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Senior Manager, ESG Communications- Corporate Affairs

Toronto, ON
Full Time
2 days ago
At KPMG, you'll join a team of diverse and dedicated problem solvers, connected by a common cause: turning insight into opportunity for clients and communities around the world.

KPMG is continuing to grow its Environmental, Social & Government (ESG) services practice and is looking for a communications leader to build the profile of this emerging business area both internally and externally.

This high-impact role is an exciting opportunity to build an evolving communications strategy, working shoulder-to-shoulder with a passionate leadership team on a strategic area of growth for the firm.

Reporting to the Director, Strategic Communications, as part of the Communications and Corporate Affairs team, the Senior Manager, ESG Communications will leverage their 10+ years of communications / public affairs experience and expertise to stay on top of and interpret trends; help share our insights, analysis and solutions with Canadian businesses, governments and key opinion leaders; and equip our people with the information they need to deliver for their clients. This individual will be motivated by creating integrated strategies and building key relationships and then rolling up their sleeves to execute on the plans to deliver results aligned to business objectives. The successful candidate will bring an in-depth understanding of the ESG space, with experience working on sustainability and climate change initiatives. The Senior Manager will leverage their relationship building and influencing skills to engage key influencers within KPMG and in the broader ESG space.

Please note that this is a hybrid working environment and candidates will be considered from the GTA.

What you will do
  • Lead the development and execution of national internal and external communications strategies to support the firm's strategic ESG objectives and service offerings.
  • Monitor and interpret trends in the ESG/sustainability field, including emerging legislation and public policy.
  • Develop external communications campaigns around each of KPMG's key ESG service offerings.
  • Increase market presence of key internal ESG leaders through earned and paid media, social media, presentations, stakeholder engagement, and key insights thought leadership.
  • Provide internal and external communications expertise and counsel to senior executives and business leaders and help grow their external profiles.
  • Develop strategies to establish effective working relationships with key organizations and influencers in the ESG space.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and leaders across the organization to build thoughtful messaging for a variety of audiences and mediums, and weave together a compelling narrative that speaks to KPMG's ESG services and impact.
  • Proactively develop, maintain and expand effective working relationships with national and local media.
  • Monitor the impact of the communications strategy and execution, ensuring consistent service delivery, identifying areas to increase value, mitigating issues, and bringing solutions that align with the vision of the ESG team.
  • Lead issues management for the ESG practice.
At times, business needs arise, and employees are required and agree to work beyond their normal work day or work week to fulfill the accountabilities required for their job. Likewise, people need time to devote to personal matters, and our approach to flexibility provides for this.

What you bring to the role
  • 10+ years of experience in communications roles, with 3 to 5 years of experience leading strategic internal and external communications strategies, including media relations
  • Diploma or undergraduate degree, preferably in communications, environmental studies or related fields
  • Exceptional written and presentation skills and comfort presenting ideas to senior stakeholders from across the business
  • Strong consulting, relationship building and influencing skills
  • Ability to deliver high-level, professional work quickly
  • Superior understanding of what it takes to build a compelling narrative that resonates with internal and external audiences.
  • Solid understanding of various content channels (video, blogs, social, etc.) and how to create the most impact and engagement
  • Excellent interviewing, writing, and editing skills
  • Superior communication skills, oral/written communications, listening, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong project management experience
  • Experience working in a complex matrix-style organizational structure is an asset
  • Collaborative leader with the ability to spot and leverage synergies across teams and organizations
  • Detail and deadline oriented
  • Self-directed individual with an eagerness to excel and is accustomed to a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in the ESG space is an asset

This position requires written and oral fluency in English. The successful candidate may be required to support or collaborate with English-speaking colleagues or stakeholders while at KPMG. The successful candidate may be required to create, interpret and/or apply policies, practices, laws and and/or regulations during the regular course of their employment.

Providing you with the support you need to be at your best
For more information about KPMG in Canada's Benefits and well-being, click here .

This is a remote/hybrid position. #li-remote

Our Values, The KPMG Way
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