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Senior Manager, External Communications

| Chicago

RXBAR: We manufacture, market and distribute whole food protein bars. While the protein bar market is crowded, RXBAR cuts through the clutter with a clean ingredient deck and disruptive branding. A unique, No B.S value proposition has propelled RXBAR to be a major, rapidly growing player in the nutrition category.

Senior Manager, External Communications: As a rapidly-growing and dynamic company, we rely on a highly-skilled, proactive Communications team to craft, amplify and protect our brand narrative, driving awareness among a variety of key stakeholders.

The Senior Manager, External Communications will be charged with propelling the company narrative and positively engaging external target audiences, supporting overarching business objectives. The Senior Manager, External Communications will drive the strategy for media relations, influencer engagement and campaign amplification. The position requires superior communication abilities and an understanding of the media and influencer environment, paired with strong management experience to help guide an internal support team and a PR agency partner. Identifying external opportunities to enhance and protect the RXBAR reputation and the ability to manage issues will be key for success. This role will collaborate internally with the broader marketing function as well as the Internal Communications Manager. The role will report to the Director of Communications.

The ideal candidate has an ability to develop and rollout cohesive, compelling messaging, work collaboratively with RXBAR and agency team members, and act as a steward of the company’s brand image. 

General Functions + Responsibilities:


  • Aid in the creation and execution of an over-arching external communications plan
  • Support the vision and mission of leadership, leveraging external communications to drive the company narrative
  • Adapt communication strategies to work effectively with a variety of stakeholders and audiences

Campaign Development and Deployment:

  • Lead media relations strategy and execution for RXBAR, driving proactive and reactive opportunities with local, regional, national and international outlets
  • Develop creative, engaging PR programs to bolster and promote company innovations and news
  • Partner with Influencer Marketing Manager to include influencer marketing as lever in 360 external plan


  • Lead and develop junior external communications team members including influencer marketing lead and communications senior associate

Cross-Functional Collaboration

  • Work cross-functionally, amplifying key initiatives and campaigns across our direct, strategic and retail business
  • Partner with Internal Communications lead on developing and articulating consistent company messaging to relevant external stakeholders
  • Partner with Internal Communications to enhance and protect the company brand image by supporting activation of external opportunities to position RXBAR as an industry thought leader

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Positive attitude, a thirst for knowledge, and an excitement for growing our business
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, or related field required
  • 8 - 10 years of experience in an external communications role
  • Proactive and skilled communicator with excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to perform and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient at effectively managing workload to meet deadlines, while ensuring a high standard of quality
  • Self-starter who is extremely result and detail-oriented
  • Skilled at presenting ideas clearly and listening effectively
  • Passion for entrepreneurship
  • Desire to excel and grow with the organization
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well with multiple teams
  • Highly adaptable and resourceful
  • Clear communicator and consensus builder, highly organized, very detail-oriented, and able to coordinate projects simultaneously
  • Web research savvy, Microsoft Office and Apple Keynote proficiency

Total Rewards Package: Competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, 401K plan with RXBAR match, cell phone & fitness membership reimbursement, subsidized commuter benefits, bike & helmet, unlimited RXBARs, RXBAR gear and invaluable experience growing a company.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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412 N Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654

An Insider's view of RXBAR

What's something quirky about your company?

Working at RXBAR becomes a lifestyle. We naturally love to share what work life is like on our personal social media accounts, whether it be new product launches, the amazing view from our rooftop, team meeting events, or all the workouts employees do together, it’s a unique almost cult-like culture but something we're so proud to be a part of.


Senior Event Coordinator

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Here at RXBAR, we approach and plan everything differently. Whether it be TV, outdoor media, podcasts or paid social, we’re going against the “norm” of traditional advertising and building a new, unique approach to break through clutter they see everyday. Our goal is to woo our audience so they lean in, not annoy and inadvertently push them away.


Media Manager

How does the company support your career growth?

One of the key aspects that attracted me to RX, beyond the company's aggressive growth phase, was the Leadership Team's investment in developing its people. Individuals have the opportunity to own their development path & grow at an exceptionally fast rate in a company that promotes from within & w/o the constraint of a formal promotion structure.


Vice President of Operations

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Anyone that joins our team is quickly introduced to the idea that innovation can come from anywhere. Placing ownership on our team members that they are the product advocates while also placing ourselves in our customer shoes, has enabled leadership and creative license. It's amazing to be a part of a company that places such an importance on R&I.


Vice President of Research & Innovation

What are some things you learned at the company?

I love working at RX because the organization values me as an individual & as myself, where self-awareness is harnessed as a strength to accelerate growth. I am driven to build a new team (FP&A), training a financial muscle that empowers the organization through trust. I love the challenge of being a creator, as we question orthodoxy in finance.


Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

What are RXBAR Perks + Benefits

RXBAR Benefits Overview

Competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, 401K plan with RXBAR match, Education Assistance Program, cell phone & fitness membership reimbursement, subsidized commuter benefits, bike & helmet, unlimited RXBARs, RXBAR gear and invaluable experience growing a company. 

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our approach to perks: While our business is growing at an exponential rate, we've maintained the nimble, no B.S. mindset that has made us the fastest-growing nutrition bar brand in the U.S. The experience at RXBAR is different from day one. Beyond the typical offering of full benefits, 401k match and generous PTO allowance, we differentiate ourselves from other CPGs in the space. Every employee spends their first two weeks in Customer Service, enabling them to interact with the incredible customers we service everyday and adapt the servant mindset that drives everything we do. Immediate impact, opportunity for growth, educational opportunities, mentorship, creative thinking, diversity, exposure to senior leaders - these are all realities at RXBAR, not just buzz words. With our open-office format and pursuit of excellence, we foster an environment that supports personal and professional growth. To support the needs of our growing business, we've implemented "dynamic job descriptions" as individual's roles are constantly evolving, allowing them to take on added responsibility and new challenges.

Cell phone reimbursement, gym membership reimbursement, bike & helmet reimbursement and unlimited RXBAR's are a few of the extras you'll receive when working here.

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