Develop and oversee the internal communications strategies to support the company’s purpose, aspiration, strategy, and culture. Responsible for the development and oversight of the overarching strategy and tone for all enterprise-wide communications across all geographies and all roles within every aspect of the business. Be the business partner to the CHRO, General Counsel and CFO, partnering closely with executives in the corporate functions as well leaders across the company globally to create relevant program that advance top priority company initiatives.
Lead a team responsible for creating and executing enterprise-wide, audience-specific (wired, non-wired, on the go etc.), and corporate function specific communications programs, including major change initiatives, and engagement and reputation programs. These strategies are expected to lead to a shared understanding of Grainger’s direction and leaders’ and team members’ roles in company success.
Provide counsel on communicating with diverse employee audiences and collaborate with centralized channel management team to ensure communication vehicles are appropriate and available, as well as identify and use new communications technologies as appropriate.