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Manager Communications

Winnipeg, MB · Marketing/Public Relations
We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Communications Manager to join our Corporate Responsibility team. The Communications Manager will play a crucial role in developing and implementing effective communication strategies to support our organization's corporate responsibility goals and objectives. This role requires a strategic thinker with exceptional communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively across departments to ensure consistent messaging and brand integrity. The ideal candidate will have a passion for sustainability, social impact, and corporate responsibility, coupled with strong communication skills and the ability to engage stakeholders effectively.

Joining NWC gives you the opportunity for growth and development throughout the company, a competitive salary and benefits package, and to be part of a dynamic and diverse culture.

NWC is a leading retailer to under-served rural communities and urban neighborhood markets in the following regions: Northern Canada, Western Canada, rural Alaska, the South Pacific islands, and the Caribbean. Our stores offer a broad range of products and services with an emphasis on food. Our value offer is to be the best local shopping choice for everyday household and local lifestyle needs. Check out northwest.ca for more information.

Your Role:
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive communications strategy supporting NWC goals and objectives with a focus on North West’s sustainability efforts, community engagement and social impact program.
  • Manage internal and external communications related to corporate responsibility, including media relations, reporting on sustainability efforts, community engagement, and social impact programs.
  • Craft compelling messaging and content for various communication channels, including press releases, websites, social media, and corporate responsibility reports.
  • Provide strategic communications counsel and support to senior management, including assistance with drafting announcements, memos and speaking notes.
  • Ensure consistent messaging across all communication channels and platforms.
  • Oversee the development and production of communication materials, ensuring accuracy, relevance, and alignment with corporate responsibility objectives.
  • Manage internal communication channels such as newsletters, intranet, and email communications to keep employees informed and engaged with corporate responsibility initiatives.
  • Plan and execute employee engagement initiatives related to corporate responsibility, including events, volunteer programs, town halls and sustainability awareness campaigns.
Skills and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, or related field; Master's degree preferred.
  • Proven experience in developing and implementing comprehensive communications strategies in a corporate or organizational setting.
  • Demonstrated expertise in managing both internal and external communications, including media relations and employee communications.
  • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving skills, with the ability to provide insightful counsel to senior management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a keen eye for detail and proficiency in crafting compelling messaging.
  • Experience in content development and production across various platforms, including digital and traditional media.
  • Proficiency in managing communication channels and tools, with a focus on maintaining consistency and maximizing reach.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and effectively manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Experience in organizing and facilitating communication sessions and events, with a focus on engaging and informing diverse audiences.
  • Familiarity with corporate website management, SharePoint, and social media platforms.
  • Knowledge of corporate responsibility and sustainability reporting practices.
  • Must be able to work independently and be able to coordinate and advise a diverse global team. 
  • Must be able to travel 20 days in a year.   
Location:      Gibraltar House, 77 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB      
Reports to:   Director of Corporate Responsibility

We create a collaborative and constructive culture by:

Being Enterprising • Committing to our Customer • Working with Passion • Leading and Developing Others • Demonstrating Respect and Inclusivity • Building Trust
The North West Company is committed to inclusion and diversity and encourages applications from all candidates including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, and persons with disabilities.

A competitive salary is being offered along with opportunities to learn, develop and advance throughout the organization. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

This is an active job opening for a position that is currently available and we are actively seeking to fill. 

For Internal Applicants Only:
Salary Grade: TBD

Note:  All employees must have a minimum of one year of service in their current position prior to applying for other positions unless authorized by their current manager. Prior to applying, an internal employee also MUST obtain a written endorsement email from their current Manager or Manager – once – removed and provide this to the recruitment team before they can be considered for opportunities. This opportunity adheres to the Corporate job posting guidelines.


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