Communications Business Partner – Fabrics Division

Primary Location: North America-United States-Delaware-Newark

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Shift: Day (1st shift)

Schedule: Full-time

Description
This requisition is for candidates applying to US based location. Candidates applying to EU location, please apply to requisition #190432.

Gore is a technology-driven global company built on entrepreneurial innovation, integrity, and teamwork. Our diverse portfolio includes everything from high-performance fabrics and implantable medical devices to industrial manufacturing components and aerospace electronics. Through our product leadership, we’ve been changing lives and changing industries for more than 60 years. What can you change by joining Gore? Visit gore.com/change-life to find out.

Job Description
At Gore, our global teams bring together extensive knowledge and collaborate closely to create and deliver products that solve complex problems and perform in the most demanding environments. Our corporate functions help ensure that the company is well-positioned for long-term success, with an environment where associates work together effectively and pursue the highest impact opportunities. We are looking for an experienced corporate communications professional to join our global Corporate Communications team. The position is based in either Newark, Delaware or Munich, Germany.

If you are searching for a company where you can make a difference, we’re looking for you. In this role, you will lead divisional communications for the Fabrics business division, with a focus on supporting divisional strategy and creating exceptional associate experiences. Gore fabrics products provide comfort and protection in challenging environments and in everyday life, enabling wearers to safely and confidently achieve and experience more – from hiking or your daily run to military operations and fighting fires. Specific commitments include planning and executing internal communication programs that increase knowledge and engagement among Gore associates. Experience with communication strategy, tactical implementation across a variety of channels and collaboration with external partners are critical.

The ideal candidate will:
•Be passionate about providing support for a world-class manufacturer
•Be energized by collaborating on cross-functional teams
•Recognize the importance of building and maintaining strong interpersonal relationships

Responsibilities include:
•Working with leaders and other associates to develop and implement effective communication strategies and tactics that share information, support change and enhance engagement among Fabrics Division associates
•Serving as a skilled, knowledgeable communications consultant to leaders and other associates, especially regarding the associate experience
•Assessing the effectiveness of communications and engagements and modifying as needed
•Developing and maintaining productive relationships with agencies, consultants and other external partners
•Ensuring that communication efforts embody the GORE® brand in both message and design
•Collaborating with other Gore Enterprise communications teammates in communications planning to create desired experiences for associates globally
•Participating with other team members as a contributor to the ongoing development of the global communications function

Qualifications
Required Job Qualifications
•Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, business or other relevant field
•Minimum of 7 years of experience in corporate communications
•Demonstrated cross-cultural experience and skills
•Excellent writing, editing and message development skills in a variety of media
•Demonstrated track record of assessing needs, conceiving strategy, working with leaders and executing varied communications plans for internal stakeholders
•Experience communicating in a corporate change or transformation environment
•Strong project management ability and experience
•Ability to build credibility and strong working relationships, globally and regionally
•Mature judgment, including the ability to navigate ambiguity
•Experience leveraging the work of external partners
•Skill at working on multiple projects concurrently
•Flexibility to travel up to 30%, including internationally

Desired job qualifications
•Experience developing communications for a global business, across regions
•Experience in a technically-oriented organization

Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening.

Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the US. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.

Gore is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer. (Applies to all positions in the U.S.)

To apply go to https://wlgore.taleo.net/careersection/application.jss?lang=en&type=1&csNo=2&portal=140480292&reqNo=492946&isOnLogoutPage=true

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