Marketing Communications Manager


About Us:

Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services. Around the world businesses in foodservice, food processing, hospitality, healthcare, industrial, and oil and gas markets choose Ecolab products and services to keep their environment clean and safe, operate efficiently and achieve sustainability goals.

Position Details

Marketing Communications Manager
Northern Illinois
Naperville, IL

Nalco Water, an Ecolab company, located in Naperville, IL has on opening for aMarketing Communications Managerfor its Light Industries division.We are looking for a Marketing Communications Manager with 10+ years of experience who proactively develops, executes and oversees internal and external communications on the divisional level to enhance the Nalco Water brand and profitability. This role is reporting to the VP of Marketing, Light Industries, and VP Global Communications and has one direct report (Marketing Communications Specialist).

The MarComms Manager Light will be the overall Comms lead for Light and responsible for the communications strategy and execution. The candidate needs to have strong writing skills and ability to tell the Nalco Water story through all appropriate communications channel with a strong focus on social media channels.

Among the responsibilities are shaping value propositions for products and innovations, supporting executive communications internally and externally and working closely with regional colleagues to ensure message alignment. All work is done in close collaboration with Nalco Water global communications.

What You Will Do:

  • Proactively works with business unit leaders, marketing and sales leadership to contribute to overall success and reputation of the company through creating and implementing a communications strategy and tactics to meet the division’s strategic objectives. 
  • Implements communication strategies. Ensures that creative standards are maintained and that the company brand image and policies are upheld. 
  • Proactively and continuously assesses communications strategies against business objectives and serves as strategic counsel on MarComms. 
  • Together with Marketing, recommends, develops and implements event and marketing programs on a divisional level. 
  • Recommends and develops internal and external multi-media communication strategies and tactical plans for specific marketing and internal initiatives. 
  • Contributes/writes copy for brochures, newsletters, case studies, produces videos and plans representation at trade fairs. 
  • Leads and directs use of internal and external communication, including advertising, editorial articles in trade press, media relations, newsletters, public-facing Internet Web sites and databases to enhance the effectiveness and success of Nalco Water’s sales, marketing and communications effort. 
  • Serves as primary decision maker on brand, legal, safety and other requirements. 
  • Manages budget and monitors expenditures.
  • Works with outside service agencies and suppliers to ensure efficient services and meeting of Nalco Water standards and goals. 
  • Collaborates on topics that reach across divisions and ensures alignment with Ecolab.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business Administration and/or Corporate and Business Communications Management (Digital Media) 
  • 10+ years of experience 
  • Previous experience in Corporate Communications, Marketing Communications, Business Media or Communications/PR agency 
  • Disciplined management style to oversee projects and team members 
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills 
  • Strong writing skills 
  • Exceptional creativity and understanding of various media and key markets of importance

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