Strategic Communications Manager - 12 Month Contract at Xero

Communications, Fixed Term, Melbourne, AU melbourne contract
Posted 18 days ago

Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use platform that helps small businesses and their accounting and bookkeeping advisors grow and thrive. 

At Xero, our purpose is to make life better for people in small business, their advisors, and communities around the world. This purpose sits at the centre of everything we do. We support our people to do the best work of their lives so that they can help small businesses succeed through better tools, information and connections. Because when they succeed they make a difference, and when millions of small businesses are making a difference, the world is a more beautiful place.

About the team;
AU Communications is a central function within the Xero team, responsible for the brand, reputation and profile of the company, its leaders and community. We are a small, high-energy team with a passion for people, business and storytelling that makes an impact.

How you'll make an impact;
This a 12 month maternity leave contract opportunity where we are looking for someone to develop the Communications strategy and execution of content for a diverse range of strategic projects in the business. You will have proven experience translating priority business objectives into engaging and integrated programs of (internal and external) communications, which can be amplified across a range of channels. You will understand how to measure the success of your communication programs in relation to its strategic objectives.

In addition to possessing highly strategic thinking, you will bring an innate ability to break down complex product, technical or strategic projects into easily digestible copy that resonates with the target audience, particularly small businesses, accountants and bookkeepers. You are equally comfortable communicating your ideas to a range of internal stakeholders. 

This role requires working with multiple stakeholders on strategic campaigns as well as juggling multiple projects, while ensuring that quality is never compromised.

What you'll bring with you;

  • Proven excellence in developing communications strategies for large, high profile organisations
  • Excellent strategic communication and copywriting skills
  • An ability to cope with change in a fast paced dynamic environment experiencing growth and expansion
  • Project Management experience with a focus on actionable and measurable results
  • Passion for quality, accuracy and an eye for detail
  • Why Xero?

    At Xero we support many types of flexible working arrangements that allow you to balance your work, your life and your passions. We offer a great remuneration package including shares plus a range of leave options to suit your well-being. Our work environment encourages continuous improvement and career development and you’ll get to work with the latest technology.  

    Our collaborative and inclusive culture is one we’re immensely proud of. We know that a diverse workforce is a strength that enables businesses, including ours, to better understand and serve customers, attract top talent and innovate successfully. We are a member of Pride in Diversity, in recognition of our inclusive workplace. So, from the moment you step through our doors, you’ll feel welcome and supported to do the best work of your life.