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Corporate Communications Manager

Company: Acco Engineered Systems
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: June 12, 2019

Job Description:

We're looking for a Corporate Communications Manager to join our Pasadena team!

ACCO Engineered Systems has been annually recognized by a national industry magazine as one of the top-10 specialty contractors in the United States, and the leader in its mechanical contracting field for the Western United States. We have a diverse environment of skilled professionals - field construction workers, engineering, project managers, service technicians, and supporting staff - who collaborate together and make ACCO an engaging place to work.

This position is responsible for budgeting and managing all communications activities for ACCO Engineered Systems and its subsidiaries, both internal and external. The duties below are a sampling of responsibilities associated with this position, but as a management level employee the needs of the role can and will shift with the needs of the department company.



* Distribute all sub-executive committee communications to applicable audiences via available channels

* Manage Magiclnfo content and displays throughout footprint

* Edit all communications for consistent messaging, voice and style Accolades

* Change focus to reflect feedback...make content more personal

* Regular communications with remote offices, subsidiary brands, etc. to keep a finger on the pulse of what's new/important/ interesting

* Look for alternative delivery methods that complement mailing issues to people's homes

* Promote relevant content via social media (where applicable)

ESOP Communications

* Work with ESOP Communications Committee to understand program and its value to ACCO employees

* Develop strategy to share ESOP news and initiatives in a clear and effective manner


* Work with HR management to develop and execute a communications strategy to illustrate all of the offerings available via the department

Project Departmental Updates

* Revamp/reestablish the "Did You Know*" type of communications channel

* Regular communications with remote offices, subsidiary brands, etc. to keep a finger on the pulse of what's new/important/interesting

* Look for alternative delivery methods that complement email distribution

Executive Communications

* Assist in the development of Annual Report

* Manage branding component of executive communications, including board binders, strategic plan updates, and annual initiatives

ESOP Communications

* Regularly update client-facing employees with content and collateral that clearly defines the benefits of working with an employee-owned company

* Solicit feedback from client-facing employees on how clients respond to our efforts and status as an ESOP

Drip Marketing (Email Newsletters)

* Regular email distribution to customers highlighting capabilities, awards, products, etc.

* Work with subject matter experts throughout company to highlight the topics that are relevant throughout ACCO's footprint

* Develop editorial calendars for ACCO and Sunbelt Controls that offers monthly topics worthy of email newsletter and complementary social media posts

* Monitor efficacy of these campaigns for future planning

* Work with sales managers throughout the companies to maintain up-to-date customer contact lists for each region

* Creation and distribution of company holiday cards


* Develop and execute an effective corporate communication plan for industry trade and local business media

* Work to foster relationships with relevant editors/journalists to increase ACCO's opportunities to be featured in editorial coverage

* Advise ACCO business units on ideal media opportunities and appropriate messaging for each

* Develop industry awards calendar and work with sales managers to establish ideal project candidates for each, then manage the application process for each


* Draft/Edit/Update content across all ACCO company websites to maintain concise and effective descriptions of our products and capabilities as directed by web committees

* Work with outside vendors to implement SEO strategy and keep up with industry best practices to ensure successful web interactions


* Work with HR and Engineering leadership to develop effective messaging for our recruitment efforts

* Help distribute messaging across available channels that target potential employees


* Work with sales managers throughout the companies to develop video strategy and budget

* Storyboard videos with the help of outside vendors and manage the process of staging shoots for best possible finished product

* Draft scripts for management to review/edit/approve and manage procurement of voiceover talent

* Manage/control distribution of finished product when applicable


* Business or marketing-related degree or equivalent professional qualification required.

* High School Diploma or Equivilant Required

* 5+ years experience in all aspects of developing and maintaining a communications program.

* Proven experience in employee communications.

* Relevant product and industry knowledge.

* Experience with relevant software applications.

* Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to relate with a variety of personalities.

* Strong organizational and time management skills to handle multiple issues efficiently and within time constraints.

* Demonstrated commitment to excellent customer service.

* Demonstrated understanding of the importance of handling sensitive and confidential information and documents.

* General knowledge of the construction process is preferred, but not required.

* Ability to travel periodically (10% time)


The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* The employee may regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

* Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision and Distance vision.

* While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to walk and sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl (for purposes of assisting with project job walks and site inspections).

* The employee is occasionally required to reach above shoulder height to access storage cabinets and shelves.

Our ideal person will have all these in addition to everything listed above:

* OUTSTANDING COMMUNICATION SKILLS in addition to maintaining an open line of communication with employees throughout the organization, you'll demonstrate excellent communication skills, including good phone and email etiquette.

* APPRECIATION FOR DIVERSITY you already demonstrate respect and you highly value the variety of cultures and talents that make up ACCO.

ACCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer AA M/F/V/D. We proudly hire U.S. Military Veterans, and those qualified are encouraged to apply.\n\nEqual Employment Opportunity is The Law. - Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.\nACCO will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment.

Keywords: Acco Engineered Systems, Pasadena , Corporate Communications Manager, Executive , Pasadena, California

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