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Manager - Corporate Communications in Canton, OH at The Timken Company

Date Posted: 6/5/2018

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    Canton, OH
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Job Description

Your Career Begins at Timken 
If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.

Named one of America’s Top Employers in 2017 and one of World’s Most Ethical Companies for eight years, The Timken Company, a world leader in engineered bearings and mechanical power transmission products, is currently seeking a Manager of Corporate Communications at our World Headquarters.

The Manager of Corporate Communications is globally responsible for the strategy and delivery of high-profile communications programs that advance The Timken Company’s corporate reputation and brand, valued at $1 billion.  This position reports to the head of Corporate Communications and serves as a senior member of the team. 

As the Manager of Corporate Communications, you will act as the company’s primary spokesperson and oversee our media relations program; lead our community relations function; partner with senior leaders on executive communications; and spearhead communications initiatives that further Timken’s strategic agenda.


  • Manage the company’s media relations program.  Serve as the primary spokesperson, developing and delivering company response on a variety of issues.  Develop media plans, draft news releases, respond to inquiries, prepare for media engagements and monitor the media landscape. Oversee the company’s crisis communications program.
  • Lead the company’s global community relations function.  Direct charitable giving and community engagement initiatives and empower Timken associates to strengthen their local communities. Manage the Timken Charitable and Educational Fund.
  • Act as communications advisor and coach to internal stakeholders and senior leaders. Create strategic communications plans and messaging, develop high-quality executive communications deliverables including speeches and presentations, and lead and manage corporate events.
  • Support financial communications, including the company’s annual report. Create communications plans and materials for company announcements including mergers and acquisitions and other high-profile corporate initiatives. 
  • Create compelling corporate content to drive brand awareness across a variety of audiences and channels.  Develop employee communications that increase the knowledge and engagement of Timken’s global workforce. 
  • Provide global leadership to a network of regional communicators, cross-functional team members and agency partners.


  • 10-15 years of communications experience
  • Experience in corporate communications for a global public company
  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, marketing or  related field
  • Exceptional writer with strong attention to detail
  • Proven ability to think strategically and deliver results
  • Experience in navigating complex, strategic issues while exercising sound judgment
  • Demonstrated ability to partner with and influence senior leadership
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities
  • Works independently, yet collaboratively
  • Strong leadership and team skills
  • Possesses executive presence

All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.