MUFG Union Bank Corporate Communications, Vice President (Hybrid) in Charlotte, North Carolina
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This is a hybrid position. There are flexible work from home options available. A member of our recruitment team will discuss the options with you in more detail.
Corporate Communications, Vice President
This position is responsible for conceptualizing and implementing high-impact communications strategies and tactics in support of the objectives of MUFG Bank, Ltd. The communications professional in this role is responsible for executing a communications strategy in support of the Internal Audit for the Americas and the Global Audit organization, as well as supporting Operations & Technology, Human Resources, Risk Management, and Legal as needed. S/he must have outstanding experience developing and deploying various communications strategies on behalf of a leader, while utilizing a wide range of platforms to communicate to audiences within the department and across the enterprise. S/he must be an excellent writer who can efficiently draft crisp, accurate and engaging communications, including but not limited to, regional and global communications plans, leadership messages/presentations, speeches/remarks, talking points, Q&A/briefing documents, newsletters, news and feature articles for the company’s intranet or other purposes, biographies, blogs, survey instruments, and other materials as required.
The successful candidate will also provide strategic communications support for business unit meetings/conferences, live events, select corporate/business unit video content and other messaging. This individual will have a proven track record as an influential, trusted communications advisor to senior executives and management teams and as an effective partner to project teams and managers, cascading communications that increase engagement and awareness, drive business results, and support change management plans for the organization. While the role primarily focuses on internal communications, the successful candidate will be expected to leverage external communications expertise to support occasional external opportunities for leaders within the business units s/he supports. This role requires someone who is a strong self-starter, exhibits professional confidence, and is skilled at working effectively on multiple projects under tight deadlines. The Corporate Communications team’s operating model is collaborative and supportive; the expectation is for the individual to proactively build critical cross-functional relationships throughout the organization while exemplifying the firm’s values and culture principles.
Specific areas of support include, but are not limited to, the following:
Design and execute communications plans (strategies and tactics) for the Chief Audit Executive for the Americas, members of the senior management team, and all internal communications across the business unit both within the Americas and globally.
Plan and execute live events hosted by the Chief Audit Executive for the Americas and his/her leadership team, including All Hands Meetings, Town Halls, manager meetings and other events that engage teams across multiple regions. Also assist with day-to-day management of the editorial calendar and responsibility for content development of the business unit’s intranet space.
Establish and maintain strong relationships with senior leaders and business partners in other corporate functions (i.e., Operations & Technology, Human Resources, Risk Management and Legal).
Create a wide range of written communications, including but not limited to executive messaging (speeches, presentations and organizational announcements), strategic announcements, newsletters, project team updates and announcements, employee recognition, and other content as needed.
Support for special initiatives, such as high impact, enterprise-wide programs and corporate events.
Serve as a trusted communications advisor who strategizes with leaders and partners across a range of stakeholder groups on communications activities in support of strategic initiatives and goals.
Requires a minimum of 7+ years of combined experience in corporate communications, either in a corporate communications division or at a consultancy with a proven track record in internal and external communications. Prior experience with a publicly traded and/or financial services company, such as banking or investment management, is preferred.
Proven track record of writing clearly and concisely; using sound judgment to gather, manage and impart information to target audiences consistent with corporate messages and positioning.
Experience in leveraging the various platforms for communications purposes in a banking environment.
Strong self-starter and comfortable sole producer.
Results-oriented with a sense of urgency; ability to prioritize work plans and multiple initiatives simultaneously while meeting agreed upon time frames and deliverables.
Demonstrated ability as a strong writer who can draft accurate and engaging written materials under tight deadlines.
Ability to work effectively with all levels of employees.
Successfully influence peers and internal clients to achieve objectives.
Operate independently to prioritize work plans and tasks to meet agreed upon time frames and deliverables.
Develop and track key metrics that measure the effectiveness of all communications activities, adjusting strategies and tactics as appropriate. Communicate results to management and track results.
- B.S. or B.A. in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or related field. Advanced degree is highly desirable, but not required.
Strong computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets).
Ability to write clear, accurate, concise and engaging copy and create effective PowerPoint presentations under demanding deadlines.
Possess excellent organizational/project management skills and experience, excellent reasoning, analytical, and organizational skills.
Confident, skilled and persuasive communications skills – verbal, written and presentation.
Strong critical and strategic thinking skills.
Combines strong strategic planning skills with an eye for operational detail and a willingness to be hands-on.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
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