Global Professional Services Company

Hybrid – Chicagoland area

Ref # 1015

Summary:

Are you a strategic content-development professional with comprehensive, integrated internal and external communications experience? Have worked for a global, matrixed organization across regions? Can translate complex ideas and scientific & technical concepts into simple, compelling communications? Do you enjoy being hands-on while working with senior science & operations leadership? Able to work with experts to convey complex concepts in plain English for large audiences? Want to make a difference? Live in the Chicagoland area? Hybrid position. Three days/week onsite. Company committed to work-life balance.

Professional Services Company is a global leader in applied safety science focused on safety, security and sustainability. They help their customers innovate, launch new products/services, navigate global markets/complex supply chains, grow sustainably and responsibly into the future.

Competitive salary plus bonus, all-employee incentive programs and other perks. Fulfilling work for a safer world.

Business Communications Advisor will:

  • Partner with Science & Operations leaders to develop and execute comprehensive, integrated internal and external communications plans that drive stakeholder action.
  • Serve as an effective counselor, influencer and best-practices advocate to senior leaders. Will develop proactive communications strategies based on a deep understanding of the organization’s needs.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the global Communications and marketing teams and key leaders across businesses and corporate functions.

Ideal candidate is a creative, strategic thinker and storyteller with exceptional writing and editing skills. An energetic, outgoing personality with a great sense of humor, a plus. Previous experience as an executive communications professional who can effectively write what stakeholders know, feel, and do. Can convey complex concepts in plain English for large audiences is critical.

Reports to Director, Business Communications. 

Background:

  • BS/BA degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or related field.
  • Experience working in global communications for a complex, matrixed organization across regions is preferred.
  • Extensive experience translating complex ideas and technological concepts into simple, compelling communications.
  • Superb writing skills. Writing test will be part of the interview process.
  • Cultivated, productive and trusted relationships with senior leaders/C-suite.
  • Proven experience designing effective communication for organizations undergoing transformation and significant organizational change.
  • Is a counselor, influencer and best-practices advocate to senior leaders.
  • Excellent presentation skills and executive presence.
  • Can manage and use a wide array of communications tools and channels.

Breakdown of time spent per week (approximate): Hands-on and strategic

  • 55%: Develop and execute strategic internal and external communications plans,  including town hall meetings, intranet articles, executive leader communications, presentation materials, video scripts and more. 
  • 35%: Lead communications for key company wide change-management projects and develop creative communications tactics to promote these efforts.
  • 10%: Other activities as assigned.

Business Comms. Advisor (Science & Operations)

Responsibilities:

Strategist and content-development professional with both internal and external communications experience will: 

  • Partner with senior Science & Operations leaders to develop and execute comprehensive, integrated internal and external communications plans that drive stakeholder action.
  • Serve as an effective counselor, influencer and best-practices advocate to senior leaders, developing proactive communications strategies based on a deep understanding of the organization’s needs.
  • Work in close collaboration with colleagues across the global communications and marketing teams and key leaders across businesses and corporate functions.
  • Creative, strategic thinker and storyteller with exceptional writing and editing skills. 
  • Energetic, outgoing personality (ready sense of humor a plus), collegial, cultural fit, self-starter, takes the pulse of the leadership style, motivated, service-oriented.  
  • Previous experience as an executive communications partner who can effectively communicate what stakeholders need to know, feel, and do. 
  • Experience and confidence working with scientific and technical experts to convey complex concepts in plain English for large audiences is critical
  • Travel: no more than 5%-10%. 

To Apply:

Please send your resume, cover letter, writing samples & answers to the questions from https://lhazan.com/candidate-services/qa/ to Lynn at lynn@lhazan.com, or Falguni Shah at Falguni@lhazan.com. Please refer to: Business Communications Advisor – Science & Operations, Ref #1015 in the header.