The Senior Manager, Public Relations and Social Media leads the Public Relations and Social Media team in strategic planning, budgeting and execution for consumer public relations and social media strategies that support the PetSmart brand. He/she manages supporting agencies. He/she acts as a team player, bringing strong interpersonal and collaborative skills along with the ability to prioritize work effectively and manage simultaneous projects as well as the efforts of two direct employees.
The ideal candidate is an accomplished public relations and communications professional, who is a deadline-oriented strategic thinker with a strong understanding for how media relations and social media are effectively used by brands. In addition, the ideal candidate has experience in strategic marketing, either having worked in a marketing organization within a large company or having collaborated effectively as a public relations professional with marketing peers.
Directly supervises two employees in the Public Relations and Social Media team. He/she carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.