This individual is responsible for developing and managing strategic internal communications campaigns and tactics designed to reach more than 25,000 team members located across the country. Drives executive and leader communications, manages Human Resources communications needs, and supports select Store Operations communications. Responsible for developing new team member-facing internal communications strategies company-wide. Position requires a significant amount of writing and editing, as well as providing confident counsel to senior executives. The Manager of Internal Communications will drive usage of the company’s intranet and develop strategies to increase its relevance to team members. They are accountable for representing the Sprouts culture and inspiring others to do the same. This person will be a member of the Marketing Leadership Team and serve as the supervisor to the Specialist, Communications team member
Develop, manage and help execute all internal communications strategies and plans. Generate new concepts and ideas for communications approaches and tactics to drive team member engagement and retention. Drive internal communications utilizing an array of channels and vehicles, including electronic, with a consistent message; partner with Operations to effectively reach large hourly team member base. Responsible for providing or soliciting approvals on a multitude of company communications, including Sprouts’ monthly internal newsletter to all team members, Intranet home page, executive messages and all-team emails. Manage large annual company meetings, including strategy, content creation and partnering with colleagues on creative development and event execution. Serve as strategic partner to HR department; developing joint communications strategies to increase effectiveness of HR policies and procedures and improve company culture. Serve as strategic partner to Store Operations leaders; developing modern communications approaches and workflows that streamline and improve the quality of messages reaching store team members. Provide strategic counsel to executives on all internal messaging and related campaigns and communications; ghostwrite strategic executive communication, including speeches. Provide counsel to social media, legal and operations teams and proactively manage communications related to topics such as employee relations, litigation, use of social media and activism, among others. Assist with sensitive customer relations messaging pertaining to team members. Serve on the company crisis-preparedness team and drive related internal messaging.
Bachelor Degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or a closely related field.
Minimum of 7 years related experience in internal communications and/or corporate communications. Excellent writing and editing skills required, including knowledge of AP style. A confident demeanor when dealing with senior leaders, and the ability to push-back as needed. A proficiency and technical ability in using computer and software systems including MS Office Suite. Experience with and knowledge of social media platforms.
Benefits In addition to a rewarding career, Sprouts offers a comprehensive program to help support you and your family. These programs include: Competitive pay . Opportunities for career growth. 15% discount for you and one other family member in your household on all purchases made at Sprouts . Flexible schedules . Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Eligibility requirements may apply for the following benefits: 401(K) Retirement savings plan with a generous company match. Affordable benefit coverage, including medical, dental vision . Pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts for healthcare and dependent care . Company paid life insurance and short-term disability coverage Why Sprouts Grow with us! If you have a passion for inspiring people and a flair for fresh food, consider applying for a job at Sprouts! With a focus on customer service, our neighborhood grocery stores offer high-quality, farm fresh produce, natural meats, plenty of scoop-your-own bulk goods and much more in a fun, friendly, old-fashioned farmer’s market setting. Come grow your career in healthy living with a fast-paced, rapidly growing company and teams that pride themselves on empowering others along their journey. Apply here: https://storesupport-sprouts.icims.com/jobs/16296/mgr-internal-comm/job