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Division Corporate Affairs Manager

Kroger Bellevue, WA
  • Expired: September 12, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.

Company Name: Kroger General Office
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt


Position Summary:

Bring Corporate Affairs strategic plan to life in divisions to enhance/protect Kroger’s reputation and elevate Kroger’s unique story. Help the division & Kroger realize an ambitious Corporate Affairs strategy to expand its license to operate and be recognized among the most reputable and influential companies in America. Oversee external stakeholder engagement activities. Work closely with Corporate Affairs team at Kroger’s corporate offices to execute Corporate Affairs initiatives, manage crisis communications and preserve/enhance the company’s reputation. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties; complete performance reviews and provide feedback to direct reports
  • Provide advice/strategies to division leadership regarding emerging community/consumer issues that may affect the company’s business/reputation
  • Collaborate with corporate media and external relations leaders to align/execute corporate priorities/initiatives and manage potential crises/reputational issues
  • Serve as a strategic communications leader, spokesperson and crisis communications coordinator for division
  • Serve as key member of the division marketing/customer communications team with a focus on increasing awareness of company’s brand and support for local causes
  • Cultivate relationships with local media, social media influencers, consumer bloggers and external stakeholders that influence the company’s reputation in local markets
  • Develop/execute earned media strategies/tactics to support brand image, sales and community marketing
  • Manage relationships with state/local trade associations and elected officials to influence policies that support key business objectives
  • Lead annual division solicitation for company’s Political Action Committee; provide contribution recommendations to Corporate Affairs
  • Support corporate federal government relations strategies by building relationships with members of Congress
  • Lead a comprehensive process to accelerate our associate communications/engagement strategy to improve reach/effectiveness and measure progress
  • Improve effectiveness of our channels (e.g., web, video, email, social, print) to better reach all associates
  • Support corporate sustainability initiatives by building local partnerships and communicating company progress in local markets
  • Engage associates in 2020 sustainability goals; support goal to be a Zero Waste company by 2020
  • Develop/execute community marketing/engagement programs that enhance the company’s reputation as a generous/caring retailer and that support the company’s key community priorities
  • Manage/guide community funds budget comprised of foundation, corporate, associate and customer contributions
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
Minimum Position Qualifications/Education:
  • 7 years’ experience in Corporate Affairs or similar role
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, PR, marketing or political science
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze/solve problems
  • Strong planning/organizational skills
Desired Previous Job Experience:
  • Corporate Affairs leader in retail or corporate environment
  • Previous work within or managing PR agencies
  • Previous work with elected officials, government or campaigns


Education Level: Bachelor's Required
Required Travel: None
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time
 Regions: West

States: Washington


Jobs at Kroger: At Kroger, we hire people who have a passion for helping others and who want to build a relationship with our Customers. No matter what stage of your career, you can build your future at Kroger. We look for people who want more, aspire to be more and work hard to achieve their goals. Our focus on keeping the Customer first is what makes us successful. As the largest traditional grocery chain in the U.S. and one of the world's largest retailers, we employee more nearly half a million Associates across 35 states. We offer many opportunities not only in our stores, but in Manufacturing, Logistics, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and many other fields.


Company Overview
Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve customers in 2,782 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states. Our Family of Companies also operates 2,268 pharmacies, 274 fine jewelry stores, 1,489 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States.  Kroger is dedicated to our Purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit™ by serving America through food inspiration and uplift and creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

 Posting Notes:  WA || Bellevue || 10116 Ne 8Th St || 98004 || Kroger General Office || [[mfield2]] || Corporate Affairs || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 



Bellevue, WA