BAE Systems
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Huntsville, AL, USA

Communications Business Partner - Precision Strike & Sensing Solutions

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Job Description
You don't see it, but it's there. Our employees work on the world's most advanced electronics - from saving emissions in the City of Lights to powering the Mars Rover to protecting the F- 35 fighter jet. At Electronic Systems you'll be among the brightest minds, working on the aerospace and defense industry's most difficult problems. Drawing strength from our differences, we're innovating for the future. And you can, too.
In this role you will drive communications for our Precision Strike & Sensing Solutions (PS) business area, who designs and manufactures state-of-the-art systems and technology that enable our customers to execute their precision strike missions. You will be the primary Communications point of contact for the PS leadership team and trusted advisor to the PS team's vice president/general manager.
Partnering with key stakeholders, you will build an in-depth knowledge of the organization's technology, innovation, and culture to inform critical projects and campaigns. As the business partner, you will create, drive, and oversee strategic, integrated communications plans to ensure message alignment in support of business priorities.
Our flexible work environment provides you a chance to change the world, without giving up your personal life. Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with BAE Systems.
You will:

  • Provide strategic communications counsel and guidance to senior leadership and participate as an active member of the PS leadership team.
    • Represent the Communications function at staff meetings and strategic reviews.
  • Develop content and provide coaching and guidance for the PS vice president, such as leadership messages, town halls, or speaking engagements.
  • Lead the development and implementation of integrated internal, marketing, and media plans for the business area.
    • Drive collaboration across a matrixed team of diverse Communications professionals assigned to the business.
    • Craft messaging for the overall business and its key priorities.
    • Project-manage communications tactics across media, marketing, graphics/collateral development, videos, etc.
  • Collaborate with other business area, sector, or headquarter teams on strategic campaigns.
  • Enhance the brand - ensuring adherence to corporate branding and identity guidelines.
  • Develop and track metrics in support of functional and business objectives.
  • Look for ways to consistently elevate Business Partnership Communications by bringing the outside to best align our organization with best-in-class practices.
  • Report to the Manager of Business Partnerships and be a key member of the Executive Communications team in BAE Systems' Electronic Systems sector.
  • Be a steward of the organization's culture and uphold the ES Communications Operating Principles

Because this role involves a combination of independent and collaborative work, this position can be conducted remotely, but must be driving distance to an Electronic Systems facility for on-site visits.
Required Education, Experience, & Skills
Education & Experience:

  • B.S. degree in Communication, Journalism, English, or Marketing and at least 8 years of experience in a communications discipline (or equivalent combination of education and experience).

Required Skills:

  • Strong writing and verbal communications skills.
  • Strong relationship building, negotiation, time management and influencing skills.
  • Established business acumen.
  • Demonstrated track record of leading enterprise-level communications projects and campaigns.
  • In-depth knowledge of modern communications tactics, media, procedures, and concepts.
  • Must be a team builder, networker, collaborator and motivator with a strong desire to learn and grow.
  • Ability to simultaneously initiate, prioritize, and coordinate multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to execute toward short-term and long-term deadlines across multiple projects.
  • Applies extensive expertise, and has full knowledge of other related disciplines.
  • Develops solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and innovation.
  • Work is performed without appreciable direction.
  • Proficiency in all MS Office programs.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
Preferred Skills:

  • Defense or high-tech industry experience preferred.

Pay Information
Full-Time Salary Range: $96470 - $164010
Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience.
Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems' game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere - from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact - for our customers and the communities we serve.
Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.

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What are BAE Systems Perks + Benefits

BAE Systems Benefits Overview

At BAE Systems, lives depend on us, and we depend on you. Helping you be your best—at work and at home—inspires us to deliver well-being programs and resources that allow you and your family to thrive in all areas of life.

Volunteer in local community
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Employee resource groups
Quarterly engagement surveys
Hybrid work model
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
We promote flexibility through our leave policies, remote and hybrid work options, and alternative scheduling opportunities like the 9/80 schedule, which allows for every other Friday off.
Remote work program
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Transgender health care benefits
Abortion travel benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Charitable contribution matching
Pay transparency
Child Care & Parental Leave
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
We recognize families come in many forms. As an enrolled member of our benefits, you will have access to caregiving, childcare, fertility, adoption, and surrogacy financial assistance and resources.
Fertility benefits
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Personal development training
Virtual coaching services
Apprenticeship programs

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