Sr. Communications Specialist- Business Operations & Supply Chain


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Position Details

Sr. Communications Specialist- Business Operations & Supply Chain
Twin Cities Metro
Wayzata, MN

Job Purpose and Impact:

The Communications Senior Specialist will write and edit communications for a variety of channels to reach key audiences and deliver against defined communication strategies. You'll manage and assign work priorities, recommending communication strategies to reach defined internal and external audiences. In this role, as a strong writer and storyteller, you'll create compelling content and unlock stories from around Cargill using AP Style. You'll be familiar with the latest communication trends and comfortable producing content tailored for specific audiences. In this position, you'll regularly compile results and use them to demonstrate progress toward measurable objectives and continuously improve future communications. In this role, you'll demonstrate critical-thinking skills and understanding of urgent priorities.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Write and edit for specific channels and manage campaigns or projects to meet objectives. 
  • Set priorities for the team to ensure task completion; coordinate work with supervisors. 
  • Make decisions and solve problems based on policies, procedures and business plan; receive guidance and oversight from manager. 
  • Analyze specific problems and issues to find the best solutions. 
  • Advise others on how to design new processes and systems that meet professional standards. 
  • Gather and summarize data for special reports. 
  • Interact with peers in other global communications groups and share best practices. 
  • Deliver quality assignments on time. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field 
  • Minimum two years experience 
  • Experience with a variety of communications strategies within a matrixed organization 
  • Excellent presentation, public speaking and written communication skills 
  • Conceptual knowledge of fundamental communications theories, principles and practices 
  • Understanding of and experience using AP Style 
  • May require travel up to 5%

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience creating communications for a medium or large company (more than 500 employees) 
  • Experience supporting supply chain, food or agriculture industry 
  • Agency experience 
  • Video editing 
  • Design experience

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