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Communications Specialist (0361)

Group Company:
  • Lucite International

The Company

Lucite International has a strong heritage of delivering excellence in the design, development and manufacture of some of the world’s best known acrylic products.  With a heritage from DuPont and ICI, Lucite has been a leader in the application and development of acrylic technologies.  The acquisition of Lucite International by Mitsubishi Rayon in 2009 further strengthened this position and established the combined companies as the global market leader in the manufacture and sales of acrylic monomers.  Further integration of the Mitsubishi companies (Mitsubishi Rayon, Mitsubishi Plastics, and Mitsubishi Chemical) in 2017 created the new Mitsubishi Chemical Company (MCC) and firmly established the acrylic monomer business domain as the continued global leader in acrylic monomer, now backed by the strength of the 5th largest chemical company in the world.  Mitsubishi Chemical is the only producer that utilizes all three technical routes to acrylic monomer and the only producer utilizing C2 technology as a commercial option for MMA production.  As a result, Mitsubishi Chemical is not only the largest but also the most technically advantaged acrylic monomer producer in the world.

Lucite International Inc. operates as the Americas Division of Mitsubishi Chemicals’ acrylic monomer business, one of ten business domains crossing a diverse portfolio of businesses within the company.  As the global leader, we manufacture and supply acrylic monomers that serve a broad base of downstream applications ranging from architectural and automotive coatings, to adhesives, to various acrylic sheet applications and specialty moldings.  Our products have many applications and are found in many popular name brands of paints, adhesives, bath and spa products, and beyond. 

Lucite International is also one of over twenty Mitsubishi Chemical businesses within the Americas region that span the ten global business domains within the region.  As a result, careers within Lucite/MCC are not just limited to the global acrylic monomer business domain but open to a wide range of the opportunities in the region and beyond that one would expect from a large global company.

Mitsubishi Chemical is fully committed to providing solutions to the issues facing people, society, and the planet.  All business strategies within the company converge on one point - to contribute to sustained worldwide development and realize what we call KAITEKI.  This simple Japanese word encapsulates our Mitsubishi group philosophy to use science and innovation to create and nurture a society where quality of life improves for all in a sustainable way.  It is at the very heart of why we are in business.  We will continue to provide solutions for the issues of society consistent with the aims of the international communities.  We will continue to promote initiatives aimed at improving sustainability such as the promotion of energy conservation, the promotion of renewable energy use, and expansion of product lines and technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  As such, we have been selected as a member of the global Dow Jones Sustainability World Index as recognition of our beliefs, focus, and effort.

 

Our Culture

Our vision at Lucite International is to be “The undisputed leader in methacrylates as seen in the eyes of our customers, shareholders, employees, and communities

This statement is simple yet powerful.  We want to be seen as the leader in all that we do, as measured by four groups of discriminating stakeholders who share similar priorities but view our performance through different lenses.

By aggressively pursuing the ever-rising expectations of each of these we can be satisfied that we are aligned with our corporate vision to realize KAITEKI.

An example is the priority investment to build a new world scale C2 based state-of-the-art MMA plant.  This project effort has recently begun that will not only enhance our ability to serve the market but will also advance our sustainability efforts through the reduced emissions, reduced energy consumption, and by using certain bio-based feedstocks.

Our Values

Finally, our values are equally important to us.  We believe that by being open, honest, and supportive of each other and by working together to empower and bring out the best in each other, we will achieve our vision.  We thrive together in a culture of performance, creativity, and innovation to constantly challenge the status quo and to take us to new heights.  We are passionate about what we do, and we fully embrace KAITEKI.

ARE YOU READY TO WORK AT LUCITE INTERNATIONAL?

  • Want to work for a global leader in the design, development and manufacture acrylic products that is continuously innovating?
  • Do you have a proven track record developing innovative internal communications strategies, clear narratives and tactics tailored to the organization’s business needs?
  • Do you enjoy helping to create a workplace where employees are informed, engaged, and inspired to have a positive impact on each other and our company?
  • Are you self-motived, self-directed, and able to make decisions within a team environment?

 

If so, nice to meet you! Lucite International, part of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Company, is seeking a Communications Specialist based in Memphis, TN to join a team committed to excellence, continuous improvement and driving sustainable business results.  The successful candidate will be responsible to develop, create, and coordinate company-wide employee communications. This role will work closely with senior management and other stakeholders to develop a comprehensive internal communications and employee engagement strategy for Lucite. Under the strategic guidance of the Senior Manager of Talent Management, this position will partner with subject matter experts, HR leaders, field and senior leaders to develop effective strategies and comprehensive communication plans founded on a culture of mutual trust and respect that provide complete transparency and knowledge for all employees to maximize their personal contribution, promote the company, meet specific business objectives and manage emerging issues. This is both a strategic and a hands-on position that combines planning, advising, writing, and coordination responsibilities. Come be a part of this dynamic team!!

 

Who Are We...

Lucite International Inc. is the Americas division of Mitsubishi Chemicals’ global MMA business domain. Mitsubishi Chemical, the 5th largest chemical company in the world, is the world leader in the manufacture and supply of acrylic monomer, serving a broad base of downstream applications ranging from architectural and automotive coatings, to acrylic sheet applications, to specialty moldings that serve a variety of industries such as electronics and health care.  Mitsubishi Chemical is the only producer that owns and operates all three technical routes to acrylic monomer to accommodate C2, C3, and C4 based feedstocks. Our talented people are the energy and driving force behind a dynamic business that supplies a range of growing sectors and geographic markets in EAME, The Americas and Asia. 

What You Will Do...

  • Serve as the internal Communications lead within the organization, providing strategic communication counsel to audiences and stakeholders across the organization. This role must quickly demonstrate a strong understanding of the organization – its operations, imperatives, and opportunities.
  • Identify external communication panels/associations for Lucite participation to enhance communications onsite performance, community expectations, as well as provide input into community needs that help prioritize corporate/employee giving.
  • Assist in communication of business strategies or messages from senior leadership, plan and execute virtual and in-person meetings (Town Halls, Leadership Roundtables, Q&A sessions), including reminders, post-meeting surveys, etc.
  • Lead and/or participate on formal and informal cross-functional teams in support of corporate projects and strategic initiatives.
  • Establish specific performance measures that assess the effectiveness and impact of communications plans.
  • Develop well-written, edited, styled, and audience-appropriate appropriate communication deliverables across all types of media (written, spoken, social, Web, internal monitors) in support of internal communications, public relations and/or regional/global initiatives, including, but not limited to, news releases, talking points, internal news articles, speeches, intranet and web content and social media posts.
  • Organize initiatives and plan events or press conferences, liaise with media and handle requests for interviews, statements etc.
  • Act as point of contact/liaison between regional and/or global communications team translating and adapting regional/global communication campaigns into local programs.

What You Will Have...

  • BA/BS degree in Public Relations, Communications or related discipline
  • 3-5 years of proven experience as a communications specialist with a portfolio of writing samples and communications campaigns.
  • Experience in web design and content production, copywriting and editing
  • Ability to multi-task, working on multiple projects with minimal supervision and to tight deadlines with excellent project management skills
  • Creative thinker and storyteller with the ability to create engaging employee experiences
  • Willing to roll up one’s sleeves and get work done, even when at times it’s outside the scope of the job
  • Working knowledge of MS Office; photo and video-editing software
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and presentation skills
  • Proficient command of English (Japanese is a plus)

 

What You Will Get…

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 401(k) with a generous match and much more!

 

 

We are not accepting unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies, therefore we will not a pay a fee for resumes submitted.

 

EEO Statement

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation values diversity in the workplace, is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other legally recognized protected basis under applicable law.
Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or other applicable laws. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition.


 
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Memphis, TN
2655 Fite Road, Suite 101, Memphis, TN, USA , 38127
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