Communications Leader

American Honda (o2ideas is recruiting firm for this position)
420 20th Street North Suite 2525
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Title: Communications Leader
Job Type: Full-time

American Honda is seeking a candidate to manage the internal and external communication at Honda’s manufacturing plant in Indiana (Indiana Auto Plant, or IAP). This includes being the point person for executive, crisis and HR communication. This position will develop business plans and communication budgets to advance associate understanding within the company, while also serving as the local media spokesperson and the point for local crisis communication. Additionally, the role will serve as the regional lead communicator for workforce development initiatives.


  • Lead IAP internal corporate communications (50%)
  • Lead the development of IAP internal communication, including town hall meetings, bulletins, associate storytelling and executive communication
  • Serve as communication point person with IAP leadership team in developing strategies
  • Work with designers and outside vendors to ensure strong internal written and visual communications
  • Develop strong HR and change management communication plans for these areas in scope
  • Strong support of crisis communication, including labor
  • Manage all internal events/announcements like line-offs, investments and people stories at IAP
  • Lead IAP external corporate communications (20%)
  • Develop strong external message points and press materials for IAP activity and share with North American Corporate Communications (NACC) team for execution
  • Develop strong CSR storytelling opportunities for IAP
  • Work with NACC and Product PR to tell compelling stories about the people making IAP products
  • Lead, develop and coordinate social media strategies and content for IAP, aligning with the NACC social media strategy
  • Serve as IAP spokesperson
  • Learn about and build relationships with local media outlets
  • Support NACC communication activities and initiatives (20%)
  • Collaborate closely with NA plant tour program lead and participate as a team member coordinating the Northern Zone tour strategy, planning and execution.
  • Lead the development of internal and external communication strategies related to workforce development, ensuring strong messaging and alignment throughout the company
  • Serve as the NACC leader for Honda’s annual manufacturing day activity, including internal and external promotion
  • Participate in monthly OSU partnership communication calls and coordinate related communications
  • Perform leadership duties for all areas of responsibility (10%)
  • Maintain budget
  • Ensure Business Plan activities are accomplished
  • Integrate with leadership to increase knowledge of plant and pending activities


  • College degree in PR, Corporate Communication, or Journalism or related field required
  • 5-8 years of experience
  • Strong writing skills, leadership experience desired
Compensation Range: $67,600 - $101,400
Bill Todd, APR
How To Apply:

Please contact Bill Todd, APR at or call (cell) (205) 410-0683