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Corporate Communications Manager

Date:  Jun 7, 2022

Chicago, IL, US

Requisition ID: 21641 


A Career in Beer and Beyond: 

Our purpose at Molson Coors Beverage Company is to brew beverages that unite people to celebrate all life’s moments.  We’ve been brewing iconic brands for over 350 years and are now proud to be offering a modern portfolio that expands beyond the beer aisle.   


We are Talent Brewers with our culture rooted in our core Values.  We believe in our brands and our people, and that diversity WITH inclusion is the key to a winning team culture.  We want you to join our team of brand ambassadors who believe the world is full of untapped opportunities.  So, if you get excited about making a real difference as part of a winning team like we do, we want to hear from you.  


The Headlines:   

In the role of Corporate Communications Manager working in Chicago IL you will be responsible for raising the Molson Coors profile by implementing an effective media relations strategy that provides communications direction and message delivery on all corporate issues. As the primary corporate spokesperson, the position also needs to foster relationships among key stakeholders, including the news media, industry trade publications, and community partners.

The ideal candidate has a thorough understanding of media relations, as well as crisis communications skills. They can “connect the dots” quickly and effectively to drive external dialog. And they can interact effectively and influentially with senior management especially when a strong point of view must be delivered. They are a self-starter, who is driven to succeed and is willing to lead.

This position reports to the Sr. Director of Corporate Affairs.

The Responsibilities: 

  • Most importantly, you will lead a team of one talented colleague, and support their growth and development through career discussions and consistent one on one conversations 
  • Strategic planning and message development
  • Media Relations - Manage all corporate media relations for the company
  • Counsel senior leadership - Provides strategic counsel on media communication issues to senior management 
  • Relationship Building - Foster relationships with our trade publications. That includes regular check ins, pitching corporate and brand news, finding speakers for conferences, and running point on the execution.


The Other Qualifications: 

  • You are an authentic leader.  You value and respect differences and believe diversity with inclusion is the key to collaboration and a winning team culture
  • You have a bachelor’s degree OR equivalent experience (4+ years) 
  • You have at least 8-10 years experience in related industry
  • Prior work experience is preferred as a working reporter and/or experience in corporate, government or public relations agency media relations.
  • Understanding of linkages of external communications to internal and system communications and other key stakeholder groups.
  • Reporter/analyst mindset with activist/campaigner attitude and thirst for knowledge and information.
  • Ability to interact effectively and influentially with senior management especially when a strong point of view must be delivered
  • You love a challenge. You complete complex projects quickly and adeptly with your understanding of the business priorities
  • You build relationships and collaborate to get to the desired outcome  
  • You take accountability for results – acting with integrity and honoring commitments  
  • You have a thirst for learning – you are always looking for ways to learn and help one another grow  
  • You exhibit our core values


Work Perks that You Need to Know About:  

  • Flexible work programs that support work life balance including a hybrid work model of 3 days in the office
  • We care about our People and Planet and have challenged ourselves with stretch goals around our key priorities  
  • We care about our communities, and play our part to make a difference – from charitable donations to hitting the streets together to build parks, giving back to the community is part of our culture and who we are 
  • Engagement with a variety of Employee Resource Groups, which can provide volunteer opportunities, leadership experience, and networking through the organization 
  • Ability to grow and develop your career centered around our First Choice Learning opportunities
  • Participation in our Total Rewards program with a competitive base salary, incentive plans, parental leave, health, dental, vision, 401k option with incredible employer match, generous paid time off plans, an engaging Wellness Program, and an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) with amazing resources
  • On site Pub access to cool brand clothing and swag, top events and, of course... free beer and beverages! 
  • Work within a fast paced and innovative company, meeting passionate colleagues and partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences  


At Molson Coors, the health and safety of our people is our number one priority. That’s why all offers of employment in the U.S. and Puerto Rico where legally permitted are contingent on the candidate showing proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid 19 (currently one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) to pass the pre-employment requirements. Individuals with medical issues or religious beliefs or practices that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement.


At Molson Coors we seek diversity. Differing perspectives lead to challenging the expected, which keeps new ideas bubbling up. We’re an equal opportunity employer and invite applications from candidates from all backgrounds, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic. We take pride in celebrating our unique brew.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago