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Senior Director, Corporate Communications (129013)

Home Depot, Inc.
Atlanta, GA
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Senior Director, Corporate Communications (129013)

GA - Atlanta

  • Date Posted: Apr 23, 2019
  • Company: The Home Depot
  • Travel: 0-25%
  • Functional Area: Communications/External Affairs
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Relocation Provided: No

Position Description:
Position Purpose:

The Sr. Director of Corporate Communications is responsible for leading the Corporate Communications team to promote the company s strategic priorities and vision both internally and externally. The Sr. Director must develop the long-term, overarching strategy, creativity and consistency for communicating to associates and national media, in coordination non-U.S. entities. The Sr. Director is also be charged with identifying and prioritizing the critical issues facing the company, advising senior leadership on potential ramifications, developing a proactive action plan to mitigate potential damage.

Major Tasks, Responsibilities & Key Accountabilities:

  • Develop integrated internal/external strategies designed to maximize the visibility of the company and its business among associates, as well as national and local news media
  • Day-to-day, act as the company s primary spokesperson for national media on broad company and industry issues, including financial performance and strategy
  • Drive creativity, quality and other best practices across the corporate communications function
  • Develop the communications vision and strategy for business functions, stores/operations, functional areas (e.g., supply chain, HR, IT), executive communications
  • Lead enterprise-wide crisis communications preparation and response, serving as strategic counsel to VP of CCEA as well as company executive leadership
  • Create crisis and issues management plans that are designed to minimize public exposure of the company and its businesses in response to unforseen issues and/or problems
  • Develop members of the Corporate Communications team, as well as other CCEA team members, through personal involvement and leadership

Nature and Scope:

  • This position reports to the VP of Corporate Communications and External Affairs.
  • Accountable for direct supervision of the work activities of others. In addition to personnel issues -- including selection, termination, performance appraisal and professional development of subordinates.


  • Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.


  • Typically requires overnight travel 5% to 20% of the time.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be eighteen years of age or older.
  • Must be legally permitted to work in the United States

Education Required:

  • The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.

Years of Relevant Work Experience:
10+ years

Physical Requirements:

  • Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • A college degree is required. An advanced degree in Business, Finance or Communications is preferred.
  • Candidate should have 10-15 years of experience with a significant level of prior experience in a senior communications role.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
  • Ability to develop, articulate and drive execution of large, long-term strategic communications initiatives
  • Extensive experience working with senior-most leadership.
  • Proven experience leading and developing a high-performing team.
  • The ability to make significant decisions under pressure, and act on those decisions, as appropriate
  • Strong business acumen and the ability to comprehend and act on complex situations
  • The ability to motivate and inspire a large team of diverse team

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


Posted: 2019-08-22 Expires: 2019-09-21

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