Global Head of External Corporate Communications

  • Full-time

Company Description

Publicis Sapient is a digital business transformation partner helping established organizations get to their future, digitally enabled state, both in the way they work and the way they serve their customers. We help unlock value through a startup mindset and modern methods, fusing strategy, consulting and customer experience with agile engineering and problem-solving creativity. United by our core values and our purpose of helping people thrive in the brave pursuit of next, our 20,000+ people in 53 offices around the world combine experience across technology, data sciences, consulting, and customer obsession to accelerate our clients’ businesses through designing the products and services their customers truly value. 

Job Description

We are looking for a Global Head of External Corporate Communications. This role sits within the global marketing and communications organization and plays a critical role in brand building and brand awareness activities. A successful candidate will have experience building and managing brand reputation, developing a compelling global communications strategy to elevate brand awareness, leveraging communications to drive growth, maintaining strong relationships with top-tier tech, business, trade and broadcast press and managing M&A communications. 

This leader should think ambitiously and be comfortable with subject areas in our key industries, ranging from financial services to energy and commodities, health and transportation and mobility. An individual in this role must have the ability to pivot and produce quickly, stay apace with the news cycle and technology trends and leverage data and analytics in order to support business objectives. This is a highly visible leadership position, reporting to the Global CMO.

Your Impact 
•The Global Head of External Corporate Communications will continue to shape and set the strategy for PR and media relations at Publicis Sapient, maximizing brand awareness.
•Develop and drive the global PR and communications strategy, ensuring the focus is on garnering quality coverage that builds brand reputation worldwide, driving growth as well as engaging and inspiring our target audiences.
•Identifying opportunities for partnerships to engage top-tier media and other opinion leaders with compelling storytelling, especially in key markets (US, UK, France, Germany, MENA and Australia).
•Use various marketing levers available to amplify coverage based on data and analytics.
•Lead a global team and maintain day-to-day operations, including budget, covering key capabilities, managing individual career growth, team meetings, representing the function with the leadership team and across the organization. This is a highly visible and collaborative leadership function, working directly with c-suite leaders, heads of diverse industries, other members of the marketing and communications leadership team, as well as internal and external stakeholders.
•Manage M&A announcements and transactions, liaising with our internal M&A team and parent company Publicis Groupe
•Serve as the final arbiter of standards, judgment and ethics for all external media published about Publicis Sapient. 
•Primary point of contact for many external media stakeholders across a global organization. Possess both an ability to speak to high-level concerns, as well as granular questions about story angles and business themes.
•Continually look to push the boundaries and experiment. 


 Your Skills & Experience 
•15 years of corporate communications experience, ideally in the B2B, consultancy and/or technology space
•Comfortably engage with GenAI tools, welcoming its potential as a collaborative partner 
•Excellent writing and strong communication skills. Collaborative, with the ability to make strong connections with the c-suite, heads of industries and across the marketing and communications organization
•Experience managing a team in a fast-paced, dynamic, hybrid setting, producing at a high volume.
•Agile and innovative thinker with an entrepreneurial mindset and comfort with ambiguity and the unknown.
•Leadership skills with the ability to set and prioritize goals.
•Must speak data and digital and understand technology.
•Understand best practices for social media, web publishing, audience engagement and analytics.  

Additional Information

Pay Range: $155,000 - $250,000

The range shown represents a grouping of relevant ranges currently in use at Publicis Sapient. Actual range for this position may differ, depending on location and specific skillset required for the work itself.

Benefits of Working Here:

  • Flexible vacation policy; time is not limited, allocated, or accrued
  • 16 paid holidays throughout the year
  • Generous parental leave and new parent transition program
  • Tuition reimbursement 
  • Corporate gift matching program 

As part of our dedication to an inclusive and diverse workforce, Publicis Sapient is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected] or you may call us at +1-617-621-0200.

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