Communications Manager

Martin Brower

Martin Brower is an innovative global supply chain solutions leader providing end-to-end solutions for restaurant chains across 19 countries. Our 11,000+ team members rely on our more than six decades of experience combining their expertise with the latest technologies. With the right tools, information and support, we equip our customers to run great restaurants and our team members to build great careers.

Position Details

Communications Manager
Northern Illinois
Rosemont, IL

Position Summary:

The Communications Manager is responsible for developing and implementing communication strategies for Martin Brower. Working with the VP and Director of Communications, this position will support the development, coordination, and implementation of comprehensive external and internal verbal, visual and written communication practices for one or more markets. The Communications Manager is also responsible for supporting the communication needs of the business and its leaders, by driving and executing various communication initiatives and programs. This is a multidimensional role involving project management, creative writing, editing, design and content development.

Position Responsibilities may include, but not limited to:

  • Managing the external and internal communication processes for the business and overseeing/managing company intranet, including reviewing, editing and publishing company news, announcements, and ongoing content generation for one or multiple markets. 
  • Overseeing and managing company’s online presence by owning the copy and graphic elements of external websites. 
  • Partnering with stakeholders on change management initiatives and providing support from a communications perspective. 
  • Coordinating, drafting, editing, and publishing communications through newsletters, email, intranet, video, and other media as appropriate. 
  • Supporting organizational initiatives by creating communications and other promotional tactics to distribute information to employees and stakeholders. 
  • Attending meetings and events, gathering data, and creating communications to disseminate information to employees and stakeholders, as appropriate. 
  • Being the thought leader on communications, including best practices, new methods, channels, etc. 
  • Providing guidance to all departments in order to identify internal messages, content opportunities, and to keep employees informed of our corporate and local initiatives. 
  • Partnering with Human Capital and other corporate departments to coordinate and create branding campaigns such as Corporate Social Responsibility, Employment Branding, Company Culture, and other values-driven initiatives. 
  • Ensuring consistent corporate image /company brand is communicated and maintained across all internal and external outlets. 
  • Managing annual communications editorial calendar and managing the press release process, as needed. 
  • Creating external and internal presentations and scripts for Senior Management presentations and managing / supporting the external communications resources (video, creative, and print) to support all corporate initiatives 
  • Other projects or duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 6+ years of related experience
  • Excellent writing, spelling, and grammar skills. 
  • Strong organizational skills, must be able to handle multiple tasks/projects at one time and be able to effectively handle changing conditions. 
  • Experience with electronic communications (intranet, video, social media). 
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment within a matrixed organization.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; ability to communicate effectively with different levels within an organization and lead change initiatives; ability to negotiate with and persuade others, and ability to facilitate team meetings. 
  • Good listening skills; ability to understand issues and design appropriate, audience-specific solutions. 
  • Independent and results oriented, with a strong work ethic, tenacity and a persistent approach. 
  • Strategic and innovative thinking skills. 
  • Effective stakeholder engagement; ensures communication strategies meet the needs of the varied internal stakeholder groups. 
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as some basic working knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud including Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, etc. 
  • Up to 10% travel. 
  • This position must pass a post-offer background and drug test.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with SharePoint 
  • Experience with content design 
  • 2+ years of supervisory experience

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