Job Opportunity – Public Relations Lead for Amway Corporation

Public Relations Lead

The Public Relations Lead for North America will report to the Manager of Public Relations and Social Media having an overall responsibility to develop and implement PR strategies to support communication plans and business goals. This will encompass media relations, product publicity, sponsorship activation, issue management and brand awareness initiatives. The PR Lead level carries an expectation of expert knowledge in the Public Relations arena with the ability to lead multiple complex projects simultaneously with successful outcome.  (More Information / Apply Here)

Company Profile

As an $10 billion dollar pioneer in the direct selling industry, Amway has been helping the world live better since 1959. We support more than three million independent business owners and 20,000 employees worldwide who provide products and services in more than 80 countries. We are accountants and marketers, farmers and scientists, outstanding leaders and sought-after experts. Based in Ada, Michigan, Amway creates unique, high-quality health, beauty, personal care and home care products.

Amway brings together strong, collaborative people in a dynamic culture of mutual respect, support, and passion for the brand and product. We believe innovation drives winning performance, and we constantly challenge ourselves to be the very best we can in every aspect of our business. You will be surrounded by some of the best and brightest people in the industry. At Amway you will be in great company! Take a look at our latest opportunity at our Michigan global headquarters.

Job Description

The Public Relations Lead for North America will report to the Manager of Public Relations and Social Media having an overall responsibility to develop and implement PR strategies to support communication plans and business goals. This will encompass media relations, product publicity, sponsorship activation, issue management and brand awareness initiatives. The PR Lead level carries an expectation of expert knowledge in the Public Relations arena with the ability to lead multiple complex projects simultaneously with successful outcome.

The successful individual will leverage their proficiency to…

· Develop relationships with media outlets and proactively pitch information on the organization and brands to foster positive media coverage
· Secure media exposure for the business, brands and philanthropic activities
· Create materials for print and electronic media, including news releases, media pitches, position statements and social media content
· Respond to external inquiries and requests for information
· Support crisis communications to ensure accurate representation of corporate position
· Remain current on media trends/developments impacting the organization and its communication plans

The accomplished individual will possess…

· A Bachelors degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications or related field
· 8+ years of marketing/agency experience or exposure
· Effective project management skills with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
· Basic knowledge of brand management principles and practices
· Strong leadership, interpersonal relationship skills and human relation ability
· Good negotiation and conflict resolution aptitude

An outstanding professional will possess…

Masters degree in Marketing, Business, Communications or related field
5+ years experience in a marketing/agency role supporting a product line or business segment

Amway’s exceptional benefits package includes: Medical, dental, prescription and vision insurance; 401(K) participation; Profit Sharing; Bonus Eligibility; Fitness Center; product discounts. Look into how Amway can transform your career! Visit our web site to apply. EOE. For additional information, check us out at www.linkedIn.com/company/amway, http://www.facebook.com/AmwayTalent, and http://www.twitter.com/AmwayTalent.

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About Derek DeVries

A communications / public relations / social media pro in West Michigan trying to get past the beta version of his life cycle.
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