Marketing & Communications Analyst (Hybrid)


About Grainger:

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, we have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.

Position Details

Marketing & Communications Analyst (Hybrid)
Northern Illinois
Lake Forest (Hybrid), IL

Position Details:

The Employer Brand function partners with Talent Acquisition to position Grainger as an employer of choice for top talent and enhance the North American candidate experience from first awareness to onboarding.

Reporting to the Employer Brand Manager and working from our Lake Forest headquarters 50% of the time, the Marketing & Communications Analyst will help promote Granger's employer brand across North America, develop and implement marketing strategies that attract top talent, and ensure a positive candidate experience across all touchpoints. You will partner with Communications, Talent Acquisition, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Analytics teams to maximize the success of Grainger’s employer brand strategy.

With Grainger, you’ll join a Great Place to Work-Certified™ company, one of the Fortune Best Workplaces for Women™, a Top Regional Company for Diversity and will play a pivotal role in strengthening and promoting our employer brand.

You Will:

  • Gather employer brand, recruitment marketing and communications data from multiple systems, including Google Analytics, Looker Studio, Power BI and Microsoft Excel (can maintain complex spreadsheets). 
  • Analyze data and develop insights on performance across company profiles, ratings, recruitment marketing, careers site, social media and internal communications. 
  • Develop reports to improve employer brand, communications and recruiting strategies. 
  • Manage content and the candidate experience across Grainger’s North American careers sites and company profiles, including Glassdoor, Indeed, LinkedIn and more to showcase Grainger’s culture and career opportunities. 
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition as an employer brand lead for select departments to develop and implement talent attraction tactics. 
  • Maintain employer brand assets, including resource hubs, templates, best practice guidance and training for Talent Acquisition. 
  • Partner with Communications, Talent Acquisition, HR and other Analysts to evaluate current processes and identify improvements. 
  • Support Grainger’s external awards and recognition program.

You Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, HR, Analytics or a related field. 
  • Experience planning, executing and/or reporting on recruitment marketing campaigns. 
  • Experience analyzing and visualizing data to draw conclusions and communicate results or recommendations. 
  • Project management skills, comfort working with multiple business partners and openness to testing new ideas where a “right” answer may not exist. 
  • 1+ years of in-house or agency experience in employer branding, recruitment marketing, talent acquisition or related fields. 
  • Strong presentations skills and experience with SAP SuccessFactors applicant tracking system are preferred.

Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger.

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage starts day one 
  • Paid time off (PTO) days and 6 company holidays per year 
  • 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period 
  • Education assistance, including financial counseling, tuition reimbursement and low-cost degree options 
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, and more

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