Reporting to the Group Director, Corporate Affairs and ESG, the Group External Affairs Director will promote and protect the external corporate reputation, both as a successful global player in the Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) sector, and as a leader in broader global business services. This organisation’s industry leading growth presents significant opportunities to raise its profile and wider industry agendas on broad ESG – from challenger brand to industry leader, they are moving to become a purpose-driven business that is agile, bold and ambitious.
You will be a highly driven communications leader that will be responsible for creating an overarching external communications strategy and implement effective global communications that deliver stakeholder engagement and advocacy. Managing all external communications channels across traditional and social media, the role serves as the primary spokesperson and contact for external stakeholders including the media, public officials and other external influencers.
You will have experience of and relish the challenge of working in a truly global, fast moving business. The role requires strong influencing and relationship building skills, an understanding of brands and creative media, and a passion for storytelling. A proactive, customer focused mindset and strong project management skills are critical, with the ability to demonstrate composure under pressure. Direct experience with media is essential, with existing, relevant media contacts being an advantage. You will also build credibility with end users, emphasis on life sciences, connected technologies and environmental sectors.
The role will work closely with the Board and Operating Board, alongside close functional partnerships with Marketing, Sales and HR. It will also work within the Corporate Affairs team, driving consistency of messaging across channels and stakeholders.
B2B experience in a technical / industrial / scientific organisation or sector is preferred.
This is a one off opportunity for an exceptional senior leader looking to work in a diverse organisation with a vast amount of scope.
The office is based in Covent Garden, London. Currently operating a hybrid working model.