The PPG Architectural Coatings U.S. and Canada (AC USCA) Manager of Internal Communications will be responsible for managing internal communications on behalf of the business.
This position reports to the HR Director, Architectural Coatings (AC) and supports the overall goals of the PPG AC USCA communications team and the business. This position will primarily support the broad, business communications with 7,000 employees.
The key job responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to:
Overseeing all internal corporate communications.
Managing key, broad-impacting change management communications within the business (ie ERP conversions, wage reductions, facility closures, etc).
Development of new and innovative “invertizing” mechanisms to help drive employee awareness of projects/updates and engagement.
Identification of new and cost-effective video software/technology (working with IT) to develop engaging and dynamic video content for employees.
Oversee the development and planning, writing, editing and assessing employee communications, including quarterly newsletters, AC News Portal articles, TVs, posters, news updates, video scripts, executive communications (memos, PPTs, talking points), and other employee communications.
Responsible for working with communications agency, managing the budget/resources and allocations in time.
Responsible for growing and leveraging a freelance writer network and budget to generate ongoing content for internal vehicles.
Ensuring appropriate communications are disseminated to the AC network in a timely and professional manner.
Implementing executive quarterly employee townhall meetings and monthly roundtable meetings.
Identifying, developing and communicating key business initiatives and programs.
Setting and maintaining editorial standards to ensure consistency in messaging, style and tone.
Ensuring appropriate measurement techniques are used to assess communications effectiveness and continually improving processes policies and channels as appropriate.
Working closely with global Corporate Communications team to generate AC coverage via global vehicles.
Working closely with the external communications team to promote media coverage and key brand initiatives internally with employees.
Support the implementation of Colorful Communities activities in the U.S. and Canada, primarily providing internal communications support, but occasionally coordinating projects.
Supporting the day-to-day management of the AC Foundation budget, engaging with site leaders; promote grants internally.
Ensuring governance of paint donation policy across the AC network; coordinate monthly council review and quarterly reporting.
Supporting crisis communications.
Assisting with additional special projects as needed.
This person will ensure professional, responsive, accurate and thorough support of the business to drive the strategy to be a leading architectural coatings company delivering profitable growth through a portfolio of strong brands and innovative products that serve consumer and professional customers in all three distribution channels.
PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in nearly 70 countries around the world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG).