Our client is a large Canadian manufacturer of diversified construction products for municipal infra-structure, residential and commercial markets, throughout North America. Building on a positive corporate culture and long-standing customer relationships this company is strategically positioned for continued growth. Reporting to the VP, HR with a dotted line to the Group VP of Communications, this position is responsible for all internal and external communications across North America.
Lead and manage the internal and external communication strategies to advance the company culture, continue to build on employee engagement and expand brand leadership. Recommend, prepare and administer the North American communications budget.
Provide communications guidance to executive and management teams to improve their visibility across the organization; work closely with the global communications team and regional executives to ensure a consistent and clear messaging.
Design and manage crisis communication plans, including contact with media and other external and internal audiences; collaborate with business stakeholders to develop and oversee external-facing communications via presentations, websites, social media, press releases, public relations and corporate social responsibility activities.
Manage traffic flow of communications to increase effectiveness and minimize information overload; support company employee portal/intranet through content that reflects company vision and values; manage external consultants and other service providers, including writers and content creators.
Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, public relations, journalism or related field.
10+ years of progressive experience in corporate communications, including internal and external communications, marketing and public relations.
Experience with a manufacturing company preferred.
Experience with a public company an asset.
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