This role is located at our Louisville, Kentucky location. It is an Office/Hybrid position.

What the Role Is

The Internal Communications Manager, reporting to the Vice President – Communications and Corporate Citizenship, leads the delivery of the internal communications strategy for the organization.

How You Will Spend Your Time?

  • Partner with Vice President, Communications and Corporate Citizenship to develop an overarching internal communications strategy and annual plan
  • Proactively identify and work with Internal Communications Specialist to develop communication content that will drive employee engagement and build organizational culture across all employee populations
  • Support execution of various executive communications efforts in coordination with Vice President, Communications and Corporate Citizenship and Vice President, Chief of Staff
  • Serve as thought leader in segmentation and development of communication strategies for a range of employee populations, including employees in different geographies (KY, TX, international, etc.) and job types (union employees, office-based employees, senior leaders, etc.)
  • Lead the measurement and reporting on the effectiveness of internal communications to drive incremental continuous improvements
  • Lead implementation of new technology and platforms to support optimal employee communication
  • Lead Internal Communication Specialist in the management of Heaven Hill Intranet and various reoccurring email communication channels, including written and video content development
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to stakeholders, providing advice, guidance and coaching on communication and engagement best practice
  • Partner with key business partners to create high quality, high impact communication strategies and materials which support the delivery of strategic priorities, cross functional alignment, employee engagement, and organizational culture development
  • Handling of sensitive and confidential information

Who You Are…

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications or Marketing discipline
  • 5-7 years work-related experience
  • Exceptional writing and verbal communications skills
  • Experience with project management principles
  • Experience with change management best practices / principles
  • Strong business acumen and ability to understand how various parts of the organization work together to achieve desired outcomes
  • Ability to think both strategically and exceptionally, demonstrated success in setting a strategy as well as facilitating / supporting implementation
  • Demonstrated initiative and willingness to continually learn
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Relationship oriented leader, with proven ability to develop trusting relationships across departments and levels within the organization
  • Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods including alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks on deadline, and a desire and ability to work in a team environment

Valued but not Required Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge and experience with SharePoint
  • Knowledge and experience with various Internet applications


  • Paid Vacation
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Health, Dental & Vision eligibility from day one
  • 401K match
  • EAP
  • Maternity/Paternity Leave