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Senior Communications Manager

Saint Charles, MO +2

This position manages and executes strategic internal business communications for the Royal Canin North America business in line with our Purpose, Five Principles and the regional agenda for Royal Canin North America (includes Canada Business Unit).

 

The role is responsible for developing internal communications strategies that are aligned with business objectives and foster a two-way communications process between both managers and Associates, and leadership and Associates. This role has the unique ability to create, cultivate and engage Associates to help enhance our culture through “only Royal Canin” moments and experiences.


This role will have line manager and professional development responsibilities for the team, managing 1-2 Associates.


These activities will shape what Associates know and believe about the company, will be designed to encourage positive behavior changes and foster engagement to create an even greater place to work.


What are we looking for?

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Business, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, or a related field. MS/MBA is a plus.
  • 10+ years’ experience within an agency/corporate communications role, along with media business experience including supervisory or management assignments
  • Excellent writing, editing and storytelling capabilities.
  • Strong composure, presentation skills and professional polish.
  • Organizational agility, including ability to navigate a highly matrixed environment.
  • Team-oriented attitude and a desire to get things done, while being a recognized collaborator.
  • Creative, resourceful, and self-motivated with a passion for solving problems.
  • Ability to deal with all levels of management, as well as a variety of positions and personalities.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently and handle sensitive, confidential information.
  • Understanding of internal communications practices, including two-way channels and pull and push methods of communication.
  • Must be able to translate business objectives to a basic language all Associates can understand.


What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Develop and execute internal communications strategies that drive continuous improvement of the company culture for Royal Canin North America with clear and consistent communications.
  • Align Associates with/and foster understanding of company vision and corporate objectives using our Purpose, Five Principles and Royal Canin North America workplace and citizenship reputation.
  • Co-create business communications, strategy and engagement for Royal Canin North America with the Internal Communications Director, Inclusion and Diversity team inclusive of occasional support for the Royal Canin North America ARGs, and People & Organization team.
  • Partner with North America Leadership Team to develop and deliver communications to all North American Associates - through multiple channels (Town Halls, videos, executive announcements, change communications, etc.).
  • Lead our Town Halls, Periodic Meetings and NALT+ Summit by creating agendas, partnering with speakers on content, editing & consolidating presentations, and implementing post-event surveys. Overall strategy, development and execution of annual NALT+ Leadership Summit.
  • In collaboration with external communications through a 360-degree approach, ensure that the company’s messages and communications are consistent and timely for all key audiences.
  • Develop, implement and evolve measurement and evaluation of the success and impact of internal communications initiatives.
  • Build tools, framework, and uncover new channels needed to accommodate organizational needs (apps, podcasts, videos).
  • Continuously story-mine across our offices, sales teams and factories to share successes and stories with all Associates and our External Communications team.
  • Lead and develop team of Associates, focused on professional development and engagement.


What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented Associates, all guided by The Five Principles.
  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.
  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.
  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.


Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.


Commitment to Equal Employment Opportunities

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accomodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.


Note to Search Firms/Agencies:

Mars, Incorporated and its subsidiaries and affiliates (Mars) do not compensate search firms for unsolicited assistance unless they have a written search agreement with Mars and the requisition is position-specific. Any resumes, curriculum vitae, and other unsolicited assistance from search firms that do not have a written search agreement or position-specific requisition submitted to any Associate of Mars will be deemed the sole property of Mars and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Mars.  

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