Director, Communications and Branding

Apply now »

Date: Jul 10, 2024

Location: Toronto, ON, CA

Company: Softchoice

Why you’ll love Softchoice:

We are a software-focused IT solutions and services provider that equips organizations to be agile and innovative, and for their people to be engaged, connected, and creative at work. That means moving them to the cloud, helping them build the workplace of tomorrow, and enabling them to make smarter decisions about their technology. By doing these things we help them create success for their customers and their people. 
 

We stand proudly for our people and support their success through career development and advancement. We are recognized and respected for our culture of inclusion and belonging, continuously striving to do what’s good for our people and communities. 
 

Objectives 

  • Leading a team to deliver the right information and content to our internal and external stakeholders in a timely manner positively impacting our culture, brand, and profitability. 

 

Core responsibilities 

  • Defines and communicates the strategic narrative for Softchoice and our portfolios across stakeholder groups. 

  • Builds and protects Softchoice’s reputation through proactive and reactive corporate communications activities, including issues and crisis management, across a broad range of stakeholders. 

  • Provides strategic communications direction, leadership and planning across Softchoice’s business. 

  • Improves organizational effectiveness by supporting the CEO in defining and articulating Softchoice’s vision and business strategy. 

  • Aligns internal and external communications activities to our brand, purpose, and business strategy. 

  • Responsible for internal and external communications including investor communications and Softchoice’s annual report, organic social media, brand strategy and governance, and design and French translation shared services, including compliance with OQLF legislation 

  • Responsible for leading the production of the ESG report 

 

Competencies 

  • Strategic mindset and ability to understand and connect the dots across a complex business that runs in a fast-paced sector. 

  • Exceptional judgement, writing capabilities; innovative thinker who can quickly adapt and respond to changing requirements. 

  • Comprehensive knowledge of communications principles, practices and processes acquired progressively responsible experience. 

  • Comprehensive (10+ years) experience designing and executing integrated (i.e., multi-channel) communications plans. 

  • Knowledge of investor/financial communications and stakeholder management. 

  • Demonstrated issues/crisis management experience. 

  • Demonstrated understanding of and expertise in strategic communications and in the planning, execution and integration of multi-channel communications and multi-channel communications projects. 

  • Ability to influence others at all levels to achieve communications objectives. 

  • Ability to develop creative solutions that address difficult or complex issues and to provide sound advice and guidance to senior level executives. 

  • Ability to function as a trusted advisor to senior management and business leaders and to work collaboratively with colleagues at all levels in the delivery of consistent, aligned communications strategies. 

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to form close professional relationships with senior leaders, internal staff, management and internal/external stakeholders. 

  • People management/ leadership skills sufficient to lead/ motivate communication professionals in achieving the goals and objectives set out in the strategic communications plan. 

  • University degree or college diploma, or equivalent experience 

 

Why people love working here:

  • We offer hybrid and remote working opportunities.

  • Comprehensive benefits from day one of employment.

  • We offer meaningful work and opportunities for career growth.

  • Our team members have 2 paid volunteer days per year to give back to a cause of their choice.

  • We offer an opportunity to build and grow a career in the technology industry.

  • Recognized as a Best Workplace in Canada by the Great Place to Work Institute for 19 consecutive years.

  • Softchoice has been certified as a Great Place to Work in the United States for several years.

  • We have also been recognized as a Best Workplace for Women, Best Workplace for Inclusion, Best Workplace for Giving Back and Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality.

  • We have raised over $3 million through Softchoice Cares, our grassroots fundraising organization.  

 

Not sure if you qualify? Think about applying anyway:

We understand that not everyone brings 100% of the skills and experience for the role.

At Softchoice, we offer opportunities to a diverse group including those with a variety of workplace experiences and backgrounds.  Whether you are new to corporate tech, returning to work after a gap in employment, or looking to transition and take the next step in your career, we are excited to learn more about you and encourage you to apply.  

 


Inclusion & Equal opportunity employment:

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion & belonging. People seeking employment at Softchoice are considered without regard to any protected category including but not limited to, race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Require accommodation? We are ready to help:

We are proud to provide interview & employment accommodation during the recruitment and hiring process. If you require any accommodation to apply or interview for a position, please reach out directly to asktalentacquisition@softchoice.com. We are committed to working with you to best meet your needs.

Our commitment to your experience:

We are committed to the safety of all applicants and team members. With that in mind, we have implemented digital interviewing for everyone. We understand that you may need to interview with distractions around you (such as children or furry friends) and we will be doing the same.

Before you start with us, we will conduct a criminal record check, verify your education, and check your references.

When you join Softchoice, we will onboard you remotely. Don't worry. It's quick, simple and you'll be connected with your new team in no time.

 

Job Requisition ID: 5914

EoE/M/F/Vet/Disability

Director

#LI-DV1

Apply now »