WLPM Communications Advisor
BP - Houston, TX

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Role synopsis
WLPM Communications Manager supports the organization in stakeholder engagement for businesses on the campus, as well as, the community through multiple communication strategies. Some of the normal job responsibilities include developing weekly communications, planning special events, and providing communications support and counsel to the Incident Management Team.

Key accountabilities
Is the US Comms single point of accountability for WLPM. Leads the development and implementation of the WLPM communication strategy and measurement of the employed tactics and products.

Development of robust communications content such as weekly campus updates, monthly WLPM staff comms, backgrounders and other materials primarily for internal use through a variety of communication channels and responds to direct audience feedback on materials.

Proactively measures communication products and tactics to continuously improve in meeting the needs of the key audiences.

Involved in special projects including but not limited to development, coordination and writing for WLPM-related communication campaigns, rollouts and strategies (ie. WLPM teams, WL HSSE Committee, etc.)

Provides coordination and organization in close coordination with US Comms and GPA for special on-campus events as needed (ie. Media, open houses, town halls, community advisory panel, etc.)

Works in collaboration with the External Affairs team and Houston IC Manager in development of effective and integrated campus and Houston-area employee communications and events.

Use stakeholder networks and knowledge of WLPM to keep a pulse on the various primary audiences in order to identify key issues and implement or recommend interventions.

Manages own time to achieve specified targets and deadlines and may have to integrate this with the plans of others to achieved agreed objectives, targets and deadlines.

Interprets information and data to identify local trends and proposes improvements and actions that will achieve longer-term objectives. Provides input to diagnose, investigate and provide solutions to problems.

Serves as a key member of the WLPM incident management team to develop crisis and continuity management communications for any campus related incident.

Develops content and material on WLPM specific community relations activities including agenda and content for quarterly Community Advisory board.

Essential Education
Bachelor’s degree in communications or related field.

10 years of communications related experience including budget management and oversight of third party suppliers

Demonstrated success in a role requiring internal networking and engagement with broad, diverse stakeholder groups.

Strong written and verbal communication skills, including editing and the ability to present information in a clear and compelling manner for both internal and external audiences.

Thorough and detail oriented with strong project management skills.

Strong analytical skills

Possesses ability to lead, motivate and influence others without formal line accountability.

Experience and knowledge in a variety of communication channels – online, print, face to face, etc. and experience in the selection of operational channels for various communications.

Essential experience and job requirements
Interfacing with multi-level stakeholders with differing priorities and needs across the myriad of businesses and functions in Houston.

Assimilating to a large, complex matrixed organization.

Constant delivery of updated information to a very diverse Houston-based BP employee and contractor audience.

Understands 24/7 nature of campus-wide communications for internal as well as external audiences and the impact of the news cycle, media needs and deadlines.

Exhibits good judgement; builds effective working relationships; possesses excellent problem solving skills; can manage multiple programs/projects simultaneously while working under tight time constraints.

Given broad guidance only on approach and method of work but minimal direction thereafter. Expected to provide written and verbal reports on progress.

Demonstrated success as strong team player who is self-motivated and able to work independently as well as collaboratively.

High level of energy and enthusiasm toward new and evolving challenges.

Very strong organizational skills, and the ability to adapt quickly to changing circumstances.

Ability to network and build relationships across the organization.

Excellent skills in Microsoft Office suite of programs as well as knowledge and experience with a variety of web-based programs for internal and external websites.

Spanish language skills a plus

Desirable criteria & qualifications
N/A

Relocation available
Negotiable

Travel required
Negligible travel

Is this a part time position?
No

About BP
Our business is the exploration, production, refining, trading and distribution of energy. This is what we do, and we do it on a truly global scale. With a workforce of 80,000 employees, BP operates with business activities and customers in more than 80 countries across six continents. Every day, we serve millions of customers around the world. We are continually looking for talented, committed and ambitious people to help us shape the face of energy for the future.

The Communications team is part of the Group Chief of Staff office. The purpose of the centralised Communications team is: To deliver top quartile communications in support of BP's business goals. To manage and develop group communications assets in service of driving efficiencies and continuous improvement across BP.

Key activities cover the management and development of key group products, channels and assets. Main products and channels include corporate reporting, BP magazine, global internet platform for external communications and One BP intranet estate, Horizon magazine, PiP for internal communications.

In addition, we manage group wide employee engagement programmes such as Helios awards and Centenary; manage corporate communications assets, including the BP photo and video library and the Communications, Policy and External Affairs development centre. The team also provides advice and implementation services for Executive events, CEO communications, reputation research and internal communications (including pulse surveys) that support BP's key business priorities.

Disclaimer
If you are selected for the position, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test (and alcohol screening if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process.

BP is an equal opportunity employer.

Segment
Corporate & Functions

Removal Date
24-Mar-2013

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