Sr Mgr, Employee Communications

Location : Location US-GA-Columbus
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(6/9/2020 3:20 PM)
ID
2020-13842
# of Positions
1

Position Summary

The Company

Aflac

 

The Location

Columbus, GA

 

The Division

Aflac / Communications

 

The Opportunity

Senior Manager, Employee Communications

 

Job Summary

 

Under the guidance of and in collaboration with the Director of Organizational Communications, this role will be responsible for developing communications strategies and materials that educate and engage employees on what they need to know to support Aflac's US operations.

Responsibilities

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

 

Develop a comprehensive, company-wide program that works in tandem with function-specific programs – content strategy, key messages and metrics

 

Develop and manage internal communications strategies for company priorities and key initiatives

 

Develop a strong understanding of HR’s strategic objectives and the role of communications in delivering them

 

Build relationships across the enterprise and provide strategic counsel to leaders and their teams on how to effectively engage diverse audiences of employees with business opportunities, priorities and goals

 

Manage internal communications channels content and accompanying editorial calendars

 

Build and execute comprehensive, measurable employee communications programs that support near-term business priorities and long-term growth objectives, refining when necessary to address specific opportunities and challenges

 

Develop employee communications materials of the highest standards for company priorities, key initiatives, critical leadership messages, change communications and employee engagement

 

Leverage both traditional and digital media as a means to drive company culture as well as employee engagement and alignment

 

Develop strong relationships with leaders across U.S. Operations to understand business objectives and priorities and align work with those objectives

 

Plan and coordinate employee communications initiatives and events

 

Oversee, generate and/or edit written and visual content for a variety of communications channels, including organizational announcements, events, executive communications, and the portal (intranet)

 

Create an effective metric system; analyze performance indicators to recommend improvements and drive more effective employee communications

 

Continually identify internal and external best practices for content creation and apply learnings to content created for employees

 

Coach, manage and develop the team to continue to grow as strategic counselors and trusted advisors

 

Other responsibilities as required or requested

Qualifications

Education & Experience

 

Bachelor's Degree Communications, English, Journalism, Public Relations or a related field

 

Minimum Required 8-10 years of employee communications experience

 

Minimum Required 5 years of management experience with demonstrated success in upskilling teams

 

Minimum Required Experience in creating and executing communications strategies and plans

 

Or an equivalent combination of education and experience

 

Job Knowledge & Skills

 

Mastery of written, oral, digital and video storytelling; ability to understand target audiences and translate complex concepts into clear and concise messages

 

Working knowledge and willingness to drive new forms of communications, including visual communications such as infographics and video

 

Strong interpersonal skills; high level of professionalism. Thrives in fast-paced environments, is flexible, collaborative and deadline driven

 

Strategic thinking and critical reasoning; must possess expert judgment, as well as the ability to analyze issues and opportunities, and communicate their overarching impact

 

Ability to work with and represent all levels of organization, from senior executive to front-line employees

 

Strong organizational, speech writing and project management skills

 

Ability to plan events

 

Advanced working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint

 

Ability to work within and cultivate a team environment • Ability to consistently meet deadlines and expectations

 

Advanced editing skills and knowledge of AP Style

 

Skill in evaluating audience needs and using a communications style and voice that best suits the requirements of the audience

 

Core Organizational Competencies

 

Action Oriented, Customer Focus, Adaptability, Listening, Ethics and Values, Integrity and Trust

 

Core Manager Competencies

 

Drive For Results, Building Effective Teams, Developing Direct Reports,

Hiring and Staffing, Informing, Motivating Others

 

Functional Competencies

 

Business and Financial Acumen, Written Communications, Creativity, Organizational Agility, Presentation Skills

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