External Communications Manager

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NOVA Chemicals develops and manufactures chemicals, plastic resins and end-products that make everyday life safer, healthier and easier. Our employees work to ensure health, safety, security and environmental stewardship through our commitment to sustainability and Responsible Care®. NOVA Chemicals, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company (MIC) of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. NOVA Chemicals is seeking a confident, dynamic communications professional to join our Corporate Communications team.

Reporting to the Director, Communications, the External Communications Manager is responsible for participating in strategy development and managing the execution of external communications priorities to increase the visibility of NOVA Chemicals with key stakeholders. This role has cross-functional, indirect leadership accountability and will be focused first on building critical tools and processes related to external communications, including media relations, social media, content creation for digital and other platforms, media training and crisis communications. The Manager will also work with and have accountability for agency partners that support the company on a wide range of initiatives and projects.

As the successful candidate you will preferably have a post-secondary degree in related discipline along with 10+ years of outstanding record of achievement in related roles and functions. It is also expected that you understand vision and strategy at the company and business level. As the ideal candidate, you are skilled at effectively responding to changing priorities and demands with superb writing and editing skills. You are capable of developing and implementing strategies. You have strong organizational skills with an attention to detail. You will recognize and break down barriers to collaboration and reach agreement or consensus on a course of action with others inside the organization. You have demonstrated ability to lead, influence and work well with others in cross-functional groups. You are skilled and comfortable communicating with individuals at all levels of the organization.  The successful candidate will lead through influence and is willing to travel.

To explore this exciting opportunity further, please submit your resume via the blue "Apply" button. Please be assured that your participation in this process will be kept confidential. For more information on this opportunity, please contact Boyden at fqian@boyden.com or 403-410-6700.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

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