A Special JOTW Can’t Wait posting from TE Connectivity
Sr. Manager of Employee Engagement Communications, TE Connectivity, Berwyn, PA
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TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $13 billion world leader in connectivity. The company designs and manufactures products at the heart of electronic connections for the world’s leading industries including automotive, energy and industrial, broadband communications, consumer devices, healthcare, and aerospace and defense. TE Connectivity’s long-standing commitment to innovation and engineering excellence helps its customers solve the need for more energy efficiency, always-on communications and ever-increasing productivity. With nearly 90,000 employees in over 50 countries, TE Connectivity makes connections the world relies on to work flawlessly every day. To connect with the company, visit: www.TE.com.
Reporting into the Director of Employee Engagement Communications, the Sr. Manager of Employee Engagement Communications is part of the overall Marketing, Digital Media and Communications function, responsible for helping to create and drive impactful communications in support of TE Connectivity’s strategic priorities.
This professional will work with key stakeholders across the company and with external vendors. They will be charged with helping to develop and execute a multi-year communications strategy designed to: increase business literacy throughout the organization; increase brand awareness, understanding and affiliation; drive employee participation in and support of business goals; and inspire employee engagement.
In this role, the Sr. Manager also develops and executes HR communications strategies in support of HR programs and processes, including: annual benefits enrollment in the U.S., HR transformation, performance management, leadership development and compensation planning.
In addition, this position plays a key role in shaping and implementing TE’s intranet strategy and supporting day to day operations of the intranet. The position will also be involved in coordinating special events, such as global webcast meetings and identifying/leveraging social media channels as appropriate.
This role requires a broad range of communications and project and people management skills; exceptional proactive internal client service skills; the ability to be strategic, but also execute; the ability to work well in teams; creativity and innovation in communications delivery; exceptional writing ability and a strong track record of success developing and implementing impactful communications programs that drive engagement. The ideal candidate will have a can-do attitude, bringing fresh ideas and innovative approaches to the team.
Responsibilities & Qualifications:
Specific responsibilities include:
•Create and execute successful communications programs that strengthen leaders, managers and employees understanding of TE Connectivity’s strategy.
•Define global messaging and communication themes for TE Connectivity overall, and TE Connectivity’s HR team, in line with the TE Connectivity strategy, brand promise and value proposition.
•Develop plans for targeted communications efforts using all available and appropriate channels including town halls, round tables talks, intranet, apps, web and email, print materials, etc.
•Provide communications advice and support to business leaders, other internal communication roles, consultants and senior support staff on a range of ad hoc issues and projects as required.
•Draft (as required) company-wide communications from senior leadership. •Develop and maintain editorial calendar for “TE News” articles on myTE intranet. Develop and maintain editorial guidelines and standards for internal communications consistent with TE branding guidelines.
•Write “TE News” articles that reinforce TE’s strategy, supporting our internal branding efforts and increasing employees’ understanding of and commitment to TE’s business.
•Provide guidance on ways to promote collaboration and social networking tools, help the company leverage digital and multi-channel approaches to employee communications using technology, as well as traditional methods to reach a diverse, global employee audience.
•Work with team members, design and execute webcasts and other face-to-face communications and interactions to all company colleagues or specific audiences. •Work with agencies, vendors and internal creative resources to concept and manage the development of online and offline communications projects such as videos, apps, microsites, Web content and other communications.
•Collaborate with HR Centers of Excellence to create HR communication strategies and plans, including developing and managing an editorial calendar for HR content. Develop communications (for example, presentations, memos, brochures, newsletter articles, website content, video scripts) to drive successful completion of multi-year HR transformation and human capital management systems projects.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE / QUALIFICATIONS
The ideal profile will include:
•8-10 years experience in corporate, internal and external communications, including HR communications. Consulting firm or communications agency experience a plus.
•Bachelors degree in Communications, Journalism, English, Business or related fields. Masters a plus.
•Excellent writing and editing skills with ability to work effectively in a variety of media (e.g., print, presentation, web) with experience using social media and collaboration tools to address internal communications challenges.
•Experience in developing multi-channel internal communications programs.
•Successful track record engaging employees with company brand, strategy, HR initiatives and company programs on a large scale. •The ability to execute programs with speed, accuracy and efficiency by applying strong leadership and project management.
•A successful track record of working with a widely dispersed, decentralized workforce, including workforces in plants and in Asia. •Strong implementation skills and attention to detail. Strong project management skills. Self starter with ability to set priorities and manage multiple projects.
•Must have excellent relationship skills to collaborate and influence internally with various stakeholders and subject matter experts. Ability to interact effectively across the functions, levels (manufacturing floor to C-suite) and geographies of a large, global business.
•Experience with executive communications and communications in support of complex organizational changes a plus.
•Experience with current web practices, supporting technologies, new media (including social media and viral messaging).
•Experience with Microsoft SharePoint. Proficient with communication tools including PowerPoint and Word.
•Credible providing expert communications counsel, patient, hard-working and persuasive.
•Ability to develop strong working relationships with individuals with varying backgrounds, roles, and levels.
•Culturally sensitive, empathetic and creative.
•Dynamic and high energy, able to multi-task and perform under pressure.