• Director Corporate Communications and PR

    Job Location US-AZ-Phoenix
    Department
    Store Support Staff (Corporate/Field Support)
    Position Type
    Full-Time
    Requisition ID
    83508
  • Overview

    WHAT IS THIS ROLE AT SPROUTS ALL ABOUT?
    Are you…

    • A talented and experienced communication professional?
    • Passionate about crafting effective messaging and orchestrating multi-channel communication plans on a national scale?
    • Skilled at handling corporate-level as well as brand-level communications to a wide range of internal and external audiences (team members, prospective/future hires, media and influencers)?
    • A fluid and flexible leader who is people-centric and nurturing, with a robust toolbox of skills to deal with a wide variety of people and situations?
    • Eager to contribute to the success of our purpose-driven, fast-growing brand?

     

    Then we have a great opportunity for you to consider. Sprouts Farmers Market is looking for a Director of Communications. As part of our Marketing leadership team, you will report to our Chief Customer Officer and lead the Communications strategy for the organization, working beside peers in the Marketing and Customer Engagement teams. You will manage a team of communications professionals to develop and execute consistent communication plans at the enterprise, brand and product levels. Under your leadership, Communications and Publicity initiatives will contribute to growing the positive reputation and equity of our brand among all of our stakeholders - current and future team members, grocery industry, trade and vendor communities.

     

    At Sprouts, we believe diversity of experience is fundamental to creating accessible, clear and straight-forward communications. We encourage everyone to consider being a part of our industry-leading team.

    Essential Functions

    DAY TO DAY RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THE ROLE

    • Drive and advocate vision for enterprise-wide communications by managing the development and execution of all communications programs and activities both internally and externally
    • Develop corporate branding and messaging as both an employment and retail brand, including innovative and targeted communications strategies, messages and tactics to engage team members throughout the enterprise
    • Partner with Human Resources, Operations, Merchandising and Investor Relations teams to deliver high-impact communication plans lockstep with Sprouts’ communications strategy
    • Elevate Sprouts’ Communications practice by providing subject matter expertise in messaging and communications - including managing communications and presentations to support the Executive Leadership Team, supporting enterprise-wide events and meetings, building brand communications and developing business leaders as official spokespersons for the company, in addition to serving as one of those spokespersons when and where appropriate
    • Develop and maintain relationships with key media, trade, publishing and communications partners
    • Create and manage content for the Intranet supporting our team and the About Us corporate pages at sprouts.com
    • Manage directly a team of communications professionals

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Physical Requirements

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills and demonstrated, extensive experience writing and editing for print, multi-media and digital/social formats.
    • Management skills that include high-profile communications, strategic planning, budgeting and creative solutions.
    • Direct experience developing proactive, creative communications, and ongoing communications strategies to support our purpose-driven culture
    • Ability to apply communications knowledge and experience in a complex, fast-paced environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and lead execution of effective communication programs for retail and/or product/lifestyle brands
    • Demonstrated ability to deliver publicity programs enhancing the profile of the brand
    • Ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues, any future agency partners and internal partners across the organization.
    • Effective, active people management skills.
    • Strong organization and time management skills.
    • Flexibility and positive attitude.


    Prior Related Experience

    • A minimum of 10 years communications, marketing and/or publicity experience required
    • 4-year Degree required, with a concentration in Journalism, PR, English or Communications preferred
    • Experience in retail/grocery industry

    Benefits

    In addition to a rewarding career, Sprouts offers a comprehensive program to help support you and your family. These programs include:

    • Competitive pay
    • Opportunities for career growth
    • 15% discount for you and one other family member in your household on all purchases made at Sprouts
    • Flexible schedules
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 

     

    Eligibility requirements may apply for the following benefits:

    • 401(K) Retirement savings plan with a generous company match
    • Affordable benefit coverage, including medical, dental vision
    • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts for healthcare and dependent care
    • Company paid life insurance and short-term disability coverage

    Why Sprouts

    Grow with us!

    If you have a passion for inspiring people and a flair for fresh food, consider applying for a job at Sprouts! With a focus on customer service, our neighborhood grocery stores offer high-quality, farm fresh produce, natural meats, plenty of scoop-your-own bulk goods and much more in a fun, friendly, old-fashioned farmer’s market setting.  Come grow your career in healthy living with a fast-paced, rapidly growing company and teams that pride themselves on empowering others along their journey.

     

     

     

     

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements. Sprouts’ management reserves the right to amend and change duties, responsibilities, and requirements to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

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