With responsibility for driving corporate communications strategy and execution for the Midwest Region of a Fortune 500 company, the Communications Manager serves the entire breadth of communications needs for some of the country's most dynamic markets.
The primary responsibilities of this position include providing executive/internal communications strategy, counsel and execution; overseeing PR strategy and execution; integrating social media and PR strategy for maximum impact with key audiences; providing on-going analysis and evaluation of results metrics; and managing a team of communications professionals in the Southeast.
Candidates should be full of ideas and energy--able to work seamlessly with a highly-motivated group of marketing, research, management and sales professionals, and able to create and execute on opportunities that position our organization and our professionals as experts and thought leaders. This is a high-profile role--both internally and externally--that requires a high level of professionalism and business acumen.
Commercial real estate industry experience is strongly preferred. The position reports to the Vice President of Corporate Communications and is based in Chicago.
Manage a team that provides communications strategy for the Midwest region (Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Detroit, Kansas City, Omaha, St. Louis, Louisville, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland), including providing sound, executive communications counsel and support to regional leadership.
Develop and implement internal communications strategy in support of regional business goals.
Develop and execute a solid and measurable PR strategy that aligns with business goals and Americas Corporate Communications strategy, and keeps our organization relevant--across both traditional and non-traditional media.
Manage social media for the Southeast markets, including running regional social media accounts, implementing our Social Seller strategy, and integrating social media and PR strategy.
Actively engage with our professionals and leaders, to help media become a tool that positions them as experts and thought leaders in the market.
Foster strong and lasting reporter relationships across relevant media, and maintain ongoing dialogue that leads to opportunities for our organization and our professionals.
Partner closely with regional Thought Leadership Research team members to amplify the "Voice of Research" internally and externally. Remain up to date on all aspects of the industry in order to identify opportunities where our research and professionals can be positioned as experts, and help establish our organization as a go-to resource for the media.
Maintain relationships with our national counterparts in Americas Marketing/Corporate Communications and Americas Research, and work with the regional Director of Marketing to adapt national initiatives locally.
Strong writing and communication skills. Able to facilitate relationships and communication with brokers, leadership, across departments, as well as with media and vendors.
Collaborative attitude. Adept at building internal relationships/dialogue to facilitate process. Able to serve several audiences while remaining committed to generating the right result.
Can think strategically and be proactive with ideas/opportunities. Able to comprehend, analyze and interpret market information and situations to create actionable ideas that positively impact the organization and its professionals.
Solid organizational, project management and multi-tasking skills that engage people across staff and departments, and allow projects to move forward based on priorities and deadlines.
Strong attention to detail, including strong proofreading capabilities and interest in achieving the highest quality deliverables and outcomes possible.
Strong collaborative leadership skills, including ability to collaborate up, down and across the organization. Can be an influencer within team and across departments to build consensus and motivate others. "Gets things done" but can also contribute to building and communicating long-term vision.
Energetic, enthusiastic and people-oriented. Enjoys working with different personalities and can adapt to/accommodate others' working styles to get things done.
Service-oriented and responsive. Works well under deadlines. Knows how to prioritize, keep projects running smoothly and manage the expectations of everyone involved.
Experienced communications professional. Bachelor's degree or equivalent with 5+ years of related experience. Knowledge of/experience in commercial real estate is strongly preferred.
Internal Number: 20004302
With broader and deeper capabilities than any other company, CBRE is the leading full-service real estate services and investment organization in the world.
CBRE Group, Inc. is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with 2017 revenues of $14.2 billion and more than 80,000 employees (excluding affiliate offices). CBRE has been included in the Fortune 500 since 2008, ranking #214 in 2017. It also has been voted the industry’s top brand by the Lipsey Company for 17 consecutive years, and has been named one of Fortune’s “Most Admired Companies” in the real estate sector for six years in a row. Its shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CBRE.”
CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.