Manager, Corporate Communication


Walnut Creek, CA

Industry: Food & Beverage


5 - 7 years

Posted 452 days ago

  by    Tad Farthing

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The Manager, Corporate Communications contributes to the development, management and execution of Del Monte's corporate communications strategy and general initiatives. This position is focused approximately 80% on internal communications and 20% on external communications/corporate marketing. This position interacts primarily internally with senior leadership, across all business units for the Company and parent Company, resulting in broad exposure to all aspects of a consumer packaged foods company.

To be successful, the candidate must be hands-on, experienced communicator, analytical, strategically-minded, output-oriented, and able to manage competing priorities, and operate effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic and collaborative environment.


Internal Communication Strategy Development and Implementation

  • In collaboration with the Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility and Corporate Communications, the Communications Manager:
  • Develops internal communications strategy and execution to deliver on Del Monte's brand promise and drive brand awareness for employees.
  • Develops internal communications campaigns based on values, strategic objectives and pillars
  • Identifies the tone, cadence and placement of communications per audience and channel.
  • Identifies appropriate channels for communications and develops project plan, including calendar, for each communication channel such as the intranet, email, and internal social media platform.
  • Leads employee communication aspects of community partnerships, to include communication planning, events, fundraising, and logistics.

Event and Content Management

  • In collaboration with the Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility and Corporate Communications, the Communications Manager:
  • Provides leadership communications support (talking points, speeches, decks).
  • Creates publications and electronic media used in the internal communications program, including emails, portal stories, videos, speeches and presentations for employees.
  • Maintains current corporate website and Sharepoint content. Contributes thought leadership on internal portal best practices, makes recommendations for ongoing growth and improvement.
  • Manages the development and execution of all-employee meetings, webcasts, town hall meetings, etc.
  • Creates and develops communications collateral, including website copy, videos, annual reports, corporate brochures, fact sheets, presentations, etc.
  • Develops and maintains knowledge of social media tools for potential application in internal and external communication strategies.
  • Manages and maintains corporate communications' digital assets via digitalasset management system.

Builds Positive Relationships

  • Develops and nurtures relationships with key internal stakeholders, including HR, Marketing, Operations, etc.
  • Develops communication plans for key internal stakeholders and responds to ad hoc requests.
  • Coordinates withinternational parent company and related parent communications.
  • Manages key relationships with vendors and/or outside resources (e.g. photographers, production companies, video editors, writers, etc.).

Supports External Communications

  • Manages media relations and crisis communications planwith third party and internal customer service team.
  • Manages daily/weekly/monthly media monitoring reports in third party system.

Other duties as assigned


  • BA/BS degreerequired.
  • At least 6years of related experience in corporate communications and/or public relations (in-house or agency), strategy consulting, investor relations, journalism or a related field.
  • Experience in a related industry planning and executing internal communications programs a strong plus.
  • Strong oral communication, written communication, and analytical skills.
  • Uncompromising attention to accuracy and detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to comfortably and effectively manage down, across and up among a variety of internal stakeholders.
  • Independent, self-starter with high energy level and strong drive for continuous improvements.
  • Strong customer orientation and ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to multi-task and change direction quickly in a deadline-driven, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to synthesize business, technical and scientific concepts into understandable, effective employee communication and media messaging.
  • Experiencewith and ability to effectively manage vendors, agencies and partners.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment.
  • Excellent project management skills; ability to oversee large projects under varying levels of supervision.
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.
  • Experiencewith Microsoft Sharepoint.
  • Available to travel as needed.


* Competitive salary

* Comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, and 401(k)

Del Monte Foods, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, medical condition, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.