Senior Internal Communications Program Manager


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. Help us shape the future.

Position Details

Senior Internal Communications Program Manager
Twin Cities Metro
Fridley, MN

Careers that Change Lives.

In this role, you will play an important role on the Americas Global Communications and Corporate Marketing team — delivering internal communication programs that align and engage Medtronic employees in the Americas region to help us achieve our Mission of alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life.

You will also be responsible for understanding and optimizing our internal communication channels across the region, collaborating with business unit and other regional communicators to elevate and share best practices across the communications function and amplify key strategic initiatives from the Americas region across Medtronic internal audiences in support of our brand promise Further, Together.

In addition, as functional or regional transformations and other key initiatives require additional support, you may manage contractors or agency resources to develop and execute change management communications.

You can grow your career with us; we hope you’ll consider joining our team!

A Day in the Life:

  • Manage the Americas Region stories and pages on Medtronic’s global intranet platform, and maintain an ongoing editorial calendar for the region, and engage with the global editorial council 
  • Develop and execute an internal communication strategy for the region that employs multiple channels, tactics and appropriate regional cascades to reach key stakeholders 
  • Provide communications leadership, counsel and feedback for internal change management project teams; partner with Change Management for ongoing stakeholder identification, engagement and alignment to support the execution of change initiatives 
  • Refine and execute on an internal and external platform for the Americas region, to advance Medtronic’s credibility and reputation around our brand promise of Further, Together 
  • Collaborate with the Americas marketing and communications team to ensure regional execution of internal communication plans are aligned, and elevate best practices across the region 
  • Incorporate feedback mechanisms and metrics into communication plans, and implement changes based on key findings that increase effectiveness 
  • Engage with Global Communications team members (Corporate/Business Group/Region) to ensure visibility, engagement and coordination on projects as needed

Must Haves:

  • Bachelor's degree and 7+ years of professional communications experience OR advanced degree and 5+ years of professional communications experience

Nice to Have:

  • Experience in planning and implementation of strategic and tactical communications plans 
  • Experience working with large-scale transformation efforts 
  • Experience in external communications and issues management 
  • Experience working with change management frameworks 
  • Experience building relationships with people at all levels of an organization 
  • Experience in working with diverse, cross-functional teams 
  • Experience working in a variety of mediums, including print, social, digital 
  • Project management experience 
  • Ability to travel up to 20% 
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills 
  • Business acumen 
  • Experience working globally, particularly with Canada and/or Latin America 
  • Experience in successfully navigating and executing organizational communications in a global, matrixed, corporate environment 
  • Provides superior service to internal clients; follows through on commitments 
  • Demonstrated ability to work with discretion 
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and to execute and coordinate projects efficiently and effectively; adjust to shifting priorities 
  • Collaborative work style 
  • Strong relationship-building and influence management skills 
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail

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