Senior Manager, Communications
Toronto, ON, Canada
3d ago

This is our promise. Not only for our customers, but our employees as well.

Do you thrive in an innovative and exciting environment that’s continuously evolving? Ceridian is looking for fun, intelligent, team oriented people who believe in our values : Customer Focus, Transparency, Diligence, Optimism, and Agility.

Our workplace culture provides empowering programs for career growth and offers diversity and inclusion groups to support every person’s career journey.

Ceridian employees have declared Ceridian a Great Place to Work® in 2019, a Glassdoor Best Places to Work in 2019, and one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for the 16th consecutive year!

Find out why Ceridian is such a great place to work.

About the Position : The role will be tasked to build and oversee an integrated communications strategy, in line with Ceridian’s business strategy and objectives, that drives awareness for Ceridian’s leaders, products, and brand.

The primary responsibility will be to achieve business outcomes through media relations and PR activities for our target market segments, with a focus on key verticals (retail, financial services, manufacturing, health services, and public sector).

The role will also play a critical role driving awareness for Ceridian tech innovation, including our flagship cloud platform, Dayforce.

They must have proven PR experience in technology, including leading communications efforts for product launches and releases.

This role will also assist with management of global PR agencies.

Responsibilities :

  • Lead and develop of an integrated communications plan to support Ceridian’s target market segments, including key industry verticals
  • Build executive profiling plans for key executives within these verticals, as well as members of Ceridian’s executive leadership team
  • Drive communications strategies forward, from conception to execution, to support our product and innovation roadmap
  • Work collaboratively with Marketing, Product, People and Culture, and Sales to deliver effective programs that support programs or people and help achieve overall business goals
  • Provide support and counsel to senior executives and subject matter experts for media relations or public speaking opportunities
  • Serve as a thought-leader, proactively generating thought leadership ideas, strategies, and tactics for the Ceridian brand, products, and subject matter experts.
  • Write and oversee the creation of communications materials, including press releases, key messages, spokesperson Q&A, speeches, pitches, bylined articles, interview briefs
  • Foster relationships with external stakeholders including PR agencies and vendors.
  • Strengthen media and influencer relationships, including those with print, online, and broadcast outlets
  • Drive communications best practices, including content, approaches, and distribution vehicles
  • Identify and assess issues management and corporate reputation risks to protect the Ceridian brand
  • Manage programs fully and with limited supervision, including measurement, budget tracking, and planning processes.
  • Management of global PR agencies : Help manage PR agencies in the U.S., Australia, and UK
  • Lead and inspire team members to excellence and manage performance reviews
  • Qualifications :

  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree (Communications, Journalism, English, or Business degree preferred)
  • Post-graduate certificate in corporate communications, public relations, or related discipline
  • Experience delivering results within the technology sector and / or for technology clients
  • Self-starter, proficient at managing programs from the ground up
  • Proven media relationships
  • Team player with a positive attitude
  • Meticulously organized
  • Skilled writer
  • Ability to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced, cross-functional organization.
  • Strong business acumen with a focus on achieving, tracking, and measuring results
  • Ability to work flexible hours, as required, and travel on occasion
  • Who you are :

  • You’re passionate about PR with established and trusted relationships with members of the media in North America and abroad
  • You excel at building communications strategies that address specific needs, integrate with other teams, and deliver results
  • You’re a skilled writer who weaves together consistent and impactful narratives that resonate with audiences
  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment and you’ve mastered the art of managing multiple projects and deadlines
  • You’re a trusted partner, working closely with external partners and internal business units to achieve success and deliver results
  • You’re an entrepreneurial thinker who explores and owns opportunities, chasing down creative solutions to problems
  • You’re a leader and a roll-up-your sleeves team member, committed to make work life better for your colleagues, our partners, and our customers
  • Ceridian combines the excitement of a startup environment, with the growth opportunities of a large organization. We believe our employees should be happy and healthy, with peace of mind and a sense of fulfillment.

    We provide our employees with comprehensive benefits for various life circumstances and needs, great opportunities for career development, and a balanced lifestyle to achieve personal and professional success.

    Ceridian is fueled by the diversity of our talented employees. We are an equal opportunity employer and embrace all individuals and what makes them unique.

    We consider all applicants, regardless of age, religion, race, color, ancestry, gender, gender identity, disability, national origin, race, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

    We enthusiastically encourage all individuals to apply for positions that fit their passions. Come join our inclusive team and start collaborating with us on award winning projects!

    We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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