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Associate Communication Specialist (163794)

TX - Houston

  • Date Posted: May 3, 2022
  • Company: HOME DEPOT USA, INC
  • Travel: 0-10%
  • Functional Area: Communications/External Affairs
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Relocation Provided: No

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Position Description:
Position Purpose:
Global Custom Commerce, Inc. has embarked on a new adventure. Although the company remains focused on dominating the entire blinds market, we have transformed our business model to take on selling complex, hard-to-buy- products in multiple categories as well as improving the Home Depot customer experience. We have created a dedicated team focused on this effort known as the Interconnected Retail Team.

We are looking for individuals who are comfortable with change, working with ambiguous situations but also willing to become pioneers to help us create a path to success. If selected to join the Interconnected Retail team, although you will have core responsibilities defined in this job description, you will also be asked to step outside of the box to help out in other areas as needed (similar to working in a start-up company mode).

The Interconnected Retail team is looking for an Associate Communication Specialist who is ready to leap into unknown waters. The Associate Communication Specialist will be responsible for identifying creative, effective, and fun ways to rollout information and training curriculum. This role is focused on connecting with stakeholders to review our user experience and make recommendations for enhancements . This individual will be comfortable staying in touch with the status of multiple projects while remaining flexible and responsive to frequent changes. Of course, similar to a start-up, the Associate Communication Specialist is ready and able to take on all sorts of small side projects, all in order to move the team towards their goal.

Why work here?
Our entrepreneurial roots and maverick mentality, coupled with the resources and backing of the #1 home improvement retailer in the world, The Home Depot, is a unique opportunity for you to be a transformative retail disruptor. Plus, as the world’s largest online window covering company, and we’ve got a demonstrably awesome 20-year track record. From our hybrid work environment to our open-door ethos, our culture is rooted in improving, evolving, and having fun (we’re pretty serious about cake, cook-offs, ping pong, meaningful work and exciting projects). Most importantly, our team members are always inspired, engaged, and ready for growth.

That means you’ll have the resources and the runway to create truly magical, out-of-the-box work. Moreover, you will play an important role in leveraging our culture, people, systems, processes, and technology — ultimately to provide incredible customer experiences, while growing business for GCC and The Home Depot. This is your chance to be part of something big, in a small start-up environment.

Major Tasks, Responsibilities & Key Accountabilities:

  • 25% Execute effective communication plans and writes communications in support of business objectives for assigned team.
  • 25% Builds effective partnerships to understand the business and functional area supported. Participates in team, staff, and production meetings.
  • 25% Provide metrics, measurement, and evaluation and reporting as needed in support of projects.
  • 25% Works with other communications colleagues (CCEA and Store Communications organization) and creative teams to implement projects using multiple communication vehicles.

Nature and Scope:
  • Typically reports to Associate Communications Manager or Sr. Manager

No associates report to this role on a permanent basis, but requires the technical leadership of a project work team: may select team members and assess capabilities, provide technical training, provide information necessary to meet work, project or program objectives, evaluate program or project performance.

Environmental Job Requirements:
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.

Standard Minimum Qualifications:
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Education Required:
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.

Years of Relevant Work Experience:
2 years

Physical Requirements:
Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Degree in communications related field (Communication, English, Journalism, Public Relations)
  • Experience in retail industry preferred

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
  • Proven record of skills including multi tasking, work prioritization, organizational skills, and meeting deadlines
  • Strong written and oral communication skills including advanced knowledge of grammar and punctuation
  • Thinks creatively
  • Analytical skills

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.