Internal Communications Manager


About Trimble Transportation (TT):

The Transportation Division of Trimble exists to make the roads safer, greener and better for everyone. Our employees bring this to life through imagination, teamwork and a true passion to disrupt the status quo and drive the future of the industry. By using innovative thinking and technology, we create software solutions that protect fleet drivers and the people out on the road. We share a relentless ambition to find new ways to improve a fleet’s bottom line, while making the world a greener place. Join some of the most brilliant minds in the transportation field, working together, to make a difference for our customers and the communities we serve.

Position Details

Internal Communications Manager
Twin Cities Metro
Minnetonka, MN

Position Overview:

The Communications Manager will be an important voice for the Trimble Transportation. The ideal candidate will work with leaders at all levels and be inspired by being a part of a dynamic, growing organization. The Communications Manager will drive and execute an employee communications program to connect internal audiences and acquired brands to the company’s purpose and strategy. This person will establish a cadence for communications and protocol around internal communications to ensure company-wide programs and change initiatives are effectively and efficiently communicated to all geographies and levels of the organization.

The role will help impact the overall company engagement through bi-weekly Newsletters, quarterly meetings, other meetings with C-level executives, monthly executive meetings, and anything else deemed important. Additionally, the internal communications manager will play a key role in creating an employer brand campaign to find, attract, engage and nurture future talent. This person reports to the VP of Marketing, with a line to the Vice President of Human Resources. The role is hands-on: 30% strategic and 70% tactical.


  • Drive an internal communications strategy aligned with business objectives to increase employee engagement and overall company performance 
  • Develop an ongoing communications cadence to communicate vision, mission and purpose as well as employee alignment to Trimble's strategic business plans and priorities 
  • Establish and formalize internal communication vehicles and processes, which may include newsletters, e-mail communications, events, intranet, signage, social media, video and others to be defined 
  • Develop recruitment marketing strategy, metrics and messaging; execute in collaboration with Human Resources to best leverage social media, community relations, SEO and content marketing, recruiting events, among others 
  • Use innovative, creative approaches and continuous improvement to research, write, and distribute company news and stories; manage editorial calendar and work with internal stakeholders to deliver consistent, timely information across departments 
  • Organize and develop content for 8-10 all-employee meetings, both in-person and virtual for remote workforce 
  • Draft messages, presentations and scripts for senior executives presenting to internal groups 
  • Establish metrics to assess effectiveness of employee engagement; ongoing implementation of improved methods based on employee feedback 
  • Be a driver of culture and an advocate of company values 
  • Work closely with HR on employee communication and engagement initiatives 
  • Ensure internal communication messages are consistent with external communication messages

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of internal and/or employee communications experience 
  • Expertise in change management or business transformation communication 
  • Excellent writing skills, including the ability to form a point of view and communicate it to all levels clearly and concisely through multiple communication vehicles 
  • Ability to capture the authentic voice of leadership in written communications and partner with them to deliver a vision 
  • Technical experience managing a company intranet site, i.e. Google sites 
  • Strong project management skills with keen attention to detail 
  • Outstanding relationship-building and customer service skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to operate both strategically and tactically in a fast-paced environment 
  • 10% travel

Preferred Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or a related field 
  • Proficiency in Marketo 
  • Have bias towards execution 
  • Good best practices

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