Communications Manager Chili's – CONTRACT (February 2020 start date)

Corporate Communications / Public Relations

Coppell, TX

November 19, 2019

 

CONTRACTOR – Internal Communications Manager

 

FEBRUARY 2020 start date

 

Dallas, TX

 

Job Summary

 


 

 

Brinker International, Inc., home of Chili’s® Grill & Bar and Maggiano’s Little Italy®, is looking for a communications manager to temporarily oversee the strategy and support the execution of Chili’s internal communications from March through June 2019 while the individual who leads this work is on maternity leave. This role is responsible for translating business priorities to Chili’s Team Members with clear action and the Chili’s culture infused. You will be responsible for the big picture view – understanding how internal communication channels are utilized, working cross functionally to provide recommendations on message prioritization and providing insightful recommendations and coaching to senior leaders across the organization.

 

You will jump into an exciting opportunity where processes and work flow are established and your primary responsibility is quickly getting up to speed and connecting the dots on the information the Chili’s Team Members need to do their job and move the business forward.

 

 

 

Key Job Functions

 


 

 

     

  • Oversee content strategy, consistent messaging and connectivity to brand strategy for internal communication channels (such as weekly newsletter for Chili’s field operations, weekly messages to restaurant leadership, weekly messages to hourly Team Members and quarterly live meetings with senior leadership and the field)
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  • Oversee content strategy, consistent messaging and connectivity to brand strategy for internal communication channels (such as weekly newsletter for Chili’s field operations, weekly messages to restaurant leadership, weekly messages to hourly Team Members and quarterly live meetings with senior leadership and the field)
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  • Craft, proofread and edit materials, talking points, presentations, etc. and advise cross-functional stakeholders and leadership on best communications approach, channel and timing
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  • Partner with leaders to advise on the best communications approach for business needs and work with them to develop messaging and coach through delivery for live meetings
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  • Share ongoing results, insights and recaps to advise on communications approach and what’s effective in aligning Chili’s Team Members to business strategy
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  • Ability to adjust plans and content strategy based on the needs of the business
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What You Bring to the Team

 

     

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications or related field/experience
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  • 5+ years related communications experience
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  • Proven ability to craft and communicate a compelling message/tell a story (with writing samples to show), and command the respect of – and influence – a wide variety of internal stakeholders and audiences
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  • A high degree of comfort working with senior leaders and across different functional groups
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  • High attention to detail and a creative thinker with proven problem-solving skills
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  • Team player with a proactive and strong interpersonal skills to work in a collaborative environment
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  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment while managing multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting deadlines and objectives
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Bonus Points

 

     

  • Experience in the restaurant and/or hospitality industry, with restaurant operations preferred
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  • Experience in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Adobe Suite and Smartsheet
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Application Requirements

 


 

 

To be considered for this position, you must take a timed writing test and provide samples of previous work.

 

 

 

Why Brinker

 

 

     

  • Brand new lakeside office space with amenities like on-site gym with yoga and bootcamp classes, game room, wellbeing rooms and communal/collaborative spaces
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  • Work/Life/Fun balance in a casual environment, with company-wide events and celebrations like our annual Chili Cook-Off (St.ChiliHead Day), etc. 
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