Saturday
Jun302018

3 Practices from Great Workplaces that Bring Textbook Learning to Life via Millennial Community

@millennialcom June 27, 2018 | Aymon Sukkar
There’s often a disconnect between academia and the “real world.” Between classroom theory and practical application lies a San Andreas-like fault. Business-related coursework taught me that the employee experience is essential to the bottom line—but in reality, knowing that and doing something about it are two entirely different things.
 
The employee experience, innovation in the workplace, organizational culture and trust-based leadership are among today’s hottest topics in the workplace. They are on every organization’s list in order to achieve organizational success and employee well-being.
 
Sounds great, but how do you do it?
 
As a recent Psychology and Business Administration graduate from Sonoma State University, I was fortunate to attend the 2018 Great Place to Work For All Summit in San Francisco as one of their first-ever student ambassadors. At the Summit, I saw theory in action for the first time—from the greatest workplaces around the globe.
 
When Organizational Theory Comes to Life
 
Strictly learning foundational theory of organizational psychology is like memorizing the Dallas Cowboys playbook without ever playing a down of football. For example, in school, we are taught that for an organization to reap the benefits of diversity and capitalize on the individual differences of its employees, trust must be a norm reflected in the organization’s culture.
 
And, this widespread positive ethical climate always begins at the top of the organization. Leaders who desire ethical cultures must choose to build ethics into the company’s core values in ways that translate into ethical actions for managers and employees. When trust is present, employees gain a sense of psychological safety, are more likely to bring their whole selves to work without fear of judgement, and are able to express their individuality as valuable contributors to innovative thought.
 
These ideas are compelling, but for a student without real world experience they can be difficult to translate into practice. The Summit, though, threw me right into the game, shoulder pads and all. It was my first experience where everywhere I turned, professionals were detailing how they connect the dots between theory and application.
Here are three practices from some of the world’s Best Workplaces that bring textbook learning to life:
 
1. Letting employees wear jeans to work—without rules attached—can build trust.
 
In his keynote address, Tim Ryan, Managing Partner at professional services powerhouse PwC shared that he had recently decided to allow employees to wear jeans at work—something employees had been asking for. The HR team immediately wanted to know whether they should put limitations on this decision. For example, what style of jeans would be allowed? Would acid wash or jeans with holes be ok? Ryan felt that by reining in choices, they were missing an opportunity to build trust. .
 
"The point of this whole thing is that we trust our employees enough to make the right decision,” he said. Suddenly, it all made sense to me. PwC moved towards a culture of trust and exhibited trust-based leadership by trusting their employees to use their best judgement in deciding what jeans to wear.
 
In essence, Ryan let go of control, and put the decision into employees’ hands. That expression of trust isn’t what you will read in a textbook, but for me, it brought to life the idea that leaders can build trust with employees in small, unexpected ways that can have a powerful impact.
 
2. Innovation doesn’t just look good, it feels good too. And you never know where you might find it.
 
During a focus session titled “Innovation By All – How to Win the Innovation Game” led by Tony Bond, Chief Innovation Officer at GPTW, Ed Frauenheim, Director of Research and Content at GPTW, and Anne Donovan, People Innovation Leader at PwC, we experienced what innovation feels like through an interactive and collaborative creativity workshop where we teamed up to create a business on Mars. In this playful activity, we were asked to imagine a restaurant that Marvin the Martian and other space travelers would want to patronize. (Ours was called FUEL-UP in case you were wondering!)
 
The exercise was fun. And that was one of the points made by Tony and Ed: letting everyone get involved in innovation fires people up even as it helps generate powerful new ideas for organizations.
 
We also learned how to “look to the fringes” for innovation within your organization, the same way the Golden State Warriors did in their historical 2015 NBA Championship comeback against Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. We heard the story of how one of the lowest-ranking members of the Warriors’ coaching staff came up with the critical idea of starting a smaller, faster player against James. That move proved to be the turning point of the series. It took a willingness by Warrior’s coach Steve Kerr to listen to all his people for good ideas.
 
3. A great culture starts at the top.
 
To seal the deal, I had the privilege of meeting and taking a photo with Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work at his book-signing table. After meeting him and reading his book, it is apparent that the inclusive, human ideals Bush writes about are what he actually role models through his leadership of Great Place to Work. “I hope our paths cross many times,” Bush said to me. And I could see that same warmth in the way he treated his staff throughout the conference. That was one of the greatest ties between theory and real-world application of all.
 
Armed with newfound awareness, knowledge and skills, the Summit prepared me to take action towards creating the next generation of socially responsible organizations. The Great Place to Work For All Summit has my highest recommendation for agents of change looking to connect the dots between theory and application, to expand their toolkits and bring innovation home.

 

Monday
Jun182018

Career Opportunities - Orlando, Fla.; Mount Berry, Ga.; and, San Bruno, Calif.

Bill Imada Chairman and Chief Connectivity Officer 6300 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 2150 Los Angeles, CA 90048 USA
Universal Orlando
Manager, Talent Sourcing
Orlando, Fla.
 
From Mr. Craig Robinson, EVP and Chief Diversity Officer, NBCUniversal.
 
Job Code:
250753
 
Supervisor:
Assistant Director, Diversity & Inclusion
 
JOB SUMMARY: 
Responsible for supporting the development, implementation and evaluation of diversity pipeline initiatives, specifically related to talent recruitment, retention and identification of high potential top talent. Spearhead innovative programs to attract diverse candidates, ranging from professional positions to senior leadership. Consult and partner to ensure that divisions, talent acquisition and talent development initiatives are focused on maintaining a sustainable and visible diverse talent pipeline. Contribute to the development of new processes and methods that will further enhance the recruitment and retention of diverse exempt and executive talent.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
 
  • Develops and builds partnerships across the company to execute on sourcing strategies that address current and future hiring needs. Cultivate ideas and maintain open dialogue with partners to continuously further diversity recruitment and review of diverse talent. Work closely with Talent Acquisition, to monitor and source for open executive requisitions and identifies diverse candidates for future positions. Partner with HR teams in the successful cultural assimilation of diverse executive talent. Partner to develop communication campaigns for internal/external diverse candidate audiences.
 
 
  • Assist in talent identification to produce external talent watchlists, and Candidate Scorecards of high-potentials to pursue for future business needs. In partnership with Community Relations review internal talent to connect with diverse professional associations, multicultural/military organizations and alumni groups. Develop and partner with external organizations to identify valid opportunities to increase EOC branding that result in broadening diverse talent pool to positively impact recruiting efforts.
 
  • Review and analyze internal diverse talent exposure opportunities. Partner with D&I Team Member Resource Groups (TMRG) Manager to collaborate on succession plans, to include high-potential pipeline. Careful review and analysis of HRP rosters to partner with HRMs to deploy a balanced approach to sharing talent pipeline information. Work to expand HRP rosters across various professional levels.
 
 
Additional information:
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.
 
SCOPE: 
Influence and contribute to the development of new processes and methods that will further enhance the company's Diversity and Inclusion talent sourcing strategy. Drive the identification of internal diverse talent rosters. Analyze the Talent Review process to build focus across divisions of high potential diverse pipelines. Execute on initiatives to ensure innovative attraction techniques. Continually evaluate current and potential diversity partnerships to increase ability to source diverse candidates. Implement highly effective, results-driven internal/external activities and serve as diverse talent attraction leader.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities (KSAs) required.
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Consistent attendance is a job requirement.
 
EDUCATION: 
Bachelor’s degree: Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university in Human Resources, Psychology, Organizational Development or related course of study.
 
EXPERIENCE: 
5 – 7 Years: 5 + years of experience as a Human Resources Generalist. Prior experience in recruitment, talent developing programs, Equal Opportunity and Diversity initiatives; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: 
Must have the ability to travel overnight occasionally and attend evening or weekend functions.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
How much on-the-job time is spent in the following conditions or activities in a work day?
 
For more information and to apply, visit:
 

 
Berry College
Director, Student Diversity Initiatives
Mount Berry, Ga.
 
From Mr. Fields Jackson of Racing Toward Diversity magazine.
 
For more than a century, Berry College has emphasized the importance of a comprehensive and balanced education that unites a challenging academic program with opportunities for meaningful work experience, spiritual and moral growth, and significant service to others. This commitment to providing a firsthand educational experience – expressed as “Head, Heart and Hands” by college founder Martha Berry – remains just as relevant today as it was when the institution was founded in 1902. Nationally recognized for both quality and value, Berry is an independent, coeducational college of approximately 2,000 students that offers exceptional undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts and social sciences, as well as undergraduate and master’s level opportunities in business and teacher education.
Reporting to the vice president for student affairs and dean of students, the director of student diversity initiatives will be provided a unique opportunity to lead the campus community through cultivating civil discourse within the context of a liberal arts setting. The ideal candidate will create a dynamic vision that strengthens the intercultural, international, and social justice education and development of all students by focusing on recruitment and student success, leadership development, and diversity education. The director will support and empower domestic students of color, LGBTQ students, students with disabilities, and international students through ensuring campus programming and workshops reflect the diversity of perspectives and experiences in the community. The director will create educational opportunities that allow for students to wrestle with issues of diversity, inclusion, and social justice in challenging and supportive environments. This position will partner with the admissions team to foster relationships with prospective students and families that start at the recruitment stage and continue through the student experience and beyond. The director will be charged with developing mentoring programs as well as cultivating parent relations, specifically with communities of color.
A master’s degree in a relevant field as well as demonstrated skills in developing programs and initiatives for promoting multicultural understanding within an educational setting are required. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership abilities and interpersonal skills, excellent communication and organizational skills, a high degree of energy, creativity, and integrity. Additionally, a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, demonstrated success in working with culturally diverse populations as well as the ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with students and their families, faculty, staff, and others will be expected of the director. Candidates should possess strong mentoring abilities, the capacity to create a culture that is engaging and caring while leading with integrity, and a mature understanding of issues and trends in higher education programs which focus on the retention needs of underrepresented student groups. A deep understanding of identity development as it relates to the systemic and institutional factors supporting the recruitment and retention of students is also desired.
Review of applications will begin July 6, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at  http://www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Quincy Martin III at qm3@spelmanjohnson.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.
Visit the Berry College website at www.berry.edu
It is the ongoing policy of Berry College to afford equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, physical or mental handicap, veteran status, and/or whether or not they are disabled veterans; and to conform to applicable laws and regulations.
 
For more information and to apply, visit this link:
 

 
Walmart
Manager, Seasonal Marketing, Walmart.com
San Bruno, Calif. (San Francisco Bay Area)
 
Job Requisition:
1075740BR
 
What you'll do at Walmart.com
The Seasonal Marketing team leads strategy development and go-to market of major cross-category and omnichannel marketing strategies for Walmart. This team creates winning marketing media and messaging programs based on a deep understanding of customer needs in order to drive relevance at peak times of year, major holidays, and key brand moments.
We are looking for a growth marketer who is adept at leading a cross functional team of partners to “connect the dots” and build an outstanding customer experience. The Manager of Seasonal Marketing will apply their creative skills and strategic thinking to help us bring to life seasonal campaigns, and then apply their analytical skills to measure campaign performance and uncover insights that will help us continue to raise the bar on innovative messaging and media strategies. The ideal candidate will be an energetic self-starter who can effectively lead strategy, campaign development and optimization.
Challenges you’ll be tackling
You’ll dive deep into marketing strategy, campaign development, and analytics to drive business performance
You’ll bring an innate ability to inspire and align different stakeholder groups on a shared goal
You’ll advocate for our customer, collaborating with tech and design to develop innovative, winning user experiences 
 
Responsibilities
Own digital marketing strategy for Walmart from ideation to execution
Help ensure seasonal campaigns are in sync with (and complementary to) other brand initiatives
Deliver marketing campaign strategy, including creative briefing, to create seasonal moments that drive business results
Partner with Creative team, Site Production, Retail Marketing, and Media to bring seasonal campaigns to life, including creative reviews, channel planning, and calendar coordination
Manage seasonal campaign performance dashboards in collaboration with Analytics
Manage a large campaign level media budget end-to-end, including analyzing in- and post-campaign results to optimize performance and identify learnings for future campaigns

How you’ll know it’s right
If you have the drive to think differently, driving results and solving problems in fun and innovative ways…
If you have a passion and an eye for the customer, product merchandise, and the shopper journey…
If you enjoy taking risks and getting things done, in a dynamic, fast-paced environment...
 
Minimum Qualifications
  • 3-5 years in ecommerce and/or acquisition marketing
  • At least 2 years in direct response media across two more channels, including paid search, SEO, affiliate marketing, partner marketing, email, mobile/app marketing
  • Direct, hands on experience developing landing pages or digital journeys. Start up or high growth company experience a plus
  • Strategic, customer-centric approach to integrated marketing programs
  • Ability to influence and mobilize cross-functional teams
  • Strong communication skills, with a high attention to detail
  • Go-getter, capable of managing multiple projects & priorities
  • Proven ability to work with data to understand and analyze performance, optimize plans, drive decisions, and measure impact to the business
  • Creative and collaborative team player who can work with multiple stakeholder groups
 
Preferred Qualifications
  • MBA
 
About Walmart.com
The Walmart US eCommerce team is rapidly innovating to evolve and define the future state of shopping. As the world’s largest retailer, we are on a mission to help people save money and live better. With the help of some of the brightest minds in merchandising, marketing, supply chain, talent and more, we are reimaging the intersection of digital and physical shopping to help achieve that mission.
 
For more information about this position, visit:
 

 
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Bill Imada
Chairman and Chief Connectivity Officer
6300 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 2150
Los Angeles, CA  90048 USA
Tel. 213.262.4090
Tel. 213.262.0911 direct
Mobile 310.691.3462
 
Follow me on Twitter @bimada
Saturday
Jun162018

Career Opportunities: Los Angeles (Calabasas and Torrance, Calif.) and Memphis, Tenn.

Bill Imada Chairman and Chief Connectivity Officer 6300 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 2150 Los Angeles, CA 90048 USA
COTY
Specialist, Shopper Marketing - North America, COTY Professional Beauty
Calabasas, Calif. (Located northwest of downtown Los Angeles)
 
From Ms. Namhee Han, Marketing Director, Prestige Brands NA, Coty.
 
PURPOSE
Our purpose is to celebrate and liberate the diversity of beauty. We challenge convention through invention, expanding our horizons to enrich your reality with possibility. We build brands to inspire and enable our consumers to experience the confidence and joy of expressing their beauty, their way.
 
MISSION AND RESPONSIBILITIES
We are actively looking for our future Shopper Marketing Specialist (OPI/Wella). You will support the marketing activations among our top customers in partnership with our internal teams to drive the Professional Hair and Nail businesses. In this role, you will be in-touch with top customer requirements and are key to enabling execution excellence by the brand and customer teams. 
 
Responsibilities:
  • Support Sr. Manager – Shopper Marketing by executing bi-monthly Store Kits, quarterly in-store reports, and all customer supporting marketing activities
  • Understand overall guidance and lead projects independently to deliver best-in class in-store execution.
  • Onboard onto all Professional Beauty brands to effectively manage cross-portfolio deliverables for top customers
  • Track and update customer marketing calendar to execute programs to support consumption growth
  • Collaborate with multi-functional partners (marketing, trade marketing, influencer marketing, CMI, and education) and agencies to deliver assets to the customers
  • Track budget, create purchase orders, and process invoices
  • Search and deliver brand assets to the customers and agencies as needed
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Adaptable in a fast paced customer focused delivery environment.
  • Stay in touch with the industry trends in all beauty culture, fashion, celebrity, and pop culture while also being able to translate their inspiration into action.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and flexibility to juggle many priorities across top customers and all brands.
  • Strong organizational skills, detail oriented and disciplined.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficient computer knowledge: Microsoft Office, Work, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree (Business Administration, Marketing or similar discipline).
  • Experience of 2+ years in marketing or sales in the retail industry.
  • Beauty industry and retail experience.
 
We are Coty – and our people make us who we are.
It’s important that we find individuals who are a great fit for our business, not just for us but for you too. We want people to thrive here and, if you are the right culture fit with us and we with you, you’ll be able to shine and achieve beyond your own expectations.
 
  • For us, beauty is and beauty does. We are very focused because we all want the same thing: to help our consumers celebrate and liberate the diversity of their beauty – and that takes creativity, excellence and radical thinking – we are here to disrupt the beauty industry on behalf of consumers and you need to want to join that mission to succeed here.
  •  We have an energetic intensity about us. We’re quite relentless in our determination to deliver, always accountable for our actions and tenacious. We will not be beaten by obstacles.
  • Responding quickly with agile thinking to business challenges and opportunities is second nature to us. We like it that way as it means we can be creative and find new ways to make things happen fast.  Colleagues will expect it of you and you’ll expect it of them – we’re a team and we help each other.  We’re all in it together – irrespective of level or part of the business.
  • We always go the extra mile, pushing the boundaries to be that best partner we can be to our customers and to excite and delight our consumers.
  • When you join Coty, you become part of a vibrantly diverse and energetic group who have fun in an intense sort of way.  Because we’re not just here for the ride, we want to change things.
 
ABOUT US
Coty’s purpose is to celebrate and liberate the diversity of our consumers’ beauty. Aligned to this is our mission – to strive over time to become the global industry leader by being the clear challenger in beauty, delighting consumers and creating long term shareholder value.
 
We are one of the world’s largest beauty companies with approximately $9 billion in revenue, and our strong entrepreneurial heritage has created an iconic portfolio of leading beauty brands.
As the global leader in fragrance, a strong number two in professional salon hair color & styling, and number three in color cosmetics, we operate across three divisions:
 
  • Coty Consumer Beauty: focused on color cosmetics, retail hair coloring and styling products, body care and mass fragrances sold primarily in the mass retail channels with brands such as COVERGIRL, Max Factor and Rimmel
  • Coty Luxury: focused on prestige fragrances and skincare with brands such as Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Hugo Boss, Gucci and philosophy
  • Coty Professional Beauty: focused on servicing salon owners and professionals in both hair and nail with brands such as Wella Professionals, Sebastian Professional, OPI and ghd
 
Coty is a truly global player with over 20,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries in Asia, Latin America, Australia, Middle East and Africa, as well as Europe and North America and products sold in over 130 countries and territories. Our headquarters are in London, New York, Geneva and Paris.
 
Want to know more?
For additional information about Coty Inc., please visit www.coty.com.  This link will take you to the job description.  http://bit.ly/2tcPfPH
 
Equal Employment Opportunities
We offer equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We strongly believe that cultivating a diverse workplace gives a company strength. The combination of unique skills, abilities, experiences and backgrounds creates an environment that produces extraordinary results. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.
 

 
COTY
Sr. Manager, Shopper Marketing - OPI & Wella – COTY Professional Beauty 
Calabasas, Calif. (Located northwest of downtown Los Angeles)
 
 
PURPOSE
Our purpose is to celebrate and liberate the diversity of beauty. We challenge convention through invention, expanding our horizons to enrich your reality with possibility. We build brands to inspire and enable our consumers to experience the confidence and joy of expressing their beauty, their way.
 
MISSION AND RESPONSIBILITIES
We are looking for a Senior Manager to join the dynamic North America Shopper Marketing team to develop and lead winning marketing strategies that grow sales with our top retail partners. This position is a fast paced, customer-focused marketing delivery role. Here, you will work with customer teams to deliver best in class marketing strategies across our Professional Beauty Brands that not only drive base business and new product growth but also elevate the brand equities of our respective brands.
 
RESPONSIBILTIES:
  • Develop and execute marketing strategies for top retail partners that deliver short and long term business goals.
  • Become an expert resource in top partner retailer business. Develop collaborative relationships with top retailer marketing teams in order to influence marketing choices and priorities.
  • Lead creative execution for all marketing materials (Digital, In-Store, CRM etc.) including briefing and creative feedback with agencies and vendor partners.
  • Provide direction and coaching to Shopper Marketing Specialist who will provide execution support for Go-To-Market plans.
  • Understand sale trends, customer trends, and all the elements affecting the business to drive efficient and effective allocation of resources. Provide quarterly updates to leadership on business results and actions taken.
  • Collaborate with Brand Marketing teams to influence and provide actionable fit-to-win feedback on upcoming initiatives and new product launches.
  • Manage the Shopper Marketing budget, identifying both risks and opportunities for management.
  • Create communication and execution paths that are set to win across digital and in-store environments.
  • Additional tasks, duties and responsibilities as assigned by management.
 
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree (Business Administration, Marketing or similar discipline).
  • 5+ years’ experience in Shopper Marketing or Brand Management.
  • Proficient computer knowledge – MS Word, Excel spreadsheet and PowerPoint.
  • Strong analytical, written and organizational skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong leadership and collaboration with cross-functional and customer teams is critical for alignment to strategies and executions.
  • Demonstrate marketing expertise in creating big ideas that deliver on target insights, benefit and brand equity.
  • Stay focused on key priorities and bring solutions to drive distribution and grow consumption.
  • Be adaptable in a fast changing landscape as business needs dictate.
  • Potential candidates should be beauty curious and stay in touch with the beauty industry and broader pop culture trends.
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • MBA Degree.
  • Beauty Industry Experience.
 
Work Environment:
Work will be conducted in an open office space with associated distractions such as noise from telephones, keyboards and talking. Temperatures are regulated by facilities management and are not within the direct control of the individual. Exposure to standard chemicals used in an office environment is expected and includes but is not limited to toner, glue and liquid paper, etc. 
 
We are Coty – and our people make us who we are.
It’s important that we find individuals who are a great fit for our business, not just for us but for you too. We want people to thrive here and, if you are the right culture fit with us and we with you, you’ll be able to shine and achieve beyond your own expectations.
  • For us, beauty is and beauty does. We are very focused because we all want the same thing: to help our consumers celebrate and liberate the diversity of their beauty – and that takes creativity, excellence and radical thinking – we are here to disrupt the beauty industry on behalf of consumers and you need to want to join that mission to succeed here.
  •  We have an energetic intensity about us. We’re quite relentless in our determination to deliver, always accountable for our actions and tenacious. We will not be beaten by obstacles.
  • Responding quickly with agile thinking to business challenges and opportunities is second nature to us. We like it that way as it means we can be creative and find new ways to make things happen fast.  Colleagues will expect it of you and you’ll expect it of them – we’re a team and we help each other.  We’re all in it together – irrespective of level or part of the business.
  • We always go the extra mile, pushing the boundaries to be that best partner we can be to our customers and to excite and delight our consumers.
  • When you join Coty, you become part of a vibrantly diverse and energetic group who have fun in an intense sort of way.  Because we’re not just here for the ride, we want to change things.
 
ABOUT US
Coty’s purpose is to celebrate and liberate the diversity of our consumers’ beauty. Aligned to this is our mission – to strive over time to become the global industry leader by being the clear challenger in beauty, delighting consumers and creating long term shareholder value.
 
We are one of the world’s largest beauty companies with approximately $9 billion in revenue, and our strong entrepreneurial heritage has created an iconic portfolio of leading beauty brands.
As the global leader in fragrance, a strong number two in professional salon hair color & styling, and number three in color cosmetics, we operate across three divisions:
 
  • Coty Consumer Beauty: focused on color cosmetics, retail hair coloring and styling products, body care and mass fragrances sold primarily in the mass retail channels with brands such as COVERGIRL, Max Factor and Rimmel
  • Coty Luxury: focused on prestige fragrances and skincare with brands such as Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Hugo Boss, Gucci and philosophy
  • Coty Professional Beauty: focused on servicing salon owners and professionals in both hair and nail with brands such as Wella Professionals, Sebastian Professional, OPI and ghd.
 
Coty is a truly global player with over 20,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries in Asia, Latin America, Australia, Middle East and Africa, as well as Europe and North America and products sold in over 130 countries and territories. Our headquarters are in London, New York, Geneva and Paris.
 
Want to know more?
For additional information about Coty Inc., please visit www.coty.com.  To go directly to the link, visit: http://bit.ly/2sWE6Dd
 
At Coty, we embrace Diversity. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability.
 

 
First Horizon National Corporation
Director, Corporate Communications
Memphis, Tenn.
 
From Mr. Kim L. Hunter, Managing Partner, KHL & Associates.
 
Job Description
             
Company Background
 
About First Horizon
First Horizon National Corporation is a diversified financial institution offering regional banking, wealth management, and capital market services through our extensive family of First Horizon Companies. Established by Frank S. Davis in March 1864, we are Memphis’ first national bank and the nation’s 14th oldest bank charter.  Since our landmark opening 154 years ago, we have grown to become the market share leader in Tennessee with average trading volumes in excess of $5 billion per day. At approximately 6,000 employees and counting, our family of companies comprises the fourth largest regional bank in the southeast with $40 billion in assets and more than 300 branches in eight southern states. 
 
Corporate Communications Director Role:
First Horizon National Corporation is seeking a forward-thinking leader to aid in the favorable evolution of our corporate reputation. This role is ideal for seasoned public relations professionals with a breadth of experience that encompasses a combination of both in-house and agency experience. Strong financial literacy and background is desirable.
 
Additionally, this role will be responsible for the promotion of FHN’s corporate identity through collaboration with the Chief Communications Officer as well as other members of the communications staff.  Corporate Communications Director will also be responsible for coalescing with other members of senior leadership and serving as counsel for PR related issues. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to: implementation of crisis communications plans, serving as an effective company spokesperson when necessary, and leading media strategy.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Works with the Chief Communications Officer to evolve and promote the corporate narrative working with key stakeholders across the organization.
  • Develop and execute the corporate communications plan with a heavy focus on public relations initiatives to drive corporate reputation.
  • Develop appropriate corporate social responsibility goals and metrics and process for measuring the company performance with respect to corporate citizenship. Designs and executes on partnerships that address issues of strategic alignment and importance.
  • Collaborate with corporate and non-profit partners. Align internal resources. Monitor and report on progress.
  • Drive awareness for First Horizon National Corporation via proactive story placement in media outlets. Identify key milestones and other news making opportunities and determine strategies to elevate them.
  • Oversee executive thought leadership campaigns including placing executive profiles, bylines and high-level speaker placements.
  • Lead media strategy around quarterly earnings and financial announcements.
  • Develop strong and trusted relationships with members of the senior leadership team and act as counsel for PR related manners.
  • Prepare key spokespeople for media interviews and speaking opportunities.
  • Steer company's news agenda and calendar, working with other members of Communications team.
  • Produce key messages, press releases, one-pagers, presentations/keynotes, Q&As, case studies, thought leadership pieces, bylined articles, executive briefing materials, and other communications.
  • Collaborate closely with other members of the communications team for a highly collaborative and effective corporate PR plan.
  • Act as an effective company spokesperson with press as needed.
  • Implement crisis communications plan and guide external communications around unplanned issues affecting the company.
  • Advise the leadership on best practices with respect to corporate citizenship. Understand the strategies, policies and programs of other companies.
  • Remain informed of current trends and results of new approaches to social impact.
 
Qualifications:
  • 10-15 YEARS OF PUBLIC RELATIONS EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED; no more, no less.  Ideally a combination of in-house and PR agency.
  • Experience supporting earnings announcements and associated media relations.
  • M&A (mergers and acquisitions) experience.
  • Strong roster of relationships with the business and financial media.
  • Experience working at a public company is required.
  • Ability to foster strong relationships with key executives and act as counsel in corporate PR matters.
  • Passion for social media platforms.
  • Familiarity with PESO model.
  • Positive and collaborative personality; a commitment to ensuring all activities undertaken are as successful as possible.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication and editing skills with a proven talent for storytelling and shaping perception.
  • Good judgment and calm composure particularly in high-pressure times.
  • Trustworthy and able to keep highly sensitive information confidential.
  • Able to independently structure and manage workflow and priorities.
  • Crisis communications experience.
  • Proven track record of creative programs executed to meet business objectives.
  • Experience advising corporate leaders.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism, or other related fields.
  • Master’s degree preferred (but not required).
 
Working at First Horizon National Corporation
At First Horizon National Corporation, our culture is part of what makes us unique. We prize our ability to combine our progressive vision with our philosophy of putting employees first. We call this ability Firstpower. In order to keep this ability and our company strong, we have to evolved to remain competitive as both an employer and a financial services provider. We are proud of our accomplishments, accolades and our values.
 
Our Promise
  • Be the best at serving our customers, one opportunity at a time.
 
Our Values
  • Accountability – I ask questions, raise issues and see things to completion.
  • Adaptability – I champion change because I know we must evolve to succeed.
  • Integrity – I exercise judgment and understanding to do the right thing.
  • Relationships – I work inclusively with colleagues to serve customers, strengthen communities and reward shareholders.
 
Awards
We are honored by the recognition we have received for our commitment in the areas of: community service, diversity and family-friendly work environments. Below is a short list of just some of our awards.
  • America’s Best Midsize Employers List (Forbes, 2018)
  • Top 50 Companies for Executive Women (National Association for Female Executives, 2009 and 2012-2018)
  • Best Workplaces for Women (Fortune, 2017)
  • Best Companies for Multicultural Women (Working Mother Magazine, 2017)
  • Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (Bloomberg, 2018)
  • Best Bank to Work For (American Banker, 2013-2017)
  • Best Bank (Best in Black Awards, Tri-State Defender, 2017)
  • Top Workplaces (Commercial Appeal, 2014-2017)
  • Best Workplaces for Diversity (Fortune, 2017)
  • Best Workplaces for Parents (Fortune, 2017)
  • 2015 Communitas Awards (Excellence in Community Service for First Tennessee Foundation’s 150 Days of Giving)
  • Healthier Tennessee Workplace (Gov. Bill Haslam’s health and wellness initiative, 2014)
 
To Apply:
Tell us why you are a great fit for First Horizon National Corporation. Please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to kimhunter@lagrant.com
 
KLH & Associates Contact:
Mr. Kim L. Hunter                              
Office: 323.469.8680 ext. 225                                   
Managing Partner                              
Mobile: 213.280.4747            
Email: kimhunter@lagrant.com                    
 

 
King’s Hawaiian
Director, Brand Management
Torrance, Calif. (located in the South Bay in the Greater Los Angeles Area)
 
Now this would be my dream job!  ๐Ÿ˜Š
 
Wiser Partners wanted to make you aware of a search they’re starting for a new Director, Brand Management for their long-standing client, King’s Hawaiian, the leader in the Hawaiian-food category and one of the fastest-growing manufacturers in Grocery. Founded more than 60 years ago in Hilo, Hawaii, by Robert Taira, King’s Hawaiian is a family-owned business that for three generations has been dedicated to providing irresistible, original recipe Hawaiian foods made with Aloha Spirit. A priority for the company is sharing the Hawaiian Way - a uniquely Hawaiian approach to hospitality, based on graciousness, generosity, and a commitment to making everyone feel a part of the King’s Hawaiian ‘ohana’ (extended family).
 
King’s Hawaiian makes the #1 branded dinner roll in the United States, along with other great Hawaiian foods, including hamburger buns, hot dog buns, sandwich bread, BBQ sauce and more. The company operates baking facilities in Torrance, CA, and Oakwood, GA. The new “Director, Brand Management” will report directly to the CMO, Mr. Erick Dickens, and the position is located at company headquarters in Torrance, CA.
 
The candidates we’re seeking have the following experience profile:
  • Blue Chip CPG - Traditional Brand Management background and foundational training
  • Food & Beverage - Ideally, experience in the Food and/or Beverage categories
  • Innovation/NPD - Strong, proven experience developing and launching new products
  • Hi-Growth Businesses - Additional experience with a mid-sized, growth-stage business
  • Team Building - Experience recruiting, mentoring and training high performing teams
 
To learn more about this position, visit this link:
 
If you are personally interested in this opportunity and feel you meet the profile, please reply with your resume, which is ‘for our eyes only.’ We’ll review it and respond back to you as to potential fit. Alternatively, if you know someone who might be interested (and qualified), please feel free to forward this email. We politely ask that you not post this on any job boards, or with any networking groups. Thank you, Bill, for taking a look at this opportunity, and please let me know if you have any questions.
 
Mr. David G. Wiser
Principal Partner
Wiser Partners, LLC
+1.513.533.4000 (W)
+1.513.919.4000 (M)
 
 

 
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Bill Imada
Chairman and Chief Connectivity Officer
6300 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 2150
Los Angeles, CA  90048 USA
Tel. 213.262.4090
Tel. 213.262.0911 direct
Mobile 310.691.3462
 
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