At the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) our vision of ‘Service. Relationships. Results.’ is all about providing a valued service, building strong relationships with our stakeholders, and achieving greater results for the province.
The LDB is one of two branches of government responsible for the cannabis and liquor industry of B.C. We operate the wholesale distribution of beverage alcohol and non-medical cannabis within the province, as well as the household retail brands of BC Liquor Stores and BC Cannabis Stores.
We employ nearly 5,000 people in over 200 communities and have hundreds of career opportunities spanning our entire wholesale, retail and corporate operations – from supply chain logistics, to high-tech solutions, and everything in between. The LDB has been named one of BC’s Top Employers 12 times over for offering exceptional places to work, flexible work hours and earned days off, extended health and dental benefits, maternity and parental leave top-up payments, a pension program, in-house professional and leadership development, and subsidies for professional accreditation.
Corporate Strategic Services (CSS) plays a critical role in supporting the entire organization. Comprised of Corporate Communications and Stakeholder Relations, Policy and Information, Privacy and Access Services, Sourcing and Vendor Performance, Strategy & Business Transformation and the Project Management Office, CSS is driven by customer-service and taking action to advise, consult and support each business area throughout the LDB.
The CSS team is comprised of approximately 40 staff. What brings CSS together as a team is the ability to work together to support both the operational areas of the business and other support areas (e.g. Corporate Operations, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology). The group has a strategic lens with a focus on ensuring the organization aligns and complies with corporate priorities, policies, legislation, best practices, and government mandate.
The Manager of Communications reports to the Director of Corporate Communications and Stakeholder Relations and is responsible for leading, developing and implementing internal and external communications strategies and tactics, including corporate communications and media relations. The department develops a variety of corporate and employee publications, including public information materials and the LDB’s Annual Report, Service Plan and Mandate Letter.
The Communications Manager functions at a senior level and provides management expertise, communications advice and direction to the General Manager and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and senior executives, and ensures the consistent and effective implementation of communications plans, policies, procedures and standards throughout the LDB. The position also provides media relations expertise and functions as a media spokesperson, where appropriate.
This position functions in a fast-paced, high-profile, empowered, dynamic and issues and results-focused environment where priorities are continuously changing, requiring the incumbent to excel under pressure, manage multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines. The program can be challenging and is strategic in nature and wide in scope.
A criminal record check is required.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job description, also located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
An eligibility list for permanent or temporary future opportunities may be established.
Education and Experience:
Degree or diploma in communications, public relations, journalism, or a related discipline and a minimum of 5 years of recent, related experience*.
An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered equivalent to the education requirement i.e., 7 years of recent related experience*.
*Recent, related experience must have occurred within the last 8 years and must include the following:
- Experience identifying media and public issues that require proactive management.
- Experience preparing appropriate responses for spokespeople and/or for use by the media.
- Experience providing advice, direction, coordination to Executives and/or project teams dealing with corporate initiatives or communication projects.
- Experience leading teams, supervision of workloads and/ or performance management.
How to Apply & Application Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined in the Position Requirements section above. Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies as outlined in the attached Job Description.
A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
- Compensation $76,200.06 - $107,800.00 annually CAD $76,200.06 - $107,800.00 annually Month
- Address Burnaby,BC