Communications Manager


Pentair Overview:

At Pentair, we believe the health of our world depends on reliable access to clean water. We deliver the most comprehensive range of smart, sustainable water solutions to homes, business and industry around the world. Our industry leading and proven portfolio of solutions enables people, business and industry to access clean, safe water, reduce water consumption, and recover and reuse it. We help ensure water is clean when returned to the environment. Whether it’s for fitness and fun, healthier homes, better flood control, safer sky rises, more sustainable ways to farm, or safe drinking water for those who need it most, we won’t stop until the world’s water is managed the best way possible.

From approximately 130 locations in 34 countries, Pentair’s 10,000 employees are united in our unwavering belief that the future of water depends on us. Our 2017 revenue was $2.8 billion, and we trade under the ticker symbol PNR.

Position Details

Communications Manager
Twin Cities Metro
Golden Valley, MN

You will:

  • Act as editor of including content and editorial calendar development, day-to-day site management, metric and engagement tracking 
  • Drive implementation of key employee communications initiatives including all-employee e-newsletters, webcasts and key initiatives including the Ethics & Compliance program, and Team Pentair employee engagement program 
  • Maintain accountablity for managing video production and webcasts for leadership communications to employees 
  • Manage translation services for print, video and web communications 
  • Contribute to the writing of day-to-day content across all Pentair communications vehicles, including Pentair’s corporate website and content for Pentair’s external communications including social media 
  • Support employee events, executive town halls and other key employee engagement initiatives 
  • Development of editorial calendar and content that drives increased traffic, and advances employee understanding and engagement of company objectives and priorities

Key Outcomes of Success in First Year:

  • Development of editorial calendar and content that drives increased traffic, and advances employee understanding and engagement of company objectives and priorities 
  • Development of new employee engagement tools on 
  • Collaboration with businesses to both enhance and increase leadership communications on landing pages that can be leveraged internally beyond intranet 
  • Quarterly analysis of to track usage, messaging effectiveness and to judge employee engagement with recommendations for continuous improvement 
  • Demonstration of increased readership of One Pentair all employee e-newsletter 
  • Demonstration of increased employee participation/engagement in Team Pentair 
  • Establishment of collaborative relationships across business units, functions and regions to both drive new content development as well as ensure alignment on messaging/content

Job Requirements & Skills:

You should:

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree 
  • Have five to 10-plus years of relevant internal communications and Corporate experience including leadership communications and support 
  • Experience writing across all corporate communications vehicles including intranets, websites, social media, video, webcasts 
  • Be proficient in PowerPoint for executive level presentations 
  • Be experienced in managing websites, including content development and management 
  • Have experience in video production including management of video teams and post production editing 
  • Experienced with media relations and external communications

We like:

  • Someone who is a proficient and experienced writer and communicator 
  • Has excellent and proven editorial and proofreading skills 
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams with members from all levels of the organization with multiple projects running simultaneously 
  • Conceptual and analytical ability; ability to clearly define a communications strategy 
  • Project management skills, including budget management 
  • Ability to demonstrate accountability for results and show sound business judgement/decision-making ability

We will:

  • Create career growth and rotational opportunities within various areas of Communications 
  • Pay competitively 
  • Provide on the job training and mentoring in Pentair’s proven best practices 
  • Offer health benefits & coaching 
  • Support your long term retirement goals through a competitive 401K matching and stock purchase plan 
  • Offer employee discounts 
  • Protect you with life insurance and other options
  • Tell you more about all the great benefits – just ask!

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