Morton – Comms Mgr

ICONIC BRAND - BIG CHANGES

LARGEST SALT PRODUCTION COMPANY

CURRENT FOCUS: GROWTH, INNOVATION, EFFICIENCY

LEANER STRUCTURE TO DRIVE MORE EFFICIENCY

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WHO WE ARE

Market Leader in Salt

  • Over 30 production, mining, logistics and office facilities in North and South America
  • Market leader in the US, with extensive brand loyalty extending to Canada and South America
  • Products impact our communities; culinary, pharma, agriculture, oil & refinery, chemical mftg, highway de-icing, water softening, pool salt…
  • 170 yrs of heritage with a new path forward; financial rigor, prod. efficiency, and innovation to lead continued growth

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THE ROLE

Highlights

The newly created Communications Manager role will:

  • Lead the internal communications strategy and execution to help transform and modernize the way Morton connects with all employees
  • Be highly visible throughout the organization, with direct interaction with company leadership
  • Directly report to the CHRO

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OUR VALUES

Things we deeply care about

The following are attributes of our best leaders:

  • Intellectually Curious & Great Problem Solvers
  • Self-Motivated, Flexible & Adaptable
  • Consistent Positive Demeanor
  • Hands-on, willing to "get into the weeds"

Job Description

Role Description

Overview:

The Communications Manager has passion for educating, inspiring and engaging audiences through powerful, culturally relevant communications that elevate the brand in the workplace and marketplace.  The role will lead the internal communications strategy and execution as well as play a lead role in improving the company culture. The Communications Manager will be responsible for corporate public relations and managing media relations related to our operations.

When speaking with Olympia, please be prepared to share your salary expectations. We are unable to provide a salary range but can give guidance on if your expectations can be met.

 

What you’ll do:

Strategy & Design

  • Develop an internal communications strategy for Morton Salt, with a focus on increasing employee engagement.
  • Lead planning and execution of internal communications programs to drive a more united workplace culture.
  • Create modern, compelling content across multiple channels including video, print, newsletter, company
    intranet/portal, quarterly meetings, Yammer and network video boards.
  • Develop a long-term strategy to modernize, grow engagement and improve employee perception of quarterly
    town hall meetings.
  • Provide ongoing counsel and internal communication support to senior executives.
  • Develop strategy, editorial plans and content to support change management, employee engagement programs
    and cultural initiatives.

Execute

  • Manage the enterprise-wide rollout of a digital display network for all company sites in the U.S., Canada and the
    Bahamas, and manage the development/deployment of corporate content for displays on an ongoing basis.
  • Plan and execute quarterly town hall meetings including managing agendas, event flow, content development,
    and in-person and webcast event logistics.
  • Serve as the editor-in-chief of our weekly internal e-newsletter; publishing consistent, modern and compelling
    content for our employees.
  • Write and edit materials, including organizational announcements, intranet articles, executive speeches, talking
    points, and company presentations.
  • Manage internal communications analytics including reporting, growth targets and program evaluation.

Corporate Public Relations

  • Manage day-to-day media relations for the company and work with key stakeholders to provide counsel and
    reactive statements for media requests.
  • Develop communication plans and strategy to protect company reputation and assist business units as necessary
    for labor relations, health & safety, issues management and crisis communication.
  • Manage and coordinate social online presence (LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook)

Qualifications:

In addition to demonstrating your capabilities of the above, top candidates possess:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Business, Advertising, English or
    technology-related discipline.
  • Minimum of 4+ years of progressive experience in corporate communications, marketing communications,
    public relations, publishing, social media or related field. Experience in a corporate environment preferred. CPG
    and B2B industry experience a plus.
  • Passion for storytelling, creating content, and emerging platforms
  • Exceptional, articulate communicator with superior journalistic and business writing skills, as well as strong
    verbal and presentation skills.
  • Core understanding of editorial planning and content management systems (CMS) involving multiple partners
    and platforms.
  • Passion to learn and adopt the latest communications trends, strategies, platforms, technologies, tools, and
    techniques to improve communications effectiveness.
  • Adept at communicating in innovative ways and across a wide range of channels and mediums, including print,
    video, web, and social media.
  • Proven record of accomplishment of planning and flawlessly executing enterprise-wide communication
    programs with measurable results.
  • Experience managing outside agency teams, vendors and third party partners.
  • Photo editing and illustration skills – experience with Adobe creative suite a plus.

Morton Salt is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Highlights

#1

Largest Salt Company worldwide

80%

Customers are loyal to the brand

1000+

Uses for Salt – Food, Highways, Medical Products, Water Softeners, …

2X

Growth rate over the past year

The Team

Mitch Udany - Hiring Executive

Mitch Udany - Hiring Executive

CHRO

Jen McCormick

Jen McCormick

VP Sales & Marketing

Brian Bissell

Brian Bissell

Sr. Director, Marketing

FAQs

Why Morton Salt? Why Now?
  1. Morton Salt is a highly recognizable brand that, under new leadership, is rapidly executing on efficiency & results.
  2. Currently there is a heavy focus on finding individuals who can innovate and implement processes that contribute to expansion.
  3. Unique opportunity to drive change that has immediate and obvious impact to the business – truly exciting for those looking to make a difference.
Salary & Benefits
  • When speaking with Olympia, please be prepared to share your salary expectations. We are unable to provide a salary range but can give guidance on if your expectations can be met
  • Typically full benefits information will be provided at/near the offer stage. As a $2.5B+ company, Morton offers competitive medical, dental, vision and disability coverages as well as 401(k), vacation/PTO.
Company Culture

As Morton focuses on global expansion, culture will be defined by those who are successful change-agents, innovators and implementers.

 

Other attributes of building the culture include people who are:

  • Results driven
  • Collaborative
  • Continuous Improvement Focused
Office & Plants

Americas Headquarters in Chicago, IL

 

Plants & Facilities in the Americas include:

Canada – 12 sites

U.S. – 16 sites

Caribbean – 1 site (Inagua)

South America – 7 sites

Interview Process

1

Discuss opportunity with Olympia

2

Forward resume and salary target

3

Olympia Screen

4

Details presented to client

5

Client Initial Screen

6

Interviews

What you can expect from Oympia:

  1. Directness – We will provide candid feedback on your background, skills, and alignment of objectives against the opportunity.
  2. Professionalism – We will keep to any commitments we make to you. Let’s hold each other to the highest standard of professionalism.
  3. Honesty – We will tell you if you are not a fit and we will share whatever information we can regarding your candidacy.

SEARCH CONTACT:

Dan Gathof dgathof@olympiasolutionsinc.com

Schedule time to talk

Let’s explore if this role fits your career goals.