Kimberly-Clark is leading the world in essentials for a better life. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with nearly 57,000 employees worldwide and operations in 36 countries, Kimberly-Clark posted sales of $20.8 billion in 2011. Kimberly-Clark’s global brands are sold in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people trust Kimberly-Clark products and the solutions they provide to make their lives better. With well-known family care and personal care brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Andrex, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, Poise and Depend, we hold the No. 1 or No. 2 share position globally in more than 80 countries.
As a global company, we are committed to cultivating a fair, respectful and engaging work environment that inspires our diverse global team to thrive professionally and contribute to the communities where we operate. We also have a responsibility to attain a deeper understanding of our impact on the world. Addressing Sustainability issues and incorporating solutions through all levels of Kimberly-Clark is a critical component of our business.
Communications Manager, Enterprise Programs, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
We are looking for a dynamic professional with experience in project communications planning and consulting; change communications; project management; creative development and expression of ideas; exceptional writing and editing skills; and ability to collaborate across multiple functions. More importantly, we want a professional who values the energy and spirit of camaraderie, is able to work independently, wants to experience professional and personal growth, and values diversity of thought and experience. This professional must be able to balance multiple projects, influence without authority, demonstrate professionalism at all times and be committed to delivering with excellence.
As a senior team member of the internal communications group, this individual develops and implements communications strategies in support of enterprise initiatives. In this role, the individual works with the appropriate executive sponsors and other leaders to develop communications strategies that inform, engage and persuade multiple audiences.
While this role reports work progress to the Sr. Manager of Internal Communications and aligns strategies and messaging with enterprise direction, the role has significant freedom to act within the functional direction. He or she serves as communications counsel to executive leadership, program offices and steering committees. As the lead communications counsel on enterprise initiatives, the incumbent is responsible for creating company-wide communications strategies that:
1. Are tailored to persuade and engage multiple audiences, including senior leadership and team leaders, business units and functions, and all employees; and
2. Integrate into other enterprise media, investor and employee messaging.
The candidate must have proven ability to exercise considerable discretion with regard to information communicated. The incumbent is expected to handle serious and sensitive subjects with tact and excellent judgment. He/she will encounter a variety of complex problems during the course of a year, must be able to manage expectations of key stakeholders who have conflicting inputs and differing needs, and in the end deliver effective communications for the clients.
This role works closely with other Internal Communications team members, Corporate Communications, and the program offices for major enterprise initiatives. And in a very real way, all employees are customers for this position. These customers expect aligned and sound communications strategy and exceptional tactical implementation.
The qualified candidate must possess the ability to think and act strategically when providing council to other business communicators and leaders, using an audience-centric approach to recommend channel strategies that will yield the highest-quality results.
The individual reports to the Sr. Manager of Internal Communications within the Corporate Communications function, based in Irving, TX. Travel is expected to be less than 10%.
Key Responsibilities Include:
- Development and execution of communications strategy for programs including but not limited to continuous improvement, innovation, and safety.
- Providing exceptional communications counsel to executive leadership, program offices and steering committees
- Integration of initiative communications into enterprise communications strategies and messaging
- Plan, edit and manage content for Kimberly-Clark’s enterprise channels to help achieve employee and leader understanding of our enterprise-wide programs.
- Coordinating and collaborating with the Global Communications team to ensure all programs connect back to Kimberly-Clark’s strategy and vision, and use communication channels effectively.
- Continuously analyzing key communications metrics to better understand the effectiveness of our communications.
- BA/BS in Mass Communications, Journalism, Marketing or business.
- 10-15 years of experience in organizational communications/internal employee or associate communications.
- Prior agency consulting experience preferred.
- Experience in implementing significant change communication projects in a global and matrixes environment.
- Demonstrated strong project management skills.
- Demonstrated stakeholder management skills.
- Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to analyze complex business issues and identify, design and implement appropriate simple interventions and solutions.
- Build collaborative relationships at all levels: executive and senior management, HR team, business units, and external vendors.
- Excellent interpersonal and influence skills.
- Ability to persuasively communicate ideas to colleagues and clients.
- Ability to collect and assimilate and analyze data.
- Ability to deal with ambiguity in a fast-paced, demanding environment.
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