experienced, connected, and savvy communications leader with HCM/enterprise software experience to aggressively elevate our brand, message, and category among business leaders, media, and influencers globally.

     

    In this key leadership role, the Director of Communications will design and execute a communications plan that leverages earned, owned, and corporate social channels to advance the incredible Globoforce story.  The job includes leading public relations, analyst/influencer relations, corporate social channels and company positioning. This individual will build and directly manage a phenomenal group of talented communications and marketing professionals in both the Framingham and Dublin offices. 

     

    Reporting to the VP of Content & Communications, this role is critical for elevating and expanding awareness of the category-defining Globoforce brand and message in a highly competitive, fast-changing market. This is an opportunity to help an enormously successful company tell their story.

    Responsibilities, Skills & Qualifications

    • Collaborate with executive stakeholders on communications strategies to drive category creation and brand awareness through aggressive messaging and media relations.
    • Elevate the company’s external message, bringing new perspectives and vision to clarify and showcase Globoforce’s proven success, deep management bench, unparalleled product set, and global customer base.
    • Partner with product and marketing leaders to ensure communications programs and PR launches convey our world-class vision and positioning.
    • Develop company’s external “newsworthy” message, creating new levels of awareness about Globoforce’s category-creating innovations, industry-leading success and accelerating company growth to top-tier press, influencers and markets.
    • Lead Globoforce’s global PR strategy, which includes global media relations, speaking opportunities, awards, and leverage the company’s established (and growing!) set of internal and external speakers and influencers, including world-renowned speakers from its award-winning WorkHuman conference.
    • Partner with the Content Director to ensure content strategy is aligned with the social and PR editorial calendars and addresses relevant workplace and industry issues, news, and thought leadership.

    Requirements/Qualifications:

    • 10+ years of corporate communications or relevant experience. Technology/software and in-house company experience a must. A bold leader, willing to push the envelope and collaborate with stakeholders to bring them along for the ride.
    • Experience in creating global corporate communications strategies, aligned with company and marketing goals.
    • Skilled at building and elevating relationships with key journalists, analysts, and influencers, including connection points in Silicon Valley. HR, financial markets, and investor experience a plus.
    • Thrives on developing alliances and relationships with outside/industry organizations and people that can further our thought leadership platform.
    • Confident leader who knows how to navigate high-growth companies and management to get things done.
    • Proven experience managing crisis communications and sensitive situations.
    • Empathetic manager with high level of emotional intelligence who thrives on developing the next generation of leaders.
    • Must possess a dynamic curiosity about our business, HR, and the opportunity ahead for the company.
    • Motivated self-starter who always looks for new ways of approaching opportunities and is invigorated by entrepreneurial ideas and decisions.
    • Ability to travel to conferences and events as needed by the role and business.
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred.

    The Company

    Pioneer of the WorkHuman movement, Globoforce makes work more human for millions of people and organizations worldwide. Today, Globoforce is the leading provider of human applications, including its award-winning Social Recognition solution. Through its WorkHuman Cloud suite of products, companies can strengthen employee performance and relationships between people and teams on a more positive, socially connected level – in tune with how work gets done today. Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in Framingham, Mass., and Dublin, Ireland.

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