Internal Communications Specialist - Vancouver | BuildDirect | | 04/12/13
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Internal Communications Specialist Full-Time

Location: Vancouver
Company Name: BuildDirect ()
Category: Communications

Founded in 1999, BuildDirect is an e-commerce provider completely disrupting the retail building products industry by bridging the gap between the manufacturer and end user. By simplifying the supply chain, solving a heavy freight shipping issue that plagued the industry and creating a proprietary data-driven platform that benefits manufacturers, partners and customers alike, BuildDirect customers ultimately enjoy up to 80% cost savings. The company is headquartered in Vancouver, B.C, with eight warehouse locations in the US and hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers. For more information visit To view other opportunities, go to our careers page at http://newsroom.buil..ilddirect/

You aren’t willing to accept the status quo and neither are we. BuildDirect is disrupting the building materials industry by bridging the gap between manufacturer and end-user. As an Internal Communications Specialist, you will tangibly impact the employee experience by understanding your audience and the organization to develop creative and effective methods for reaching our entire team. You are really good at quickly producing content and you would be thrilled to develop a customized BuildDirect approach to connecting with our employees. Reporting to the VP of People, you will work closely with the People and (external) Communications team, as well as other functions.  Put your entrepreneurial spirit to work at BuildDirect.


  • Assist in the delivery and management of internal communications, helping to align people with the cultural and the business strategy
  • Create all internal communication pieces and identify different channels for reaching the population
  • Support internal clients to roll-out key initiatives to team
  • Organizing bi-monthly company-wide update meetings
  • Create content and manage the intranet

Year One Expected Outcomes:

  • Assist in the creation of a plan, and manage the ongoing delivery/coordination of the all hands meeting, drafting presentations
  • Create content for internal channels such as the intranet and HR related external channels such as Twitter and the career site
  • Research and identify technology solutions for intranet
  • Identify key channels of communication to reach internal audience

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, PR, Business or a related discipline.
  • Min 2 -3 years work of relevant work experience
  • Superior writing and editing skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • High levels of integrity and a commitment to do what you say you are going to do
  • Desire to learn and continuously improve
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Demonstrated success in managing deadlines and a strong sense of urgency
  • Well developed influencing skills and the ability to navigate an organization
  • Knowledge of online and social media tools and strategies
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