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Manager, Internal Communications (Remote)

Company: Avantor
Location: Jackson
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Job SummaryAt Avantor, we are setting science in motion to create a better world. We are built on a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion with strong ties to our ICare values: Innovation, Customer Centric, Accountability, Respect and Excellence. And our team is growing - come join us!

We continue to advance our Internal Communications capabilities to successfully build awareness and drive engagement to enhance Avantor's reputation as a leading solutions and services provider to the high-growth life science, advanced technologies, and applied materials industries.

The Internal Communications Manager reports directly to the Vice President, Internal Communications, and is responsible for cultivating and creating exceptional communications as well as robust, proactive communication strategies to support Avantor's goals. This individual will help create, develop, and implement communications programs that build and sustain the Company's culture and values by working closely with all business functions to uphold the Company brand.

  • As a member of our Internal Communications team, the Internal Communications Manager will lead and/or assist in multiple Internal Communications initiatives, with a focus on using internal programming and channels to engage our more than 14,000 global associates.
  • Contributes to the overall Communications plan and strategy for the company. This includes improving processes, optimizing communications platforms, and driving new ways to tell stories as part of an integrated communications campaign to align with business strategy and improve year-over-year communications efforts.
  • Partners with functional leads across the organization to provide proactive counsel and develop communications that support key initiatives.
  • Identifies and implements ways to build and strengthen our culture to support talent acquisition and retention.
  • Plans and executes corporate/employee events and meetings.
  • Implements best practices in communications, develops metrics to track the effectiveness of these efforts and measures overall performance and impact.
  • Creates content for communication vehicles and activities including newsletters, announcements, presentations, video scripts, intranet, and other corporate materials.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.Qualifications
    • Bachelor's degree in communications, journalism, marketing, or related field.
    • Five to eight years working experience in the field of communications or related agency experience with a successful track record in leveraging a host of internal channels to create an integrated, holistic, comprehensive experience for employees, writing compelling content that tells a story, implementing best practices in both employee communications and reputation building, as well as overall project management.
    • Experience working with healthcare or biotech businesses/products or a large manufacturing company is preferred.
    • Experience partnering with Human Resources organization for internal communications.
    • Experience in developing and executing projects and strategic campaigns.
    • Strong ability to build productive relationships and lead development of communications strategies through interactions with diverse internal and external business partners, including company senior leadership across a variety of functions and geographies.
    • Excellence in the lifecycle of written communications, including research, drafting, editing, and securing approvals. These written materials may include background pieces, articles, interview briefings or reports, as well as research and benchmarking.
    • Ability to translate highly complex, technical content into concise and succinct stories.
    • Ability to build business acumen to link internal communications strategy to business/functional goals and objectives.
    • Experience using technology tools for measurement and reporting is preferred.
      • Strong writing skills with knowledge of AP Stylebook.
      • Demonstrates accountability, responsibility and the initiative and desire to create best in class content and drive measurable performance results and timelines.
      • Passion to try new things and accept change, with a drive for continuous improvement and efficiency.
      • Collaborative spirit.
      • Flexible and adaptable - open to change as we support Avantor's continued growth.
      • Must have the ability to work with various levels of management and possess high level of comfort engaging with and providing proactive counsel to senior management.
      • Strong attention to detail.
      • Must have O365 experience with specific knowledge of a SharePoint Intranet.
      • Ability to remain calm in times of crisis and change.
      • Proven ability to manage events, employee meetings, leadership meetings, and other internal forums.
      • Effective implementer, team player and project manager.
      • Self-motivated decision maker.
      • Strong problem/resolution skills at both a strategic and function level.
      • Ability to influence others and work successfully with cross-functional teams.
      • Excellent presentation and speaking skills.DISCLAIMER:
        The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.
        Avantor is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.EEO Statement:We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state/province, or local law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at recruiting@avantorsciences.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, please view the Equal Employment Opportunity is THE LAW Poster, EEO is the Law Poster Supplement, and Pay Transparency Non-Discrimination Provision using the links below.EEO is the LawOFCCP EEO SupplementPAY TRANSPARENCY NONDISCRIMINATION PROVISION3rd Party Non-Solicitation Policy:By submitting candidates without having been formally assigned on and contracted for a specific job requisition by Avantor, or by failing to comply with the Avantor recruitment process, you forfeit any fee on the submitted candidates, regardless of your usual terms and conditions. Avantor works with a preferred supplier list and will take the initiative to engage with recruitment agencies based on its needs and will not be accepting any form of solicitation.

Keywords: Avantor, Jackson , Manager, Internal Communications (Remote), Executive , Jackson, Mississippi

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