Sr. Communications Manager


Ecolab, the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services, is seeking a seasoned communications strategist and storyteller to join its Global Communications team. This is an exciting opportunity for a communications professional to help grow and strengthen the culture and reputation of Ecolab’s Global Functions organizations, including the Global Business Services (GBS) organization. The successful candidate will have a passion for writing, editorial planning and execution, storytelling, and have a knack for developing content across numerous channels and a variety of topics, including strategic change initiatives.

Position Details

Sr. Communications Manager
Twin Cities Metro
Saint Paul, MN

As a Senior Manager of Finance & Global Business Services (GBS) communications, you will help shape and grow a culture of excellence by creating and implementing strategic communications campaign that inspire and align teams. As a key member of the global communications,Global Functionsand GBS teams, you will drive alignment and understanding of key strategic and change initiatives, inspiring and engaging associates by sharing compelling stories about team and culture.

The ideal candidate will be an expert communications strategist and skilled project manager, with the ability to serve as a communications consultant for senior leadership within the Finance and GBS organization. Change management communications experience will set you apart from the rest.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support high-visibility, high-profile strategic Finance and GBS initiatives via comprehensive communications – from planning to execution 
  • Design and implement global communications programs that engage, inspire and connect associates across geographies 
  • Develop a comprehensive campaign to grow and deepen a culture of collaboration and recognition 
  • Ensure a consistent look and feel for all communication materials 
  • Lead communications for all Finance and GBS strategic initiatives, as determined by the leadership teams 
  • Develop a variety of content including feature stories, blogs, videos, infographics and presentations in support of strategies 
  • Support significant change management efforts through effective and comprehensive communication plans 
  • Manage executive communications as needed 
  • Develop key messages and presentations for key internal and external meetings, including town halls and business updates 
  • Draft leadership blogs and/or other compelling content to engage and inspire teams

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, journalism, or a related field 
  • Minimum of 8-10 years of professional experience, preferably including experience both at an agency and in a corporate environment 
  • Excellent project management skills 
  • Ability to develop compelling communication strategies with clear and measurable goals 
  • A creative storyteller and versatile writer, with an ability to tailor content for audiences and channels 
  • Fluent in all aspects of internal communications, from executive speechwriting to strategy and change management communications planning and execution 
  • Strong executive presence, with an ability to coach and counsel C-suite executives

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong business acumen, knowledge of the current social and political landscape and an ability to distill trends into communication implications 
  • Ability to work across multiple business units within a large, matrixed organization 
  • Critical listening skills and the ability to translate ideas, feedback, and thoughts into action/content 
  • Able to provide frank counsel and direction to colleagues, subject matter experts and other leaders on strategy, messaging and change management communications 
  • Comfortable with change and ambiguity. 
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment and can be relied on in a crisis 
  • Ability to leverage data and research to drive decisions and prioritization


Ecolab strives to provide comprehensive and market-competitive benefits to meet the needs of our associates and their families. Click here to see our benefits.

« Back