Communications and Marketing Manager

Who we're looking for

SHYFT Power Solutions is looking for a thoughtful and creative Communications & Marketing Manager to join our team and ensure that the story of SHYFT and its impact is shared far and wide. We’re looking for someone who has a love for storytelling and building a brand and company narrative. You'll be responsible for all external communications and creating messaging that tells the company’s story on a corporate, local, and national level.

About SHYFT Power Solutions

At SHYFT Power Solutions, we're on a mission to ensure that clean, reliable, and affordable energy solutions can scale and sustainably meet demand. We build IoT and integrated software solutions to optimize energy asset performance (that's solar, battery, grid, and/or generator systems) and help our customers, renewable energy companies, facility managers and real estate developers improve operational efficiency while at it. Today, nearly every major bank in Nigeria has a branch using SHYFT technology to ensure reliable and affordable power. With over 3,000kW of energy assets being managed by SHYFT technology in emerging markets like Nigeria, we're a catalyst for the energy transition.

As a venture-backed company, SHYFT’s culture encompasses limited hierarchy, creativity, and initiative all while delivering the benefits of a larger group (i.e. prominent customers and resourceful advisors & investors). We’re a team that thrives in the midst of challenges and finds fulfillment in building exceptional products that solve real problems.

SHYFT is funded by some of the greatest investors in Silicon Valley and around the world including Total Carbon Neutrality Ventures, Softbank, and Powerhouse Ventures among many more. The leadership and advisors bring together Stanford engineers, ex-Tesla executives, and experienced Nigerian operations professionals.

What you'll do

  • Create, manage and deliver a comprehensive and strategic communications plan across multiple mediums, including earned media, social media, content, and events.
  • Source and develop SHYFT customer and partner stories that clearly show the impact SHYFT is having on people’s lives around the world.
  • Manage and execute a robust and creative local launch media strategy that generates awareness for SHYFT in the markets where we operate.
  • Cultivate relationships with journalists, editors, and other influencers to manage ongoing media relations and marketing initiatives.
  • Develop messaging and strategy to elevate our executive team as thought leaders.
  • Drive press that supports recruiting efforts at HQ as well as new Partners and Professionals.

Who you are

  • At least 3+ years experience in public relations, communications or related field
  • Marketplace technology experience (preferred, but not required)
  • A BA/BSA degree in journalism, communications or equivalent preferred
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills
  • Deep knowledge of digital communications, especially social media
  • Track record of strong relationships with top-tier reporters and media outlets
  • Successful experience developing and managing comprehensive strategic communications to advance the mission, brand, and goals of a company
  • Superb storytelling skills that create compelling angles for a variety of audiences
  • A strong sense of urgency that is required to secure press stories and be a helpful resource to media
  • The knowledge of how to measure the effectiveness of public relations across all mediums
  • Effective interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills to work successfully in local and remote team environment

BenefitsSHYFT Power Solutions offers competitive benefits including health insurance and a generous vacation policy. We value our teammates and prioritize incentivizing them accordingly.

If you’re excited about our company and environmental mission, and this looks like a fit, you should apply!

We are an equal opportunity employer and we look forward to hearing from you.

SHYFT Power Solutions is a Nigerian IoT and data-driven software firm for distributed energy resource performance and operational efficiency.