Global Communications Manager - Agriculture & Food

Fulltime, -

FIELD workers, Illinois, United States Apply Now Apply until: Open until further notice

 

 

Purpose of position:

 

  • Build and execute a digital, communications & PR plan to support the team’s journey towards fulfilling our value proposition with our global key accounts and regional, primary target customers.
  • This role will have oversight on all external and internal communications across our global, $600 MM Agriculture & Food business line.
  • It will ID and manage key projects to eliminate hurdles in executing on our value proposition

 

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2. Key responsibilities

 

 

Describe the responsibilities and accountabilities of the job. Which tasks is the job holder responsible for? What results are to be achieved?

 

  • Effective collaboration and listening skills are required to be successful in this role.  How the person works with colleagues will be important to their success and work output.
  • Will manage projects which target critical issues in our way to delivering our value proposition (including but not limited to):
    • Internal training so that our teams have consistent base knowledge of:
      • our sales and account planning processes
      • market knowledge across crop protection, crop nutrition, food and feed segments
      • base knowledge of our core technologies & services
    • Standardizing customer communications so that we have the same look / feel every touch, every time
    • ID’ing process improvements needed to ensure we are delivering on the value proposition across commercial operations
    • Works with commercial stakeholders to map out our external communication / PR plan to portray Nouryon as a global leader in formulation, crop nutrition & food/feed additives technologies
  • Tell the “Agriculture & Food Business Line story” internally – put processes in place and help develop the culture where our teams are proficient in positioning and frequently tell our story.
  • Actively scores our performance in delivering the value proposition with our global and regional target accounts, tracking our performance over time as part of our account planning process.
  • Works with R&D and project managers to develop the messaging and external tools for launches of our innovation pipeline.  Ensures adequate customer and influencer feedback is incorporated into planning.
  • Coordinates all trade shows and major customer events across the Agriculture & Food business line.
  • Reviews and approves all internal/external messaging to ensure continuity with our value proposition and brand standards.

 

Main deliverables:

  • Strong focus on the “how” (convey trust and humility, be transparent in all you do)
  • Proactively work with senior leadership to put plans in place to address critical issues getting in our way of delivering on our value proposition
  • Communication / PR calendar for events and internal / external stories
  • Benchmarks progress on delivering our value proposition and summarizes customer feedback on Nouryon performance against continuous improvement

 

 

 

 

3. Level of autonomy

 

 

What decisions may the job holder make independently without seeking approval from higher manager/supervisor?

 

  • As this is a new role in the ag specialties BU, for the first 18 months this role will be working closely with the global director of marketing to build out processes and messaging.  As we move from “building the plans” mode to execution, the autonomy of this role will increase.  In 18 to 24 months, this role will have a high degree of autonomy to work with different disciplines across regions

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Job requirements

 

 

List the essential educational qualifications, relevant experience and required skills.

 

  • Ability to understand the chemistries we sell and the markets we participate in
  • Working experience in the agricultural markets or an agricultural background essential.  Work in ag chemicals strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of 10-20 years relevant experience in BTB marketing and communications / PR
  • Undergrad degree in science, engineering or business required or relevant work experience. MBA preferred.
  • Good analytical skills, intellectual curiosity, and strategic thinking - must be able to challenge internally with a high degree of political acumen.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Especially adept at translating customer feedback into improvement insights and recommendations on how to shift our tactics to improve on delivering our value proposition.
  • Ability to work in multicultural and/or multi-disciplinary teams, networking within and outside Nouryon

 

 

 

Vacancy data
Closing date
Open until further notice
Vacancy number
N0007345
Organization
Continent
North America
Country
United States
State/Region/Province
Illinois
Site
FIELD workers
Business
-
Job characteristics
Job family
Commercial
Hierarchy level
Professional/Experienced/Specialist
Full time/part time
Fulltime
Contract type
Permanent

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