Portland, OR, US
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Senior Manager Public Relations & Social, Originals

Country : USA USA

State : Oregon

County : Multnomah County

Town : Portland

Category : Communication

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

- Design and lead the integrated PR & Social Media strategy for the business unit. Drive, oversee or connect to all global and local PR & Social Media activities.
- Act as a thought-leader in the arena of PR & Social Media to help provide guidance to the field, working closely with cross-marketing teams to develop stand-out, seamlessly integrated communication and PR & Social Media concepts.
- Work closely with Brand Marketing (Communications, Digital, Social and Retail) and Product teams to deliver results-oriented strategies and programs that increase consumer and trade awareness of adidas brand messaging, campaigns, products, technologies, innovations and events.
- Establish and maintain key relationships with media and global partnerships. Create an advocate network (bloggers, etc.) within category landscape.
- Provide relevant media outlets and adidas subsidiaries with innovative cross-channel PR & Social Media strategies, compelling story ideas, clear messaging and exciting tools (e.g. photography, press kits, releases, interviews and briefing documents).
- Steer and lead the development of communication and PR & Social Media tools from concept to activation, ensuring that all projects are on time, within budget and on brief.
- Proactive member of the business unit Brand Marketing and wider PR & Social Media team, contributing to the alignment, integration and media relevancy of activations, products and concepts. Ensure, coordinate and contribute to the global consistency of the overall adidas brand media message.
- Lead and organize media events (press conferences, interview sessions, media days) celebrating business unit products, campaigns and athletes.
- Contribute to product and communications teams to improve media relevancy and newsworthiness to products and concepts.
- Steer and track the implementation and results of global PR & Social Media activations and tools, developing summary and conclusion reports.
- Brand adidas: Brand Management
- Brand adidas: other BUs Brand Marketing
- adidas Local Markets
- adidas Finance / Controlling
- adidas Procurement
- Creative Agencies
- External partners and key accounts
The Sr. Manager PR &Social Media leads and drives short and long-term PR & Social Media strategies and toolkits to generate strategic, qualitative brand, category and product exposure for the BU. Uses PR as a strategic, effective, fast, flexible integrated and cost-efficient communication tool in the overall marketing mix.


- Strong interpersonal/communication skills and high level of strategic thinking.
- Experience in marketing campaign development and execution.
- Ability to manage and / or collaborate with internal and external cross-functional groups: product marketing, communications, social, digital and retail.
- Solid understanding of consumer messaging and brand reputation.
- Affinity with cross-channel PR & Social Media and a strong background in strategy, media relations, journalism / writing and digital PR / social media.
- Broad understanding of and passion for the sports and fashion/entertainment industry.
- Strong written and verbal, presentation and organizational skills
- Degree in Marketing, Communications, PR & Social Media or a related field. Master Degree / MBA a plus.
- 6+ years' industry and / or relevant work experience.
- Fluent written and spoken English language skills.
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