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Communications Strategist

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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.

Summary

Manages and develops communication programs, initiatives, and campaigns that align with Northwestern Mutual's strategic corporate communication priorities. These activities advise, educate, and influence a range of target audiences including the company's clients, prospects, key influencers, the field, employees and other customers.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Consults with client group 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.

  • Coordinates the measures to evaluate the efficiency 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.

  • Works independently and receives minimal guidance.

Qualifications

  • 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.

  • Outstanding 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.

Skills-Proficiency Level:

Analytics Insight - Intermediate

Communication Presentations - Advanced

Decision Making - Intermediate

Development Communication - Advanced

Internal Communications Strategy - Intermediate

Leadership Communication - Intermediate

Oral Communications - Intermediate

Storytelling - Advanced

Strategic Communication Management - Basic

Written Communication - Advanced

Benefits:

Great pay package, 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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