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Corporate Communications Specialist

Hoffman Estates, IL, US, 60169

67146

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With more than $2 billion in revenues, CDK Global is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries. Focused on enabling end-to-end automotive commerce, CDK provides solutions to dealers in more than 100 countries around the world, serving approximately 28,000 retail locations and most automotive manufacturers.   CDK Global solutions automate and integrate critical processes from pre-sale targeted advertising to the sale, financing, insurance, parts supply, repair and maintenance of vehicles, with an increasing focus on utilizing data analytics and predictive intelligence.   

 

We’re large enough to make a difference but small enough for your voice to be heard. This means that we are an organization where every person matters. You can make an impact on the success of our business and that of our customers regardless of what career you decide to pursue.

 

From data scientists to sales and client service experts, we’re hiring to support your growth and ours - Green light your career.  

Corporate Communications Specialist

We’re looking for an enthusiastic data-driven and results-oriented corporate communications specialist to join our global Communications Center of Excellence (CCoE). In this role, the specialist will have the unique opportunity to work closely with CDK leadership on communication projects that span internal, external, and social media. The specialist will also help our team implement strategic communication programs that enhance the company’s reputation with all stakeholders and help drive business objectives. We are looking for a compelling storyteller who can craft effective communications, deliver impactful messaging, and contribute across all practices within the function.

 

This position plays an integral role in supporting the CCoE and delivering the overall communications strategy for CDK. This position will help create CDK brand ambassadors and support change management initiatives internally, while also helping to cultivate relationships with industry influencers through both traditional and social channels. The corporate communications specialist will also play a critical role in leveraging the results generated externally to our internal stakeholders to help strengthen CDK Global employee engagement through the creation, execution, and measurement of strategic employee communications.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Draft and edit communications for multiple audiences including emails, web content, newsletters, messaging/talking points, PowerPoint presentations, and more
  • Test and optimize internal channels to improve the employee experience through communication. Projects include: a significant rebuild of our employee intranet, development of videos and podcasts as dynamic content, crafting compelling social media messages to drive engagement and advocacy, and support of global meetings
  • Proactively compose and edit press releases, pitches or media alerts on a variety of topics
  • Monitor media and social media feeds for industry and company-related news, posts and engagement opportunities
  • Analyze data, compile metrics and report results monthly, quarterly, and as needed
  • Support thought leadership initiatives – from content development to platform amplification
  • Interface with, and provide communications support to, various groups including Human Resources, Talent Acquisition, Marketing, Finance, Product & Technology, Customer Experience, and organization-wide initiatives
  • Work alongside agency partners and internal Creative team members to ensure brand consistency across all content
  • Lend support to crisis communications, M&A and other global efforts as needed
  • Support other related communications projects as appropriate


                                                                                                                        
Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree, plus 4-6 years of business communications, public relations, internal/employee communications or integrated marketing communications experience
  • Previous corporate, public relations or business communications agency experience preferred
  • Passion and spark for helping to create a winning CDK culture!
  • Exceptional verbal communications, writing (AP Style), interviewing and editing skills 
  • A strategic thinker with strong planning, project management, and collaboration skills for a variety of audiences
  • Experience in communicating to large, global, dispersed organization
  • Knowledge of varied communication delivery vehicles to reach both internal and external stakeholders, including social tools and platforms and content management systems (CMS)
  • Positive, driven, and energetic team player; able to roll-up his/her sleeves to get the job done.
  • Enthusiastic and experienced champion of people-related processes – goal setting, performance management, personal/professional development, and succession planning
  • Proven ability to clearly and succinctly develop communications that will resonate with all stakeholders; leaders, employees, influencers. Business acumen a plus
  • Proven ability to drive change in an organization to achieve business results 
  • Flexibility to work outside standard business hours as needed.

 

CDK Global knows you have passions outside of work.  You have family, friends, sporting events, and lots of things going on.   That’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to not only take care of you but your family as well.   All of our benefits are effective the first day of employment including 401K matching, paid time off to re-energize, donate your time to volunteer in your community, and tuition reimbursement to name a few.

At CDK, we pride ourselves on having a diverse workforce. We value and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals and the different perspectives they provide. We offer equal opportunity employment regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, or protected veteran status.  

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