Since 1940, Dairy Queen® has been one of the world’s best known and loved brands. Based in Minneapolis, MN, International Dairy Queen Inc., (IDQ), is the parent company of American Dairy Queen Corporation. As a leading franchisor, there are more than 7,000 independently owned and operated restaurants in the U.S., Canada and 24 countries around the world. IDQ is a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (Berkshire) which is led by Warren Buffett, the legendary investor and CEO of Berkshire.
Here at IDQ, we create extraordinary Fan experiences every day and we do this through our commitment to hiring and retaining only the best in class talent. We firmly believe that our employees are the catalyst to the success of the company where their initiative, strategic thinking, and entrepreneurial spirit are recognized and rewarded. We're looking for motivated, passionate and dedicated individuals with an inherent need and ambition to go after bigger challenges.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Director, Communications located at our corporate headquarters in Bloomington, MN. The Director of Corporate Communications oversees and directs the activities of the IDQ’s enterprise-wide communications. Responsible for developing and implementing communication strategies, plans and processes to drive and support key messaging and business initiatives. Provides executive-level communication counsel on strategic initiatives and projects. Leads the creation of the Company’s strategic internal communications plans with messaging that inspires and engages our employees. Strategically crafts communications to inform DQ franchisees and employees of corporate messages, programs and initiatives. Provides leadership and direction to Communications Manager.
Key Accountabilities Include:
- Actively engages with cross-functional teams and company leaders to understand IDQ’s strategic vision, corporate initiatives, and brand messaging. Develops an integrated corporate communications strategy to be implemented across internal and external-facing audiences.
- Develops and implements key communications policies and guidelines.
- Incorporates change management principles into communication plans and strategies, where relevant.
Benefit package includes medical, dental and vision insurance coverage, employer paid basic life insurance, short and long-term disability, paid sick and vacation, 401(k) match, tuition reimbursement, wellness challenges and more!