Rabo AgriFinance: Vice President, Public Relations and Communications

Rabo AgriFinance: Vice President, Public Relations and Communications

15:15 02 December in KC IABC Blog, KC/IABC Job Bank for Members

Rabo AgriFinance Internal Communications
•Work closely with Rabo AgriFinance leadership to foster a culture of transparent, consistent communications.
•Provide consistency and vision in all communications.
•Ensure communication strategy is consistent and reflects the organization’s strategic vision.
•Execute communications-based events.
•Manage internal communications team.
•Lead communications consultancy for in-house groups to plan appropriate, best-practice communications.
•Regularly evaluate use of communications channels and multi-media to assure relevant, timely employee communications following best practices in employee communications.

Rabo AgriFinance External Communications
•Position Rabo AgriFinance as the most influential ag finance organization in the U.S.
•In close alignment with RAF Marketing initiatives, utilize RAF expertise, insight and knowledge to position the organization with key demographics in the market.
•Provide consistency and vision in all communications.
•Ensure communication strategy is consistent and reflects the organization’s strategic vision.
•Support CRT and Marketing with communications and public relations strategy and execution as well as communications needs.
•Advocate on behalf of the Rabo AgriFinance/Rabobank brand with external stakeholders and the media across all communications channels and vehicles.

Rabobank Food and Agribusiness Research and Advisory Group (RABORESEARCH) Communications and Public Relations
•Provide consistent strategic counsel to utilize research and RaboResearch team members as key assets in growing rural portfolios across North America.
•Work closely with RaboResearch team members to create strategic plans for the application and internal/external sharing of research and insight.
•Work closely with RaboResearch analysts to position their insight and expertise as a differentiating factor in the marketplace.
•Collaborate with RAF, RNA and NAW marketing/communications teams to develop the advertising, marketing and promotion plans for RaboResearch.
•Manage multi-media needs related to the strategy for a given report, initiative or analyst.
• Bachelor’s Degree in communications, public relations, journalism or related field.
• Minimum of 7 years of journalism or public relations experience. Corporate communications experience a plus.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and color vision. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Salary & Benefits

With healthcare and insurance costs on the rise, Rabo AgriFinance employees enjoy a first-class benefits package, featuring a selection of medical coverage and investment options to meet your personal needs. Our benefits program includes:
Health care spending account
Dependent care spending account
Basic life insurance plus AD&D insurance
Optional life insurance
Short-term disability
Long-term disability
401(k) program
Health and wellness seminars
Tuition reimbursement

Rabo AgriFinance offers an inspiring work environment with enthusiastic professionals. The culture is characterized by entrepreneurship, personal development, and ambition. The employment benefits are excellent.

How to Apply:  Visit our website at www.raboag.com and go to the careers tab. Click on the job description for VP Public Relations and Communications to apply.

Contact Email:  sharee.duggan@raboag.com

Kerry O'Connor

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