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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Ecolab - Marketing Communications Manager

At Ecolab, making the world a cleaner, safer place is our business. Ecolab is a company committed to growth and we believe that the Catalyst Program is one of the keys to our success. Catalyst is developing a seamless operating environment at Ecolab through the use of SAP to provide global visibility to business information and results and to give employees the tools required to accelerate growth.

Ecolab is seeking candidates for a Marketing Communications Manager for the Catalyst project team in St. Paul, MN. This position is responsible for creating and executing communications plans to drive accountability, execution and knowledge about system readiness and Catalyst projects, and help drive change within the organization. As a member of our Catalyst team, the
Marketing Communications Manager will have an opportunity to help transform the organization and its business practices, differentiate Ecolab from our competition, and impact the achievement of our aggressive growth targets.

Main Responsibilities:
This role will work in a collaborative, fast-paced team environment and work closely with business colleagues in marketing, sales, HR and IT. The communication role will help ensure messaging is end-customer focused, business-driven, and aligned with core strategies to deliver value. The position will:
  • Actively lead the creation and execution of communication plans by partnering with the project team. Help define what communications tactics to use to best meet the project goals. Execute the communications tactics that support the goals of the project on time and on budget.
  • Coordinate and produce multiple communications vehicles, including technical and/or promotional writing, presentations, audio and video production and development.
  • Work with the technical team to understand their goals and their project status and prepare a weekly project status update for the business teams.
To be successful in this role, you will:
  • Think critically and offer ideas and solutions
  • Present your ideas and plans effectively
  • Listen well and synthesize concepts from others
  • Have a highly collaborative working style
  • Interact effectively with all levels of an organization
  • Have strong communications skills in all media
  • Have excellent proofreading, time management, and organizational skills, with strong attention to detail, accuracy, and consistency
  • Bring analytical, and problem-solving skills, balanced with vision and creativity
  • Maintain a positive attitude even under pressure
  • Be proactive, organized, able to multitask between various projects at one time and able to complete tasks within short timeframes
  • Have strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to facilitate collaboration
  • short timeframes
  • Have strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to facilitate collaboration
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, business administration, organizational psychology, public affairs, or related field
  • 7+ years of stakeholder analysis, communications planning, writing, and deployment experience
  • 7+ years of presenting communication strategies and approaches
  • Experience working cross-functionally with key business leaders
  • Proficient with MS Office suite, including MS Project
  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and InDesign
  • Previous experience working in an IT environment, preferably in SAP or other ERP Systems
  • Proven track record of influencing and negotiation skills that inspire trust and quickly builds credibility between key stakeholders
  • Ability to work well between functions and across all levels of the business, including coaching aptitude at the senior management, department management, and staff line levels
  • Proven experience driving progress and the ability to interpret, develop, and present information to multiple audiences, and understands and anticipates reactions as a means to determining needs
  • Experience in managing the details of complex programs and delivering results required
A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2015 sales of $13.5 billion and 47,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. For more Ecolab news and information, visit

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