Corporate Communications Manager

IDEAL Industries

IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC; is a family of brands that have made their mark by developing the products and practical technology demanded by critical industries like data communications, aerospace, electrical, wire processing, construction and more.

We’re best known for our wire connectors, which have become the go-to standard for electrical connections around the world, but our innovations also touch the sky -- where nearly every commercial jet flying today was made using IDEAL wire strippers. We’ve reached the moon, as part of the critical equipment on NASA missions.

From its beginnings over 100 years ago, the IDEAL success story is propelled by the core family values expressed by our founder, J. Walter Becker. Since 1916, we’ve been family-owned and singularly focused on forging ideal relationships with our customers, our employees, and our communities. Each generation of family ownership is expected to leave the company stronger for the next. Most important, the family stewardship of IDEAL ensures that our professional management team has the strategic alignment, resources, and patience to grow and strengthen the company for generations to come.

We’re focused on the markets that exist today, but we’re also poised to serve the markets of tomorrow. IDEAL is a pioneer of easy-to-use innovations for a range of critical industries, striving to re-invent ourselves and the industries we serve wherever we can. It is our long-term thinking that allows us to anticipate and answer the needs of tomorrow’s tradespeople.

We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished over the last century, but we’re even more ambitious about the next 100 years. That’s how you build an IDEAL company.

Position Details

Corporate Communications Manager
Northern Illinois
Sycamore, IL

The Corporate Communications Manager will be responsible for leading, executing and implementing a corporate communications strategy for IDEAL Industries, Inc. As a proactive leader and the voice of corporate communications, the manager provides strategy, direction and thought leadership for a range of key campaigns and messaging needs. The manager works closely with the Corporate Center of Excellence, global leaders, and HR contracts to craft communication plans to help IDEAL achieve its objectives. The position reports to the Director, Digital Marketing at IDEAL Corporate and has one direct report.


  • Develop and execute branded, integrated, global communications strategies for key enterprise priorities that span internal and external audiences 
  • Provide functional leadership to internal communications team to ensure alignment and consistency in messaging 
  • Partner effectively across the organization and with key stakeholders to integrate and align communications to broader enterprise content 
  • Ensure that established brand voice, cultural messages and content are embedded in communications across all aspects of the organization – operationally, strategically, and through change frameworks 
  • Develop strategies for providing tools and resources to global leaders 
  • Work with cross-functional partners to manage inbound requests 
  • Regularly set and deliver against internal and external metrics/KPIs for communications plans to drive brand trust and confidence in IDEAL’s business and leadership.
  • Four-year college degree with min 7-10 years post-college experience in communications (or the equivalent in experience) 
  • 2-3 years copywriting experience 
  • Experience bringing a brand to life through online & offline channels 
  • Must have ability to travel within the US or abroad on occasion 
  • Corporate PR experience a plus


  • Excellent communicator and creative thinker, with an ability to use both data and intuition to inform decisions. 
  • Able to work successfully on an independent basis 
  • Able to deal with people at all levels 
  • Attention to detail and drive for results 
  • Possess and business acumen in order to understand operational interaction between departments 
  • Creative and analytical problem-solving skills 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time in a fast-paced environment

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