IT Communications Manager

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Location: Mettawa, IL US
Job Category: IT
Position Description
IT Communications Manager

As IT Communications Manager, this role is responsible for delivering against the IT Communications Strategy, which promotes technology solutions and services that drive business results. A primary focus of this position is executing communication plans and tactics that encourage end-user awareness, adoption and satisfaction with IT deployments. As a secondary role, this position also maintains IT-related content on the employee intranet.

In particular you can expect:

Communications accountabilities:

  • Execute against the IT communications strategy in four areas: Communications Infrastructure, Business Communications, Leadership Communications and Reputation Communications.
  • Raise visibility, understanding and partnership with IT across Vyaire, as well as within the IT function.
  • Implement effective, simple, consistent communication processes within IT and with Vyaire end users and business leaders.
  • Manage daily, global IT content publication calendar, including:
    • CIO communications to various audiences
    • Regular updates to the IT department page on the company intranet
    • Regular email newsletter to all end-users regarding technology trends and news
    • As-needed end-user communications regarding IT technology deployments, changes and critical incidents
  • Copywriting and light graphic design for various project-specific communications, including infographics, intranet articles, key messages/FAQs, user guides, presentation decks and other communications as required.
  • Support site-specific communications needs, such as campus wide or IT events; or communication needs specific to social responsibility or diversity & inclusion.
  • Manage internal and external vendors in graphic design, SharePoint and Web design/programming, production and shipping.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Improve patient outcomes
  • Meaningfully impact the company’s short-term and long-term success
  • Work closely with leaders within IT and across the business
  • Grow your role as you see fit
  • Learn everything there is to know about respiratory medical device manufacturing
  • Create an inspiring workplace

To be successful, you will need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related field with a thorough understanding of communications principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of IT work processes strongly desired (end-user solutions, SAP and non-ERP applications, IT PMO processes, etc.).
  • 5-7 years of progressively responsible communications experience, preferably in corporate communications with a focus on employee communications and online channels.
  • Excellent communication and project-management skills with very strong writing, proofing and editorial skills.
  • Strong customer-focus, capable of analyzing audience needs and developing appropriate content.
  • Attention to detail, with the ability to drive projects from development to completion.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and juggle multiple priorities, while flawlessly executing on projects in a fast-paced, often pressured environment.
  • Ability to effectively partner with management, team members and all levels of employees.
  • Possess a positive, can-do attitude.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Advanced knowledge of SharePoint strongly preferred.
  • Agency experience strongly preferred.
  • Basic graphic design capabilities preferred (PowerPoint, InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.)

Some logistics:

  • Location: Mettawa, IL
  • Travel: 25%

Mettawa- HQ

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