Manager, Corporate Communications

02 Oct, 2020


Manager, Corporate Communications

Pittsburgh, PA

Alcoa (NYSE: AA) is a global industry leader in bauxite, alumina and aluminum products, with a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa is built on a foundation of strong values and operating excellence dating back nearly 130 years to the world-changing discovery that made aluminum an affordable and vital part of modern life. Since inventing the aluminum industry, and throughout our history, our talented Alcoans have followed on with breakthrough innovations and best practices that have led to efficiency, safety, sustainability and stronger communities wherever we operate.

The Manager of Corporate Communications at Alcoa Corporation will be a key leader in a global team of Alcoa employees focused on internal/external communications, government affairs and sustainability.

The successful applicant will be an experienced communications professional with strong writing, editing and leadership skills. Reporting to the Director of Internal/External Communications, this position will help identify and execute on communication plans aligned with the Company’s strategic priorities.

This position will oversee the content for various communication tools, including the company Intranet, external web site, newsletters and global town hall forums, coordinating with corporate Human Resources professionals and other leaders across Alcoa.  In addition, the successful candidate will assist on external messaging, including press releases, executive talking points and interaction with news media professionals.

Key Activities

  • Works to develop and implement communication strategies, including change management, under the leadership of the Director of Internal/External Communications and the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief External Affairs Officer (CEAO.)

  • Serves as an important leader/manager, working with top leaders across the company to strengthen internal communications and improve global alignment and engagement.

  • Promotes and drives greater awareness of the company’s three strategic priorities, specifically “advance sustainably,” through the implementation of effective communication plans.

  • Partners with operational leaders and regional heads of communications to ensure messages are consistently aligned with business objectives and priorities, including the Company’s values and its operator-centric mindset.

  • Creates and executes a detailed internal communication program that includes key messaging pillars, implemented with consistency across all regions. Assigns tasks and tracks for success, involving those with and without solid reporting relationships.

  • Develops strategies and tactics to better connect with operations personnel at remote locations or in the field/shop floor.

  • Provides strategic communications counsel to leaders on various communication challenges and initiatives.

  • Deliver the writing, editing and delivery of content for global employees; coordinating with regional communication leaders to ensure success.

  • Uses a variety of tools to communicate; consistently evaluates for continued improvement. Monitors and analyzes progress of change through surveys, interviews.

  • Anticipates risks and challenges in various communication campaigns and designs appropriate countermeasures into detailed plans, which include key messages and written Q&As.

  • Oversees the editorial content on the company’s Intranet (MyAlcoa) and, working with team to further improve, including the potential use of other technologies to strengthen global connectiveness.

  • Utilizes industry best practices in communicating key events, activities, achievements with a range of tools.

  • Partner with management in the development and execution of regional and corporate-wide town hall meetings.

  • Act as a true organizational leader and valued colleague across a diverse and geographically separated team.

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, public relations or marketing

  • 7+ years’ experience in communications (corporate internal communication preferred) or related field such as journalism/newsroom management, public relations agency, etc.

  • Prior supervisory experience preferred

  • Preferred experience in change management, problem-solving, decision-making and project management

  • Experience in working with a diverse set of employees, from front-line, entry-level production employees to C-suite executives.

  • Customer-focused skills, time management, strong attention to detail, deadline-oriented and flexibility in handing changing deadlines and expectations.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite of products.

Alcoa encourages applications from women, people of diverse backgrounds and those with different skills and life experiences. Alcoa is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.


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Job posted: 2020-10-02