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Senior Communications Specialist

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Batesville is looking for a Senior Communications Specialist to join our team. We are open to hiring remotely for this position, or someone located in Batesville, Indiana. As a Senior Communications Specialist, you will be responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive communications plans and messaging tools and programs to support a variety of departmental projects, events, and employee programs to support the company’s strategic initiatives and ongoing business operations. The Senior Communications Specialist has primary responsibility for managing the content, postings, and metrics for the company’s SharePoint intranet site and will help in building and maintaining a companywide communications calendar to ensure aligned, proactive, and effective communications processes.

What Batesville Offers You: 
•    6% Annual Bonus eligibility
•    Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance, which includes MD Live, RX help center, Medical Advocate Program, short term disability, among others.
•    Generous 401K Matching Program – 3% (base pay) automatic contribution + $.50 for each additional dollar saved on the first 6% of pay saved*
•    4 weeks’ vacation, 11 paid holidays, 6 paid sick days
•    Competitive pay
•    Opportunities for development and advancement
•    Batesville is a family: This is not just a job. You will be part of a family of highly committed associates who are passionate about our company, committed to our customers and excited about our future.


What you’ll do:
•    Work with senior leaders and internal business partners to assess communications needs and build effective tools to ensure that goals are met
•    Work as a trusted partner and adviser to internal business partners across multiple disciplines to identify communications needs and assist with the creation, development, and execution of content
•    Leverage strategic thinking and strong writing and editing skills to effectively communicate what we need employees to know, feel and do
•    Translate complex ideas and processes into simple, authentic, and compelling communications, fluidly navigating between strategy and execution
•    Produce original content for a variety of internal and external audiences, including memos, newsletters, videos, customer letters, intranet, web and social media, speeches, and presentations, applying nuances for different workgroups and customer segments
•    Work with internal and external design resources to create visual elements, such as posters, banners, emails, videos, or other materials
•    Develop message strategies to update customers on changes in our business, including sales coverage, service locations, delivery policies, technology system updates, and other issues, and manage those projects through completion with other internal and external sources
•    Minimal travel is required
•    Other duties may be assigned



Basic Requirements:
•    Associates degree (A.S./A.A.) or equivalent in communication, journalism, public relations, marketing, or a related field
•    Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in a corporate or for-profit business environment handling internal or external communications, marketing communications, or public relations


Great to Haves:
•    Bachelor’s degree (B.S./B.A.) or equivalent in communication, journalism, public relations, marketing, or a related field
•    Expert verbal and written communication skills
•    Experience developing messaging strategies and writing for different communications channels and audiences 
•    Knowledge of various communications platforms and techniques including video scripting, recording and editing, speechwriting, press releases, memos, letters, digital communications, and presentations
•    Analytic thinking with strong business acumen and an understanding of marketing, branding, and positioning
•    Strong relationship-building skills and the ability to collaborate with colleagues in all functions and at all levels of the company
•    Self-starter mindset with ability to adapt and thrive in a remote environment, managing multiple projects and priorities, while dynamically prioritizing projects as needed with minimal oversite
•    Research and gather employee feedback and leverage data to drive continuous improvement in our internal communication platforms and efforts
•    Strong interviewing and listening skills
•    Ability to extract key messages from non-communicators
•    Excellent computer skills including the Microsoft Office suite, experience with email marketing platforms, project planning software, social media and blog platforms, SharePoint, and content management software
•    Knowledge of AP Style


Physical Demands:
To perform this job successfully, the physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by an employee. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to handle and feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee may occasionally be required to crouch. The employee may occasionally lift items as heavy as 25lbs. Specific vision abilities may include the employee’s ability to see near and far distances. 


Who we are: 
A cornerstone in the death care industry, Batesville has distinguished itself from all others through our commitment to quality, service and innovation. For more than 100 years, Batesville has been dedicated to serving the needs of licensed funeral professionals and helping families honor the lives of those they love.® With annual revenues of approximately $600 million, Batesville is a leader, providing a comprehensive portfolio of burial and cremation products, memorialization offerings, profit-enhancing merchandising systems and leading-edge technology solutions.
At Batesville, our associates are our strongest asset, and we strive to attract, hire and develop the best and brightest to ensure our place in the future. Batesville has a strong culture of achievement, which is underpinned by these five core values:
•    Individual worth and integrity
•    Excellence in execution
•    Spirit of continuous learning and improvement
•    Courage
•    Customer focus and partnership

What Sets Us Apart:

Making a difference: Helping families honor the lives of those they love® isn’t just our mission. It’s why we do what we do every day to make every Batesville product the best it can be.

Development is a priority: We promote learning and development from Day 1. From our Experience Batesville onboarding program to self-guided courses on Batesville University, there are opportunities to advance your skills. We encourage associates to create Individual Development Plans (IDPs) to help drive career-focused discussions and advancement. 

Putting customers first: We value the funeral professionals’ role in serving families and are committed to doing our part to ensure their success. 

We Have Fun! We work hard, but when it’s time to play, we get creative – and competitive. Whether it is a kickball tournament or football toss, our Tree is Me team provides engagement activities to bring people together across the organization.

We Give Back: We support our communities by assisting in fundraising events and volunteer programs to help those in need.
*These services are not available at all Batesville locations. 
Batesville is an operating company of Hillenbrand. Hillenbrand (www.Hillenbrand.com) is a global diversified industrial company with businesses that serve a wide variety of industries around the world. We pursue profitable growth and robust cash generation to drive increased value for our shareholders. Hillenbrand's portfolio includes industrial businesses such as Coperion, Milacron Injection Molding & Extrusion, and Mold-Masters, in addition to Batesville, a recognized leader in the death care industry in North America. Hillenbrand is publicly traded on the NYSE under "HI."
At Hillenbrand we strive to build a diverse workforce through equal opportunity employment that embraces and leverages the differences each individual has to offer. Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer of minorities/females/disabled/veterans.

DISCLAIMER: The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of any employee assigned to this job. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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