Senior Communications Generalist, Corporate Communications


About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be. We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives.

Position Details

Senior Communications Generalist, Corporate Communications
Twin Cities Metro
Minneapolis, MN

Careers that Change Lives

A career at Medtronic is like no other. We're purposeful. We're committed. We're driven by our Mission to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life for millions of people worldwide. We believe career growth and development is about learning and stretching yourself to grow your expertise and navigate your career. We offer award-winning programs to accelerate your development and growth, and our size, scope, and market leadership give you a chance to explore career opportunities and grow as we grow. Medtronic walks the walk, creating an inclusive culture where you can thrive because when people from different cultures, genders, and points of view come together— everyone wins.

Medtronic is looking for a dynamic Senior Communications Generalist to join the Corporate Communications team. In this role, you will support global communications for our HR programs and projects. As a key team member, you will be responsible for the development and creative execution of communications strategies that reach 95,000+ employees worldwide, as well as managing key communications vehicles, calendars, and analytics.

Reporting to the Senior Director, Corporate Communications (HR Communications), this role requires a high level of organizational skills, a creative approach, and the ability to assess communications opportunities, understand different audiences, and engage stakeholders.

This is a hybrid role based in Minneapolis with key stakeholders at the same location. We will prioritize talent over location. Qualified remote candidates are encouraged to apply.

A Day in the Life

Responsibilities may include the following and other duties may be assigned.

  • Develops and executes communications strategies supporting our key human resources programs with both internal and external audiences 
  • Supports communications to the HR function, including messages from the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) 
  • Helps build Medtronic’s brand and reputation internally and externally as a talent destination, including leveraging internal and external social channels 
  • Manages key communications vehicles, calendars, and analytics for the HR Communications team 
  • Handles the creation and implementation of multiple forms of internal strategic communication activities, programs and content guided by the Medtronic Mission and overall business strategy 
  • Leads strategies, produces content, and organizes events to help align the organization's goals in support of greater employee engagement and business impact 
  • Responsible for planning, storytelling, writing and editing to persuade, educate and inspire internal audiences to change behavior or understand the work environment 
  • Supports senior leadership in communicating key change initiatives, policy changes and other company information to employees

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree required 
  • Minimum of 4 years of progressive communications experience in an corporate or agency setting, or advanced degree with a minimum of 2 years relevant communications experience

Nice to Have

  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills essential
  • Robust storytelling capabilities
  • Excellent stakeholder management and communications counseling skills
  • Solid project and time management skills; must be able to manage multiple assignments simultaneously and shift focus adeptly
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with colleagues at all levels of the organization
  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Communications, Public Relations, or other associated field of study
  • Ability to work with confidential and sensitive information
  • Ability to engage, brief, and manage third-party vendors
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, experience with, Eloqua or other eMarketing platforms a plus

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