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Communications Manager

Job Details

Corporate - STAFFORD, TX
Full Time
2 Year Degree
$96,000.00 - $120,000.00 Salary/year
Up to 25%
Monday - Friday


The Greater Houston Retailers Cooperative Association, Inc. (GHRA), is a recognized independent cooperative for convenience stores in Greater Houston Area. GHRA extends a wide array of benefits and advantages exclusively to its members. With a comprehensive warehouse and distribution center, fuel distribution services, branded food service, and a branded c-store concept, GHRA serves as the ultimate all-in-one solution for the convenience store industry. As a specialized fuel distributor, GHRA focuses on offering unbranded fuel options renowned for their exceptional quality and competitive pricing.

Communications Manager

General Summary:

Reports to Vice President of Retail

As a communications Manager, you will play a pivotal role in shaping and managing both internal and external communications for the Greater Houston Retailers Association (GHRA). This dynamic position requires a strategic thinker with excellent communication skills, the ability to convey complex messages clearly, and a keen understanding of brand management. You will be responsible for crafting compelling narratives, ensuring consistency in messaging, and fostering positive relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.

Essential Functions:

Internal Communication:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive internal communication strategy that aligns with organizational goals and values.
  • Create engaging content for various internal channels, including magazine, intranet, and email communications.
  • Facilitate communication between different departments to ensure a unified and cohesive organizational message.
  • Organize and lead internal events to promote team building, collaboration, and a positive corporate culture.
  • Manage the internal communication calendar, ensuring timely and relevant distribution of information.

External Communication:

  • Develop and execute external communication strategies to enhance the company's brands and reputation.
  • Serve as the primary spokesperson for the organization, building and maintaining positive relationships with media outlets.
  • Collaborate with others to craft press releases, articles, and other materials to communicate key messages and milestones to external audiences.
  • Monitor and analyze media coverage to identify opportunities and address potential issues.
  • Coordinate with marketing teams to ensure consistency in messaging across all external communication channels.

Brand Support:

  • Uphold and enhance the organization's brand identity by ensuring consistency in messaging and visual elements.
  • Collaborate with design teams to create visually appealing and effective communication materials.
  • Develop and enforce brand guidelines to maintain a unified brand image.
  • Conduct market research to stay informed about industry trends and competitor communications.


Experience and Skills:

  • Proven experience in communications, with a focus on both internal and external messaging.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to tailor messages for different audiences.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Familiarity with digital communication tools and platforms.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cross-functionally within the organization.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to see the big picture while paying attention to detail.
  • Creative and innovative approach to communication.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build positive relationships.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.
  • A commitment to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and integrity.


Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or a related field.


Physical Requirements:

  • May be driving, standing or sitting for extend period of times.
  • Able to lift, carry, and lower totes weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Some days of prolonged walking


Generous benefits such as medical, dental, and vision insurance begin on the 1st of the month after 30-days. Industry-leading 401(k) up to 5% company match starts on the 1st of the month after 60-days day. Paid holidays, vacation time, educational assistance/training program, and more!

Additional Information:

Annual Bonus:   Eligible for annual bonus


The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities necessary to describe the principal functions of the job, as identified, and shall not be considered an exhaustive list of job responsibilities which may be inherent in the job.  Responsibilities are subject to change.