Corporate Communications Manager


About Uponor:

A global pioneer in intelligent plumbing and climate solutions, Uponor has proudly led the industry forward for a century, while enriching the lives of millions throughout the world. Our trusted products and project-spanning partnerships build strong businesses while moving water where it needs to go, effortlessly and flawlessly.

Position Details

Corporate Communications Manager
Twin Cities Metro
Apple Valley, MN

The Corporate Communications Manager for Uponor will develop and execute both internal and external communications strategies and plans in alignment with company goals, and work cross-functionally -- and at all levels -- to help cascade understanding of the company’s purpose, vision, value propositions, goals, and corporate values via a variety of communications channels.

This person will ensure that North American leadership and employees are well informed and engaged through strategic, meaningful, and timely messages delivered through a variety of in-person, printed and digital channels (SmartSign, SharePoint Online, PoliteMail, printed materials for non-desk audiences).

The Corporate Communications Manager will cultivate relationships with influential print, digital and broadcast journalists or thought leaders; manage an outside PR agency; write and/or review media releases and other media kit materials; and support executive and crisis/issues communications.

The ideal candidate will possess excellent writing skills, with an innate ability to create content for newsletters, e-mail communications, scripts for senior executives, news releases, media kit materials, and more. This position is also responsible for collaborating with Corporate Communications leaders to manage crisis and issues-related communications, meaning grace under pressure and an ability to quickly learn about complex issues and then translate them into easy-to-understand language.

As well as working cross functionally and with senior executives, this person will collaborate daily with members of the Engagement Marketing team, as well as external support agencies to create a variety of communications messages and assets.

This is a HYBRID position with onsite work 2-3 days per week at our North America headquarters located in Apple Valley, MN.

What will you be doing?

  • Help create and execute internal and external communication strategies, campaigns and plans at the organization and project level, providing communications counsel to subject matter experts and message owners, logically sequencing messages and using communication vehicles appropriately. 
  • Provide communications support for HR (Human Resources) and company-wide internal events to educate employees about regional and global initiatives to drive increased employee engagement. 
  • Regularly meet with external support agencies and Uponor communicators around the globe to effectively plan and executive proactive and reactive external communications. 
  • Ensure supportive technology platforms (Uponoria, Everbridge, SmartSign, Zoom, etc.) are functioning and feature up-to-date content. 
  • Continuously improve internal and external communications process and channels by collecting feedback, monitoring results, and making appropriate adjustments. 
  • Collaborate on crisis and issues communications plans for internal and external audiences. 
  • Seeks out opportunities to contribute to business success through proactive involvement in team initiatives.

What will you need?

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in Communications, Business, Marketing, Journalism, English, Advertising, or equivalent degree. 
  • 5-7 years of related experience in Communications, Marketing, Advertising, or similar is required. 
  • Must use an effective and approachable communication style to engage others and build credibility and rapport. 
  • Exceptional written and verbal/presentation skills with a high attention to detail. 
  • Motivated self-starter, goal oriented, and demonstrated success taking initiative and achievement of objectives. 
  • Must be a strong team player. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to quickly build effective working relationships with individuals in various situations. 
  • Proven success working cross-functionally to achieve goals. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft 365 apps (Word, PPT, Excel, Teams, Stream, SharePoint Online, Outlook, etc.)

What will you get?

  • Competitive salary and benefits 
  • Four weeks PTO + 10 paid holidays 
  • 401k match up to 4%, fully vested on day one of enrollment

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