Element Materials Technology

Corporate Affairs Manager, Digital Transformation

Job Locations UK-London


Reporting to the Group Director, Corporate Affairs and ESG, the Corporate Affairs Manager, Digital Transformation will partner with the Digital & Technology Group (DTG) to lead the development and execution of its global communications and change strategy, both internally and externally.


DTG, a global function within Element, has embarked on an exciting period of radical transformation. Serving as a partner to the Business Units, the role of DTG is to help understand digital opportunities, develop and grow solutions and markets, and facilitate connections between employees to better share knowledge and innovation. DTG also provides IT services and support across Element.


This role will be responsible for planning, creating, & delivering the Group’s communications, strategy and change projects to its various stakeholders. It will deliver creative, compelling and consistent communications that engage stakeholders with DTG’s key strategic priorities and its transformation plans and benefits. A key part of this role will be to coach and train leaders and teams across the Group to communicate more effectively with their own internal and external stakeholders. The role will also lead the development of external communications, including industry thought leadership that helps both retain and attract talent to the business.     


This role will sit on the global DTG Leadership Team. It will work closely with members of the Operating Board, alongside close partnerships with Business Units and other Functions across Element. It will also support work across the Corporate Affairs team. It is based in the United Kingdom, with regular/weekly access required to the London Element office (Covent Garden).



  • Plan, develop & deliver a comprehensive communications strategy for DTG to enable all stakeholder groups to be effectively managed through the change lifecycle
  • Lead on communications strategy and execution for priority projects (e.g. LIMS, Digital, TPP)
  • Create content for a range of internal and external communications channels, e.g. intranet stories, emails, town hall meetings, videos, newsletters, leadership presentations, press releases and social media content
  • Employ creativity in channels and messaging with a consistent tone of voice to foster engagement
  • Build and enable communities of interest to develop and disseminate good practice
  • Provide coaching and training on how to deliver effective communications to leaders and their teams
  • Use key internal and external platforms to ensure appropriate communications delivered to right audiences at right time
  • Support the Corporate Affairs team across its internal and external communications & engagement activities
  • Use KPIs and analytics to measure impact and drive improvement of communications

Skills / Qualifications

  • Significant communications experience, either in-house or agency, preferably in a technical or B2B environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Content creation - ability to write for a range of internal audiences and voices, be able to work in creative ways with social media/digital assets
  • Project / campaign management / coordination
  • Confident and self-starting with proven flexibility, versatility and resilience
  • Prior event planning & management
  • Microsoft office applications, especially PowerPoint
  • Content management systems, including Sharepoint; intranets and internal social networks
  • Comfortable working with international colleagues across multiple time zones
  • Degree-educated (or equivalent), preferably in communications, marketing, journalism, English or a related discipline


Company Overview

Element is one of the fastest growing testing, inspection and certification businesses in the world. Globally we have more than 7,500 brilliant minds operating from 200 sites across 30 countries. Together we share an ambitious purpose to ‘Make tomorrow safer than today’.


When failure in use is not an option, we help customers make certain that their products, materials, processes and services are safe, compliant and fit for purpose. From early R&D, through complex regulatory approvals and into production, our global laboratory network of scientists, engineers, and technologists support customers to achieve assurance over product quality, sustainable outcomes, and market access.


While we are proud of our global reach, working at Element feels like being part of a smaller company. We empower you to take charge of your career, and reward excellence and integrity with growth and development.


Industries across the world depend on our care, attention to detail and the absolute accuracy of our work. The role we have to play in creating a safer world is much bigger than our organization.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, race, religion, responsibility of dependents, sexual orientation, or gender identity or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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