Communications Assoc Manager

POSTED ON 7/24/2020 CLOSED ON 8/8/2020
PepsiCo Hired Organization Address Chicago, IL Full Time

Job Posting for Communications Assoc Manager at PepsiCo

Auto req ID: 213666BR

Job Description

PepsiCo is seeking a Communications Associate Manager to join the team of four Communications professionals supporting PepsiCo’s Quaker Foods North America (QFNA) portfolio. The person in this role will lead PR efforts for the QFNA portfolio across multiple categories and brands including Quaker, LIFE, Cap’n Crunch, Rice-A-Roni / Pasta Roni, Near East and soon-to-be renamed Aunt Jemima.

This role works closely with brand marketing and is responsible for contributing to marketing and business objectives through the development of PR strategy and materials, media strategy and outreach, budget management, agency support and execution.

This role reports into the Director of Communications and is based in Chicago.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • 5-8 years of PR experience managing brand communications in a fast-moving consumer goods category preferred (agency or large corporate entity)
  • Outstanding media relations skills including strategic planning and the ability to story-mine and pitch top-tier reporters
  • Strong expertise in navigating influencer programming and protocols
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, including presentations and media materials
  • Ability to think out-of-the-box to approach projects on time and within budget
  • Strong decision-making and problem-solving skills with the ability to counsel and drive alignment in a complex, matrixed environment
  • Strong agency and/or client relationship management skills
  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year College or University, preferably with focus on Communications/Journalism/PR
  • Some travel required (post-COVID environment)
Relocation Eligible: Eligible for Standard Relocation
Job Type: Regular


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

PepsiCo is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Female / Minority / Disability / Protected Veteran / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity

Our Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and all other applicable laws, including but not limited to, San Francisco Police Code Sections 4901 - 4919, commonly referred to as the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance; and Chapter XVII, Article 9 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code, commonly referred to as the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please download the available EEO is the Law & EEO is the Law Supplement documents. View PepsiCo EEO Policy

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