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Manager, Communications and Community Relations

Navistar, Inc.

This is a Full-time position in San Antonio, TX posted April 29, 2021.

Position OverviewNavistar Corporate Communications is looking for a bi-lingual results-driven communications manager to join our team and help implement strategic communications that build Navistar’s image and stakeholder relationships.

This role will be focused on communications to all our stakeholders with a special emphasis on communicating to manufacturing employees who do not have regular access to company email or digital channels.

This position will play a critical part in ensuring these employees are kept informed and engaged on key business communications.

The ideal candidate will be a curious, creative self-starter devoted to delivering quality communications in collaboration with pros from within and outside of the corporate communications department.This position will be based in San Antonio, Texas, but will be responsible for ensuring key business communications are shared and local relationships are developed across all Navistar manufacturing plant locations in Escobedo, Mexico; Huntsville, Alabama; Springfield, Ohio; and Tulsa, Oklahoma.Essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Strategic Communications+ In alignment with our corporate communications team, establishes industry-leading communications architecture in San Antonio manufacturing plant, which once refined will be launched to other manufacturing locations.+ Builds relationships with local members of the media and manages on-site media opportunities in coordination with corporate communications.+ Creates content to drive awareness for key strategic, initiative and project-based business communications among manufacturing staff.+ Implements creative internal communication tools, channels and employee engagement strategies to communicate with manufacturing employees.+ Partners with cross-functional teams and plant leadership to determine timing, messaging and tactics to best communicate key updates to manufacturing employees.+ Tracks communications metrics to determine data-driven effectiveness of channels.Technical Writing+ In coordination with corporate communications, writes, edits, reviews and oversees release of communication through channels including system emails/messages, intranet articles, newsletters, digital signage, internal videos, leadership town halls and executive speeches.+ Translates messages into English and Spanish.+ Ensures communications are relevant, consistent, aligned and appropriately timed with broader communications throughout the organization.+ Assures a consistent voice and tone permeates messaging to all employees and stakeholders.Community and Government Relations+ Works closely with the government relations team to maintain key local government and association relationships within our communities.+ Partners with local HR managers from all manufacturing locations to identify and manage community relations initiatives within local communities that are aligned with over-arching corporate strategy.+ Works with community relations cross-functional committee to align and execute community relations initiatives.Basic Requirements+ Bachelor’s degree+ At least 5 years of communications experienceOR+ Master’s degree+ At least 3 years of communications experienceOR+ At least 7 years of communications experienceAdditional Requirements+ Qualified candidates, excluding current Navistar employees, must be legally authorized on an unrestricted basis (US Citizen, Legal Permanent Resident, Refugee or Asylee) to be employed in the United States.

Navistar does not anticipate providing employment related work sponsorship for this position (e.g., H-1B status)Desired Skills+ Must be able to speak both English and Spanish Fluently + Experience working in community relations+ Experience working with Non Profit OrganizationsCompany OverviewNavistar is a manufacturer of commercial trucks, buses, defense vehicles and engines.

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