At Tekion, we're building the only cloud-native platform that is transforming the automotive retail industry, leapfrogging it into the future and providing unparalleled customer experience. We're creating seamlessly integrated, elegant, and intuitive solutions built with cutting edge technology and powered by Big Data, Machine Learning (ML)/ AI and Internet of Things (Connected vehicle to connected devices). We’re harnessing passion, entrepreneurial spirit, deep industry expertise and the latest technologies to create something very special. We're inventing new technology along the way to overcome barriers and solve big problems, all while having a blast doing it!

As Tekion’s Employee Communications Director your role will be to lead internal and employee communications, supporting the voice of executive leadership. This role will develop and execute on messaging platforms to drive employee understanding of corporate strategy and support key corporate initiatives through effective and aligned communications. This role will create and execute a highly- effective executive communication strategy for the organization that engages employees through creative methods and channels.  This role will report directly to the SVP, People. 

About you: You are a strategist, a curious person, love to understand and explain how things work, a story-teller, a coach, an employee advocate, a life-long learner, an optimist, get stuff done with quality and fast, and love to celebrate people and cultures. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Leads development of messaging platform aligned with corporate strategy, values and culture. 
  • Influences and supports senior executives in connecting with employees and delivering aligned corporate messaging that drives understanding and execution of Tekion’s strategy. 
  • Strong grasp on organizational culture to drive and influence initiatives. 
  • Create and develop new and creative methods for sending communications, connecting with employees and partners, and elevating Tekion’s brand.  
  • Connects all business functions with aligned communications. 
  • Ensures communications are highly inclusive and relevant globally across all locations. 
  • Partners with various departmental leads to ensure communications to ensure aligned strategies and messaging, including external messaging related to the candidate/branding experience. 
  • Partner to develop a plan and calendar and write all HR / employee global communications.

Skills and Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • 8+ years of experience in corporate/internal communications  
  • Strong listening, oral, and written communication skills.  
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.  
  • Able to think strategically, influence others, and deliver quality work products 
  • Routinely exhibits a strong work ethic and high degree of self-motivation;. Occasionally called on to deal with urgent requests that may arise regardless of time of day or day of the week.  
  • High integrity and accountability.  
  • Ability to work with global teams across diverse cultures, time zones, and geographies.  
  • Experience using MS Office 365 tools (e.g., SharePoint) and Slack

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Master’s degree 
  • Experience in start-up, tech, and pre-IPO a plus 

Perks and Benefits

  • Competitive compensation 
  • Generous stock options 
  • 100% employer-paid top-of-the-line medical, dental and vision coverage  for your entire family
  • Great benefits including parental leave 
  • The opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds from the Silicon Valley’s most dominant and successful companies  
  • Be part of a hyper-growth start-up with the opportunity to grow and prosper   
  • Work on the latest and coolest technologies – everything is home-grown and built ground-up  
  • Dynamic work environment with a strong sense of community and collaboration  
  • Open culture that encourages innovation, rewards performance and discourages hierarchy  
  • Exciting opportunities for career growth and development  

Tekion is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

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