HD Supply Senior Communications Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia

Company Overview

HD Supply (NASDAQ:HDS) ( www.hdsupply.com ) is one of the largest industrial distributors in North America. The company provides a broad range of products and value-add services to approximately 500,000 customers with leadership positions in maintenance, repair and operations and specialty construction sectors. Through approximately 260 locations across 36 states and six Canadian provinces, the company's approximately 11,000 associates provide localized, customer-driven services including jobsite delivery, will call or direct-ship options, diversified logistics and innovative solutions that contribute to its customers' success. With an active commitment to the communities in which we operate, HD Supply associates are part of a thriving organization that supports the virtues of wellness, diversity and inclusion – all of which are top priorities for the company. Equally as important is empowering our associates to grow professionally while providing competitive benefits and compensation. If you’re ready to find a rewarding career and achieve your full potential with a growing industry leader, HD Supply is ready for you!

Job Description & Qualifications

Job Summary

Design, implement and evaluate plans to meet associate and company functional support group communication needs through print and electronic communications.

Major Tasks, Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities

  • Implement and maintain the Enterprise Communication strategy, including communications for major Company-wide initiatives, and ongoing communications.

  • Handle administrative functions such as print and electronic distribution list management. Foster vendor and printer relationships in order to meet deadlines.

  • Oversee the production schedule and distribution of print and electronic communications. Maintain editorial calendar.

  • Partner with functions and business leaders to handle acquisition communications, large-scale change initiatives and develop communications plans to support their success.

  • Coordinate timing of regular communication channels - HDS and Supply Line.

  • Serve as department representative for specific internal projects.

  • Respond to communications inquiries as appropriate.

Nature and Scope

  • Identifies key barriers/core problems and applies problem solving skills in order to deal creatively with complex situations. Troubleshoots and resolves complex problems. Makes decisions under conditions of uncertainty, sometimes with incomplete information, that produce effective end results.

  • Independently performs assignments with instruction limited to the expected results. Determines and develops an approach to solutions. Receives technical guidance only on unusual or complex problems or issues.

  • May oversee the completion of projects and assignments, including planning, assigning, monitoring and reviewing progress and accuracy of work, evaluating results, etc. Contributes to employees' professional development but does not have hiring or firing authority.

Work Environment

  • Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

  • Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

  • Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.

Education and Experience

  • Typically requires BS/BA in a related discipline. Generally 5-8 years of experience in a related field OR MS/MA and generally 3-5 years of experience in a related field. Certification is required in some areas.

Preferred Qualifications & Job Specific Details

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Advertising/Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism or related field.

  • 3 - 5 years experience in marketing or corporate communications.

  • Understanding of organizational communication.

PRID

PRID141

Job ID 2019-30659

Business Unit Corporate GSC

Functional Area Marketing

Remote Position? No

Position Type Full-Time

HD Supply is an Equal Opportunity Minority/Female/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veteran and Affirmative Action Employer. HD Supply considers for employment and hires qualified candidates without regard to age, race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, protected veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law.