Internal Communications Manager

  • Job Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Category:
    Communication - Internal
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Job Code:

We are partnering with our long-time client in the retail industry to recruit an Internal Communications Manager to join their team on a permanent basis in Portland, OR. In this role, you will be responsible for joining a thriving team in a new function for the organization, driving transparency and internal awareness about organizational changes, innovation and strategy. You will be the leader for this team's internal communications strategy, creating a calendar and ensuring consistent touch points with staff. You will support the organization in building and scaling their intranet, and will work with leaders to improve on current strategies for communicating with internal teams. To be a fit, you should be an internal communications expert, with experience in large, enterprise organizations. You must have experience with change management communications in a lean, agile or similar environment. Sharepoint skills are a must, along with experience in project management systems.   This is a unique, senior-level individual contributor role, great for candidates who are passionate about hands-on communications work and strategic partnership with stakeholders. Pay varies based on expertise and relevant skills, but will range between $115,000 and $130,000. This role will be a hybrid onsite and remote model, so there is a strong preference for candidates local to the Portland, OR area. Perks include product discounts, a full, competitive benefits plan, and an opportunity to make an instant impact.   Your role will include:

  • Working with corporate leadership and cross-functional stakeholders to develop strategic internal communications plans, particularly focused on change management communications and consistent internal communications with staff
  • Owning intranet build out and updates, using and optimizing Sharepoint and proprietary internal platforms
  • Creating, writing and editing strategic internal communications content for a variety of platforms and uses: newsletters, intranet content, thought leadership, blogs, etc.
  • Building and overseeing the internal content calendar, working with cross-functional executive teams to plan strategic initiatives
  •   Your profile should include:
  • 8+ years of internal communications expertise in a large organization (ideally enterprise-level)
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, Master's preferred
  • In-depth internal communications strategy, writing and editing experience; Experience consistently working with internal teams and executives to scope, write and edit internal communications content for all channels
  • Experience with change management and LEAN, Agile or similar methodologies
  • In-depth Sharepoint/intranet content management experience; Experience with email marketing tools and project management software, highly preferred
  •   Sound like you? This is a RARE opportunity to join a leading team and make an instant impact. Apply here to be considered.

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