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Office Depot, Inc

VP, Communications

Office Depot, Inc - Boca Raton, FL


The Vice President of Corporate Communications will design, direct and implement comprehensive internal and external communications strategies that support Office Depot's strategic plan and enhance and protect the company's reputation among stakeholders. This individual will build strong relationships with executive management and business leaders to deliver high-value communication programs that support Office Depot's goals and objectives. The position requires the ability to anticipate and expertly handle current and emerging issues that could affect the company's reputation.

VP of Communicationreporting to the EVP/Chief Marketing and Communications Officer with responsibility for Internal and External Communicationsand PR for an $11B public company.

Establish both internal and external communications strategies, objectives and success metrics

Identify relevant and emerging issues facing the organization and partner with Executive

Leadership to identify opportunities and solutions

Act as primary spokesperson with business media outlets, developing relationships with key reporters and proactively seeking opportunities to tell the Office Depot story

Identify thought-leadership opportunities that position Office Depot as an industry leader

Draft speeches and talking points for key leaders

Work with agency partners to, secure ongoing earned media placements and trackcoverage, providing regular reports of impressions and publicity values

Partner with Investor Relations Department on communications projects with mediaimplications

Develop and grow the Corporate Communications team


Experience with M&A and Executive Communications is a must as there is a high degree of contact with the CEO/CHRO/Legal and other Executive Leadership Team members.

15 experience within Fortune 500 companies preferred but not mandatory.

Other Information:

Excellent analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills

Must be a great communicator with strategic chops, gravitas and conviction to be viewed as a thought leader and SME vs. order taker.

Must be able to multi-task and effectively juggle a lot of balls at once.

Able to tie tactics to desired outcomes and articulate what success looks like upfront and then monitor progress.

High EQ and ability to multi-task and think on their feet.

Build and lead a strong Communications team and function focused on meeting Company goals as opposed to silo'd deliverables.

Must be able to function as a fully contributing member of the Marketing and Communications Leadership Team and contribute to all issues

Strong business acumen

Proven experience in counseling and influencing senior executive

Proven experience in crisis communications

Ability to provide clear, well-reasoned recommendation

Strong media relations acumen

Ability to build internal relationships, lead teams and develop individuals

Ability to effectively managing agencies and budgets

Exceptional writing and editing skills

Pay, Benefits and Work Schedule:

Office Depot and Office Max offers competitive salaries, a benefits package, which includes a 401(k) and more, along with plenty of opportunity to move and grow within our organization! For immediate consideration for this exciting position, please click the Apply Now button.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Office Depot and Office Max is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in all employment practices. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, age, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

231 days 10 hours ago

Office Depot, Inc


VP, Communications Office Depot, Inc - Boca Raton, FL, United States


Location: Boca Raton, FL

Company Profile:
Office Depot, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, supplies office products and services. The company’s North American Retail division sells an assortment of merchandise, including office supplies, technology products and solutions, business machines and related supplies, facilities products, and office furniture under various brands through its chain of office supply stores. Its North American Business Solutions division sells branded office supplies, technology products, cleaning and breakroom supplies, office furniture, services, and other solutions, as well as copy and print services to small, medium, and large-sized businesses through a sales force, catalogs, telesales, Internet sites, and limited store locations. The company’s International division sells office products and services through direct mail catalogs, contract sales forces, Internet sites, and retail stores using company-owned operations, joint ventures, licensing and franchise agreements, alliances, and other arrangements. This division also participates under licensing and merchandise arrangements in South Korea, Israel, the Dominican Republic, and the Middle East. It offers its products under various labels, including Office Depot, OfficeMax, Viking Office Products, Foray, Ativa, Grand & Toy, TUL, and DiVOGA. As of February 25, 2014, the company operated 2,200 retail stores in 57 countries. Office Depot, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida.