Global Professional Services Company

Hybrid – Chicagoland area

Ref # 1014

Summary:

Do you have 8+ years of global business communications experience? Are you a strategic content-development professional with both internal and external communications experience? Can develop strategic content for corporate applications? Able to translate complex ideas and concepts into simple, compelling communications for different audiences? Do you enjoy being hands-on? Want to make a difference working closely with senior commercial leaders? Have worked for a complex, matrixed organization across regions? 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.

Corporate Communications Lead 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. 

Reports to Director, Business Communications

Background:

  • BS/BA degree in communications or a related field.
  • 8+ years of relevant experience or demonstrated competency.
  • Broad-based experience writing for a variety of executives and other leaders, with demonstrated ability to craft internal and external communications spanning a wide range of applications, audiences and executive voices.
  • Superb writer, editor with excellent verbal communications and interpersonal skills. Writing test will be part of the interview process.
  • Exceptionally versatile business writer with a broad background developing strategic content for virtually every corporate application. Strong business acumen.
  • Extensive experience translating ideas and concepts into simple, compelling communications for commercial applications.
  • Cultivate productive and trusted relationships with senior leaders.
  • 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.
  • Strong project planning, management and collaboration skills. 
  • Strategic thinker with analytical acumen. Takes ownership.
  • Can manage and use a wide array of communication tools and channels.
  • Experience working in global communications for a complex, matrixed organization across regions is preferred.
  • Highly organized. Project-based budget management and tracking skills.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office and experience managing and/or using a wide array of internal communication tools.
  • Strives for process improvement.

Breakdown of time spent per week (approximate):

  • 60%: Develop and execute strategic internal and external communications plans including town hall meetings, intranet articles, executive leader communications, presentation materials, video scripts and more.
  • 20%: Lead communications for key company wide change-management projects and develop creative communications tactics to promote these efforts. 
  • 10%: Collaborate with key functional leaders to develop and execute effective sales force communications. 
  • 10%: Other activities as assigned. 

Corporate Communications Lead

Responsibilities:  

  • Partner with senior commercial leaders to develop and execute comprehensive, integrated strategic internal (70%) and external (30%) communications plans that drive stakeholder action.
  • Serve as an effective counselor, influencer and best-practices advocate to senior leaders.
  • 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.
  • Contribute creative, strategic thinking and storytelling skills to the role. 
  • Serve as a key member of the company’s Business Communications team. 
  • Develop strategic content for every corporate application: town hall meetings, intranet articles, executive leader communications, speeches, presentation materials, video scripts web copy, change-management campaigns, intranet content, employee publications, media releases and briefing documents, financial reports, social media copy, and more. 
  • Travel: under 10%-20%. 

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: Corporate Communications Lead, Ref #1014 in the header.