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The Kraft Heinz Company is one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands and global sales of approximately $25 billion. We’re a globally trusted producer of high-quality, great-tasting, and nutritious foods for over 150 years. Our brands are truly global, with products produced and marketed in over 40 countries. These beloved products include condiments and sauces, cheese and dairy, meals, meats, refreshment beverages, coffee, infant and nutrition products, and numerous other grocery products in a portfolio of more than 200 legacy and emerging brands.

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General information

All posting locations: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 08 - PR/Communications & Regulatory

Department: 08 - 02 - Internal Communications

Date Published: 15-Nov-2021

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

As Lead- Global Internal Communications- you will play a central role in driving understanding of our company’s business strategy across our global employee population- and embedding our company’s Purpose- Vision and Values into their lives. Reporting into the Global Internal Communications Director- you will help develop and execute a central communications strategy- built in collaboration with key global stakeholders and Zone communications leaders. You will use cultural and audience insight in your strategic thinking- helping to develop a communications strategy that builds trust- instills organizational clarity and positively engages employees throughout their Kraft Heinz experience. You will also work closely with our global Executive Leadership Team (ELT) to develop company-wide messaging and content- including written messages- video content- audio content and live speeches. You will act as a trusted advisor on tone- content and cadence of messaging across key topics including- but not limited to- ESG- DI&B- company direction- brand updates- M&A- innovation- and employee experience. You will support a Sr. Communications Specialist in the development and execution of key communications routines- including weekly/monthly updates- local engagement campaigns and key employee and organizational announcements- providing oversight and quality control. You will play a key role in managing employee engagement channels and developing a channel strategy + centralized internal communications strategy with the Global Director. In conjunction with the Global Director- you will help build a global community of internal communicators- engaging stakeholders and comms leaders around the world from our commercial and supply chain populations. You will provide broader team support to junior team members and will lead by example with high quality- smart and creative work. You treat your teammates with respect and kindness- and are a proactive- self-starter who gets excited by a great idea (and are willing to roll-up your sleeves to make it happen).

Responsibilities:

  • Global Internal Communications Strategy

    • Support the Global Internal Communications Director in auditing current internal comms/employee engagement platforms- messages- and tools to determine best-in-class approach; review new technology and options to drive easier and more effective engagement with all employees globally

    • Contribute to the development of a global communications strategy- gathering employee and cultural insights to inform approach and brainstorming creative ideas

    • Help cascade strategy to comms leaders across the Zone- supporting them in localization and execution for their markets

    • Oversee the execution of key projects within the global strategy- working with a Sr. Communications Specialist to ensure quality and excellent execution globally and within Zones

  • Content Development

    • Drive the development of an employee video content series- identifying compelling stories from across the business- packaging the stories into a social-media / newsworthy video format fit for use across a variety of internal- employee-facing channels

    • Working with the broader communications team- help build an ‘always on’ content engine featuring employee profiles and unique stories for use internally and externally

  • Global Internal Communications Tools- Channels and Events

    • Contribute to the project management- materials development and execution of key employee events including global Town Halls- leadership conferences / global convention- leaders calls/briefings and global engagement moments (e.g. Employee Engagement Survey)

    • Using employee audit findings- help research and identify global platforms that will help drive employee engagement around the world (e.g. social media platforms- employee engagement apps- company intranet- virtual meeting platforms- etc.)

  • Stakeholder and Team Management

    • Build strong relationships with key stakeholders across the global business and within the Zones- supporting the Global Director in building a global comms community

    • Liaise with global functions including (but limited to) Employer Branding- HR- IT- Legal and Finance to support global communications needs- advising on appropriate timing and tone of messaging as it relates to the larger business and communications calendar

    • At times- ghost write for key stakeholders and executives (e.g. speeches- scripts- presentations)- ensuring consistency of messaging internally / externally

Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree level education- with a background in public relations- journalism- or marketing

  • 10+ years of experience working in a public relations / marketing communications function experience managing internal and external communications- corporate communications- issues management and stakeholder engagement- ideally in a fast-paced global commercial organization or in a client-facing role

  • Strong project management and leadership skills with outstanding organizational and planning skills

  • Strong communication skills- both written and verbal. You must have a strong command of the English language and the ability to simplify complicated messages

  • Comfortable communicating with all levels- and able to instill confidence in senior stakeholders and peers

  • Skilled in dealing with sensitive- complex and confidential issues and situations

  • Commercially astute and able to align your objectives with that of the wider business

  • Self-motivated- able to work autonomously: a bias for action- reliable- excellent presentation skills

  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet demanding deadlines- while maintaining high standards of quality

  • Confident bringing new ideas and rolling up your sleeves to get it done; comfortable with failing- learning and growing

  • A reliable- consistent- and trust-worthy team player who treats others with kindness and respect

Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity