1+ months

Sr. Specialist, Product Innovation PR

Atlanta, GA 30303
\u003Cdiv data-field=\u0022Position_Description\u0022 class=\u0022Summary\u0022\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003EPOSITION PURPOSE\u003C/strong\u003E\u003Cbr /\u003E\u003Cp\u003EThe Sr. PR Specialist, Product Innovation PR is a key member of the Home Depot Merchandising Public Relations Team and is responsible for external communications efforts for The Home Depot and its products. This position executes proactive and reactive opportunities with key external stakeholders, primarily media and industry influencers, to convey a narrative about the organization concentrated on their product innovation including tactical execution and measurement of PR efforts.\u003C/p\u003E\u003Cp\u003EWorking with The Home Depot\u0026rsquo;s Marketing and Merchandising Teams, the candidate must be able to collaborate cross-functionally to manage consumer and trade communications programs. He/She must be an excellent project manager, possess strong media relations skills, as well as possess superior written and verbal communication skills.\u003Cbr /\u003E \u003Cbr /\u003E This role is an excellent opportunity for career advancement and personal growth to the successful candidate who demonstrates differentiated drive, creativity, and a collaborative spirit.\u003C/p\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003EMAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES\u003C/strong\u003E\u003Cbr /\u003E Involves the following: actively support national and local merchandising/marketing through proactive media relations. This includes placement of stories to local print and broadcast media, maintaining relationships with local media outlets, and development of creative \u003Cbr /\u003E May include one or more of the following: manage incoming media calls relating to products and services available at The Home Depot; secure profiles in local media for key regional leaders. \u003Cbr /\u003E Monitor media coverage in assigned categories and develop reports. \u003Cbr /\u003E Manage and counsel local store level spokesperson network. \u003Cbr /\u003E Build relationships with designated leadership and store associates. \u003Cbr /\u003E Ability to serve as a The Home Depot spokesperson.\u003Cbr /\u003E \u003Cbr /\u003E \u003Cstrong\u003ENATURE AND SCOPE\u003C/strong\u003E\u003Cbr /\u003E Position reports to Director, Public Relations/Brand Marketing \u003Cbr /\u003E No direct reports\u003Cbr /\u003E \u003Cbr /\u003E \u003Cstrong\u003EENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS\u003C/strong\u003E\u003Cbr /\u003E \u003Cstrong\u003EEnvironment: \u003C/strong\u003E\u003Cbr /\u003E Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.\u003Cbr /\u003E \u003Cbr /\u003E \u003Cstrong\u003ETravel: \u003C/strong\u003E\u003Cbr /\u003E Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.\u003Cbr /\u003E \u003Cstrong\u003E\u003Cbr /\u003E \u003C/strong\u003E\u003C/div\u003E\u003Cdiv data-field=\u0022Postion_Requirement\u0022 class=\u0022Requirement\u0022\u003E\u003Cstrong\u003EMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS\u003C/strong\u003E\u003Cbr /\u003E Must be eighteen years of age or older.\u003Cbr /\u003E Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.\u003Cbr /\u003E \u003Cbr /\u003E \u003Cstrong\u003EAdditional Minimum Qualifications:\u003C/strong\u003E\u003Cbr /\u003E \u003Cbr /\u003E \u003Cstrong\u003EEducation Required:\u003C/strong\u003E\u003Cbr /\u003E The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diplomas and/or GED.\u003Cbr /\u003E \u003Cbr /\u003E \u003Cstrong\u003EYears of Relevant Work Experience: \u003C/strong\u003E5\u0026nbsp;years\u003Cbr /\u003E \u003Cbr /\u003E \u003Cstrong\u003EPhysical Requirements:\u003C/strong\u003E\u003Cbr /\u003E Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.\u003Cbr /\u003E \u003Cbr /\u003E \u003Cstrong\u003EAdditional Qualifications:\u003C/strong\u003E\u003Cbr /\u003E \u003Cbr /\u003E \u003Cstrong\u003EPreferred Qualifications:\u003C/strong\u003E\u003Cbr /\u003E\u003Cul\u003E\u003Cli\u003EBachelor\u0026rsquo;s degree Communications or Public Relations preferred, MBA a plus.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003E4-6 years combined corporate and agency experience with a CPG. Retail PR preferred.\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EExperience pitching and placing national and local media stories\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003ERelationship management with media, external agencies, and business partners\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EStrong written and verbal presentation skills\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EPromotes a successful attitude, confidence in leadership, and teamwork to achieve business results\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EAbility to plan and manage schedules for multiple tasks\u003C/li\u003E\u003Cli\u003EAbility to work independently to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, rapidly-changing environment\u003C/li\u003E\u003C/ul\u003E\u003Cbr /\u003E \u003Cstrong\u003EKnowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:\u003Cbr /\u003E \u003C/strong\u003ECommunication: Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills in order to effectively give and receive information in a fast paced environment, and ability to speak in a clear, concise manner one on one or in a group setting. \u003Cbr /\u003E Customer Focus: Ability and willingness to provide efficient, quality service to the customer. This includes maintaining a positive service orientation at all times. \u003Cbr /\u003E Strong ability to work under pressure, stay on task and follow through to completion. \u003Cbr /\u003E Professionalism: Maintaining composure and professionalism when working with associates and customers, good computer skills with comfort level to approach new processes. \u003Cbr /\u003E Adaptability/Flexibility: Ability to change or adapt work practices, priorities, or procedures, or to reschedule activities in response to changing conditions or multiple work demands. Working knowledge of Powerpoint, Excel, and Word. \u003Cbr /\u003E Product knowledge: Demonstrating and maintaining a thorough working knowledge of Public Relations as it pertains to The Home Depot. \u003Cbr /\u003E Planning/Organizing: Ability to set priorities, plan and coordinate work activities, and obtain and manage resources so that objectives are accomplished on time.\u003C/div\u003E


Posted: 2019-11-07 Expires: 2020-02-22

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Sr. Specialist, Product Innovation PR

Home Depot
Atlanta, GA 30303

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