Communications Manager

Americas, USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Position Overview:

Essity is searching for a Communications Manager to join the Corporate Communications team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This role reports to the Communications Director – North America.

The Communications Manager will execute internal and external communication plans and activities for Essity in North America, which includes approximately 3,500 employees and 14 offices and production facilities. You’ll collaborate and build relationships with a broad range of stakeholders across various functions and business areas.

You will apply your internal communications expertise to engage and inform employees about the company’s strategy, results and culture, optimizing a mix of internal communication channels. Additionally, you’ll contribute to our goal of increasing external awareness of Essity in markets with local operations through support of media relations and CSR activities.

Main Accountabilities and Responsibilities:
•Leads channel management process. Evaluates, recommends and effectively executes a variety of communication tools and media, to include a mix of digital and traditional channels. Collaborates with key stakeholders to ensure efficient and timely dissemination of news.
•Partners with regional internal contacts in markets with Essity operations to ensure effective delivery of communications initiatives
•Manages HR and wellness communications activities
•Contributes to external/PR activities in regional markets, including execution of community activities, external events and idea generation
•Develops content including written materials for Intranet, video production and relevant communications materials
•Provides support as needed for a wide range of communications events and projects in North America, including effective execution of quarterly update meetings, global news dissemination and local activities
•Contributes to best practice sharing within the communications function
•Manages external agencies and providers as needed
•Supports special projects in collaboration with the Corporate Communications team.

Minimum Qualifications:
•University Degree in Communication, PR or Marketing, or equivalent with relevant practice
•5+ years working experience in Communications, PR or Marketing, preferably in matrixed and/or global corporation
•Expertise in external communications and media relations
•Expertise in internal communications, communications consulting and project management
•Excellent writing, editing, communications, networking and relationship building
•Excellent digital communication skills
•Excellent English language skills
•Ability to travel (less than 10%)

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Additional Information

Professional Hygiene

With the global leading Tork® brand, Professional Hygiene is one of three business units within Essity. Focused on tissue, towels, napkins, wipers and skincare products, dispensing systems and solutions used in commercial settings, the business unit brings customers expertise in hygiene, functional design and sustainability.

You’ll find Tork products in office buildings, healthcare facilities, restaurants and hotels, schools, manufacturing sites, arenas and other public venues. The Tork brand is sold in more than 100 countries and is known for its innovation, having earned 350 patents over the past 10 years and many awards for design and service. Today we are bringing digital solutions to customers with Tork EasyCube™, a cloud-based service that is revolutionizing facility cleaning.

Already the global market share leader, we work every day to be the global “shaper” of professional hygiene solutions. When you work here, you are part of a team dedicated to insuring our customers – and their customers – are always ready for business.

Essity at a glance

Essity is a leading global hygiene and health company that develops, produces and sells Personal Care (Baby Care, Feminine Care, Incontinence Products and Medical Solutions), Consumer Tissue and Professional Hygiene products and solutions. Our vision is; Dedicated to improving well-being through leading hygiene and health solutions. Sales are conducted in approximately 150 countries under many strong brands, including the leading global brands TENA and Tork, and other brands, such as Leukoplast, Libero, Libresse, Lotus, Nosotras, Saba, Tempo, Vinda and Zewa. Essity has about 48,000 employees and net sales in 2016 amounted to approximately SEK 101bn (EUR 10.7bn). The business operations are based on a sustainable business model with focus on value creation for people and nature. The company has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. Essity used to be part of the SCA Group. More information at

Essity is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability. EEO Employer M/F/Vet/Disabled.

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