Communications Manager

United Technologies Corporation
Windsor Locks
Oct 06, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Interested in taking your career to the next level? Work in one of the most exciting industries in the world today? UTC Aerospace Systems is looking for an enthusiastic communications leader who is ready to deliver a game changing performance. We are a team of dynamic, highly strategic and creative communication mavericks on a path to build an industry leading brand, while also creating a fun place to define trend-setting communications practices. The Communications Manager for our Electric, Environmental & Engine Systems (ES) business unit is a key player in the global communication team, with a principal focus to deliver effective and meaningful communications counsel to the ES business leadership team, while championing best practice executive and employee communication efforts.

The communications manager leads the implementation of a cohesive and integrated communications strategy for the Electric, Environmental & Engine Systems (ES) business unit, while driving consistency with UTC Aerospace System's overall communications and strategic objectives. The role works closely with business partners to equip leaders and managers with the tools to engage their teams, and delivers efficient and impactful communication materials for business initiatives, such as leadership messages, executive presentations, social media content, videos and multi-media campaigns as appropriate. A successful candidate will be effective in establishing solid relationships in order to support or initiate innovative practices throughout a matrixed, cross-functional team in a global environment, including close collaboration with the central Communications team.

* Work with senior leaders UTC Aerospace Systems Electric, Environmental & Engine Systems business unit and UTC Aerospace Systems central Communications teams to build and execute a robust executive and employee communications program that supports SBU strategic initiatives.

* Lead a cross section of manufacturing and business personnel to implement communications vehicles and activities across the business and manufacturing sites to foster dialogue and support employee engagement. Guide business and functional teams to ensure consistent and aligned messaging across the organization.

* Work directly with the central Communication team to support external communications strategies and tactics related to our products and business; including but not limited to media releases, social media channels, position statements, key messages, Q&A.

* Coordinate with the central Communication team to anticipate and manage communications for issues and crisis that could impact the company's reputation among key stakeholders, employees or disrupt business activities

* Create timely, relevant, dynamic written communications and presentations.

* Produce internal videos, webcasts and audiocasts on a regular basis to inform the employee population about progress against business strategies and goals.

* Counsel senior leaders on communications issues and key decisions working in collaboration with HR.


* Contribute to the creation and execution of executive and employee communications channel strategy, including regularly reviewing channels and recommending new technologies and best practices.

* Identify and share best practice leadership engagement, including preparing toolkits, presentations and talking points on enterprise-wide issues.

* Co-ordinate communications across internal and external audiences to ensure consistency of message.

* Drive efforts to measure the effectiveness of our channels and content, by evaluating campaigns and sharing insights back to the business.

* Champion the effective and appropriate use of external content with internal audiences.


* Minimum of 5 to 7 years of communications experience in a corporate environment

* Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills, including proficiency in preparing and presenting materials on behalf of executives, including PowerPoint skills.

* Strong executive presence and experience advising all levels of leaders in an organization on best practice communications and engagement.

* Must be a strategic communications thought leader used to working in a high-functioning, results oriented, fast-paced, collaborative environment.

* Excellent interpersonal skills allowing for relationship-building with internal and external partners.

* A good understanding of the relationship between internal and external communications, and traditional and evolving channels.

* Must possess a well-balanced consultative approach and the ability to work with the business and colleagues across all levels, with emphasis on executive relationships.

* Proven project management and organizational skills, and a demonstrated ability to produce quality outcomes.

* Knowledge of AP style and principles of writing for the Web/rich media.

* Familiarity with social media channels/web based tools/posting relevant content.

* Ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize and act with a sense of urgency

* Critical thinking and an ability to understand complex business issues to craft messages for targeted audience groups

* Passion of engaging in new and innovative communications driving breakthrough audience experiences

* Healthy sense of humor, positive outlook and lover of all things team

* Ability to travel 15-20%


* Bachelor's degree in journalism, public relations, communications, English, marketing or similar area of study. Master's degree preferred