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Communications Strategist

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.

At Northwestern Mutual, we believe relationships are built on trust. That our lives and our work matter. These beliefs launched our company over 160 years ago. Today, they're just a few of the reasons why people choose to build careers at Northwestern Mutual.

We're strong and growing. In a company with such a long and storied history, this may be the most exciting and important time to be a part of Northwestern Mutual. We're strong, innovative and growing.

We invest in our people. We provide opportunities for employees to grow themselves, their career and in turn, our business.

We care. We make a positive difference in our communities. Nationally, thousands have benefitted from our support of research and programs to fight childhood cancer. Each year, our Foundation, employees and financial representatives donate time, talent and financial support to causes they're passionate about.

Are you ready for a new and challenging opportunity and to be part of a dynamic and influential communications team?

“Come ready to learn the business, collaborate with an influential team and boldly offer communication solutions based on your expertise,” - this is what the Hiring Manager wants from you.

Some things you will love about the company:

  • Values – community, engaged, family first, philanthropy, policy holder driven business.

  • An entire floor dedicated to exercise equipment and related fitness facilities.

  • Relationship-based business (communications are critical) .

  • Flexibility of a hybrid working arrangement, with a blend of days working on campus and working remotely.

  • Free lunches, yes FREE lunches - at Northwestern Mutual we have professional chefs preparing multiple lunch options every day. Our lunches are about more than delicious food. They are a dedicated time in your day to network and make connections throughout the organization.

What you will love about the role:

  • Be part of a recently expanded, collaborative team of strategic communication advisors.

  • Showcase your communication planning and storytelling skills.

  • Support the company’s multi-year strategy through effective communications.

How you will get it done:

In this role, you will manage and develop communication programs (including communication plans, executive and key partner messaging and presentations and some leader script writing), initiatives, and campaigns that align with Northwestern Mutual's strategic corporate communication priorities. These activities inform, educate, and influence a range of target audiences including the field, employees and key influencers.

  • Consults with department heads on department communication strategy. Plans, manages and implements communication programs, projects and initiatives that align employees with department direction and strategic priorities.

  • Leads committees and task forces in developing complex communication initiatives that support the department business direction, goals and objectives.

  • Acts as a resource and may mentor/train communication specialists.

  • May act as liaison with outside communication contractors.

  • Administers the measures to evaluate the effectiveness of communication and assess the return on communication investment.

  • Recommends, develops, implements and maintains communication standards for department. Assures that quality standards are present in departmental communications.

  • Comfortable working independently and proactively offering communication solutions to leaders and the team.

Bring your best! What this role needs:

  • Bachelor's degree.

  • 6 or more years of experience in professional communication, public relations, organizational communication, marketing or related communication field.

  • Demonstrated skill in project management.

  • Superior verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to absorb complex information and convert it to an understandable format.

  • Ability to adapt style and build consensus with client group leaders.

  • Ability to solve complex problems and analyze information from multiple resources to make business decisions.

Benefits:

  • Competitive base pay

  • 401K

  • Company sponsored retirement plan

  • Educational assistance

  • Performance based incentive pay

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance

  • Parental leave

  • Caregiver time off

  • ….and more

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This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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