Communications Manager
Great Falls, MT 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description
Communications Manager
Great Falls, MT, USA Req #1509
Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Who are we?

At Calumet we deliver innovative specialty products trusted by companies across the globe. We are the foundation to everyday essential products that help millions of people live and thrive. We are headquartered in Indianapolis and have numerous production locations in the US. We are customer focused and utilize our values of collaboration and entrepreneurship to grow the business. We offer a dynamic, high-performance environment where team members can have real input and impact on our business. If you're ready to roll up your sleeves, treat the business as if it is your own and add value accordingly, come see why we're Calumet Proud!


The Communications Manager will develop and maintain media, community and key stakeholder relationships and activities in and for our Great Falls, Montana operations based on a corporate strategic plan for optimal impact. The goals of the Manager include building and maintaining positive relationships between the company and key constituencies, including local, trade, and national media outlets; government representatives; business associations; community residents; and philanthropic organizations. Key deliverables include:

  • The implementation of measurable public relations campaigns
  • Coordinated community relations activity for Great Falls, Montana site.
  • Strong relationships with key constituencies: Community, media, and other key stakeholders


  • Partners with Director and business leaders to develop public relations campaigns and then implements strategies and tactics
  • Partners with Director to execute media relations activities; including proactive and reactive work and crisis communications.
  • Supports government relations strategy to support the needs of the business with regard to Montana Renewables and the Great Falls site.
  • In coordination with business and functional leadership, identifies key relationships to build on behalf of Calumet and develops and implements plans to coordinate those relationships
  • With Director, leads building and managing the Montana Renewables brand.
  • Attend relevant meetings and events on behalf of the company, both inside and outside of typical work hours
  • Coordinates and manages community and philanthropic events
  • Measures and reports on results of public relations activities
  • Serves as a liaison and point of contact between Calumet and community organizations.
  • Local leader of crisis communications response
  • Tracks and manages issues-related communication
  • Works with the Director to support two-way communication between the corporate office and Great Falls employees
  • Promotes employee engagement
  • Serves as an ambassador for the company, both internally and externally


  • Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Public Relations, or equivalent work experience in these fields
  • Minimum ten years related work experience including media relations, the development and implementation of strategic communication plans and measurable public relations campaigns. Accreditation in Public Relations from Public Relations Society of America preferred but not required.
  • Proven experience working autonomously
  • Proven experience in speaking publicly and delivering impactful presentations to varied groups
  • Proficient user of MS Office Suite


  • Communication - Ability to communicate and present information effectively in a written and oral manner at all levels of an organization and with all types of constituencies
  • Relationship-building - Skilled in building and maintaining strong relationships with key constituents and publics
  • Leadership - Ability to demonstrate leadership and team capabilities when necessary
  • Judgment/Decision-Making - Smart, with the ability to think through issues and make sound decisions
  • Integrity - Ethical in all business dealings
  • Demonstration of Calumet Values - Safety, Environment & Social Responsibility, Teamwork, Ownership, Passion for Customers, and Excellence

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. We are an equal opportunity employer including disability and veteran. All offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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