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Community/Government Relations Manager

Company: Sims Metal
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Community/Government Relations Manager

Sims Metal (Sims) is a global leader in metal recycling. With facilities across the globe, Sims plays an intrinsic role in the circular economy by making resources available for future use. As responsible corporate citizens, we continuously seek new ways to broaden our participation in the environmental sector, ensuring that our future is as bright, safe, and secure as at any time in our long history.
Sims is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value the diversity of all of our employees, and we are committed to creating a working environment that is built on a foundation of respect and inclusion where everyone can contribute, advance on merit, and realize their full potential.

A Public & Government Relations Manager develops and implements the companys overall strategic public relations programs. Programs may often include media relations, community relations, internal communications, and investor relations.

  • Directs and implements a companys public relations strategies. Manages media relations, announcements, editorial placement, and speaking opportunities. Develops press releases, white papers, and supporting materials. Familiar with a variety of the fields concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Performs a variety of tasks. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. This position will report to the Regional President.
  • The primary skill of a lobbyist is to construct and communicate messages to legislators.
  • Strong communication skills to persuade legislators to vote on public policy in favor of their SMM interests.
  • The successful lobbyist candidate should have previous public relations experience and a network of contacts with policymakers and other members of public office.

    Key Responsibilities:
    • Lead the development of overall Public Relations Strategy and implementation
    • Execute the Public Relations Strategy to drive inquiries from new clients and
    • increase national awareness of SMM East Region Group capabilities
    • Integrate Public Relations activities into overall marketing campaigns to support
    • business objectives and collaborate with other cross-functional departments
    • Prepare press releases, talking points, presentations, and other communications
    • materials for external and internal audiences
    • Work with New Business and New Media teams to provide Public Relations
    • service offerings
    • Develop and maintain media contact and distribution lists specific to the client
    • objectives
    • Cultivate and maintain relationships with trade, local and national media
    • Manage the content on the SMM Group website
    • Develop a business strategy to profitably provide Public Relations services to clients to drive their business objectives


      Education/Work Experience
      • Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent work experience required. 5 to 10 years of experience with NJ/NY Metro Regulator and Public Relations experience including client relationship management
        Preferred Qualifications:
        • Ability to think outside the box and provide unique communications solutions
        • that raise SMM East Region's Group's profile with key audiences and contacts
        • Knowledge of Direct Response Advertising is strongly preferred
        • Proven relationships with media outlets
        • The ability to pitch and place stories and design effective PR campaigns for
        • Agency and Clients
        • An understanding of social and new-media opportunities including the ability to
        • integrate new/social media solutions into Agency and Client business
        • Be self-motivated and bring effective work habits to a fast-paced, deadline-oriented
        • environment; must be flexible and adapt quickly to shifting priorities
        • Strong project management skills, including the development of project plans and
        • timelines, as well as producing project updates, analysis, and ROI measurement
        • for senior management
        • Experience managing outside contractors and agencies, as well as working
        • cross-functionally
        • Strong written and verbal communications skills are a must
        • Strong organizational skills with keen attention to detail
        • Excellent listening/interpretation skills
        • Effective and creative strategic thinker and planner
        • Excellent personal, communication, and presentation skills
        • Demonstrated experience developing profitable business unit
        • Demonstrated experience promoting Public Relations capabilities to earn client
        • trust/business
        • Ability to work successfully in a collaborative team-based environment
        • Strong journalistic writing skills are a must
        • Success development strategies and tactics for integrated marketing plans
        • Proven record of successfully expanding existing client business
        • A creative mind with a track record of putting new ideas into practice and assessing
        • results
        • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Photoshop
        • Proven ability to interact with senior-level executives and press; strong interpersonal skills
        • With a promote-from-within philosophy and a variety of programs available to support continuous learning, Sims offers the opportunity for a rewarding career. We are committed to the ecologically sound and sustainable use of resources and strive to operate in a manner that minimizes waste and protects the environment.
          A career with Sims provides you with the opportunity to work with an organization whose goal is to be the world's safest and most responsible recycling company. Our people achieve this by creating a zero-harm workplace, being exemplary members of the communities in which we operate, and being responsible stewards of the environment. We also offer competitive pay and a range of attractive benefits.
          Find Out More---Please visit www.simsltd.com for more information on Sims and its commitment to sustainability.SIMS LIMITED IS PROUD TO BE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WE VALUE THE DIVERSITY OF ALL OF OUR EMPLOYEES AND ARE COMMITTED TO CREATING AN INCLUSIVE WORKING ENVIRONMENT WHERE EVERYONE CAN CONTRIBUTE, ADVANCE ON MERIT, AND REALIZE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL. SIMS LIMITED IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. THE COMPANY DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE WITH REGARD TO RACE, SEX, RELIGION, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, CITIZENSHIP STATUS, DISABILITY, AGE, MARITAL OR FAMILIAL STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, GENDER EXPRESSION, VETERAN STATUS, HOUSING STATUS, SOURCE OF INCOME, OR ANY OTHER STATUS PROTECTED BY FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL LAWS. THIS APPLIES TO ANY EMPLOYMENT DECISION, INCLUDING RECRUITING, HIRING, PLACEMENT, PROMOTION, TERMINATION, LAYOFF, RECALL, TRANSFER, LEAVES OF ABSENCE, COMPENSATION, AND TRAINING. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WITH A DISABILITY IN NEED OF A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION MAY REQUEST SUCH WITHOUT FEAR OF REPRISAL OR DISCRIMINATION.

          Nearest Major Market: Jersey CityNearest Secondary Market: New York City

Keywords: Sims Metal, Jersey City , Community/Government Relations Manager, Government & Protective Services , Jersey City, New Jersey

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