Senior Manager, Communications
Sara Lee 413 reviews - Chicago, IL

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Essential Duties & Responsibility:
Sustainability communications

Serve as editor-in-chief of company's annual sustainability report

Manage sustainability section of

Liaison with field and business operations to gather, share information

Lead process for key sustainability rankings and awards (e.g.: Dow Jones Sustainability Index)

Develop and execute proactive sustainability media relations plan

Partner with internal communications team to ensure sustainability messaging reaches all employees

Online communications and social media

Manage and create content for corporate social media programs via Facebook and Twitter

Manage and create content for

Partner with investor relations, HR, legal and brand teams to ensure all content on is up-to-date

Publish news daily for company intranet

Corporate communications

Draft and distribute corporate news releases for activities such as mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, executive appointments, dividend declarations, webcast announcements, facility

announcements, sustainability initiatives, community involvement, etc.

Conduct media interviews with senior management including media preparation and training

Create and execute external communications plans for key executives

Partner with IR to finalize and distribute corporate quarterly earnings announcements

Partner with internal communications team with corporate announcements

Spearhead issues management with plants

Maintain and update crisis communications plan

Create and manage executive bios and headshots

Create and update issues document for Annual Meeting of Stockholders

Monitor and act as corporate final approver for company logo usage

Bachelor's degree

Experienced external communications professional

5-6 years of strong medial relations, integrated planning, and development strategy experience

Each and every day, Sara Lee (NYSE: SLE) delights millions of consumers and customers around the world. The company has one of the world's best-loved and leading portfolios with its innovative and trusted food and beverage brands, including Ball Park,Douwe Egberts, Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean, Sara Lee and Senseo. Collectively, our brands generate nearly $9 billion in annual net sales from continuing operations. Sara Lee has approximately 20,000 employees in its continuing operations worldwide. Please visit for the latest news and in-depth information about Sara Lee and its brands.

At Sara Lee, we believe that careers are as unique as individuals. That's why we offer employment opportunities that give you ownership of your career. With the resources of a global corporation and direct responsibility to make it happen, you can be confident that you'll always be able to perform your best and be recognized for it. At Sara Lee, the difference is you.

The Sara Lee compensation program is designed to provide you with comprehensive, flexible benefits that enable you to select those features that best fit your needs. Our benefits include, but are not limited to: medical, prescription drug, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability, retirement plans, and tuition reimbursement.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer


Corporate & Public Relations

Primary Location

US-IL-Downers Grove (Metro Chicago)



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