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General Motors: Seeking Plant Communication Manager

With Who:  General Motors

Location:  Spring Hill, TN or Detroit, MI (position available at both locations)

Type of Employment:  Full-Time

Position Description: 

  • Develop plant communications strategy that focuses on the three core elements of plant communications: employee engagement, reputation and business acumen
  • Manage plant Facebook page and other aspects of internal communications
  • Identify and manage plant scheduling changes through partnership with plant leaders, corporate MFG/Labor team
  • Engage employees through multiple mechanisms including face-to-face meetings, newsletters, broadcasts, etc.
  • Coach plant leadership during crisis situations, including taking the lead on managing the communication strategy during the crisis
  • Tailor corporate messages / announcements for plant employees and the community.
  • Manage media relations and proactively place manufacturing stories in local media outlets
  • Help educate employees about GM vehicles, so they can be strong product ambassadors
  • Community/government relations – Support plant leaders/public policy in building relationships with community leaders and government officials. Maintain list of key contacts and support corporate grass roots initiatives.
  • Charitable giving – Provide strategic guidance on giving and promote activities to internal and external audiences
  • Support/contribute to planning & storytelling for product reveal, launch & lifecycle – Lead selected programs and initiatives
  • Responsible for presentations, research, key message maintenance
  • Maintain calendar and weekly activities updates

Required:

  • BA in Communications or related field (Journalist, Marketing) and 7 to 10 years of professional experience
  • Experience in developing communications plans that drive business results in a corporate environment
  • Skilled in media / public relations with experience as a company spokesperson
  • Experience in crisis communications
  • Internal communications and employee engagement experience
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and work in a dynamic environment.
  • Ability to counsel and interact comfortably with senior leaders.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Self-directed or ability to work with minimal supervision, flexible and adaptable
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Interest and technical automotive knowledge helpful
  • Experience in manufacturing and labor communications – a plus

Apply (or request more information):  See the job posting, or request more information, on the GM Careers site.

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