Manager, Global Business Communications

Eaton?s Vehicle Group
Headquarters has an opening for a Manager, Global Business Communications in
either Southfield or Galesburg, MI
This person will lead the strategic planning, development, deployment
and measurement of global business communications activities across a strategic
business unit and key market segments for Vehicle Group (VG) in support of the
Eaton brand. The role also advises and
supports the VG global leadership in the strategic management of communications
between the organization and its key stakeholders (employees, customers,
channel partners, local communities and trade media). Develops and implement group-wide and
division-specific strategic communications plans that increase employee
engagement, drive behaviors that support our cultural evolution, support
business objectives and raise awareness of Eaton. Collaborates with Industrial Sector and
Corporate Communications to ensure alignment and consistency in corporate and
business objectives.
Essential Responsibilities:
+ Counsel and advise executive,
functional, regional, and business unit leaders on the management of
communications issues; provide tools to the leaders to help them become
better communicators; set group-level
communications policies consistent with corporate policy.
+ Build and maintain organizational
capacity, particularly to support the business unit?s global growth
opportunities in key market segments ? with in-country communicators
(agency and Eaton communicators) at the group and corporate level
+ Develop internal and external
global communications strategies for the business unit and key market
segments which support business objectives; implement the corporate
communications strategy at the group level to help build ?One Eaton?.
+ Establish tools and processes for
two-way communication with key internal and external stakeholders
(internal announcements, speeches, presentations, newsletters, brochures,
surveys, web-enabled tools, videos, special events, etc); integrate a
variety of communications tactics and disciplines for maximum thought
+ Proactively identify issues,
potential crises and opportunities for the business unit and key market
segments. Support Sector and
Corporate Communications in the management of issues and crises.
+ Lead the global media relations
function for the business unit and key market segments in collaboration
with the group, sector and Corporate Communications; overseeing the
preparation of written materials such as news releases, holding statements
and Q&A documents; serve as a spokesperson for the group.
+ Develop and oversee execution of
local media relations plans and programs at key VG manufacturing sites
globally (local business communication team members will be responsible
for the tactical execution).
+ Be a spokesperson for the
business unit, providing a public voice in collaboration with Sector and
Corporate Communications and business unit leadership,
+ In collaboration with business
unit leadership, Legal, Human Resources, Sector and Corporate Internal
Communications, direct the development and implementation of segment-wide
and operations-specific employee communications plans and programs to
support global business goals, manage change, and to build and strengthen
employee understanding, alignment and engagement.
+ Manage communications supplier
and consultant relationships for optimum value to Eaton.
+ Demonstrate fiscal accountability
in budgets and cost-benefit analysis of communications activities,
including program R.O.I. and functional scoreboards
Position Criteria:
+ Demonstrated
track record in developing and executing strategic programs in a complex
multi-billion dollar global business; proven ability to advance the
business through communications programs
+ Knowledge of
communications theory and practice: Understanding of
communications as a two-way process and its use in influencing
perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors; broad exposure to and understanding
of the integrated disciplines of the communication function (i.e. media
relations, employee communications, branding and corporate identity,
financial communications, marketing communications, community relations);
ability to provide communications counsel to the company?s leaders
+ Strategic
communications planning skills: Ability to: define
communications objectives which are aligned with business objectives;
analyze and interpret information, business conditions, stakeholder
positions and other variables in order to develop a framework for strategic
communications; define strategic and measurable objectives; adjust the
strategy in response to or anticipation of changing conditions; design and
deploy quantitative and qualitative research
+ Project
management skills: Ability to: lead the planning, implementation,
and evaluation of projects according to established processes; serve as a
consultant for internal and external customers
+ Excellent verbal
and written communications skills: Ability to:
synthesize complex information; understand the needs and interests of
target audiences; define and articulate messages; generate effective and
compelling content for a variety of vehicles (news releases, articles,
Q&A documents); create and edit copy; develop and deliver effective
+ Issues
management: Ability to: anticipate emerging issues that have the
potential to impact revenue or reputation; reconcile differences in
internal opinions on how to respond to issues; persuade others of the need
for action; devise and lead response plans
+ Crisis
communications management: Ability to: anticipate potential
crises; develop and implement crisis communications plans and procedures;
respond to urgent and threatening situations; apply experience;
immediately mobilize and deploy resources
+ Knowledge of
graphic design and production: Understanding of graphic design
including composition, color, imagery, motion, and sound across the
spectrum of communications methods (presentation, digital, written, video,
etc.), and successful experience with the production processes for those
+ Knowledge of new
communications technology: Successful experience with new digital
media as communications tools and an understanding of their potential role
in reaching strategic business objectives
Basic Qualifications:
+ Minimum 10 years of experience as
a communications professional is required, include broad-reaching
responsibilities in internal and external communications working in a
corporation or via a combination of agency and corporate experience.
+ Must be legally authorized to
work in the United States on an ongoing basis without company sponsorship
+ An undergraduate degree is required. A Master?s degree is preferred.
+ Eaton recognizes this role as a
critical position within the corporation and will create a compelling
package consisting of a base salary, a performance incentive bonus and
complete benefits
+ This person will be located in Eaton?s Vehicle Group Headquarters in either
Southfield or Galesburg, MI
We make what matters work. Everywhere you look?from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day?you?ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That?s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people?s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters.
We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We?re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we?re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.
Job: Communications
Region: North America ? US/Puerto Rico
Organization: VEH PDMP MKT
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring country only
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
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