Communications Business Partner - Performance Materials

Posted 09 Oct 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - United States

Req Id 182711


A career with EMD Performance Materials is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Performance Materials is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your role: The Performance Materials Communication Business Partner role plays a key role in ensuring change management initiatives meet objectives on time and on budget by increasing employee adoption and usage for all Performance Materials sites in the US. The primary responsibility will be implementing the tactical change management plans that maximize employee adoption and usage and minimize resistance from a communications standpoint. This person will focus on the people side of change – helping the company to make changes to business processes, systems and technology, job roles and organization structures. In addition, this role will provide analysis of internal and external communication needs and definition of key milestones, strategies and implementation plans to support the business objectives.

Who you are: Must have exceptional communication skills – both written and verbal as well as excellent active listening skills to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences. The ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal. Forward looking with a holistic approach. Organized with a natural inclination for planning strategy and tactics. Able to work effectively at all levels in an organization.

- Bachelor’s degree or minor degree in communications or a related field is required.

- Requires relevant professional experience (approximately 2-4 years as a guide)

- Strong competency in Microsoft Office, Word, and Outlook

- Displays in-depth knowledge and understanding of Social Media platforms, their respective participants (Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, Google+Local, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest etc.) and how each platform can be deployed in different scenarios.

- Demonstrates creativity and documented immersion in Social Media. (Nice to have: Give links to profiles as examples).

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to his/her Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because he/she made a good faith report of discrimination.

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