Communications Manager - Vermeer Corporation

You’re not likely to find another company like Vermeer. Our people are from all walks of life in locations around the world, rolling up our sleeves and getting tough work done every day. Together. We’re a family-owned and operated company with an unmatched culture, one that is built on the belief that every Vermeer team member has real, personal impact – on our people, our customers and our world. Whoever you are and where you are in your career, Vermeer helps you be Equipped to Do MoreTM.

Job Summary The Communications Manager develops engaging communications plans considering the myriad of channels a modern business uses in connecting with its team members and other stakeholders. This position uses strong and advanced interpersonal skills to collaborate with people across the global organization. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Manage assigned team members in performance of their duties. Establish and monitor individual and team goals which are aligned with the organization’s business strategies and objectives and ensure department is properly serving its internal and external customers and meeting defined expectations. Lead the team members in the corporate communications department well, with a focus on modeling a caring culture, agile thinking, a focus on the customers served and stewardship. Serve as the strategic communications liaison to the business; lead development of organizational communications for businesses and functions globally. Advise functions, segments and units worldwide on strategic communications planning and implementation, and review materials for copy editing and adherence to corporate branding and style standards. Create compelling and original content from information extracted from multiple sources and develop relevant, timely and interesting messaging for target audiences, whether about strategy, priorities, policies and processes or to highlight business or personal successes. Develop strategic as well as tactical plans to focus on execution of internal and external communication needs. Continually evaluate which new ideas and technologies are appropriate and successful at Vermeer. Analyze the effectiveness of communication efforts and make adjustments to communication strategy and plan, as data and other insights direct. Identify and implement new communication models that continue to advance our communication efforts. Oversee corporate traditional and social media relations used to advance our corporate and talent brand objectives. Lead the company in the area of crisis communications. Oversee business continuity plans related to communication and initiate and execute the plan in the event of a company crisis situation. Education And/or Experience Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism or related field with minimum of five years of related experience. Exceptional communications planning, writing and related skills and experience required. Other Skills And Abilities Lead authentically and influence progress for the communications department and the organization. Act as a trusted partner and adviser to the business. Tailor communication style (verbal, written, etc.) to tone and content of message; ability to communicate with, and to, all levels of the organization. Strong self-motivation, organization and time management skills, working to often challenging deadlines. Self-driven, proactive, capable of understanding how various initiatives fit together. Strong writing, computer design and photography skills – a strong creative eye. Advanced editing and proofreading skills, along with extraordinary attention to detail in written communications. Experience working with senior executives, as well as a proven ability to influence without authority. Media relations skills, including serving as a spokesperson. Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to think and act strategically. Experience in managing crisis communications and an ability to maintain composure under pressure. Inspire confidence and establish oneself as the communications leader on various teams. Coordinate multiple projects and conflicting priorities to meet project requirements. Ability to effectively work with confidential information. Travel Up to 5% domestic and/or international travel by car or plane may be required. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.