COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
At Honda of Canada Mfg. we believe in The Power of Dreams and that is why we are on the lookout for bright, ambitious, innovative team players with a focus on continuous improvement to join our team. Our facility is located in Alliston, Ontario, a 45 minute drive north of Toronto and 25 minutes south of Barrie, employing 4,200 Associates. HCM began production in 1986 leading the way as the first Japanese automobile manufacturer to establish an auto production facility in Canada. Today, HCM is one of Honda's premier vehicle manufacturing facilities in the world. We offer a competitive salary structure, an on-site cafeteria and free access to an onsite fitness facility.
Working within our Associate Services (Human Resources) area, you will be responsible for the Communications and Community Relations function at HCM. As a hands-on supervisor of a small team, your primary duties will include preparing and editing internal and external communication and managing our charitable donations and community relations activities, as well as supporting, planning and facilitating on-site events such as line-off ceremonies, open houses and public tours.
Qualifications and experience:
§ Post-secondary education in a related field (communication, journalism, marketing, advertising, public relations , etc.) or equivalent experience
§ At least three years’ previous experience in a similar supervisory role
§ Previous experience developing and implementing a strategic communication plan
§ Previous experience managing charitable donations/philanthropic corporate programs
§ Previous experience in planning and managing events
§ Ability to prepare effective written and verbal communication materials for internal and external audiences, with speed and accuracy.
§ Highly effective organization, prioritization, multi-tasking and time management skills to meet deadlines.
§ Strong leadership skills; ideally demonstrated by past leadership roles
§ A high level of proficiency in the use of computer software programs (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
§ Willingness and availability to periodically work weekends /long hours to support activities, events, or special circumstances if required
§ The ability to operate effectively in a fast-paced work environment
§ Ability to mentor and support team members
§ Ability to work with internal leaders to develop compelling presentations and/or speeches
§ Ability to engage key stakeholders while also ensuring the consistency of key messages
§ Experience acting as a media liaison
§ Previous experience ensuring adherence to budgetary requirements
Additional attributes that would be a plus for this position:
§ Post secondary education/courses in charitable donations/fundraising
§ Familiarity with web design and social media trends
We thank all applicants in advance but advise that only those under consideration will be contacted. No phone calls please.