Communications Manager


FUI - Corporate Office

Redwood Falls, Minnesota

Farmers Union Industries, LLC, also known as FUI, is a leading agricultural based manufacturing company based in Redwood Falls, MN. FUI is a premier provider of specialized products, providing superior value and services to our members and customers. Our current operations include Central Bi-Products, Northland Choice, Midwest Grease, Artex Manufacturing, Pet Care Systems, Redwood Farms Meat Processors, and Performance Pet Products. FUI currently manufactures in 8 facilities in a three state area, including: Redwood Falls, Long Prairie, Waite Park and Detroit Lakes, Minnesota; Mitchell, South Dakota and Estherville, Iowa. For more information, visit fuillc.com.

Job Title: Communications Manager
Location: Redwood Falls, MN
Reports To: President / CEO

Areas of Accountability

All areas of accountability to be delivered in a manner that aligns with the values and business strategy of Farmers Union Industries, LLC.

  • Communication Strategy
  • Company Messaging
  • Internal & External Communications
  • Public Relations Support

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Recommend and establish communication programs with a goal of protecting and promoting reputation of FUI
  • Develop an understanding of FUI Businesses and initiatives to leverage external communications
  • Develop strategy and content to distribute company messaging using appropriate communication vehicles (newsletter, media, etc)
  • Write messaging for and advise executives on content and external distribution for critical messages
  • Support proactive and reactive media relations, including serving as a company spokesperson
  • Support corporate issues and crisis mitigation, including development of response strategies for escalated situations
  • Manage company speaking opportunities, including researching opportunities and managing submissions
  • Provide strategy and ownership of company social media profiles, presence and content (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • Collaborate to develop and execute communication plans to meet the needs of the Executive Team, and support public relations
  • Identify opportunities and provide support related to event sponsorships, charitable donations and company giving campaigns to enhance public relations

Situations may arise that require employees to temporarily or permanently assume responsibility for tasks not specifically outlined in this job description. Employees may be requested to work additional hours and/or accommodate a heavier than normal workload.

Qualifications

  • BA/BS Communications degree or equivalent experience (2-5 years)
  • Fluent in all aspects of internal and external communications
  • Experience serving as an external spokesperson
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Social Media platforms
  • Experience with modern communications tools/platforms
  • Strong sense of initiative and detailed execution
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time with little supervision
  • Strong communication and content writing skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, cross-team capacity
  • Travel up to 10%, annually

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