Global Internal Corporate Communications Lead - Hybrid

Location US-IL-Northbrook
Job ID
2022-28414
# of Openings
1
Job Category
Marketing

 

General – Green Earth – Safer World

At UL, we know why we come to work.

Thousands of us around the world wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!

What you’ll learn & achieve:

This role is hybrid based in Northbrook, IL  

 

Are you an experienced strategic communications professional who aspires to serve as a business partner? By joining UL Solutions, you will take lead on developing a holistic strategy and messaging that engages key internal and external audiences. You will also be responsible for executing key tactics to keep stakeholders informed on important information related to UL's strategic objectives, key initiatives, insights and more. 

 

You will work collaboratively with corporate communications colleagues and select leaders across business units and corporate functions, including Testing, Inspection and Certification. 

 

You may be a great match for this role if:

  • You enjoy variety and staying curious
  • You are skilled at asking the right questions to quickly understand a program or initiative to craft rich narratives
  • You are solutions-focused and address challenges by thinking differently and creatively
  • You stay focused and flexible in a fast-paced, changing, and growth-minded environment. 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Build strong relationships with senior leadership and additional stakeholders to understand their business functions and develop appropriate strategies and messages to achieve goals.
  • Collaborate with team members on communication goals, channel strategy, and messaging.
  • Partner with the Creative Services team or agencies to develop complementary visuals and videos for internal and external use.
  • Lead support for Business Unit initiatives and programs, partnering with key stakeholders and leadership teams to develop content and materials incorporating UL Solutions mission, vision, and values for quarterly corporate-wide all-hands meetings and team townhalls.
  • Coordinate internal communications for organizational initiatives and activities such as employee updates, corporate events, webcasts/broadcasts, and internal UL meetings with the broader corporate communications team as appropriate.
  • Connect and align internal/external communications based on enterprise initiatives
  • Manage content for communications channels, including but not limited to SharePoint, social media, newsletters, leadership updates, and more
  • Measure effectiveness of communications; establish benchmarks and use results to inform strategic communications plans
  • Perform other tasks as needed 

What makes you a great fit:

  • BS/BA degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or related field, plus 7+ years of related experience
  • Creative, strategic thinker and storyteller with exceptional writing and editing skills who can effectively communicate what we need stakeholders to know, feel, and do.
  • Must have experience translating complex ideas into simple, authentic, and compelling communications.
  • Strong capabilities in building and cultivating relationships with senior leaders
  • Excellent presentation skills and executive presence
  • Must have experience translating complex ideas into simple, authentic, and compelling communications
  • Experience managing and using a wide array of communications tools and channels
  • Values innovation and flexibility, is proactive, motivated, and a self-starter
  • Proven ability to lead and engage across functions and geographies
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, delivering high quality and exceptional customer service
  • Change management communications experience a plus
  • Experience in a B2B professional services environment is preferred
  • Experience working in a global communications role for a complex matrix organization across several global regions is highly preferred
  • UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 128 years and is deeply engrained in everything we do.   
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.   
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.   
  • Grow & Achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles. 
  • Total Rewards: All employees at UL are eligible for bonus compensation and benefits commensurate with the standard rewards offered in each individual location or country, for the relevant position level. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday and sick time off.

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