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Wabtec

Internal Communications Manager - Global Sourcing

Wabtec, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, 16501


Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at: http://www.WabtecCorp.com .

It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions, and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation, and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at: http://www.WabtecCorp.com .

It’s not just about your career…or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that have not been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology, and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

We are seeking a creative and driven professional to support internal and external communications activities for Global Sourcing. The Senior Specialist, Communications will be responsible for managing the Sourcing “topic” and all content on Wabtec’s global internal communications platform. They will also help tell the function’s “Story” to educate employees and other audience about Sourcing’s business strategy and value proposition and inspire employee engagement.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Support the development and implementation of internal and external communication strategies for Global Sourcing, ensuring alignment with the overarching Wabtec communications and business strategy.

Assist in the planning & execution of senior sourcing leadership staff meetings (agendas/PowerPoints/content/action item follow up) and support communication/materials for Budget, Strap, and other key meetings and initiatives help for the Global Sourcing team

Write, edit, and produce content across multiple internal channels (e.g., global intranet, newsletters, All-Hands Meetings, etc.) to deliver relevant and timely communications that educate employees about Sourcing and inspire employee engagement.

Partner with leaders across the Global Commodities teams to ensure message alignment and generate content ideas.

Coordinate “Supplier Days” along with internal “Sourcing Connect” session in all regions; bringing together new and existing suppliers to reduce risk and costs.

Generate and execute ideas for original articles, series, and stories; Create a combination of push and pull content that provides steady rhythm of diverse and globally relevant “destination reading” on the intranet.

Assess, leverage, and continuously refine multiple formats for content delivery (e.g., infographics, digital signage, PPT, videos, and newsletters)

Analyze and communicate relevant sourcing metrics to demonstrate effectiveness of internal communications channels and drive ongoing engagement.

Collaborate with business group and regional leads, and the entire Global Communications Team to build effective relationships in a matrixed environment; Support diverse and dispersed stakeholders and initiatives.

Conduct annual employee & Tools satisfaction surveys; also act as the liaison between the commodity team & tools team around improving user experience where necessary.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or college

5+ years professional experience in either Sourcing/Supply Chain or Communications

Flexibility and adaptability; Willing to serve in multiple communication capacities based on environmental changes and organizational need.

Strong editorial skills (e.g., writing, editing, and proofreading)

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in technology, transportation, or industrial sector

Experience in global, highly matrixed organizations

Proven ability to break down siloes and collaborate across geographies and business groups to drive effective solutions.

Strong interpersonal and influencing skills.

Ability to influence, counsel, and guide employees at all levels.

Ability to shape and edit team members’ and peers’ content in a productive, positive, results-driven manner.

Outstanding project management skills, keen attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously with high standards for quality.

Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities and tight deadlines.

Ability to translate complex ideas into clear, influential communications.

Experience managing content on an enterprise an internal communication platform.

Ability to write across multiple channels and write messages that reflect an understanding of audiences’ needs.

Strong presentation skills

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. To fulfill that commitment, we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity, and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences, and styles… people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.