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Title:  Corporate Communications Lead

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Job Description

Communications Lead

Lisle, IL

 

HIGH IMPACT ROLE DRIVING KEY COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGIES AT A GROWING GLOBAL INDUSTRY LEADER

ENJOY HIGH VISIBILITY IN AN INFLUENTIAL POSITION WITH CAREER GROWTH POTENTIAL

 

If you have strong corporate communications experience along with a passion for driving change, this position offers you some compelling opportunities. You will:

  • Make your mark supporting key initiatives involving marketing and branding, employee engagement, community and public relations, operational excellence, and others.
  • Enjoy high visibility in a newly created role -- not only will you help shape this position, but you also will help the organization achieve significant goals moving forward.
  • Drive execution of a variety of communications efforts (internal, social media, web content and more) and provide input on strategy.
  • Showcase your potential to grow professionally; we're looking for an individual who can take full ownership of key strategic initiatives and measure results.
  • Develop content in line with corporate communication standards, alongside subject matter experts and members of the executive team.
  • Work in an open and upbeat culture. Our leaders are accessible, and we promote broad communication at all levels, including town hall meetings and company round tables with the CEO and other leaders.

 

We touch millions of lives globally every day. CTS is a leading designer and manufacturer of sensors, actuators, and electronic components for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). We are publicly held with over 20 locations in 12 countries and more than 3,500 employees. Our innovative sensing, connectivity, and motion solutions offer a diverse range of products worldwide. Our products and components can be found within numerous industries; automotive, medical, aerospace/defense, IoT technologies, to name a few. We are at the forefront of innovating life-changing technology, focusing on quality to keep people safe, healthy, and happy.


THE REQUIREMENTS

 

To be a good fit for the Communications Lead opportunity, you will serve as the official copywriter for CTS Corporation and will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Journalism, English, or a related field
  • 7+ years of experience in a corporate communications role, ideally including engineering or technical manufacturing organizations
  • A demonstrated talent for high quality writing and content development
  • Solid understanding of communicating through voice of customer (VOC) styles; including employees, investors, and end use customers.
  • Agility to adapt content and take a tactical approach based on communication type – print, website, email, social media, video scripting, presentations, etc.
  • Develop content for internal and external use. Assisting in the creation and maintenance of employee newsletters, company intranet, press releases, product bulletins, etc.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and social media platforms
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, particularly InDesign and marketing automation platforms. Salesforce Pardot and InCopy are a plus

Just as important will be the following competencies and characteristics:

  • A preference for collaborative partnering over fully independent autonomy with a desire to work cross-functionally.
  • Highly motivated with a proven ability to work effectively in a dynamic, fast-moving environment
  • Deadline-oriented, high energy, self-motivated, inquisitive, great follow-up, and reporting skills
  • Willingness and ability to gain a comprehensive understanding of the overarching mission, vision, and objectives of the business
  • Creative thinker while having an eye on results and welcoming feedback
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, ability to work with all levels of the organization
  • Tactical and strategic – understanding ways to utilize communication channels and measure results of their effectiveness  
  • The ability to manage multiple projects and issues simultaneously
  • Proactive - you enjoy taking responsibility and making things happen

You will work regular business hours Monday through Friday, with occasional additional hours based on priorities and team schedules. We currently use a hybrid model that allows you to work remotely up to two days a week.


THE ROLE

 

You will report to and collaborate with the head of Marketing, developing internal and external communications and work closely with HR, product management and other key personnel. You'll be an integral part of the development and execution of communication plans that align our key messages with the appropriate audiences.

 

This will include writing and distributing created content and multimedia communications to internal and external audiences. This position is integral to promoting CTS culture, brand, activities, and capabilities. Through various channels, both offline and online, you'll be a key member of the Marketing Department; developing tailored communication plans and content to drive engagement and positively promote our company's public image.

 

More specifically, you will:

  • Develop effective corporate internal communications to all levels and align technical content communications to a broad array of audiences.
  • Assist in communication of strategies or messages from senior leadership and management
  • Internal Communications: plan, edit, write, and distribute content for intranet, quarterly newsletters, email announcements, scripts, presentations, etc.
  • External Communications: work with management, product engineers, and other key stakeholders to create meaningful content to be shared via mass media, through professional sales channels and to specific target segments
  • Serve as official copywriter for the organization
  • Assist in the content creation of CTS investor and public relation materials
  • Ensure that organizational initiatives, projects, and message are successfully communicated to employees and stakeholders
  • Develop and execute social media content plan and communicate with followers
  • Prepare monthly reports on marketing efforts and adjust accordingly
  • Stay current on best practices and emerging trends in internal and external communications

 

WHY JOIN US

 

Strategic impact

We are pursuing major corporate initiatives to clarify the company's purpose and identity, enhance culture and engagement, promote operational excellence and more. We're adding this position to support those initiatives, putting you in a position to make a visible impact.

Professional development

CTS has a talent review process by which we help people develop and move along in their careers. We offer plenty of skill development programs, such as leadership and communication trainings. Success in this role could set you up to pursue a variety of career paths in our organization.

Great environment

You will join a team that includes dedicated, smart, talented, and mutually supportive professionals. The team is lean, and the pace is fast, but we believe in strong communication and are all dedicated to meeting our goals and objectives.

Growth orientation

Company-wide, there is a tremendous effort being spent to drive growth. That means adding key resources and providing room for strong performers to make a name for themselves. Growth = opportunity to take on even greater responsibilities and advance.

Excellent compensation

In addition to a competitive salary and bonus potential, we offer a slate of benefits including medical, dental, vision and other insurances; a 401(k) plan; flexible spending accounts; and more.


ROAD TO SUCCESS

 

While communications programs are in place, you will be taking a square one approach to taking corporate communications to a new level, building out the function and creating value. You'll be an influencer and a change agent. We're looking for a professional who is more than just comfortable with change, but who is passionate about driving that change.

 

Those who thrive in our organization are team players who are friendly and approachable, but who are also self-driven to deliver their best work daily. They are skilled, but also curious, natural learners who are compelled to increase their knowledge and continually add value through their contributions.

 

In addition, to be an outstanding Communications Lead, you will:

  • Assume ownership of your role and responsibilities
  • Maintain a professional demeanor, including comfort interacting with executives
  • Assume ownership of the corporation's communications big picture, but also pay attention to details
  • Be driven to develop expertise in our business, markets, and customers
  • Keep a constant eye out for ways to improve processes
  • Remain flexible as your role and our company evolve

 

United States EEO Statement 
 
CTS Corporation is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer who complies with all applicable federal, state and local employment laws. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at CTS Corporation will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. It has been and shall continue to be both the official policy and the commitment of CTS Corporation to further equal employment opportunities for all persons regardless of, among other characteristics, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristics protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.
 
We fully comply with all applicable Department of Labor and EEOC rules, regulations, guidelines, and orders including but not limited to Executive Order 11246 and 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-1.4, 60-250.5(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). The parties hereby incorporate the requirements of 41 C.F.R. §§ 60-1.4(a)(7), 29 C.F.R. Part 471, Appendix A to Subpart A, 41 C.F.R. § 60-300.5(a) and 41 C.F.R. § 60-741.5(a), if applicable.
Except where prohibited by law, all offers of employment are contingent upon successfully passing a background check and drug screening.
 
United States Additional Considerations 
It is unlawful in all states where the Company operates, including Massachusetts, to require or administer a lie detector test as a condition of employment or continued employment. An employer who violates applicable laws may be subject to criminal penalties and civil liability. The Company does not require a lie detector test as a condition of employment nor continued employment.  

Applicants must have valid work authorization that does not now and/or will not in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States.

No agencies, please. We do not accept any unsolicited resumes and are not looking to engage an agency. We receive inquiries from agencies daily. Do not direct any inquiries or emails to hiring managers. It is not our standard practice to utilize agencies; we are a federal contractor and need to comply with the same process for all. 
 
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Location: 

Lisle, IL, US, 60532

Job Type:  Full-Time


Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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