Communications Specialist



Established yet entrepreneurial: is an industry leader with proven products, six manufacturing plants, 1500+ employees and deep roots in corn wet milling. Yet we’re also a brand-new company that is ready to drive change and create impact.

Inspired by a meaningful purpose: we use renewable sources to produce plant-based ingredients for some of the world’s best-known brands. It feels good to produce safe, high-quality, sustainable products – that go into everything from sodas to hand cream and cardboard to clothing.

Poised for a new era of success: we’re investing in our plants and people to unlock our potential in the industrial and food sectors. Guided by our values of Safety, Excellence, Integrity, and Growth, we’re focused on growing our business, our reputation, and the career of every colleague.

Position Details

Communications Specialist
Northern Illinois
Decatur or Hoffman Estates, IL


We are looking for a self-motivated and talented Communications Specialist to support our communications lead. In this position, you will produce high-quality content that engages employees and builds brand recognition. Your main duties will also include creating informative content to amplify our company and employee stories. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, with an eye for visual design and strong organizational skills. As key objectives for this role, you will:

  • Draft and develop content for internal communications to support the broader business 
  • Create, edit, and manage intranet content log and schedule 
  • Support the communications lead by anticipating communication requests, understanding various audiences and constituencies, and managing requests and inquiries for the team 
  • Support internal and external communications and events 
  • Manage and support events logistics, including annual events calendar, town halls, and senior leadership meetings

Key responsibilities:

  • Create informative and interesting internal copy, SharePoint/intranet layouts, and related internal marketing materials. 
  • Help deploy effective communication strategies that build employee confidence and awareness, brand awareness, and customer satisfaction. 
  • Plan and manage the design, content, and production of digital communications materials. 
  • Review all communications to guarantee all content is publication ready. 
  • Execute internal campaigns for new announcements, launches, events, and promotions. 
  • Manage internal mailboxes and campaigns. 
  • Respond to communication-related issues in a timely manner.


You are driven to by a deep passion for writing and executing projects. You will have excellent communication and organizational skills. You have an eye for graphic design with two or three years of experience managing internal websites, and an ability to evolve communication strategies using data. This role requires excellent interpersonal skills for working closely with others across various departments and cultures.

We are also looking for:

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, public relations, or relevant field preferred. 
  • A minimum of 3 years’ writing & editing experience in a corporate role. 
  • Proven experience creating targeted content is ideal. 
  • Strong knowledge of corporate communication practices, processes, and techniques. 
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Must be able to multitask and work well under pressure with competing priorities. 
  • Excellent organizational and leadership abilities. 
  • Demonstrate flexibility in a dynamic and global team. 
  • Value diversity and take pride in a team that brings together diversity of thoughts, expressions, and points of view. 
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment, and discretion in management of information.


Rewards & benefits

Competitive salary with performance linked enhancements / 401 K matching and non-contingent matching plans / Healthcare / Medical insurance

Career development

Our structure provides autonomy and accountability in your role. You have scope to develop a depth of expertise and the opportunity to follow career pathways outside the norm.

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