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Communications Manager Sales Support

Company name
Cox Automotive, Inc.

Location
Atlanta, GA

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Communications Manager, Sales Support','1718563','','Cox Automotive','!*!Cox Automotive is hiring a

Communications Manager.  The Communications Manager- Market Readiness is

responsible for managing a complex and critical communications work stream that

includes Sales teams across Cox Automotive.

 

This self-motivated professional

will partner with the business and functional teams to produce and distribute

compelling content for client-facing sales employees (“team members”) and

boundary partners that engages, educates, and influences adoption of key

capabilities and tools. This role will focus on helping team members understand

the company vision and their role in delivering against Cox Automotive goals,

operating plans and revenue targets. The Communications Manager will report to

the Sr. Director - Market Readiness, and will serve as a liaison between the

sales field and corporate.

 

The ideal candidate is a strategic

communicator who has a passion for innovating and executing in both the

internal and external communications space, is proficient in executing

targeted, change-management communications, thrives in a collaborative

environment, is as adept at writing for the C-suite as for broader audiences,

can quickly make and articulate connections between internal initiatives and

the overarching vision of Cox Automotive, and is highly skilled at leveraging a

variety of traditional and digital communication channels, including in-person

and web events. 

 

Position responsibilies:

 

Serve as a Strategic Communications

Consultant with Key Stakeholders

Build knowledge of all products, services and accounts;

proactively work with internal and external partners to determine what’s

relevant, actionable, timely and engaging to the sales teams.Work closely with change management lead to ensure

recommendations follow best practices for effective targeted change

communicationsThrough consultation and collaboration, own day-to-day

and strategic relationships with senior leaders in the dealership-facing

sales organization (Dealer Field Sales) and Enterprise Dealer Partnerships

(EDP).Build partnerships with internal communications and

cross-departmental peers to ensure communications strategies are executed.

 

Develop, Distribute and Measure the

Effectiveness of Communications

Develop a strong understanding of stakeholder audiences

and their communication needs.Develop and execute communications plans, as needed,

for sensitive, high-impact or key organizational announcements.For assigned initiatives with approved

change-management communications plans, execute tactical recommendations

for program, operational, executive and team member communications. This

includes quarterly, monthly, weekly and ad hoc communications for any and

all vehicles.Write in a variety of styles and formats (e.g., FAQs;

ghost writing emails, articles and blog posts on behalf of leadership;

e-newsletters; announcements; editorial calendars; PowerPoint

presentations) ensuring communications are tailored to the audience, concise

but with the right amount of detail, tailored to the author and channel.Communicate consistently, effectively and within a

timely manner with leadership regarding the general state of business.Establish, manage and ensure usage of company-approved

employee communications templates, policies, procedures and guides.Conduct external research and implement best practices

to drive continuous improvement of company-wide employee communication

programs, processes and channels.Establish and manage ongoing measurement and reporting

processes to ensure employee communications is delivering greater overall

value (ROI) for the organization.

Work independently and within a team on special

nonrecurring and ongoing projects, as assigned. Coordinate special projects at

the request of the Sr. Manager of Communications, Media Sales.','','','!*!Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, public relations,

communications or related field – or equivalent relevant experience.5 years’ experience in sales team communication,

journalism/media, technology or communications industries required

(automotive experience a plus)Experience supporting a large field based sales

organization strongly preferredExperience working in a diverse corporate environment

strongly preferredExperience building first hand

relationships with a sales team strongly preferredPrior management of in-person and digital employee

communication programs, processes, and channels (events, intranet, print

publications, webcast, video, SMS, etc.)Strong knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office

including Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel is requiredPrior experience serving as a mentor or guide for a

team required; prior people management experience a plusPrior Reporter or journalist experience preferredUp to 20% travel required,

including some overnight trips.Cox-301','!*!About Cox Automotive Cox Automotive is transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars with industry-leading digital marketing, retail, financial and wholesale solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. The Cox Automotive family includes Autotrader®, Dealer.com®, Dealertrack®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, NextGear Capital®, vAuto®, VinSolutions®, Xtime®, incadea® and a host of other brands. With a complete and connected view of the automotive ecosystem, Cox Automotive is a global company connecting people, cars and capabilities with services that link the automotive value chain. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of Cox Enterprises. For more information about Cox Automotive, visit www.coxautoinc.com. Cox Enterprises and its

subsidiary companies are Equal Opportunity employers – M/F/Vets/Disabled.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without

regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation,

gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.','Cox Automotive','US-GA-Atlanta-3003 Summit Blvd','','Regular','Team Lead/Supervisor','Day Job','','Yes, 5 % of the Time','Full-time','Ongoing','Communications Manager, Sales Support

Company info

Cox Automotive, Inc.
Website : http://www.coxautoinc.com

Company Profile
Cox Automotive is a leading provider of products and services that span the automotive ecosystem worldwide. We’ve built the strongest portfolio in the industry with more than 20 brands that together provide end-to-end digital marketing, wholesale and commerce solutions for customers large and small. Our goal is to simplify the trusted exchange of vehicles and maximize value for dealers, manufacturers and car shoppers.

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