Director Communications, Finance & Legal Affairs - Remote work or HQ based

Employer
Target
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posted
Sep 17, 2021
Closes
Nov 05, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
Description:
Director of Communications, Finance and Legal Affairs

Classification: Exempt

Date: Sept 2021

About us:

A role with Target Communications means a chance to continuously improve the quality, relevance, creativity and authenticity of both internal and external storytelling. Bring your skills as a bold and forward-thinking professional communicator who thrives on building confidence, driving brand love and creating value. Here, you'll shine as a relationship-focused pro who's strategically minded, an expert executor and an articulate brand ambassador. Rise to the challenge of driving results with smart risk-taking, constant innovation and perpetual teaching and learning. Comprised of Public Relations, Crisis Management and Internal Enterprise Communications, this team strengthens and protects Target's reputation and helps drive traffic, sales and guest loyalty. You'll develop deep relationships with business partners to ensure critical information flows through multiple channels, building confidence with team members and external stakeholders and strengthening Target's position within the competitive retail marketplace.

As Director of Communications at Target, you and your team will be responsible for bringing to life the story of Target's financial results, including quarterly earnings, Financial Community Day, annual meeting, and other material news. This also includes supporting corporate development activities such as acquisitions and strategic partnerships, and our financial services such as REDcard. You will oversee all aspects of internal and external communications, including executive communications and both proactive and reactive media relations. Your job is to reach a variety of stakeholders, from reporters and financial analysts to Target team members and guests, in a compelling manner that builds confidence in our strategy, mitigates risk and inspires consumers to shop for one of the largest retailers in the U.S.

Responsibilities include:
  • Serve as communications counselor to Target's chief financial officer and chief legal officer, developing their comprehensive positioning plans, inclusive of internal and external strategies, and supporting all communication needs.
  • Apply a strategic lens to the communications support all Finance and Legal Affairs initiatives to ensure alignment and generate favorable outcomes for the enterprise.
  • Lead the strategic communications and execution for Target's financial results, including all financial reporting, annual Financial Community Day, annual meeting, holiday results, and other material events.
  • Partner closely with Investor Relations and Legal Affairs to shape material corporate communications.
  • Work with your team to develop holistic communications plans in support of Target's priority initiatives and partner with the department's channel owners to bring stories to life via our owned platforms (i.e., A Bullseye View, internal marketing, etc.)
  • Manage all proactive and reactive media inquiries related to Target's Finance, Legal Affairs and related activities. These include corporate development activities such as acquisitions or strategic partnerships, and supporting our Financial Retail Services team that offers payment solutions such as the Target REDcard for guests.
  • Partner closely with the Chief Financial Officer, Chief Legal and Risk Officer and Human Resources partners to develop internal and external diversity, equity and inclusion communications that help advance Target's enterprise values and goals.
  • Serve as a spokesperson for Target with business and consumer media.
  • Manage multiple external agency partner relationships and budgets.
  • Serve as a member of the Communications leadership team, with a focus on department-wide planning and talent development.
  • Support the growth and development of Communications team members.


About you:
  • Minimum of 10-15 years of professional experience, preferably including experience working at an agency and in a corporate environment.
  • Financial communications experience on corporate earnings and investor relations with Fortune 500 companies from a corporate or agency environment. Ability to partner closely with Investor Relations and Legal Affairs on corporate communications.
  • A proven leader, with an ability to develop a strong bench of talent.
  • Ability to develop compelling communication strategies with clear and measurable goals.
  • A creative storyteller and versatile writer, with an ability to hone in on key themes based on audience segment.
  • Fluent in all aspects of internal and external communications, from executive speechwriting to media relations.
  • Expert media relations skills, with a high degree of comfort working with consumer and business press.
  • Experience serving as an external spokesperson.
  • Experience managing multiple external agency partners and large budgets.
  • Strong executive presence, with an ability to coach and counsel C-suite executives.
  • Strong business acumen and knowledge of the retail environment, media landscape and an ability to distill trends into communication implications.
  • Strong understanding of social media, including influencer marketing, and its intersection with traditional media and consumer perceptions.
  • Ability to work across multiple business units within a large, matrixed organization.


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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Target will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon your request as required to comply with applicable laws. If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please visit your nearest Target store or Distribution Center or reach out to Guest Services at 1-800-440-0680 for additional information.

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