Lockheed Martin Communications Representative in Bethesda, Maryland
Reporting to the Manager, Integrated Communications, the person in this position is responsible for strategic, enterprise-wide employee communications in support of multiple corporate functions. This person will work with senior leaders to align enterprise-wide communications to protect and advance the Lockheed Martin brand so that audiences experience and can share a single Lockheed Martin story.
The ideal candidate is a communications generalist with experience in multiple aspects of communications who can flexibly lead and contribute to various integrated projects. This individual will integrate work among the communications team for major communications projects to ensure strategies and plans are developed and implemented effectively, coordinating messages across audiences and channels.
The successful candidate will have a strong knowledge of business priorities and objectives, possess superior writing skills and an ability to interface effectively with senior leaders. The successful candidate will also excel at managing multiple deadlines in a high-volume, fast-paced environment.
• Develops and implements proactive and strategic integrated communications in support of a variety of enterprise-wide corporate functional programs (i.e., Security, Ethics, Sustainability, Internal Audit, etc.) and initiatives and other projects as assigned. • Engages employees through credible, reliable, measurable communications programs that support business objectives. • Provides expert counsel to senior leaders and managers to build communication and dialogue skills. Supports others to focus communication around the needs and preferences of their audience while helping to anticipate likely reactions to messaging. • Collaborates with communications team members and business partners to develop messages that resonate with multiple stakeholder groups. • Contributes to editorial planning, suggesting content ideas and appropriate project timelines. • Collaborates with business area communicators and functional leaders to ensure consistent implementation across the enterprise • Coordinate with other communications functions and teams on fully integrated communications strategies. • Sets up qualitative and quantitative metrics at an onset of an initiative. Continuously improves efforts by monitoring behaviors and outcomes that matter to the business.
This position is located in Bethesda, MD.
Basic Qualifications • Superior writing, editing and oral communications skills with the ability to convey highly complex information in clear, compelling ways. • Excellent strategist with keen creative instincts and expertise influencing leadership thinking in strategic communication and issues management. • Prior experience planning and developing employee-focused communications.
Desired skills • Demonstrates effective persuasion and influencing skills communicating with all levels (both internal and external). • Builds constructive and effective relationships across the organization. Has rapport with business partners as one who adds value to business objectives. • Demonstrates resilience, flexibility, and a willingness to explore different paths to achieve an outcome and adjusts quickly and efficiently to new circumstances. • Creates highly effective strategic vision and prepares in advance for dealing with possible obstacles. • Takes time to understand different points of view and finds win-win solutions. Gains trust and respect of others, particularly those who disagree. • Collects, analyzes, and interprets qualitative and quantitative data and information to develop thorough understanding of stakeholder motivations, preferences, and opinions. Uses in-depth knowledge of key audience values to achieve communication goals beyond mere understanding or agreement, such as engagement and active support.
As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.
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Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Job Location(s): Bethesda Maryland