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Senior Manager, Internal Communications in Chicago, IL at True Value

Date Posted: 10/22/2018

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Job Description

True Value has an immediate need for a Senior Manager, Internal Communications. Reporting to the VP of Communications, the Senior Manager, Internal Communications will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies that increase associate and retailer engagement in company initiatives, strategic plan and retailer and company growth.  The Senior Manager, Communications will also provide counsel, messaging and media training to business leaders across the organization and manage a team of experienced internal communication managers. 

Position Description

  • Understand each applicable team’s operating environment and develop strategic communications initiatives to further True Value’s reputation as an industry leader.
  • Work effectively in cross-functional teams to advance retailer communications strategy.
  • Develop and implement and internal communications program that drive associate and retailer confidence in the business strategy, build awareness of key initiatives, reinforce our investment in retailers.
  • Assess risks, issues, and potential communications problems and provide proactive solutions;
  • Manage the creation and dissemination of internal information through various content channels including email, print, Web and video as required. 
  • Drive effective communication and messaging to continually create a sense of excitement, purpose and line-of-site linkage between associates, retailers, and the organizational strategy, all with the goal of improving business results through engagement.
  • Explore and evaluate emerging social media opportunities and tools to build strategies and proposals for implementing effective Corporate Social Media campaigns to drive the communication strategy for the organization.
  • Develop content (agendas, presentations, video, external speakers, etc for associate meetings of all sizes).
  • Partner with senior leadership to create and deliver transparent information and clear messages regarding the direction of the company and key initiatives

Position Qualifications

  • 7-10 years of experience in an agency or corporate communications role
  • Prior experience leading employee communication strategy, preferable in a corporate setting
  • Managerial skills and prior experience working with agencies and large partnerships
  • Experience with various content platforms including email, print, web, and video
  • Interest in corporate social media campaigns and strategies

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


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