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Head of Communications, Renewables

Huntington Beach, CA

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We are an innovative bio-tech and climate tech company that is disrupting the status quo and on a mission to reverse climate change. What started in 2003 as a question of “what if we could turn greenhouse gas into useful materials?” – a force for good – has turned into “we can and we will” through over a decade of endless trial, error, and determination. Today, We harness greenhouse gas to create a certifiably carbon-negative, regenerative material that can replace plastic and leathers. But the determination doesn’t stop there. It’s also on a mission to inspire communities to make meaningful choices that will help the long-term health of our planet. In fact, while many companies are looking to bring their products and practices to a carbon neutral state, with this technology, we are the only company producing both foodware and apparel that is carbon-negative. And this is just the beginning, as the versatility of the material means future product innovations are endless. The more products we produce, the better the planet gets.

We are looking for passionate, entrepreneurially minded, outside-the-box movers and shakers who live by our CODE –Creativity, Optimism, Determination, Empathy – and want to leverage their skills to positively impact the world we live in for generations to come.

Why this role? (Overview)

As a fierce supporter of the Company’s mission, you will work closely and collaboratively with our multi-disciplined team to share our brand story, the narrative behind our innovative technology, and the promise of how our products can make a positive impact in the world. You will be a key driving force for educating customers, consumers, media, NGOs and government around what’s possible and a catalyst for driving systemic positive change.
As a key communications leader and direct report to the Chief Marketing Officer, you will own the overall communications strategy and execution, both internally and externally.

How you’ll impact? (Responsibilities)

  • Develop a world-class communications strategy and break the mold with annual plans by directly leading communications activities that not only promote, enhance, and protect the organization’s brand reputation, but also inspire, excite and drive advocacy for the brand
  • Drive the development, integration, and implementation of a broad range of public relations activities and brand-centered, break-through
  • PR activations that tie to the strategic direction and positioning of the organization and its leadership
  • Advance the organization’s position with a broad slate of audiences and relevant constituents, including media, industry experts, ESG leaders, and consumers
  • Drive positive, inspiring broad-based awareness for the brand, our technology and our products.
  • Create communication frameworks and systems, both internally and externally, that optimize delivery of all content materials and communications pertaining to the Company’s genesis, practices and values including but not limited to, sustainability, as well as innovations and partnerships.
  • Oversee internal communications planning and execution in order to ensure all our team members are versed in key company highlights and consistently feel connected to the company
  • Oversee media relations and develop efficient, nimble, proactive and reactive processes for engaging with media
  • Stay on top of industry trends and develop real-time systems to keep executives informed of what they need to know and to initiate action when needed
  • Help coordinate corporate industry affairs and align on the Company’s involvement in external industry and trade organizations to strengthen our position and influence on the current and future industry agenda.
  • Oversee PR agency and lead the development of new pitch ideas to fuel earned media coverage for the Company’s business leadership, success, technology, innovation, products, and culture.

Why this was made for you? (Qualifications)

  • 10+ years of experience in communications with 5+ years in leadership roles and progressive growth in responsibilities; Preference for a broad range of experiences across technology, B2B and B2C industries.
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or related business discipline (MBA a plus).
  • Collaborative team player and articulate storyteller with a knack for speaking and writing with purpose, clarity,
    and passion.
  • Strategic thinker with proven ability to craft and deliver impactful, crisp, on-brand messaging
  • Superior presentation and advisory skills, with strong ability to break down complex concepts to simple narratives.
  • Nuanced understanding and expert implementation of the full marketing and communications suite of services and best practices, including deep experience effectively leveraging the power of social media.
  • A natural pulse on the latest and greatest – stays up to date with the latest trends and channels of communication (podcast, blogs, etc.).
  • Strong interest and active consumer of current affairs, sustainable practices, industry trends, digital and social media.
  • Strong leadership, team management and communication skills across broad, cross-functional teams, with ability to foster teamwork, respect, and inclusive dialogue.
  • Naturally curious and have passions that fuel you.
  • Experience building a brand (from scratch preferred).
  • Enjoys connecting with others and people are naturally drawn to you.
  • Genuinely excited by the Company’s mission and the opportunity to use your creative talents to advocate for positive change.
  • Capable of motivating and influencing others of all levels and stature to act.
  • Strategic, creative and not only able to remain calm during stressful and unexpected situations, but also able to lead executives in arriving at calm, thoughtful, deliberate decisions and actions during times of crisis.