Communication Manager

  • Location: Calgary
  • Posting Date: January 23, 2023
  • Job Order ID: 903379
  • Consultant: Michael van Olm
  • Industry: Human Resources
Communications Manager

Our client is one of the largest construction materials companies in North America with more than 500 active operations in the U.S. and Canada. Their core activities include the production and distribution of cement and aggregates, the two essential raw materials in concrete. They employ over 50,000 people at more than 3,000 locations in 50 countries.

They are searching for a Communications Manager based in Edmonton, Alberta. As an integral member of the team that develops and manages communications among all project stakeholders. this role supports the $1.3 billion project in developing specific communications designed to ensure coordination, maximize the engagement and ensure the effectiveness of our efforts in moving the project forward to ultimate operational status. Key stakeholders who will be the focus of communications efforts include company employees and leaders, government agencies, appointed officials and elected leaders, vendors, supporting consultants and agencies, trade associations, suppliers, the general public, and other groups.

The Communications Manager actively coordinates and manages a complex calendar of deliverables and ensures timely distribution of high-quality communications using various vehicles and formats. Vehicles include, but are not limited to high quality presentations, video/audio, talking points, newsletters, website content, email and published materials.

  • Work collaboratively with the project team, internal and external stakeholders to drive high levels of positive engagement and support effective collaboration and outcomes for the project
  • Creatively develop new communications vehicles as required to support project goals, deliverables and stakeholder engagement
  • Manage a complex series of communications materials and events, ensuring coordination of messaging and outreach efforts
  • Coordinate with Corporate Communications, Government Affairs, and Government Relations Consultants to ensure company and Group alignment, as needed with internal and external communications
  • Create and distribute communications using multiple forms of electronic media
  • Develop detailed presentations using specific templates, color schemes and naming conventions
  • Create and maintain feedback mechanisms from the organization to the project team to assist in adaptation of messaging
  • Support project initiatives and outcomes by generating and publishing engaging and relevant content on various digital channels.
  • 5+ years of industry-specific communications or marketing experience or equivalent
  • Excellent communication skills, specifically written
  • Expert skills in MS PowerPoint, Word and Publisher
  • Proven capability to author communications
  • Advanced organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to manage several initiatives concurrently and be capable of shifting priorities quickly as necessary.
  • Deep understanding of how to layer communications to drive understanding around complex topics
  • Ability to work with others and offer a point of view
  • Ability to deliver presentations
  • Degree, preferably in journalism, marketing or communications
If this sounds like the right role for you and you are confident at what you bring to the table, please contact Michael van Olm at MacDonald Search Group or 403-444-6487.