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Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Mosaic Company - Communications Specialist

Position Description

Please apply online at or contact Rob Litt at

Who is Mosaic?
The Mosaic Company (, NYSE: MOS, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a $10 billion company that stands alone as one of the world's leading producers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. Our world-class mining and processing operations produce the highest quality fertilizer and animal feed ingredients. As a global leader in nourishing crops and delivering distinctive value to the world's agriculture, Mosaic offers an opportunity to share in an exciting future.

What are our Values?
We consider our employees to be our most valued ingredient. Mosaic employees are richly diverse in their skills, experience and backgrounds. From engineering, operations, finance, HR, marketing and research, our team came to Mosaic not just for a job but a career that makes a positive impact on the world by nourishing the crops our growing population needs.

Are you our next Communications Specialist?
We are currently seeking a Communications Specialist for our Plymouth, MN location. The Communications Specialist will develop and execute strategic internal communications for Human Resources.  This role will collaborate with Public Affairs to ensure consistent message development across the organization and will work closely with Human Resources to understand and proactively respond to specific communications objectives, needs and challenges.  In addition, this person will support other Mosaic communication needs as time permits.

What will you do?
·         Build and maintain excellent working relationships with Human Resources, including, benefits, compensation, operations, and organizational effectiveness, etc. to provide strategic communications counsel and change management programs for new and current initiatives.
·         Develop engaging presentations, speeches, articles, collateral, videos, posters/banners, etc. that support and advance the Human Resource objectives.
·          Develop and implement overall strategic employee communications and change management program for the Human Resources department. 
·          Optimize and leverage current communications channels; develop new channels when appropriate, including opportunities for greater collaborative dialogue and feedback between Public Affairs and Human Resources.
·         Work closely with the Public Affairs team to ensure high quality integrated communications    and consistency with corporate identity and graphic standards.
·          Support Public Affairs communications needs as time permits.

What do you need for this role?
·         Bachelor’s degree. Public Relations, Mass Communications, Journalism or related degree preferred.
·         3+ years of experience in a corporate Public Affairs environment, including 1-2 years experience working on Human Resource communication. 
·         Superior writing ability and strong verbal communication skills.  
·         Experience developing and implementing communications plans.
·         Experience preparing speeches and presentations.
·         Ability to connect specific initiatives to larger corporate priorities.  
·         Strong computer skills, which includes proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
·         Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite is preferred.
·         Strong verbal and written communication skills, including excellent presentation, facilitation and listening skills.
·         Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.
·         Highly professional demeanor and must have diplomacy skills.
·         Ability to create effective partnerships at all levels of the organization.
·         Strong business acumen.
·         Well-organized with superior follow-through.
·         Demonstrated analytical, critical thinking and decision making skills.  
·         Ability to adapt to a continually changing business and work environment.
·         Ability to resolve complex issues and handle multiple deadlines and priorities.
·         Ability to work under high levels of stress.
·         Must be able to establish and maintain internal and external levels of personal credibility and programmatic credibility.
·         Must demonstrate sound judgment and decisiveness.  
·         Ability to travel within U.S., Canada and Brazil as needed.
·         Must be authorized to work in the United States.
Mosaic is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace.
Mosaic participates in the US E-Verify program.