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Reference # : 18-36877 Title : Public Relations Manager
Location : Morrisville, NC
Experience Level : Start Date : 06/27/2018  
Description
Job Description: Are you a tech enthusiast who looks forward to the latest consumer tech innovations? Do you enjoy crafting compelling stories for a sophisticated consumer tech audience? Do you have experience working with the press and landing earned media stories that make an impact? If this sounds like you, we may have an opportunity for you on our global communications team.

Lenovo's vision is to become the leader in Intelligent Transformation through PCs, tablets, AR/VR, smart devices and infrastructure that create the best user experience. We are looking for a talented PR manager with a strong understanding of consumer technology, passion for storytelling and experience in media relations. The right candidate will lead content communications in launching key PC and smart device solutions across Lenovo's consumer product portfolio.

The consumer PR manager will be part of a seasoned, diverse and lean team of global communications professionals committed to strategizing and executing external and internal communications across consumer, commercial, and small and medium-sized business segments ? reporting into the Communications Team Lead within the business unit. The role is based in Lenovo's Morrisville (Raleigh-Durham) headquarters, where the PR manager will collaborate closely with teams across the U.S., Asia, Europe and Latin America with travel opportunities.

Specifically, the role will focus on:
- In-house content development for key consumer products including simplifying complex tech concepts/products into succinct and memorable consumer-friendly narratives in written communications such as PR messaging and blogs, as well as partnering with creative teams to develop visually-compelling content like videos and infographics
- Collaboration with functional teams including global marketing, product, design, user experience, corporate and local communications teams as well as external partners to align and implement communications strategy and messaging
- Management of external PR agency partner on U.S. consumer press outreach for key product launches (in close collaboration with global marketing and U.S. PR teams)
Required Technical/Functional Skills: - Demonstrate superb written and verbal communications (writing samples will be required)
- Have strong project management skills in multitasking multiple priorities and take end-to-end ownership of projects
- Be able to make strategic, prudent decisions (at times without full information), without leaning on agency support
- Be able to course-correct and influence stakeholders in a fast-paced environment against fast-breaking developments and timelines
- Be a strategic thinker as well as a practical doer, comfortable with rolling up your sleeves to get things done with limited resources
- Constantly challenge the status quo and be entrepreneurial in pursuing new communications ideas and better ways of storytelling ? with a sharp eye for great creative and detail
- Be articulate, confident and tactful in interacting with senior leadership, from presenting an internal PR plan to facilitating executive press interviews
- Be flexible to travel internationally to key launches and meetings
- Be respectful and effective in communicating across cultures and flexible to accommodate working with teams across different time zones
Required Education/Experience/Licenses: - BA/BS degree and a minimum of 4 years of experience in an in-house PR or agency role, preferably in the tech sector
- Intermediate to advanced PowerPoint and Excel skills, with the ability to summarize details quickly and sell ideas through decks
Preferred Technical/Functional Skills: - Native English writer, with an understanding of Mandarin Chinese preferred
Preferred Education/Experience/Licenses: