Overview

Job Location:
Denver Office CO

Internal Communications Specialist

About Us

Welcome to Ardent Mills, a company dedicated to helping our customers innovate and grow, with the industry’s broadest range of traditional and organic flours, whole grains, customized blends, and specialty products. Our ingredients are backed by unrivaled technical support, food safety solutions, and the supply assurance of a coast-to-coast network of more than 40 community mills and blending facilities, an artisan commercial bakery, and a Mobile Innovation Center. We are passionate about our mission to be the TRUSTED partner in nurturing our customers, consumers, and communities through innovative and nutritious grain-based solutions, while being passionate about our people and living by our values.

Your role:
The internal communications specialist will write and build communications for a variety of channels to reach internal audiences across North America. A good fit for this position is someone who has strong communications and organizational skills, is highly collaborative, eager to contribute new ideas, and is comfortable managing multiple priorities.

Our internal communications specialist will build relationships and partnerships across the organization and leverage processes, tools, and technology to develop and deliver engaging communication solutions for the organization. This role will collaborate with partners, designers, project managers and the broader HR team to bring the company culture to life each day.

To succeed, you must be able to:

  • Deliver results in first-time situations by inspiring others and working to earn trust every day.
  • Serve others with understanding, respect, and care.
  • Operate with simplicity, clarity and transparency.
  • Deal with and drive change.
  • Organize, prioritize and own multiple tasks while meeting or exceeding deadlines.
  • Learn and apply new technology and share your knowledge with others.

Above all you will be expected to carry out all your activities with reliability, integrity, compliance and in a safe, environmentally responsible, and efficient manner.

Your responsibilities:

45% Strategic Communications  

  • Work with internal customers across the organization to research, write, edit, and update articles, and announcements for internal audiences.
  • Secure appropriate translations for company communications.
  • Assist in developing and distributing communication materials for special projects, events or initiatives.

45% Communication Technology and Support

  • Manage communications content across all platforms: intranet, newsletters, apps, digital signage, Microsoft Teams, etc.
  • Maintain or enhance current communication platforms (ex. intranet, Microsoft Teams channels, external platforms).
  • Manage and maintain data and analytics and be responsible for reporting metrics and data integrity

10% Administrative Support

  • Assist in event planning, scheduling, and logistics
  • Support company-sponsored and community events
  • Support invoicing 
  • Other duties as assigned

Essential skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Business Administration or other relevant field
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in corporate communications or an agency setting
  • Proficiency using web-based communications systems/software and Microsoft applications (Teams, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint)
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Technologically savvy and able to learn new systems quickly
  • Creative and well organized
  • Able to prioritize work, manage time effectively, and follow through on commitments, deliver results in a fast-paced environment
  • Project management acumen.
  • Sense of urgency and ability to operate in a fast-paced, high-energy environment
  • Proficiency in reporting metrics/data analytics

Good to have:

  • Video editing, production and/or design skills
  • Workday experience 

Other considerations:

Ardent Mills is headquartered in Denver, CO. The strong preference is for this role to be based in Denver and to operate under a hybrid structure of part-time in-office and part-time remote. A full remote work arrangement for a non-local applicant may be considered for the right candidate.

At Ardent Mills, everyone matters and everyone has a voice.  We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal opportunities are available to all applicants and team members and the decisions will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, aboriginality, ancestry, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran status, age, political affiliation, or any other non-merit characteristic protected by law or not.  Together, celebrating our differences, we make Ardent Mills.

The preceding position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this position.  It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees in this position. The description, duties, functions, and responsibilities are subject to change at the discretion of Ardent Mills. 

Location:

Denver Office CO, Remote CO

Address:

1875 Lawrence Street, Denver CO, 80202

Additional Locations (if applicable):

Remote CO

Employment Type:

Full time

Additional Information:

COMPETITIVE COMPENSATION:

We provide market-driven base pay, based on skills, abilities, and level of experiences. Our salary ranges are broad, and individual salary will be market competitive based on a candidate’s unique set of skills and level of experience. The starting range for this position is $67,563.39 – $90,112.67, with additional earning potential possible commensurate with experience. Additionally, we believe that our team members are the reason for our success and all team members are incentive eligible with a target based on contribution, company performance, and individual results achieved. While the specific bonus plan and target amount will be determined based on the role and breadth of contributions, the targeted bonus plan and targeted percentage amount for this role is Bonus – MIP, 5% Annual.

BENEFITS:

At Ardent Mills we offer a wide range of benefits to our team members and their eligible family members. Some of our great benefit programs you may be eligible for include: • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage• Health and Dependent Savings Accounts • Life and Disability Programs • Voluntary Benefit Programs • Company Sponsored Wellness Programs • Retirement Savings with Company Match • Team Member and Family Assistance Program (EAP) • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays • Employee Recognition Program with Rewards (RAVE).