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Georgia-Pacific’s Alabama River Cellulose facility is in Perdue Hill, Alabama, and near Monroeville, the county seat of Monroe County. The facility manufactures fluff and market pulp; which is sold worldwide to manufacturers of diapers, hygiene products, filters and other absorbent applications. The facility has approximately 450 employees and is the largest local manufacturing employer in Monroe County.
This role will focus on using internal and external communications to increase facility long-term value and understanding of the facilities’ operations. This includes nurturing and maintaining a positive relationship with the community and local media; supporting an effective employee communications platform; and being a contributing member of the facility leadership team. In general, the Public Affairs Manager will spend approximately 40% of his/her time on community relations/public affairs, 50% on internal communications work and 10% on proactive and reactive media relations.
A Day In The Life Typically Includes:
Develop, implement and manage a comprehensive employee communications strategy and program at the facility, as well as internal communications support of critical facility and company initiatives, including use of best practices from public affairs and communications managers at other GP facilities.
Establish strong relationships with community/facility area constituencies including local government officials, regulatory agencies, advocacy and community groups and serve as the local/regional representative and voice for Georgia-Pacific. Own local/facility area external issues and coordinate programs, issues and activities with GP’s legal, government affairs, and corporate communications teams.
Advise the facility leadership team of issues, attitudes and opinions both inside and outside the company that could affect facility operations. This includes establishing a climate of cooperation with employees and implementing or helping support necessary programs to sustain GP’s position as a leader in a highly competitive industry and a large employer in the local/regional community setting.
Establish and maintain the means to detect signals of company vulnerability or opportunities in external and internal environments; develop and support a facility crisis communications plan and serve as a member of the facility’s crisis management team.
Routinely tell the GP/business story through various media and organizational outlets in the community and region.
Develop strong relationships with local/regional reporters and editors who cover the community and participate in the process of gathering and disseminating news. This includes serving as company spokesperson where appropriate and facilitating interviews/stories by providing background, details and explanation.
Develop and implement investment and volunteer opportunities for the facility that support the local community, that are aligned with GP’s focus areas of entrepreneurship, education, environment and enrichment, and that add long-term value for our business, community and customers.
Provide public affairs and communications leadership support to two other GP building products facilities in Monroe County, in close coordination with corporate headquarters.
What You Will Need:
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, public relations, or related degree.
At least 5 years of public relations or related experience.
Experience with communications strategy and programs, including adapting and implementing best practices of other communications programs.
Experience with news media and community relations.
What Will Put You Ahead?
Experience within the manufacturing industry.
Experience with community groups such as chamber of commerce or other local business groups.
Experience working with elected officials.
Experience with communications technology, including SharePoint and Microsoft Office 365 as well as social media tools and strategies.
We're part of your everyday life. From the walls of your home to the Dixie® plates on your table, the boxes at your local grocery store or the Quilted Northern® in your bathroom, there's a good chance a Georgia-Pacific product is nearby. We need people like you: People who can help us make life's simple necessities better.
Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.