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Senior Director, Public Relations

Company: Cohesity
Location: San Jose
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Cohesity is on a mission to radically simplify how organizations manage their data to unlock limitless value. We make it easy to back up, manage and derive value from data while protecting data against ransomware attacks. At Cohesity, we're encouraged to think big and we take on dynamic goals that require innovative thinkers. Obsession with our customers keeps us humble and drives us to keep learning.We've been named a Leader by multiple analyst firms, and are prominently featured in the Forbes Cloud 100 and CRN's Coolest Cloud companies.Cohesity is looking for a communications executive to lead public relations globally for the company. In this high-profile role within Cohesity's corporate communications group, you will oversee corporate and tech PR in the U.S, EMEA, and APJ.You will be responsible for the strategic direction of Cohesity's global PR program. The candidate must excel at mapping PR initiatives to corporate business and marketing objectives, while delivering outcomes that create out-sized levels of awareness for the company. The senior director needs to be someone who thinks big, loves working with tier-one media, is maniacally focused on metrics, and can take technical topics and turn them into fantastic storylines.This person will manage an established team of high-performing public relations professionals around the world and must love developing teams and fostering a strong culture where employees can thrive. Additionally, the senior director is someone who operates independently, needs little hand-holding, quickly builds confidence with the executive leadership team, and excels at working collaboratively within and across departments -- including marketing, engineering / product management, legal, HR, and others.Experience in leading PR for companies that are publicly traded is strongly desired. This role will report to the Vice President of Corporate Communications and Customer Marketing.What You'll Do

  • Lead public relations globally, driving an overall strategy that aligns with Cohesity's business and marketing objectives.
  • Manage corporate PR, including performance announcements, executive appointments, and corporate initiatives, as well as tech PR, including product and partnership announcements, etc.
  • Set defined objectives and key results each quarter for the PR team, measuring success as the quarter progresses.
  • Work with key stakeholders across the company to build storylines that highlight how Cohesity is uniquely helping enterprises solve critical data management challenges.
  • Cultivate and elevate relationships with key members of the media -- including business / financial press and other top influencers.
  • Manage a high performing team of PR professionals, helping staff grow and develop in their roles.
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to senior executives, preparing spokespeople for media interviews and speaking engagements.
  • Partner closely with our analyst relations, internal comms, social media, and customer marketing teams to maximize results across the comms spectrum.
  • Oversee all operational aspects of the public relations program from budgets to headcount to performance management. What We're Looking For
    • 10+ years of relevant public relations experience, with at least five years of direct people-management experience.
    • A strong background in enterprise tech. Experience in managing PR for privately-held and publicly traded companies is strongly desired.
    • Has a global mindset when it comes to PR, and values spending time in the regions to build relationships with Cohesity staff and agency partners.
    • Working directly with PR leads in the regions, excels at assessing skills required of our agency partners and ensures we have the right mix of agencies in place.
    • A self-starter who flourishes in fast-paced environments.
    • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, ensuring that content that's created by the team and distributed to media is easy to understand, tells a good story, and is on-point with messaging.
    • Brings a positive attitude to the workplace, loves managing high-performing teams, collaborates well, celebrates successes, and likes to have fun!Data Privacy Notice For Job CandidatesFor information on personal data processing, please see our Privacy Policy.Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EEOE)Cohesity is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or nationality, ancestry, age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status or any other category protected by law.If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact us at 1-855-9COHESITY or talent@cohesity.com for assistance.COVID-19Cohesity requires all employees who enter its U.S. offices to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and to provide documented proof thereof. Cohesity will comply with applicable law regarding the reasonable accommodation of individuals who are not vaccinated because of a sincerely held religious belief, disability or medical condition. This vaccination requirement does not apply to employees who work remotely and do not enter Cohesity offices.

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