Join a diverse and dynamic team that makes and delivers the most valuable services in the world: electricity and natural gas. At Consumers Energy, our customers are at the heart of everything we do. Our employees work around the clock to provide service to our customers in honor of our history and to fulfill our promise to Michigan - Count on Us! Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy and headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, provides natural gas and electricity to nearly 6.8 million of Michigan's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.This position is a key role within Public Affairs to continue to grow the company's brand through Clean Energy goals. This position requires a strong skill set in relationship building and cross functional team execution to develop and execute on key business priorities. Problem solving and creative thinking along with an analytical eye to projects will be essential.Responsibilities:•Focuses on actions, goals, and objectives to coincide with the mission, vision, and values of our Company and essential business goals•Writes compelling creative briefs and partners with internal and external creative agencies to guide and evaluate creative work, ensuring output is on strategy and on budget•Analyzes research resources and reports on business and competition. Utilizes the information to develop a hypothesis and draw conclusions that support the objectives of the business•Manages the brand budget. Identifies changes impacting the budget and proactively communicate implications and recommendations•Manages and flawlessly leads execution of various projects. Fosters collaboration, motivates and inspires teams to achieve their highest potential•Collaborates with a broad group of cross-functional partners to develop and execute comprehensive go-to-market plans, cross-channel communication strategies, generate new ideas, manage projects and resolve issues. Foster and develop relationships to ensure project timelines are met and conflict is resolved or escalated in a timely fashionRequirements:•5+ years brand experience preferredOverviewThe Communications Job Family is utilized in the Government and Public Affairs department of the Company. This job family provides advice and council regarding communications activities for all areas of the Company. Responsible for developing and creating information, educational programs and other informative processes for disseminating informational, educational, and promotional materials.Nature of WorkThe essence of the work that is performed by the Communications Job Family is a wide variety of business functions, at times involving very specific business disciplines.At the lowest level in this job family, the work performed may tend to be of a routine and less complex nature where the work responsibilities can be proficiently performed after a relatively short training period. At this level the employee is more likely to be able to move to different functional areas of the Company.At the highest levels in this job family the work performed will tend to be of a complex nature involving knowledge of various functional/specialized disciplines where the work responsibilities can only be proficiently performed after a relatively long training / experience-related time period and often requires an advanced degree. The work environment often includes dealing with risk and limiting exposure.Leadership, management, facilitation and interaction with senior management will be markedly increased at the mid - highest levels of this job family while the need for direction and supervision will be markedly decreased. While problem solving and analysis will likely be required at all levels, recommendation and implementation becomes the norm at the highest levels and will often have a major bearing on the company's business. In addition, skills such as the ability to think on your feet, composure under fire and effective communication across all levels of the organization and with outside customers/clients become more finely honed at the higher levels.Essential Functions:Plans and conducts public relations programs in order to disseminate informational, educational, and promotional materials concerning the activities of the Company. Prepares and distributes news releases, photographs, fact sheets, etc. to media representatives and other interested parties. Assesses public attitudes toward the Company and its programs; develops programs to promote favorable attitudes. Makes educational presentations to groups regarding Company programs and/or obtains professional personnel to do so. Reviews and analyzes for suitability, departmental reports and research data before release to the general public. Formulates procedures, policies, and guidelines for assigned communications programs. Performs duties of unusual significance or importance to the Company. Makes recommendations in areas of expertise. Develops program goals and plans for implementation. Develops alternative strategies for programs based on analysis and research in an assigned specialty area. Acts as a liaison with other agencies, organizations, and employees to coordinate communications programs. Plans and coordinates the training of staff in communications activities. Serves as a technical advisor and liaison with industry, community groups, and/or governmental agencies. Completes special projects. Prepares special studies and reports. Performs related work as assigned. Exemplifies safe work practices and follows the Company's compliance standards. Regular attendance is expected.Hours and... 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