Manager, Communications
PRAXAIR 465 reviews - Danbury, CT

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About Praxair

Praxair, Inc., a global, Fortune 300 firm, is the largest industrial gases company in North & South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with operations in more than 30 countries and over $10 billion in sales. The company produces, sells, and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings to a diverse group of industries. Praxair is a performance leader in its industry and has been recognized for outstanding growth and profitability.


Plan, coordinate and implement strategic communication plans that support corporate functions and key company initiatives to help drive employee engagement.


This position works under minimal supervision with guidance in only the most complex situations and is responsible for establishing partnerships at all levels throughout the organization so that he/she is in a position to proactively support key initiatives with strategic communication plans.


This position reports to the Director, Corporate Communications and PR. Position has no direct reports, but must have the ability to motivate and engage others through influence and thought leadership without having direct management responsibility.


Develop and execute internal communication plans and help manage the flow of employee information within Praxair to reach a wide and varied audience utilizing the most effective media. Job duties are focused primarily on supporting major initiatives and issues in the corporate functional organizations. Serve as a key advisor to top functional leaders to help develop communication goals and strategies. Work closely with virtually every function within Praxair at various times.

Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
Serve as the lead communications professional for Praxair's corporate functions including HR, global diversity global procurement and global supply chain.

Provide end-to-end oversight of communication projects, including strategy development, drafting of deliverables, design and print production, stakeholder review, and production/distribution.

Draft communications (e.g, presentations, memos, brochures, newsletter articles, website content, video scripts) on a variety of employee-related topics, including key initiatives to support all corporate functions.

Communicate business strategies, programs and milestones to internal audiences, as appropriate, to keep employees up-to-date on major projects and initiatives. Identify external communication opportunities to help increase Praxair brand recognition.

Specifically for HR:
  • Develop and manage communications for the global HR function, including newsletters,
town halls, toolkits, etc. on topics

including global talent management, employee

engagement, diversity, compensation, benefits, HR technology, training and development.

  • Create and maintain an annual HR communications calendar.
  • Help develop and execute a new portal website strategy for HR.
  • Serve as the communications lead for the launch of special HR programs and events.
Coordinate technical, legal and stakeholder reviews to ensure accuracy and effectiveness of materials.

Oversee the activities of freelance talent and print vendors to ensure projects are done well, on time and within budget.

Explore new communication vehicles to better reach employees, including means to obtain employee feedback.

Ensure that content and information for employee communications is consistent with key messaging.

Lead special projects as assigned.

Praxair is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer - M/F/D/V


Bachelor's Degree required.

Minimum 5 years experience in corporate communications with experience in leading employee and HR communications.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Please note that an on-site writing test will be required for candidates selected for interviews.

Proven experience in graphics and relevant software required.

Experience with intranet (i.e. posting materials) is also a necessary skill.

Leadership abilities (i.e. comfort counseling top corporate management; can be relied on to exercise good judgment in the absence of direct supervision).

Results oriented and accustomed to working within limited budgets/resources.

International communications, speechwriting are a plus.

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465 reviews
Praxair makes lighter than air and heavier than air gases available for practical applications. The largest North American industrial gas...