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Senior Manager Corporate Communications in Greensboro, NC at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 4/14/2019

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Position located in Raleigh, NC.


The Sr. Manager, Corporate Communications serves as a strategic business partner for Human Resources, Supply Chain and a variety of Corporate-related internal communications. 

The role is responsible for developing strategic communication plans and coordinating communication efforts required for the successful rollout of company initiatives, announcements, programs and campaigns. The position interfaces with many cross-functional Team Members, including members of the Executive Leadership team, to ensure messages are clear and actionable, leading to successful execution.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Serves as the primary communication support partner for Human Resources, Supply Chain and Customer Support Center-wide communications.
  • Leads a variety of communications to support new programs, initiatives and rollouts across the organizations supported and will serve as a communication expert for the businesses supported.
  • Creates, edits and oversees content for weekly communications used to inform corporate Team Members, including Advance NOW, digital signage at the Corporate Support Centers (CSCs), weekly updates and corporate intranet homepage updates, including news articles and announcements.
  • Advises and assists leadership team members in strategizing, drafting, editing and disseminating communications to Team Members regarding a variety of items, including organizational changes such as VP-level and above hires, promotions, new programs and other critical information.
  • Coordinates quarterly Town Hall meetings, including meeting logistics. Works with senior leaders to develop the agenda, content, presentations and post-event cascade efforts.
  • Develops and implements Human Resources and community engagement communication plans, programs and tools for initiatives and events impacting all Team Members.
  • Prepares and issues critical and time-sensitive communications to the company’s CSC teams.
  • Assists in the management and development of intranet content using WebSphere Content Manager. Ensures intranet content is aligned with the company's business objectives.
  • Serves as writer and editor of a variety of company communications, including researching, writing, revising and proofreading articles.
  • Works with Communications team to manage corporate gatekeeping, communications strategies and policies.
  • Establishes, documents and maintains content standards, policies and procedures for Corporate Communications.
  • Designs, administers and analyzes results of internal surveys for business partners.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Proven ability to create, manage and implement communication plans.
  • Ability to lead projects and project teams effectively.
  • Strong research, writing, editing and proofreading skills.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and time management skills; ability to multi-task, prioritize work and solve problems.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills; ability to work in a positive manner with individuals inside and outside of the company.
  • Ability to interpret, understand and distill the specific communication needs of other departments into clear, concise messages Team Members can easily understand.
  • Ability to work independently, exercise sound judgment, and work cohesively in a team environment.
  • Ability to establish and meet deadlines on time, work under pressure and handle multiple priorities.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, required).
  • Experience in communications support for Human Resources, Supply Chain and broad-based internal communications preferred.


Bachelor's degree in Communications, English, Marketing or related field; and minimum of 7-10 years experience in communications; or equivalent combination of education and experience






The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.