Manager, Brand Communications - Jimmy John's
Inspire Brands

Job Info

This individual is responsible for strategic thought, planning, collaboration, and the ultimate execution of all internal & external communications for the brand, including materials to internal team members and a system totaling more than 700 franchisees, development and execution of presentations and business content for Executive use, as well as planning, scheduling and execution of brand Town Halls. This role also serves as the main point of contact for the Inspire Meetings and Events Team as it relates to conference and event planning, as well as the main point of contact for Inspire Enterprise Communications and is responsible for the adaptation and transmission of Inspire level messaging to the Jimmy John's System. This role also leads all Jimmy John's brand earned media and PR activities and works collaboratively with the Jimmy John's Brand Marketing team as well as Inspire Enterprise Communication to both further the Jimmy John's brand and campaign narrative as well as protect the brand from public and social risks. In this role, the Manager of Brand Communications will lead the PR agency relationship and work to coordinate timing of pitches, content for pitches, and briefs to the PR agency in order to properly set up the PR team for success. Lastly, this position acts as the main liaison to the Inspire Foundation team as it relates to the activities and processes for the Jimmy John's Foundation.


  • Plans, collaborates, creates, and executes all internal team communications ranging from franchisee & internal team emails, town halls, and key leadership presentations
  • Serve as the external communications lead, working through our PR agency to broaden the Jimmy John's appeal as well as mitigate risks
  • Lead conference planning alongside Inspire meetings and events team
  • Main liaison from brand to the Foundation

  • 4 year Bachelor's degree in Marketing or Communications
  • 5+ years' experience in communications, reputation management, or public relations
  • Strong, proven ability to manage high-priority, fast-paced, fluid situations


  • Relationship management skills

  • Team player; collaborative, trustworthy, confidentiality when required

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to set goals, determine priorities, plan, organize and follow through on assigned responsibilities

  • Excellent project management skills

  • Ability to make recommendations and decisions in a timely manner

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment

  • Time management skills

  • Experience managing the IMC process for a national brand previously

Calling all Rockstars. At Jimmy John's, we make kick a$$ sandwiches and we make 'em freaky fast. If you're a go-getter, a hustler, or an ordinary person who does extraordinary things, working at Jimmy John's will be your jam. Sound like you? Yeah, we thought so. Answer the call, Rockstar.

Inspire Brands is a multi-brand restaurant company whose portfolio includes nearly 32,000 Arby's, Baskin-Robbins, Buffalo Wild Wings, Dunkin', Jimmy John's, Rusty Taco and SONIC Drive-In restaurants worldwide.

We're made up of some of the world's most iconic restaurant brands, but we're much more than just a restaurant company. We're a team of hundreds of thousands who individually and collectively are changing the way people eat, drink and gather around the table. We know that food is much more than a staple-it's an experience. At Inspire, that's our purpose: to ignite and nourish flavorful experiences.

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