Corporate Communications Manager Job at HARIBO of America, Rosemont, IL

  • HARIBO of America
  • Rosemont, IL

Job Description

Reporting to the  Director of Corporate Affairs and Communications , the  Corporate Communications Manager is responsible for both internal and external communications strategies and execution, ensuring alignment with HARIBO’s mission, vision, and values. This includes create and execute channels (company meetings, newsletters, internal videos, etc.), crisis management, community affairs, media relations, and social media content. The  Corporate Communications Manager  will help the Corporate Communications function execute the critical and broad strategic plans that enable business growth by informing and engaging Associates, driving brand awareness, and building and protecting HARIBO’s corporate reputation . This position is based out of corporate headquarters in Rosemont, IL.

The original and iconic Goldbears, created in 1922, have delighted kids and grown-ups for over 100 years! Our associates are our most valuable asset.  At HARIBO of America we are committed to a comprehensive benefit program that helps our employee stay healthy, feel secure, and maintain a positive work life balance. We provide fully paid health insurance premiums and generous HSA contribution, 11 paid Holiday plus Paid Time Off/PTO, competitive 401(k), tuition reimbursement, and more. Additionally, we offer community involvement opportunities and career growth opportunities.

  • Execute internal communication strategy to ensure alignment of messaging across all levels and locations of the organization.
  • Create/oversee compelling content for strategic communication channels including internet, intranet, storytelling, leadership messaging, email communication, in-person meetings, digital materials, social media and customer communication as needed.
  • Manage Town Hall meetings and Associate events to inform, engage and inspire Associates.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to create cohesive business messaging and ensure Associates are seen and heard.
  • Ensure consistency in messaging and branding across all communication platforms in all HARIBO U.S. locations.
  • Support the Director of Corporate Affairs & Communications with external communications as needed: press release review, video script crafting/editing, reporting and analysis, etc.
  • Support with thought leadership and community affairs strategy including mining for executive speaking opportunities and planning/executing accordingly.
  • Support community affairs events as needed (drafting remarks, liaising with partners, securing mascot, managing invoices, securing product samples/managing delivery), etc.
  • Support brand trade shows (Sweets & Snacks, NACS) with messaging and support the Corporate Communications Director with media opportunities coordination.
  • Track and measure the effectiveness of communication initiatives using key performance indicators and analytics tools.
  • Provide regular reports and insights to senior management on communication activities and outcomes.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Communications.
  • MS Office Suite knowledge is required (Intermediate); particularly Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Experienced in content creation and copywriting is required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Consumer Packaged Goods industry experience is preferred.
  • Previous crisis communication experience is preferred, but not required.
  • Strong experience in data analytics with ability to define your success.
  • Ability handle pressure and confident in being able to execute and resolve.
  • Ability to translate complex data and make it comprehensible for all audiences.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (including strong presentation skills), analytical ability, independent decision making, and results driven.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
The Happy World of HARIBO is more than a business; we’re family. We always have been, since our founding in 1920. For the last 100 years, while we’ve expanded internationally and created over 1,000 confectionery treats, we’ve known our talented Associates are behind our greatest successes. That’s why we’re committed to investing in their growth, development and career opportunities.
At HARIBO, you’re empowered to charter your own path with mentoring and support from colleagues throughout the business. We encourage you to try new things, think of possibilities and aim higher – all while having fun delivering moments of childlike happiness to our gummi fans in the U.S.
Our core values and focus on long-term success continue to guide the way we do business every day. Our success story is rooted in our teams, and giving them the autonomy, support and freedom to make the best decisions for our consumers, customers and each other.

We give back to the places where we live and work. We listen to our consumers and get excited about innovation. We encourage diverse schools of thought and nurture inclusivity. We work to inspire joy through sweet treats that are fun to share. Want to know more about us? Please visit
We’d love to hear more about you.

What can you expect?
You will be part of a successful family-run company with core values that is growing internationally faster than ever before. We nurture long-term associate relationships, work-life blend, rich learning environment, and a tangible impact in the company's success.

Are you looking to make a meaningful impact with your work? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? Are you a people-person with a passion for communications? Does working in growing organization excite you? If the answer is yes, then this is the job for you! Working at HARIBO inspires childlike happiness through the impactful work, dedication, and passion for our brand. Come join our team, where our associates are our greatest asset!

HARIBO of America, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and maintains a Drug-Free Workplace. Employment at HARIBO of America, Inc. is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing. The Company’s policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age (40 and over), disability, military status, including protected veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. HARIBO also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also HARIBO’s policy to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.
HARIBO is committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting people with disabilities and veterans. If you need an accommodation to assist with completing the electronic application, please contact the location for which you are applying and ask to speak with the human resources representative or email [email protected].



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