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Communications and Engagement Specialist - Contract


Communications and Engagement Specialist - Contract

Location: Canada

Department: Human Resources

JYSK is one of the world’s leading, and fastest-growing home furnishing retailers. First established in Denmark in 1979, JYSK operates retail stores which sell everything for your home throughout Europe and internationally and are now present across 52 countries with over 2,700 stores. Although JYSK today is a global business, the company is managed based on its Scandinavian roots. This reflects in JYSK’s company culture and the way it does business.

The first Canadian JYSK store was opened in Coquitlam, BC in 1996. Today, JYSK operates 62 stores across Canada, including locations in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and Québec.

The role:

JYSK is seeking a talented Communications and Engagement Specialist to join our Human Resources team on contract basis. Reporting to the Director, HR, this role is accountable for providing internal communications support to Canada. If you love creating content, connecting with people and shaping strategic messaging to a wide audience, this is a great role for you. This position comes with exposure to a variety of internal functions along with the ability to shape and define the internal communications strategy. This role is based out of our Head Office in Coquitlam, BC Canada.

This is a 16 to 18 month Contract Position

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement strategic communications plans for the broader HR team and JYSK as a whole on a range of projects and initiatives requiring Colleague communications and engagement
  • Analyze and measure the effectiveness of communication methods and provide recommendations
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships; collaborates with other stakeholders in the effective development and execution of communication plans and strategies.
  • Supports the planning and delivery of special events and forums supporting Colleague engagement
  • Investigate and recommend local and national event opportunities to promote hiring and capitalize on employer brand presence
  • Actively manage the JYSK employment brand identity via social media
  • Ensure that communications are aligned with brand strategy and personality, and are consistent with corporate strategic direction


  • Five or more years’ experience in a relevant role
  • Undergraduate degree in Communications, English, Public Relations or a suitable combination of education and work experience
  • Experience planning and executing on communication strategies to support an entire employee base
  • Competence and confidence using social media and the latest technology in the world of communications
  • Someone that understands how small decisions from one team on how to move forward can affect another team and the broader JYSK team overall
  • Experience writing for internal and external audiences
  • Ability to effectively respond to a number of urgent requests generated from different areas of the business
  • Ability to effectively maintain productivity with frequent interruptions – we are an open office environment and operate in a fast-paced environment
  • Articulate, self-motivated and energetic team player
  • Must be authorized to work in Canada

What We Offer

  • Opportunities for Learning & Career Advancement
  • Unique opportunity to provide input into the Human Resources strategic plan
  • Competitive Annual Salary
  • Staff Discount

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JYSK Canada is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. This principle applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, selection, transfer, promotion and all other conditions of employment. As a company, we have developed l programs and policies that address and recognize our objective to ensure that our work environment remains free of discrimination and harassment of any kind and promotes and recognizes the diverse backgrounds of our Colleagues. JYSK Canada will accommodate both internal and external applications throughout the hiring process.

All employment decisions at JYSK are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, family status, disability or a conviction for which a pardon has been granted or a record suspended. We consider all applications on the basis of individual qualification for the particular position and we do so without regard to any unrelated factor and/or characteristic.

JYSK Canada is committed to the value of equal employment opportunity for all Colleagues and the innovation that diversity creates in the work environment. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the hiring process.