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VP, Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility - NSLC (Filled)

As Nova Scotia’s largest retailer and an employer to 1600 employees across the province, the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) takes pride in providing Nova Scotians with exceptional customer service and the responsible sale of beverage alcohol and cannabis.

NSLC is on an exciting transformational journey to support an evolving retail landscape shaped by changing customer preferences, demographics, technology innovation, and the importance of communicating with employees and all Nova Scotians.

As an organizational ambassador, the Vice President, Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility plays a catalytic role as champion in fostering alignment, consistency, and results in NSLC’s continued commitment as a trusted retailer, partner, employer, and responsible industry steward.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Corporate Services, the Vice President is accountable for leadership over all aspects of the NSLC’s communications, brand, strategy, and corporate social responsibility portfolios. They are a strategic leader responsible for driving integrated communications strategy across the organization, designed to foster key relationships, build the organization’s reputation, successfully deploy business priorities, mitigate risk, and communicate in a way that aligns with NSLC’s values and strategy.

An inspiring people leader, the Vice President provides guidance and support to a talented team of employees. As a trusted advisor, they provide regular thought leadership and advice to the President and Executive Team, including counsel in times of crisis and issues management. The Vice President acts as a primary liaison with the Province on communication matters and interacts with other key stakeholders including media, industry, and community partners.

The ideal candidate has an undergraduate degree preferably in communications, public relations, or business administration, and is a progressive senior leader with at least 10 years of strategic integrated communications experience spent in complex consumer-driven or multi-stakeholder environments. They have a natural planning and strategy orientation with a demonstrated knowledge of corporate communications planning and implementation, proactive communications, crisis, and issues management. The ideal candidate has a strong understanding of the digital landscape, reputation, and corporate and brand strategy. Prior corporate social responsibility experience is considered an asset. The Vice President is a master communicator, relationship-focused, and an inclusive people leader with demonstrated experience leading high functioning teams and organizational alignment.

To learn more about the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation, please visit:

Royer Thompson is committed to presenting a diverse and inclusive roster of candidates to our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from the following under-represented groups: Indigenous persons, racially visible persons, persons with a disability, women, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity. If you are a member of one of these under-represented groups, we invite you to self-identify on your cover letter or resume.

If this exciting opportunity captures your interest, please submit your resume and a cover letter online by clicking “Apply.” For further information about this opportunity, please contact Amy Reid at 902-222-8978 or Brent Wallace at 902-422-2099.

Royer Thompson Management & Human Resources Consulting is a Canadian talent management firm focused on capturing the full potential of people in organizations by supporting a shared sense of purpose, recruiting and cultivating leadership, and fostering an innovative, caring, and entrepreneurial spirit.

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