Senior Marketing & Communications Manager


Libertyville, IL 60048

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Description

Senior Marketing & Communications Manager

What we are looking for:

Aldridge is looking for a Senior Marketing & Communications Manager to develop and implement external and internal communications and related activities in support of business objectives and strategies. The scope of this role includes strategic planning, managing external and internal communications and content development.

What you’ll do:

+ Plan, edit and create content for a variety of internal communications mediums, including e-mail, newsletters, the employee intranet, and other platforms.

+ Expand, plan, and drive a communications strategy in conjunction with executive leadership and senior managers and adjust the communication plan as needed.

+ Work with people at every level, keeping them informed of positive developments in the company and building the Aldridge brand.

+ Develop an understanding of the company’s goals and core values and build employee commitment to them.

+ Advise executives and managers on effective communications and help them maintain a positive relationship with employees.

+ Ensure that internal communication messages are consistent with the Aldridge brand/external message, across all mediums, for all divisions/departments, and at every remote office location.

+ Support the use of our social media channels to communicate with both internal staff, prospective employees, key stakeholders, and clients.

+ Analyze situations, identify, and forecast pertinent problems and evaluates realistic options; and recommend and implement appropriate course of action.

+ Act as media and public affairs liaison and spokesperson as required.

+ Collaborate on community and charity events/obligations.

+ Facilitate communications with the site project employees and community as required.

+ Perform assessments of site communications channels, processes, and procedures, and provide recommendations for continuous improvement.

+ Maintain a positive image for Aldridge on site and in the community.

+ Prepare internal presentations and manage consistency of our presentation platforms.

+ Draft messages or scripts from senior executives for presentation to employees in written or spoken form.

+ Coordinate employee meetings and face-to-face outreach efforts.

+ Suggest what information should be presented to employees.

+ Oversee and support social media platforms.

+ Organize and prioritize a variety of tasks in an effective and timely manner, sets priorities and meets deadlines.

+ Maintain compliance with all applicable policies, and procedures.

+ Track and report metrics to demonstrate effectiveness of communications programs.

+ Stay current on communications best practices and trends and integrates into communications programs.

+ Support the Aldridge brand.

+ Other duties as assigned.

Who you are:

+ Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Communication, Marketing, Journalism, English or equivalent combined with substantial previous work experience in the Communications field and minimum of eight to 15 or more years of related work experience.

+ Previous construction site experience is a plus.

+ Ability to communicate effectively at all levels inside and outside the organization in fluid situations.

+ Confidence to deal directly with senior executives and explain communication techniques to them.

+ Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills as well as the ability to source stories from employees and company leaders.

+ Creative ability to devise communication strategies.

+ Media relations experience especially with issues and crises.

+ Exceptional writing, editing, proofreading and oral presentation skills.

+ Proven efficiency in project and time management – self-starter with ability to manage own workload.

+ Ability to influence without authority and work well together in a project team.

+ Spirit of collaboration especially with client and owner communications professional colleagues.

+ Working knowledge of technology-based communications (Internet/Intranet, social media and other vehicles and their use as part of a strategic communications plan).

+ Ability to think and plan strategically.

+ Flexibility for adapting in a fast-paced environment.

+ Ability to produce consistently high-quality work within tight deadlines.

+ Demonstrate flexibility and ability to remain positive and calm under pressure.

+ Sensitivity to diverse work force, languages, and cultures.

Who we are:

Aldridge, a family-owned company, is one of the largest specialty contractors in the US, dealing in the power and transportation markets. We have built a reputation as a trusted source in the construction industry, with 70 years in business, 1,300 employees, and offices and job sites nationwide. Our continued success is attributed to our commitment to quality, attention to project planning, and dedication to an Incident and Injury Free (IIF) culture.

Aldridge’s mission is to build and strengthen America’s infrastructure, and that starts with building the strongest team. We have sustained significant growth and foresee that continuing for years to come. Our ability to execute difficult projects is made possible by engaging passionate, forward thinking, and innovative people.

What we offer:

At Aldridge, you will be a valued member of our workforce and receive:

+ 401K plan with matching contributions

+ Competitive Salaries

+ Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance

+ Paid Time Off

+ Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account

+ Health Wellness Programs

+ Life and Disability Insurance

Aldridge cares about our team members and the communities in which they live. We are proud to support and participate in:


+ Bridges to Prosperity

+ Bucks for Burn

+ Special Olympics’ Polar Plunge

+ Feed My Starving Children

+ Greenhouse Scholars

This job-specific task list covers only the most important job duties. Employees assigned to this position title will also perform other occasional work assignments not mentioned above, including temporary assignments, training assignments, and other related duties. Aldridge is an EEO Employer and will recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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