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Senior Manager Corporate Communications

Date: Mar 31, 2021

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.


Requisition ID: 6256

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 3,900 people in over 30 countries.


Job Description

We’re hiring a Senior Manager, Corporate Communications who will report to the Director Corporate Communications. This position will focus primarily on creating content for internal audiences, however, producing content for external audiences will also be included. You will interface with senior level executives and stakeholders within our business segments. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Create written content that is compliant with Grace editorial standards and appropriate tone, voice, and quality.
  • Use Grace’s businesses, products, services, plans, practices, and policies and incorporate into messaging.
  • Effectively advise and collaborate with Media team members to articulate strategic drivers and creative requirements for media and creative deliverables.
  • Propose, manage, and evaluate initiatives to strengthen employee engagement and change management.
  • Establish, manage, and analyze communications performance metrics and return on communications investment.
  • Develop and manage schedules and budgets for deliverables and initiatives.
  • In collaboration with internal clients and the Digital Media Team, support conceptualization, planning and execution of events.
  • Research, recommend, and develop new approaches to meeting Corporate Communications needs.

Required Skills

  • Strong proficiency in English grammar, content development and editing.
  • Proven ability to work independently with strong project/program management experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of corporate communications strategy, program implementation and evaluation.
  • Strong knowledge of the creative process and production.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously while also meeting strict deadlines.
  • Strong familiarity with digital media.
  • MS Office suite.

Required Experience

  • BA or BS degree in English, liberal arts, communications, marketing or related
  • Minimum of 10-12 years communications experience creating internal communications in a corporate or manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated experience leading successful communications programs
  • Demonstrated experience in developing innovative, measurable, results-oriented communications approaches

Preferred Qualifications

  • Crises management
  • Investor relations
  • SharePoint



Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.


EOE Statement:  W. R. Grace & Co. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation.

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