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Valmont Industries, Inc. Internal Communications Manager in Omaha, Nebraska

15000 Valmont Plaza Omaha Nebraska 68154

Why Valmont

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

This position requires a self-motivated, energetic, and talented communications professional with experience writing and managing internal and external business communications. Reporting to the company’s Marketing Director, Brand Strategy, the position requires an eagerness to tackle the challenges of developing and managing high-quality content designed to drive consistency within company-wide messaging, enhance the company’s reputation and increase employee engagement. This position will also work closely with the corporate Human Resources and Global Strategic Marketing teams to ensure alignment on goals and objectives and a consistent, team approach to all internal communications.

Responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations of corporate communications and ensuring the company’s messages are consistent, engaging and aligned with the Valmont corporate and business segment strategies. The position’s primary duties will include developing an overarching communications strategy for the organization that is inclusive of both content and channel execution leading to creating a best-in-class internal communications program that can be implemented across all of Valmont. The position’s duties will be diverse and multi-faceted, therefore excellent professional skills are vital for this role. The ability to communicate effectively in written and oral communications is a must.

Essential Functions:

  • This position reports to the Marketing Director Brand Strategy and has no reports

  • Some travel (up to 15%) internationally and domestic, including overnight stays

  • Develop internal communications content while keeping a schedule of multiple communications that engage and inspire employees

  • Schedule and timelines will be maintained within official Marketing software tracking tool (currently Jira)

  • Perform ongoing industry and peer research to develop best-in-class written internal communications processes and content

  • Develop, implement and execute a Corporate Communications plan, working with key internal stakeholders and partners, including executive leadership teams, to brainstorm content ideas that are aligned with the company’s strategy

  • Research, recommend and implement effective multi-communication channels to improve employee engagement and streamline internal communications including current Bulletin Board email and Valmont intranet (VO)

  • Ability to devise effective communication strategies including familiarity with best-in-class communication platforms, information technology, especially digital and video means of communication in an effort to engage as effectively as possible with multiple internal stakeholder groups

  • Provide proof-reading and editing support to ensure all internal and external communication content is publication-ready, error free and adheres to the Valmont brand voice outlined in the company’s brand guidelines

  • Support crisis communications planning and response activities

  • Provide ongoing support in the development and distribution of media alerts for hiring events and other potential needs

  • Develop and refine communication content for sustainability/ESG efforts as needed

  • Responsible for the overall service quality of NPS as it relates to internal communication efforts in delivering effective communications to employees

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations or relevant field with 5+ years of experience or Associate’s Degree with 7+ years of relevant experience or 9+ years of relevant experience

  • Self-starter who can quickly develop and build rapport and relationships across the organization

  • Proven experience creating targeted content

  • Strong knowledge of communication practices and techniques

  • Experience developing content strategies

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to multitask and work well under pressure

  • Excellent organizational and leadership abilities

  • Excellent writing and editing skills

  • Strong time-management and organizational skills

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a public company environment and/or corporate investor relations, and executive management teams

  • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred

Benefits:

Valmont offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Well-being benefit package to ensure their personal and family's overall wellness needs are met. Benefits include*:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Employer paid life insurance

  • Employer paid short-term and long-term disability

  • Retirement plans

  • Dependent care

  • Employee assistance programs

  • Voluntary programs like tobacco cessation, Type 2 diabetes reversal, mortgage services, home & auto insurance, health coaching and more.

*Due to the nature of Valmont's Global Business and Union contracts, not all benefits are the same.

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is typically performed in an office setting. The incumbent is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, as well as talk and listen on the phone and in personal conversations or meetings. Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time. Some travel requirements for this position (up to 15%) both domestic and international. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms while working in the office with various files and forms and while working on the computer. The employee is occasionally required to move about the office. Incumbent must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrists rests. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds in working with large files, binders, and computer equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

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Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

If you have a disability and require any assistance in filling out the application for employment email EEOCompliance@Valmont.com.

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