Public & Government Relations Manager
Sims Metal Management - Richmond, CA

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Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent work experience required. 5 to 10 years Bay Area Regulator and Public Relations experience including client relationship management

Preferred Qualifications: 
Ability to think outside‐the‐box and provide unique communications solutions
that raise SMM West Region’s Group’s profile with key audiences and contacts 
Knowledge of Direct Response Advertising strongly preferred 
Proven relationships with media outlets 
The ability to pitch and place stories and design effective PR campaigns for
Agency and Clients 
An understanding of social and new‐media opportunities including the ability to
integrate new/social media solutions into Agency and Client business 
Be self‐motivated, and bring effective work habits to a fast‐paced, deadline oriented
environment; must be flexible and adapt quickly to shifting priorities 
Strong project management skills, including development of project plans and
timelines, as well as producing project updates, analysis and ROI measurement
for senior management 
Experience managing outside contractors and agencies, as well as working
cross‐functionally 
Strong written and verbal communications skills a must 
Strong organizational skills with keen attention to detail 
Excellent listening/interpretation skills 
Effective and creative strategic thinker and planner 
Excellent personal, communication and presentation skills 
Demonstrated experience developing profitable business unit 
Demonstrated experience promoting Public Relations capabilities to earn client
trust/business 
Demonstrated experience managing and leading employees 
Ability to work successfully in a collaborative team‐based environment 
Strong journalistic writing skills a must 
Success development strategies and tactics for integrated marketing plans 
Proven record of successfully expanding existing client business 
Creative mind with a track record of putting new ides into practice and assessing
results 
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Photoshop 
Proven ability to interact with senior level executives and press; strong
interpersonal skills

Job Description:
•Job responsibilities include being able to have a deep understanding of the clients' interests in active legislation, strong communication skills to reinforce clients' position on the issues at hand, possess a working knowledge of other interest groups holding a similar position as the clients', prepare press releases, informational literature and at times represent the client at news conferences and in other forms of media. Other responsibilities include scheduling and facilitating meetings with legislators on behalf of the client, responding to regulatory inquiries and testifying at public hearings. Generally, a lobbyist is required to register his lobbying activities with government agencies and report his expenditures to stay within compliance guidelines. 
Lead the development of overall Public Relations Strategy and implementation 
Execute on the Public Relations Strategy to drive inquiries from new clients and
increase national awareness of SMM West Region Group capabilities 
Integrate Public Relations activities into overall marketing campaigns to support
business objectives and collaborate with other cross‐functional departments 
Prepare press releases, talking points, presentations and other communications
materials for external and internal audiences 
Work with New Business and New Media teams to provide Public Relations
service offerings 
Develop and maintain media contact and distribution lists specific to client
objectives 
Cultivate and maintain relationships with trade, local and national media 
Manage the content on the SMM Group website 
Develop business strategy to profitably provide Public Relations services to
clients to drive their business objectives

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Sims Metal Management provides metal recycling services primarily in Australia, the UK, and the US. In addition to processing steel and...