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Internal Communications Specialist

Company: Aldi
Location: Naperville
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Our Human Resources Department is focused on ALDI's most valuable asset: our people. With teams including Administration, Internal Communications, Payroll & Benefits, Human Resource Information Systems, Legal, Risk & Security, Recruitment and Training & Development, HR makes sure that ALDI continues to employ talented and motivated people that are focused on preserving the supportive culture we're known for.
In this role, the Internal Communications Specialist will help lead companywide internal communications projects and initiatives, working with their Internal Communications teammates as well as teams across the company. They will be responsible for meeting with their designated Business Partners, understanding their Business Partners' communication needs, building internal communications plans, and writing communication deliverables, all while advocating for the best communications experience for all ALDI team members. They will have the opportunity to build their strategic problem solving and client relationship skills, while also recommending new processes and procedures that help the Internal Communications team work more effectively. The ideal candidate should have strong written and verbal communication skills and an attention to detail, be adaptable and a go-getter, and maintain a passion for internal communications. The objective of this role is to lead internal communications projects and build relationships throughout the business.
Position Type: Full-TimeWork Location: Naperville, IL

This role is eligible to participate in ALDI's Hybrid Work Program, which allows remote work up to 3 days per week (i.e., work remotely up to 3 days per week; work in-office at least 2 days per week).

Duties and Responsibilities: -
Must be able to perform duties with or without reasonable accommodation.
--- Provides consulting to direct leader for further development of the department's strategy.
--- Collaborates with external and internal stakeholders to identify new areas of opportunity.
--- Makes recommendations to increase efficiencies on Internal Communications team.
--- Consults with assigned business partners regarding communications needs and recommended solutions. -
--- Writes clear, concise and grammatically correct internal communications copy.
--- Recommends process improvements for area of responsibility.
--- Manages projects pertaining to assigned business partners. -
--- Serves as the subject matter expert for communications.
--- Stays abreast of new and current technology and communication trends to support the overall strategy. -
--- Ensures the successful roll out of companywide communication.
--- Aligns communications with the ALDI master brand and employer brand.
--- Represents the team in independent interactions with assigned business partners. - -
--- Provides communications project management services to business representatives with limited involvement from their direct leader. - -
--- Liaises with external vendors and holds them accountable, as needed, to fulfill communication needs and requests. - -
--- Assures that required and necessary documentation is completed and properly maintained in order to provide substantiation and assist with future audits. -
--- Maintains a thorough understanding of best-in-class employee communication practices and keeps leadership informed.
--- Collaborates with team members and communicates relevant information to leadership.
--- Upholds the security and confidentiality of documents and data within area of responsibility.
--- Other duties as assigned.
Job-specific Competencies: -
--- Consistently demonstrates the Mindsets, ALDI Acts Competencies and Professional Skills (M.A.P.) as outlined for the role.
--- Gives attention to detail and follows instruction.
--- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
--- Effective time management; maximizes productivity.
--- Prepares written materials to meet purpose and audience.
--- Develops and maintains positive relationships with internal and external parties.
--- Ability to interpret and apply company policies and procedures. -
--- Proven ability to use insights and data to create recommendations. -
--- Possesses ability to 'sell' ideas/strategies to leadership.
--- Knowledge of products and services of the company.
--- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment, consistently prioritizing, meeting deadlines and remaining calm under pressure. -
--- Extensive knowledge of AP style.
--- Ability to create written, digital, verbal employee facing content.
Education and Experience:
--- Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Business, Liberal Arts or a related field required.
--- A minimum of 3 years of progressive experience in Communications, Marketing, Graphic Design, or Human Resources required.
--- Or, a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge. -
Physical Requirements:
--- Work may be performed in an office, remote office or a combination of both where a computer and office equipment may be used as needed to perform duties.
--- Regularly required to sit, reach, grasp, stand and move from one area to another.
--- Constantly and repeatedly use keyboard/mouse.
--- Occasionally required to push, pull, bend, lift and move up to 25 lbs. -
--- Minimal travel required as needed for job related duties such as training, project work and administrative tasks.ALDI offers competitive wages and benefits, including:

  • 401(k) Plan
  • Company 401(k) Matching Contributions
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • PerkSpot National Discount Program In addition, eligible employees are offered:
    • Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurance
    • Generous Vacation Time & 7 Paid Holidays
    • Up to 6 Weeks Paid Parental Leave at 100% of pay
    • Up to 2 Weeks Paid Caregiver Leave at 100% of pay
    • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
    • Life, Dependent Life and AD&D Insurance
    • Voluntary Term Life InsuranceClick here to learn more about the benefits ALDI has to offerALDI is committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. As a proud Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), we do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual stereotyping, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), or any other protected characteristic. Employment may be contingent upon ALDI's receipt of an acceptable and job-related drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.

Keywords: Aldi, Naperville , Internal Communications Specialist, Other , Naperville, Illinois

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