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1 Mar 2022

Full-Time Senior Communications Manager

Rheaply – Posted by sydney.browning Anywhere

Job Description

Hi, we’re Rheaply 👋

Over the past year, the world has cultivated a new sense of appreciation for everyday stuff. With global supply chains collapsing and operating budgets shrinking across the board, we have seen the demand for goods and services skyrocket. The obvious solution to being more resourceful and cost-conscious has been to increase the value of everything already around us. At Rheaply, we’re helping organizations do that by developing better inventory management and resource sharing tools. Although rewarding, this problem is not ours alone to solve, which is why we need extraordinarily talented people like you to join our team. While we’re also excited to one day meet in person (and hopefully soon!), we are ready to conduct our entire interviewing and onboarding process remotely.

Founded in 2016, Rheaply, Inc. is a Chicago-based technology company focused on solutions for making organizations more efficient, sustainable, and connected. Rheaply has developed and launched the only exchange technology for researchers to share their ideas and surplus resources with colleagues to reduce time, costs, as well as environmental waste. On Rheaply’s Asset Exchange Manager (AxM), users from all departments can access resources and expertise from colleagues in the same organization or beyond. Recently, Rheaply has been featured in The New York Times, Nature, VERGE, and Greenbiz, chosen as a 10 Big Idea in Innovation by Chicago Magazine, a Circular Economy Solver by MIT SOLVE, and received the 2019 & 2020 Sustainable Procurement Leadership (SPLC) Award for Circular Economy Leadership among other notable awards and recognitions.

Opportunity

As we continue to expand our business as a global circular economy leader, we are seeking a communications and partnerships-oriented marketing leader to join our team. This role will be critical in our effort to build thought leadership in the circular economy and a national brand presence & public narrative recognition in the climate tech space. This role will primarily focus on integrated marketing communications with a lens on media relations, client engagement and PR planning, and crafting customer storytelling and retention strategies. Ideally this is someone who can take Rheaply’s strong earned and owned media strategy to the next level for our growing enterprise, healthcare, higher education, and government clients. This role will also work in tandem with Rheaply’s ecosystem, solutions engineering & CS teams to write and develop customer marketing collateral and executable PR plans for businesses, governments, and strategic industry partners with an effort to improve local market balance, asset circularity and vendor relationships on Rheaply’s award-winning platform.

What you’ll do:

Your day to day at Rheaply will be highly cross-functional and will include roles & responsibilities across 3 main divisions as listed below:

Event & Marketing Campaigns:

  • Work closely with our Growth Marketing Team to develop comprehensive event marketing plans
  • Create Advocacy Marketing campaigns by evangelizing Rheaply’s technology within procurement, supply chain & operations circles, helping test and explore Rheaply’s platform within resource management and LSA workflows
  • Create/ideate content around vertical-based messaging for emerging secondary markets, working closely with our circular economy and ecosystem teams
  • Work with our content marketing coordinator to research content topics, trends, and themes that resonate with enterprise clientele and ecosystem partners such as merchants, vendors, non-for-profits, service partners (logistics, fleet management or hauling) and other circularity partners.
  • Work closely with Growth Marketing Manager & Sales team to develop collateral that fill major content gaps

External PR Strategy & Earned Media:

  • Lead and coordinate PR & event strategies in target geographic areas
  • Lead media pitch presentations, award submissions, and the strategic roadmap for earned media acquisition
  • Work closely with our Chief Marketing Officer  to define and craft strategic marketing plans for external markets
  • Establish relationships and strategic alignment with Rheaply’s team of freelance writers, animators/video production studios, and other vendor alliances to improve earned media (EMV) with dynamic content (videography) 
  • Support our growth marketing team by sharing SEO and demand gen opportunities within our channel partner networks, circularity message or membership boards, events and award partners.
  • Manage the partnership marketing budget, including annual and quarterly allocations to drive ecosystem awareness

Client-facing support:

  • Align with corporate and product marketing teams to ensure consistency of messaging within public-facing collateral
  • Work closely with our Director of Product Marketing and design team to write customer marketing collateral in order to improve client retention and activity, turning our customers into our biggest sellers and storytellers
  • Run point on all client-facing PR/onboarding meetings, alongside our solutions engineering and customer success teams

What you’ll need:

  • 5+ years of strategic marketing & communications leadership, owning content direction, media relations and effective PR strategies
  • SaaS-based, 4IR & or Digital Transformation technology experience working across multiple marketing functions in the public sector or enterprise verticals
  • Previously led go-to-market strategies for ecosystem, marketplace or channel-driven companies.

You will stand apart if you have:

  • Owned the earned and owned media strategy for high-growth startups with a national reach
  • A track record of connecting content to sales growth and revenue, with measurable and quantifiable results
  • A history of blending traditional media and new media across marketing platforms and channels
  • Customer marketing influence through strategic consumer engagement and experiential marketing 
  • Have previous experience marketing within corporate sustainability, circular economy, ESG or supply chain or procurement
  • Deep knowledge of e-commerce, SaaS, web applications, climate tech solutions 
  • A passion for storytelling and the value ecosystems have on businesses and its customers

You will be a cultural fit if you:

  • Are comfortable in the fast-paced, dynamic environment of Rheaply – hallmarks of a scaling startup
  • Curious, research focused, ready to learn, and someone who over communicates.
  • A builder who is able to pivot to the needs of a growing business and culture.
  • Living Rheaply’s Core Values. (see below)

At Rheaply, we envision a world where all assets and resources are highly visible, searchable, and reusable. Oh, and we love what we do, like, really love what we do. So, join us today to help us achieve our mission!

Rheaply’s Core Values

At Rheaply, we thrive to provide the most seamless experience for our AxM users, enabling our client organizations to achieve full utilization of their assets, thereby reducing costs and waste by keeping valuable resources in circulation. As a team, we pledge to execute our work in accordance with our seven Core Values.

  1. We Listen To and Delight Our Users — Our users are our most important stakeholders. We strive to provide the most seamless user experience and value to our users across client organizations. We do our best to have empathy for their problems and challenges. We listen to users’ feedback and provide timely responses to questions and needs.
  2. We Encourage Individual Team Member Growth, Innovation, And Happiness — Our people are our most valuable assets. Rheaply’s success is dependent upon the collective drive, intelligence, curiosities and contributions of all of our team members. We care for the wellbeing of each team member and ensure that they have the support and mentorship they need to succeed at Rheaply and beyond.
  3. We Value Transparency, Humility, and Open Communication — The key determinant to our successful market execution is our ability to communicate and share successes, learnings, insights, struggles, and solutions across our teams. At Rheaply, we strive to cultivate a culture of intelligence with humility. We care about hearing each member’s voice and understanding his or her unique perspective.
  4. We Care About Our Communities And The Environment — Rheaply is driven by the mission to reduce our environmental footprint and accelerate our transition to a circular economy. We strive to live by our mission of promoting environmental awareness and waste reduction in our decisions and actions at Rheaply and beyond.
  5. We Promote A Collaborative Culture of Learning and Problem-Solving — Rheaply is committed to finding straightforward solutions to complex problems. We are constantly learning from each other, from our clients, and from our competitors. We strive to understand problems at the microscopic level and become industry experts in building, deploying, and iterating sustainable, circular solutions.
  6. We Are Tenacious and We Own Our Work — At Rheaply, we are dedicated to enabling the transition to a more circular world. We are relentless about our mission and vision. We hold ourselves accountable for our words and actions, both internally and in the market.
  7. We Strive To Be Helpful — We view all the work we do at Rheaply as daily, non-stop efforts to help and support each other, our clients, our users, our partners, and our shared environment. 

Rheaply, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of our activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, interns, volunteers, subcontractors. 

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