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Republic Services Sr Manager External Communications in Phoenix, Arizona

Republic Services is a leader in Environmental Services, partnering with customers to create a more sustainable world.

We are Sustainability in Action — our promise to be environmentally responsible and to help our customers be environmentally responsible too.

Why choose Republic?

Joining Republic isn’t just about taking on a new job, it’s about making a commitment to create a more sustainable world together. Our people provide an essential service, serving and impacting customers, neighborhoods, and communities everywhere.

As a company, we are proud of our values and encourage those who share in our aspirations to join our team:

  • We protect our colleagues and communities through safe practices everywhere, every day.

  • We are committed to serving our customers and communities by going above and beyond to exceed expectations.

  • We take action to improve neighborhoods and communities by being environmentally responsible and creating a more sustainable world.

  • We are driven to deliver results in the right way.

  • We encourage a human centered culture that honors the unique potential and dignity of every person.

POSITION SUMMARY: Republic Services is a leader in the environmental services industry, providing customers with the most complete set of products and services, including recycling, solid waste and environmental solutions. It is a growing Fortune 300 company based in Phoenix, with 40,000 team members across the U.S. and Canada. Its world-class Communications team is responsible for strategic external and internal communications, as well as charitable giving and meetings and events. The Senior Manager, External Communications, reports to the Director, External Communications, and manages both short- and long-term communications strategies and programs designed to advance and protect the company’s external reputation.

This position is responsible for company positioning and communications strategy/execution for critical and corporate issues related to financial, legal and public affairs news and activities. Duties include planning for, monitoring and acting on reputational opportunities and threats, representing the company with media - and training executives to do the same - and developing strategic messaging for use with various audiences. This person will develop content for media, speeches, executives, corporate reports and social platforms, and work directly with other functional teams and Communications colleagues to quickly align company positioning. They will provide direction to external agencies and be responsible for ensuring delivery of agreed-upon objectives.

The Sr. Manager will work closely with internal partners, including legal, new business, sustainability, public affairs and investor relations to develop strategies, tactics and messaging that protect and advance the brand, and serve as company spokesperson. They must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and a strong understanding of corporate issues management, sustainability and communications best practices. Daily work will require triaging immediate and long-term communications needs in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.


  • Develops proactive and reactive communications campaigns and strategies to effectively advance and protectandenhancethecompany’sreputation nationally and locally

  • Develops short- and long-term company messaging and content, and is responsible for accuracy, timeliness and relevancy

  • Manages issue tracking in coordination with key internal partners, including public affairs

  • Develops new processes and best practices, obtaining buy-in from internal partners

  • Actively builds strong partnerships with colleagues, external organizations and executives

  • Conducts media training and serves as company spokesperson.

  • Directs agency partner support, including planning, execution and KPI reporting

  • This position may require travel by air, car and/or other modes of transportation up to 10% of the time

  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned


  • Corporate issues management strategy and communications experience

  • Familiarity with public affairs issues, particularly at the local level

  • Familiarity with sustainability and ESG-related issues

  • Understanding of digital media and online influencers


  • Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, public relations or communications.

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a corporate communications or public relations agency setting.

  • Experience serving as a spokesperson with national media and preparing executives for media engagement.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

  • Experience ideating, developing and implementing through cross-functional collaboration to achieve goals.

Rewarding Compensation and Benefits

Eligible employees can elect to participate in:

• Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage.

• Health care and dependent care spending accounts.

• Short- and long-term disability.

• Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance.

• Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP).

• Employee discount programs.

• 401(k) plan with a generous company match.

• Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).

The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.

Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, relationship or association with a protected veteran (spouses or other family members), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Why Work With Us

Republic Services is a place where your effort is always appreciated and your teammates always have your back. When you give us your best, we give you ours. We’re constantly investing in new tools and technology that allow you to do your job safely and effectively. We offer plenty of opportunities to learn and grow within your role. And when we say “Sustainability in Action,” we mean it. Together, we’re leaving the world better than we found it through the work we do every day. Are you in? Keep reading to learn more about the position we’re hiring for.

Competitive pay. Great benefits. Purpose-driven career.