W.W. Grainger, Inc. is a broad line, business-to-business distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies and other related products and services. More than 3.5 million businesses and institutions worldwide rely on Grainger for products in categories such as safety, material handling and metalworking, along with services like inventory management and technical support. These customers represent a broad collection of industries, including commercial, government, healthcare and manufacturing. They place orders online, on mobile devices, through sales representatives, over the phone and at local branches. Approximately 5,000 suppliers provide Grainger with 1.6 million products stocked in the company’s distribution centers (DCs) and branches worldwide. Grainger employs 25,000 team members across the globe.
The interpretation of a message is more than 50% visual. The Communication Specialist focuses on conveying messages to Grainger’s internal and external stakeholders through visuals and graphics. The responsibilities include developing creative designs for email, intranet, social media, careers sites, SharePoint and events. A portion of the individual’s time will also execute social media campaigns.
The Communications Specialist works with fellow communicators and business partners to ensure team members understand the company strategy and are motivated to bring their best selves to work. The role supports the development, management and dissemination of timely and captivating graphics and communications to promote team member advocacy across the global organization. The Specialist recommends and supports the effective use of communications channels, including social media, intranet and mobile, to enhance team member engagement. The individual can use their creative abilities to convey the right messages that best represent Grainger’s branding and culture. This passionate person is a key contributor to the Communications and Public Affairs function fulfilling its vision of being an essential business partner.