Nestle Senior Manager, Employee Communication in Stamford, Connecticut

As the nation s leading bottled water company, Nestle Waters North America is dedicated to providing customers with healthy hydration options. Alongside that, we re also committed to developing our people enabling them to make the most of the many elements that help them to succeed.

Nestle Waters consists of five business units: Corporate, Commercial, Supply Chain, Technical & Production and ReadyRefresh by Nestle . Whichever one of these areas you choose to join, you ll find yourself collaborating with a highly talented team on work that s challenging, engaging and incredibly rewarding. You ll be an essential element of our success: trusted, empowered and supported to make a lasting impact on the very future of our business. It s a chance to use your knowledge, skills and experience to shine brightly and achieve your ambitions all while delivering healthy hydration to millions of customers.

When it comes to leading the industry with the highest standards in quality, Nestle Waters Corporate is a vital element of our success. As part of the Corporate team, this is something you ll play a leading role in. Whether you re based in finance or Human Resources, Legal, Communications or IT, you ll be a force for good someone who is trusted, empowered and supported to make a genuine, lasting impression on our organization. You ll grow and develop as we do, sharing in the success your accomplishments bring. And, as you achieve great things and thrive within our Corporate team, you can be certain your contributions have a wide-reaching impact on the lives of customers and colleagues alike. Simply put, it s an opportunity to collaborate with some of the best talent in the industry on work that s challenging, engaging, meaningful and never anything less than rewarding.

We are currently seeking a Senior Manager, Employee Communication to be located in Stamford, CT and report to the Senior Director, Corporate Affairs.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Establish an Internal Communications vision and strategy that is aligned to the company s ambition and purpose. This strategy will include CEO and Executive Team engagement, visibility and multi-channel communications plans.

Build and execute internal communications strategies and messages that engage employees in 94 locations across North America

Ensure effective use of employee communications channels to provide varied yet consistent messages and opportunities for engagement

Regularly evaluate employee communications and engagement activities and provide recommendations for improvement

Effectively anticipates and provides leadership and senior level support for employee-facing communications needs around major internal or external events and activities

Lead the communication strategy for the Senior Team

Provide communications counsel and support to Executive Team

Maintain strong cross-functional relationships (Human Resources, Functional leaders, site heads) to build a deep understanding of the business and culture and apply to communications programs

Lead / participate in cross-functional teams in a communications role (e.g. Editorial Board meetings, SHE council)


Key qualifications include:

Proven track record of leading innovative and effective internal communications teams. Demonstrated ability to push the boundaries of internal communications and what s possible

Proactive leader with strong customer service orientation, a commitment to quality (excellent attention to detail and follow through) and innovation and change champion

Ability to prioritize and balance competing priorities in a fast-paced environment

Excellent analytical, organizational and project management skills with strong interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills

Understanding of technology and trends to aid, improve and drive employee engagement

Extremely approachable - your door is open to ALL employees

Personal integrity who will inspire trust within the organization

Bachelor s Degree, preferably in English, Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or related field

12+ years communications experience with at least 5 years writing for and counseling senior leaders in public sector organizations, preferably consumer products

Outstanding verbal and written communications skills

Results oriented and committed to team success

Professional maturity to handle confidential information

Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to effectively work across functions and personalities

Demonstrated good judgment and ability to effectively prioritize work load

Flexible and able to successfully navigate ambiguity and succeed in a rapidly changing, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with multiple priorities

A strategic thinker who is able to make connections across the business and apply them to communications initiatives; anticipates issues and proactively works to solve them

Demonstrated ability to lead communications activities during significant change/corporate evolution

At times when business critical issues arise, must be willing to work outside normal business hours.

Ability to travel as needed to NWNA branch offices, factories and other facilities (15-20%)

Nestle Waters North America is the nation s leading bottled water company. Our water brands include Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park, Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain, Nestle Pure Life, S. Pellegrino, Perrier and Acqua Panna. We re passionate about creating shared value for society in all kinds of ways: from providing careers and benefits to communities where we operate to environmental stewardship most notably responsible water management, lightweight packaging and advancing recycling in America. As a valuable part of our team, you ll receive a competitive total rewards package something that will provide you with the support you need to thrive both inside and outside of work. It s not just the work that you ll find fulfilling here though. As you build a career with us, you ll receive exactly the kind of benefits you d expect from a leading name in healthy hydration. The only question is, what elements will help you succeed at Nestle Waters?

The Nestle Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

Category: Management, Communications, Nestle Waters

The Nestlé Companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran