Sr Manager, Internal Communications

Lake Forest, IL, United States
Oct 14, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Working at Horizon is more than a job - it's personal. For us, success is measured by the numbers that matter most - the number of lives we touch, the number we change and those we work tirelessly to help save. We're a team of agile, out-of-the-box thinkers who are inspired to do more because we know we're a part of something bigger. We strive to build meaningful careers at a company whose values we share because when we live up to our potential, we help others live up to theirs.

Position Summary:

The Sr. Manager, Internal Communications will oversee Horizon's company intranet, newsletter and work as a communications leader throughout the organization. The ideal candidate will have experience overseeing a dynamic and news-based intranet and serving as a trusted business partner and counselor to a variety of functions on a wide-range of communications projects.

  • Manage day-to-day operations of company intranet including, overall strategy; content planning and upgrades; development of regular metrics and uses data to drive content development; management of writers and content developers; writing and editing of weekly content; management of story ideas and content calendar; serve as intranet webmaster
  • Manage weekly companywide newsletter including, overall strategy; ideation; copy writing; visual procurement; distribution; upgrades; analytics
  • Partner with business units and shared functional areas to create cohesive, informative and timely communications
  • Partner with corporate communications team on quarterly all employee meetings
  • Enforce communications guidelines for ensuring that all communications and visual content (i.e. videos, branding, advertisements, etc) are funneled for approval through corporate communications before being disseminated
  • Help develop programs that leverage existing and emerging technology to engage with employees across the organization
  • Create content for Horizon channels (employee events, town hall meetings, email campaigns, press releases etc.).
  • Help oversee the usage of corporate branding (logos, style guidelines, etc)

Qualifications & Skills Required:
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, English, communications, marketing, public relations or other related field preferred
  • Minimum of 7+ years of professional experience/deep subject matter expertise in internal communications or corporate communications
  • Excellent writing and storytelling skills required
  • Self-motivated with outstanding interpersonal, team, and collaboration skills
  • Strategic, creative thinker with a strong ability to represent communications best practices to internal stakeholders
  • Experience within the healthcare industry and/or creative agency a plus
  • Proactive, detail-oriented with the ability to work under pressure on multiple projects with tight deadlines
  • Knowledge of video production a plus

Horizon Core Values & Competencies:

  • Manages Ambiguity
  • Strategic Mindset
  • Demonstrates Self-awareness
  • Cultivates Innovation
  • Develops Talent

  • Drives Results
  • Ensures Accountability
  • Decision Quality

  • Courage
  • Collaboration
  • Instills Trust

Horizon Therapeutics plc does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. It is our intention that all qualified applications are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. Any individual, who, because of a disability, needs accommodation or assistance in completing this application or at any time during the application process, should contact the Human Resources Department.