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Manager Corporate Communications Job Description

Job Category Corporate Functions Job Location Gurgaon, India

About Us

We are more than a specialty finance company providing debt recovery solutions for consumers. We are a global team of over 4,000 employees whose daily mission is to empower consumers to begin their path towards financial recovery and build a better life for themselves and their families. We know that the only way to support this mission is by hiring exceptional people who bring a diversity of ideas, a collaborative spirit, and a passion for attaining breakthrough results.  If you are results-driven, have a passion for helping others, and thrive in an innovative environment, this might be the right place for you!

The Manager, Corporate Communications significantly contributes to the department by developing and overseeing Corporate Communications goals, budget, projects and initiatives, both internal and external, which align with the goals of the business. Lead complex media relations efforts including strategy development, story pitching, fact checking, and reporter targeting in an effort to provide strategic policy advocacy and/or reputational impact. Develop a local media strategy with key focus on reputational media coverage in San Diego, but also evaluate value for other Encore global locations. The Manager will create internal communications strategies, structures and processes that ensure the delivery of news and information to employees and connect employees with the company's goals. The Manager will also work cross-functionally with key stakeholders, including the senior management team, consumer marketing, human resources, Corporate Communications India and various other departments and teams to create and/or support effective company-wide communications, including executive Q and A, videos and webcasts. Independently develop proactive, sustained campaign-style communication programs to address Encore's most pressing public policy/reputational issues. Campaigns may include media relations, building third party support, issues advertising, lobbying support and social media. It will also include developing and managing specialty web sites; radio, print and online advertisements, and other materials for legislative issue advocacy. Specifically, the candidate will develop collateral materials to support public testimony, draft Op Eds or Letters to Editor, and manage all media coverage/outreach on public policy issues. Finally, he or she will work with a variety of trade press, local and national organizations (i.e. business journals) to not only build media relations, but to also understand business awards, the necessary standards for achieving them ("Best of ", "Fastest growing", etc.), and managing cross functional efforts to achieve desired external outcomes. Will develop, manage and oversee the direct report(s) that roll up to this position.
Strong understanding and application of corporate communications, excellent writing, critical reasoning and project management skills are essential as is the ability to cultivate and maintain relationship with personnel in roles and agencies that impact Encore’s work. The ideal candidate will bring strong public affairs and public relations experience, solid business acumen, and an understanding of corporate messaging and storytelling. This individual must be technology-savvy and have superior writing, editing and relationship management skills, and must be able to manage various workflows and balance competing interest and priorities.
Responsibilities
Build media relationship with trade journals and business journals in an effort to gain corporate press release placement or stories, and also achieve business awards. (15%)

Develop proactive, sustained campaign-style communication program to address external public policy issue management. Specifically provide creative services for specialty web sites, radio, print and online advertisements and other communications deliverables related to public policy and external audiences. (20%)

Lead complex media relations efforts including strategy development, story pitching, fact checking, and reporter targeting in an effort to provide strategic policy advocacy and/or reputational impact. Work with cross functional teams to develop creative external media strategies and execute to that plan. (25%)

Management of direct reports (reporting to the role). (5%)

Provide expert communications support to cross-functional teams including Human Resources, Marketing, Corporate Communications India, and other stakeholders, partnering with them to ensure that information is communicated effectively and in keeping with the company's internal brand. Initiate, develop and produce effective company-wide communications deliverables, including written messages, videos, web casts, leader Q&As, etc. Develop and manage the company's internal brand. (20%)

Set goals for the communication department, submit, oversee and manage the budget for the corporate communications budget. Develop, and assist with setting goals for the Communications Specialist, and any other roles that may be managed by the Manager, Corporate Communications. (15%)
Education

Required: Bachelor; Communications, Public Affairs, English or related field

Preferred: Master or Advanced

Language

Required: English

Preferred: English; Spanish

Experience

Required: 7 years of related work in corporate communications, public affairs, specifically experience in issue advocacy and reputation management. Strong external media relations experience.. Advanced Proficiency with social media tools and platforms. Advanced level of proficiency of MS Office; specifically PowerPoint. Exceptional writing, editing and communication skills. Proven ability to work across groups and think creatively about options.

Preferred: 7 -10 years of corporate communications and/or public affairs , including at least 3 years of PR, Advertising or Marketing agency experience. Preference to experience working in a highly regulated industry.. Advanced proficiency with social media tools and platforms.

What We Offer

We understand the important balance between work and life, fun and professionalism, and corporation verse community. We strive to support your career aspirations and provide the benefits you need to live a more fulfilling life.

Our compensation and benefits programs were created with an 'Employee-First Approach' focused on supporting, developing, and recognizing YOU.  We offer a wide array of wellness and mental health initiatives, support volunteerism, and environmental efforts, encourage employee education through leadership training, skill-building, and tuition reimbursements, and always strive to provide promotion opportunities from within.

All these things are just a small way to show our employees that we recognize their value, we understand what is important to them, and we reward their contributions.

Encore Capital Group and all of its subsidiaries are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application and/or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at careers.india@mcmcg.com.

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