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Global Communications Director
US NY Waterford
Momentive is a global leader in specialty chemicals and materials, with a broad range of advanced specialty products that help industrial and consumer companies support and improve everyday life. We engineer a multitude of high-performance resins, silicones and other advanced materials that meet the specific end-use and manufacturing requirements of our customers over a broad range of markets, from healthcare to wind energy. In fact, Momentive materials are found in products that touch nearly every facet of modern living. At Momentive, we believe that leadership begins with integrity, ethics and environmentally sound operations. When you work for us, you are partnering with a company that is not only focused on delivering value but on doing it in a safe, ethical and environmentally responsible manner. We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
This exciting opportunity is part of our Momentive Performance Materials business.
The Global Communications Leader is responsible for leading corporate communication functions at the divisional level.  This role is a strategic communication partner supporting the divisional executive team, reporting into the Corporate Communications and Human Resources Vice President. The role is responsible for five key areas:  divisional reputation management; internal employee communications; crisis communications; labor relations communications; and divisional social responsibility.
The individual will be responsible for strengthening, enhancing, and protecting the division’s image and reputation through both internal and external engagement and is responsible for the development of effective communications strategies, sound tactical execution and superlative writing.     
The role will work closely with the divisional executive team, corporate public affairs team as well as divisional functions, including communications, senior management, operations, and human resources.  

Functional expertise, executive presence and presentation skills commensurate with that required to provide counsel and engage in persuasive exchange with senior-level management is required.

  • Develop and execute a reputation management plan for internal and external audiences
  • Counsel senior leaders
  • Analyze dynamic situations, and translate needs into communications plans
  • Lead/Design, & Implement strong internal/employee communications global processes and channels for sharing information internally
  • Divisional lead for crisis communications, partnering closely with corporate public affairs
  • Requires response to crisis as they occur; serving as company spokesperson and media liaison
  • Lead labor communication initiatives during years of contract negotiations; play a key role on the labor relations team
  • Requires ability to manage top-tier, industry-leading agencies
  • Establish strong community relations plans & budgets
  • Provide communications counsel to cross functional global divisional leadership team and associates

  • 10 years experience in corporate communications
  • Demonstrated ability to write on behalf of senior-level executives and the company in AP Style
  • Ability to assess varying message scenarios to achieve intended outcomes
  • Thorough knowledge of media relations, with demonstrated ability to determine media approach, build positive relations with the press, and develop effective story angles
  • Experience in crisis communications, including serving as spokesperson
  • Superlative project management skills
  • Ability to work in a highly-matrixed environment

15+ years in similar role in corporate or agency setting preferred.

Bachelor's in journalism, communications, or marketing required.

In order to be considered for this position candidates are required to submit an application for employment through, be at least 18 years of age, willing to take a drug test and submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process.

Candidates are required to have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

If currently a Momentive employee, you must have current satisfactory work performance and in most cases, have been in your current role 18 months.