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Corporate Communications Manager

Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: CHICAGO, IL, US, 60603-4013 LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses

About Grainger:

Grainger is North America's leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operating products and services. Our wide assortment, deep expertise, innovative technology solutions and unparalleled customer service keep customers' operations running and their people safe.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. We have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way at Grainger.

Position Details:

The Corporate Communications Manager leads the development of high impact internal company communications programs. You will support the Grainger Technology Group communications and highest priority and most complex communications assignments. You will lead communications planning and projects and will collaborate with business area team members and leaders, including member of the executive leadership team. You will report to Sr Director, Communications.

You Will:

  • Lead execution of deliverables for both daily functional communications, complex communication needs for the business area, and technology communications to the enterprise.
  • Provide communications counsel and support for incident response with corporate support teams.
  • Work and projects to include managing and improving communications channels, content development for business initiatives, communications training for people leaders, creation and support of stakeholder engagement strategies, large meeting leader communications support, company strategy deployment
  • Manage multiple daily and project work streams concurrently, identifying and elevating integration opportunities and roadblocks to ensure impactful communications across teams and functions.
  • Develop standards and processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness of communications channels, including editorial calendar development and management, measurement
  • Manage communications plans, key messages, presentations and other supporting materials for functional priorities and high visibility projects; report out on progress to senior leaders
  • Provide strategic direction to teams managing deployment and change communications
  • Ensure Grainger's brand is represented positively in all company materials and communications
  • Show up as a business leader, beyond the role of communicator

You Have:

  • 5 plus years of experience across all dimensions of internal communications
  • A willingness to experiment with new ways to communicate with team members
  • Proven success working in a matrixed environment and leading large scale, complex change initiatives
  • Experience consulting on strategic communications recommendations to both corporate and field clients
  • Experience advising peers and senior leaders on communications

Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • PTO (Paid time off) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs

DEI Statement

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.