Interview with Adam de Vile, Communication Manager | Constellium
With more than 13,000 employees worldwide and clients from around the globe, Constellium’s communications, both internal and external, play a significant role in the company’s everyday life.
Our communications team takes on a dynamic variety of projects. You might write an article for our internal magazine, Live, that will be read by thousands of our employees. You might contribute to developing Virtual Reality applications for potential clients. You will have the chance to communicate directly with clients and employees around the world, while helping to shape Constellium’s messaging and boost our reputation.
What do you like most about working for Constellium?
One of the reasons I like working in communications, and in particular internal communications, is that it gives me a great chance to influence the way the company engages with people. The Constellium culture encourages empowerment and allows me to be creative when it comes to motivating our employees and teams towards the company’s overall vision.
What inspires you about working in communications?
What I like about my job is that I get to develop projects from conception to realization. Taking an idea—whether individual or collective—then working with others to develop it, and hopefully seeing people’s positive reactions to it, gives me a great sense of achievement. It could be anything from writing a news article to organizing the yearly management conference or developing our new intranet. There are challenges, but seeing a project all the way through is very motivating.
What skills or past experiences do you think helped you become who you are at Constellium?
I have worked in many different types of organizations in both the UK and France, including the British government as well as companies in IT, telecommunications, and manufacturing. So I have worked with many types of people from various walks of life and cultures. A key part of communications is understanding your audience, so I hope my experience helps me to see the world from different points of view.