Senior Communications Specialist


About Ecolab:

Ecolab is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services. Every day, we help make the world cleaner, safer and healthier – protecting people and vital resources.

Position Details

Senior Communications Specialist
Northern Illinois
Naperville, IL

Nalco Water, An Ecolab Company is seeking candidates for an Internal Communications Specialist. This position will be primarily responsible for writing, editing and designing print, audio/video and digital communications for internal audiences.

Qualified candidates will demonstrate proven success in the following core communications competencies: brand building; delivering business goals and enhancing organizational reputation through internal communications strategies and execution; informing, engaging & aligning employees; translating insights and analysis into effective key messages and brand platforms; creating and producing a diversity of communications; and building communications talent.


To inform, engage and align employees by implementing strategies to achieve communications goals for assigned targeted segments of Industrial Commercial Digital Solutions population.

What You Will Do:

  • Identify current and emerging internal stakeholders 
  • Demonstrate effective written & oral skills to different internal stakeholders 
  • Link project objectives and strategies with knowledge of Nalco Water and Industrial audiences and communication tactics to execute communication tactics and develop effective messages 
  • Apply knowledge of organizational channels, informal networks and tools of communication to reach intended audience 
  • Understand engagement metrics and tracking 
  • Demonstrate broad knowledge of how to leverage digital transformation at Ecolab and Nalco Water enhance equity 
  • Ensure internal communications are aligned with broader corporate strategies 
  • Understand newsworthy events and impact on customers, competitors, external environment and potential broader issues. 
  • Track, manage and report projects progress

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years professional experience with corporate communications including experience with internal communications 
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in English, communications, journalism or related field 
  • Minimal travel required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong writing and editing skills 
  • Experience with social and digital media 
  • Experience with managing graphic design, photography, audio (podcasts) and video production 
  • Highly organized and detailed oriented 
  • Good relationship management skills 
  • Strong project management skills 
  • Experience with content management systems 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, timelines and budgets simultaneously 
  • Able to take initiative and move projects forward while still being able to foster a team atmosphere

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