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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Honeywell - ACS Corporate - Senior Communications Manager


Description:
 
We are seeking candidates for Senior Communications Manager to drive the development and execution of employee and business communications with Honeywell Automation & Control Solutions (ACS), a $15 billion Strategic Business Group within Honeywell International. ACS is a business fueled by technology innovation, and a leader in a variety of high growth markets, including energy efficiency, smart grid, security, safety products, scanning and mobility, process solutions, and sensing and controls technology.
 
Honeywell is a Fortune 100 company that invents and manufactures technologies to address tough challenges linked to global macro-trends such as safety, security, and energy. Honeywell has been named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” for 2012 by Ethisphere. Only 145 companies worldwide received this honor, for which more than 3,400 companies were considered. Honeywell also made the prestigious list in 2008 and 2009
 
As Senior Communications Manager, you will help us achieve our business global change agenda, working closely with business unit presidents and human resources vice presidents to drive proactive and reactive management.
 
Your responsibilities will include the following key aspects:
 
Employee Communications
 
- Develop the global employee communications strategies that are strongly linked to business strategy and performance requirements. Help the business leadership drive critical messages and achieve change through proactive internal communications.
- Develop and implement an improved approach to two-way communications.
- Identify, leverage and integrate video and social media platforms that will increase the effectiveness and timeliness of internal communications.
 
Public Relations/Media Relations
 
- In partnership with the marketing communications teams, manage global business unit-level media relations activities.
 
Issues Management
 
- Develop proactive and reactive communications strategies that address issues that may affect the company’s reputation
 
Executive Communications/Speeches
 
- Provide an ongoing internal and external communications support and counsel to senior business leadership, including speechwriting, developing employee town hall presentations and messages, etc.
 
Honeywell Hometown Solutions (HHS)
 
- Develop and drive the HHS proposition globally across business units, ensuring that the value of HHS are understood and embraced according to local cultural and existing practices. Help the business maximize its potential to contribute to local community activities, and increase employee participation in local community events.
 
Mergers & Acquisitions
 
- Develop and implement communications plan for mergers and acquisitions.
 
Investor Relations Support
 
- Ensure development of business unit input for investor relations activities.
 
Skills:
- Experience of having managed global employee communications activity is essential technical
- Interest in, enthusiasm for and knowledge of how to integrate business management/strategies with internal and external communications principles.
- Strong project management ability including knowing how to work effectively with stakeholders at multiple levels in an organization.
- Knowledge of how to operate effectively in a global matrix organization.
- Cultural awareness, and an understanding of the impact of culture in business communications.
- Solid level of business acumen, able to demonstrate a clear understanding of the integrated relationships across functions within the business, and all business and market issues both internal and external to Honeywell.
- Analytical thinking to ensure understanding and interpretation of business revenues, profit and general performance trends.
- Problem solving skills, with specific focus on developing new, creative and challenging ways to drive communications in a changing business environment.
- Demonstrates ability to operate autonomously with minimal daily guidance and supervision.
- Flexible and able to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.
 
Please note:  Relocation will be considered for this key position.
 
Qualifications
 
Basic Qualifications:

- Bachelor's degree
- Minimum of 7 years of communications or public relations experience.

Additional Qualifications:

- Degree in Business, English, Journalism, Public Relations or Communications, preferred
- Outstanding communications skills, including effective communication planning, message development and writing skills for various communication vehicles, including executive messages, town halls, newsletters, intranet, web chats, blogs, and podcasts.
- Strong business acumen and the ability to strategically interface with and influence key stakeholders, particularly at the executive level.
- Experience working with a global employee base and fostering global relationships.
- Ability to drive the right outcomes and behaviors to accelerate results quickly and creatively.
- Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to build teamwork and trust.
- Ability to work across functions and develop relationships with at the highest level of the organization while also connecting with the appropriate experts across the business.
 
To apply for this position, please visit http://hwll.co/ACSComsMgr