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Date:  Sep 10, 2023
Location:  Ann Arbor
Company:  Wacker Chemical Corporation
Do you want to take responsibility and make a difference with your work? With your expertise, we can achieve great goals together. We are WACKER - Reliable. Determined. Ambitious. As one of the world's most research-intensive chemical companies, we've been making countless products that are an integral part of your everyday life possible for over 100 years. From vegan food to resource-efficient buildings to solar cells, we develop sustainable solutions that change the future.
To strengthen our team in Ann Arbor,
we are looking for you as a(n) Director, Corporate Communications.


Our Director, Corporate Communications opening is responsible for the overall external communications activities and select internal communications of WCC (corporate and marketing communications levels) with direct reporting line to the WCC President & CEO and management coordination with WCAG CC. Corporate communications level includes: 1) Brand management 2) Press & media relations 3) Public relations 4) Crisis Communications 5) Community relations (in conjunction with Community Relations Manager) 6) Corporate culture growth & development 7) Budget management 8) WCC and WCAG newsletters. Marketing communications level includes: 1) Advertising 2) Tradeshows/events 3) Agency supervision 4) Wacker digital and social media platforms 5) Business team marcom strategy and budget planning/implementation 6) Displays and sales aids.


Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee, direct, develop and actively engage communications team in alignment with core responsibilities, corporate and project objectives
  • Ensure a positive brand image is presented throughout all internal and external communications. Support executive team level internal and external communications.
  • Support WCC management team by assisting, developing and fostering a positive corporate culture through leadership and communication activities.
  • Lead, manage crisis communication action plan in conjunction with WCC executive team, Legal, EHSS, WCAG media relations and key stakeholders to form an effective, cohesive networking system to respond in crisis situations
  • Lead business team marcomm planning, development, implementation and budgeting in alignment with strategic business goals and objectives. Recommend marcomm strategies and apply/employ digital platforms to augment / replace traditional marcomm.
  • Manage department budget and co-manage business team marcomm budgets to ensure alignment with planned spend. Provide and facilitate staff training to enable personal development, growth and improve value contribution.


Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications or a related field is required; Master’s degree is preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of position related experience with at 5 years leading a team
  • Travel required up to 25-30%
  • Demonstrated strategic marketing communications planning skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, lead and develop people.
  • Excellent creative skills
  • Excellent social media knowledge of concepts and practical experience
  • Demonstrated writing proficiency
  • Excellent people and communication skills
  • Manage professionalism and calm under stressful situations
  • Ability to work within a matrix organization
  • Familiarity in working with a foreign owned international company
  • Proficient with Microsoft software skills including ADOBE suite
What do we offer?
WACKER is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability. We are innovators, researchers, and pioneers and we believe that our individual differences are our collective strength. We foster an inclusive environment that promotes individuality, celebrates diversity, and builds cohesive teams. Together, we create exceptional value for our employees, our customers, and our communities by creating a culture of inclusion and equity that enables, empowers, and values our diverse contributions. 
WACKER strives to reward its employees in a fair and equitable manner. Our Total Rewards Package considers employee wellbeing and is comprised of compensation, benefits, work-life balance, performance & recognition, and career development.
  • Compensation and Incentive plans
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance effective day 1
  • Paid Time Off in addition to personal days and holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Wellbeing fund
  • Flexible hybrid work arrangements
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Career development and advancement opportunities
  • Support for Community Involvement
We are looking forward to your online application at
Reference Code: 24967 
The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job.
A minimum requirement for this US-based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent unrestricted basis.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including for any type of US permanent residency (e.g., for a green card).
WACKER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Nearest Major Market: Ann Arbor
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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