Internal Communications Manager

Beaverton, OR
Job Terms:
Posted By:
Jessica Grenier

Job Description:

A Fortune 500 Athletic Apparel and Footwear company based in Beaverton, OR is looking for an Internal Communications Manager to join the team!

This person will:

  • Create strategic approach and plan for cross-functional GBM communications in support of transition management/organizational/process change needs
  • Develop and implement centralized communications (write, edit, and execute) relevant to cross-functional teams including news content for GBM Hub and weekly newsletter, presentations, etc. 
  • Owner of GBM Hub site content (create/develop/manage)
  • Develop, foster, and nourish relationships with internal stakeholders to support cross-functional visibility, transparency, and sharing to enable holistic understanding of the work
  • Escalate and resolve problems as necessary to ensure awareness and assistance with resolution
  • Communicate and identify risks to project sponsors for their awareness and approval

Team Support [10%]

  • Support team and stakeholders in a variety of ways (as needed when engaging with Business stakeholders)


  • Bring energy to reinvigorate sharing information across teams and bring cross-functional transparency to top of mind
  • Build respect and trust through their functional expertise and stakeholder engagement


  • Create project plans, with work back details and dates
  • Drive to meet delivery dates. If obstacles arise, find tangible solutions to get projects back on track
  • Proven ability to remain organized while managing multiple competing priorities
  • Solution oriented


  • Advocates for visibility and sharing across teams, supports and champions cross-functional communications needs
  • Strong presentation skills; with the ability to present confidently in front of groups and leadership
  • Ability to translate strategy, process, and general updates in a way that’s relevant to all teams
  • Ability to understand challenges or underlying concerns, share ideas and develop effective responses or elevate to manager
  • Ability to clearly articulate goals and objectives for projects and initiatives
  • Able to work independently and with ambiguity
  • Strong information seeking skills and drive to make things happen
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


  • Establishes and monitors goals closely and feels a sense of urgency to reach them on time
  • Acts with confidence in area of expertise and continually looks to enhance business acumen


  • Open to new ideas and new ways of doing things and to share/collaborate with others
  • Creative and innovative in finding new and better ways to solve business challenges and drive process change, while clearly articulating benefits and value of change


  • Bachelor's degree with 5 or more years of professional communications experience
  • Proven experience with writing content for an internal audience
  • Expertise in Keynote, Microsoft Office, Wordpress, and Campaign Monitor; experience in Adobe Creative Cloud a plus
  • High level of motivation and energy, hard working, driven, takes initiative and self-motivated
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced and competitive environment, with a diverse group of individuals and talents, collaboration skills a must
  • Ability to organize a multitude of tasks, projects and information simultaneously within time constraints, while keeping high attention to detail
  • An eye for detail, while also think about and convey “big picture” messages
  • Strong team player and relationship-building skills; ability to create trust among diverse personal styles
  • Possesses an optimistic and enthusiastic attitude towards change
  • Keep projects on track, raise awareness where issues may arise and bring solutions to the table 
  • Ability to successfully deliver tangible results
  • Exhibits flexibility and tolerance for ambiguity


Client Description:

This client, named for the Greek goddess of victory, is the world's leading designer, marketer and distributor of athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories.