Communications Manager

AutoCanada Inc.

Communications Manager

Are you a passionate communications leader seeking a career where you can leverage your storytelling skills to support an organization’s purpose, vision and values? Do you believe in the power of engagement and thrive in a fast-paced environment where you can take on new and exciting challenges in a growing business and gain opportunities for career growth and development in a culture that invests in people?

At AutoCanada, we believe that everyone wins when we invest in people: our business, clients, and our talent (you!).

We are looking for a communications manager who thrives working individually and as part of a team and is eager to hit the ground running and have an impact driving communications initiative. You will be an integral part of our People, Culture and Learning (P&C) team and help us align ALL communications with our company values, work culture, and personality internally and to potential candidates.

Why you will love this job:

  • You’ll work with a high-performing and motivated cross-functional team, achieving goals together and impacting employee engagement and culture every step of the way.
  • You’ll steward new materials and programs from idea to delivery.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to make an impact in a growing and innovative business.
  • Competitive pay.

What we need you to do”

Internal Communications

  • Lead internal communications material development and distribution (including but not limited to the newsletter, operations and executive messaging, video scripts, and presentations) in partnership with People and Culture cross-functional team members and communications consulting partner in developing and executing comprehensive program design to support and reinforce organization’s commitment to people, culture and customers.
  • Oversee and manage all messaging and communications, working with all program areas to ensure continuity in communications and messaging
  • Calendar communications planning with operations, People & Culture, Technology and Finance
  • Develop, implement, and oversee engagement and recognition programs with P&C to reinforce our commitment to our people-first culture
  • Build partnerships with key internal stakeholders
  • Partner with the P&C team to create a one-stop-shop communications channel for all team members to consume timely updates and features.
  • Supports employee meetings (town halls, leadership meetings, employee engagement opportunities), logistics and material development.
  • Creates organic content (written, web, digital) across internal and external communications to ensure an integrated communications approach.
  • Works with Marketing to bring communications materials to life via branding and graphic design elements.

Social Media

  • Develop and executes AutoCanada’ s social media strategy and content calendar.
  • Maintain AutoCanada’ s LinkedIn and serve as a content creator, posting and evaluating content in the spirit of continuous improvement. Maintain’ s AutoCanada LinkedIn and serves as content creator, posting and evaluating content in the spirit of continuous improvement.
  • Identify social media opportunities that position AutoCanada, and its subject matter experts/leaders as thought leaders in their area of focus automotive industry.

Employer Branding

  • Partner with the Talent Acquisition and Marketing Team to promote AutoCanada’ s dedication to people.
  • Promote and communicate the employee value proposition through various digital platforms.
  • Develop communication campaigns to support the talent recruiting strategy and drive candidate attraction and engagement through social media, events, and other channels.
  • Develop campaigns to build brand affinity and advocacy amongst employees; help build brand ambassador’s programs.

What we consider an asset

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, English, Marketing, Journalism, or related field of study required.
  • 5+ years of work experience in Communications, Public Relations or related field.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills. (French considered an asset)
  • Demonstrated writing and editing experience in print and/or online media.
  • Program management experience and the ability to balance multiple projects while working with a sense of urgency and adhering to deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • Ability to prioritize, strong attention to detail and the ability to provide strategic guidance to operations leaders.
  • Demonstrated track record of successful, proactive strategic communications programs that employ creativity and use a variety of communications channels (external and internal).
  • Resourceful in gathering information from across the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills and a successful track record.
  • Demonstrated experience interacting with senior executives.
  • Experience developing communications for corporate and field audiences.
  • Proficient in Microsoft SharePoint, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Adobe Photoshop.

Why you want to work at AutoCanada:

  • Competitive compensation, incentive bonus plan
  • Wellness Incentive Program
  • Employee Vehicle Purchasing Plan
  • Great working conditions and Company events
  • Free on-site parking
  • An opportunity to be part of an exciting, growing business

Apply Now!

We hope that you can become a part of our elite team to help us take our publicly traded, Canadian-born and raised company to the next level in automotive excellence. If you want to join a team and company that empowers you as an individual and as part of a community to achieve a fulfilling career and succeed to great heights, we strongly encourage you to apply by submitting your resume along with a cover letter that details what we can’t find on your CV: who you are, why you want this role, what makes you thrive at work, and what your vision is for your career.

About AutoCanada

Auto Canada is a publicly traded multi-location automotive dealership group operating in both Canada and the United States and headquartered in Edmonton. The multi-location dealership model enables Auto Canada to serve a diversified geographic customer base providing a range of services to customers including new and used vehicle sales, financing, leasing, automotive service and repair, collision repair, and parts sales. AutoCanada is a CADA winner for its business innovation as well as one of the 30 best performing companies in 2021 according to the TSX30, in part thanks to its operational analytics. Founded in 2006, AutoCanada has expanded significantly and continues to grow.

For more information about AutoCanada we invite you to visit, @AutoCanada or We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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