Manager, Internal Communications & Employee Engagement

Industry: Manufacturing & Automotive


8 - 10 years

Posted 56 days ago

Job Posting Title

Manager, Internal Communications & Employee Engagement

Position Summary

The Ferrara Candy Company, an affiliate of Ferrero Group, is one of the fastest growing CPG companies in the country. We are the No. 1 player in seasonal non-chocolate and No. 2 in non-chocolate confections.

Manager, Internal Communications & Employee Engagement

Want to make an Impact?

As the Manager, Internal Communications and Employee Engagement, you will help build and scale Ferrara's internal communications program. You will have a proven track record of developing and building a program in a fast-growing, highly collaborative and agile organization. As the ideal candidate, you will have led organizational-wide change, have demonstrated experience setting company-wide strategy and tailoring that strategy to the company's structure, demographics and geography.

Ways you will make a difference

You will help lead all company-wide employee communications, engaging Ferrara's 4,000+ colleagues across 14 offices and various geographies. Aligning with HR leadership, internal communications will facilitate employee attraction, engagement and retention by connecting employees to company mission, vision, values and culture.

  • Develop and oversee internal communications strategy and execution
  • Determine the most effective strategies and techniques to engage employees in Ferrara's strategy, culture and mission
  • Plan, draft and launch all internal communications and messaging, including EVP, to engage internal stakeholders and recruitment targets
  • Develop and execute channel communications and oversee existing communications channels
  • Develop consensus around future channels based on industry best practices and advancements in technology
  • Drive internal communication activities to support merger and acquisition, change management and culture initiatives
  • Develop strong cross-functional relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Work collaboratively with the company's corporate communications agency
  • Oversee efforts to obtain broad employee feedback to guide communications decisions
  • Develop KPI's to measure the impact of communications efforts; recalibrate when necessary

Skills that will make you successful

  • Demonstrated ability to build strategies aligned with business goals and company culture
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication and editing skills with a proven talent for storytelling and shaping perception
  • Ability and agility to work in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Strong sense of initiative and ability to work under pressure on multiple projects with tight deadlines

Experiences that will support your success

  • 8+ years of corporate communications experience including experience with organizational communication planning, execution, and measurement
  • Experience building and leading internal communications and working cross-functionally with internal and external stakeholders
  • Bachelor's degree required

Other Considerations

  • Team Structure
  • Reports to the Head of Corporate Communications
  • Works collaboratively with the HR team
  • Major Milestones
  • Design an annual plan and cadence for key internal communications
  • Execute transformation plan

The Ferrara Candy Company has more than 4,000 employees who work together to share goodness in every bite. Headquartered in Chicago, we have an operational network of manufacturing, distribution and R&D facilities across North America.