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ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, REPUTATION - DUBAI

The Role

Edelman Middle East has an immediate opening for an experienced Associate Director to lead B2B clients within its corporate reputation practice.

The Associate Director’s primary role is to oversee and integrate account programs and be a senior partner for clients, providing them with strategic counsel around the implementation of their communications programs. The candidate will also be responsible for devising new communications strategies for a variety of clients and ensuring account teams are delivering against client commitments with high-quality work. The candidate will be able to deliver strategic thinking as well as excellence in operations.

He or she will also be able to demonstrate the value of Edelman’s offerings to clients and lead all aspects of planning and execution. The candidate will be open-minded and client centric. He or she will lead and /or contribute to the winning of new client business as well as being a mentor to managers and other team members, providing them with guidance on their career development.

They will also be responsible for account organization, including structure, staffing and training.


REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least 8 years’ experience within an agency environment – Middle East experience would be a bonus.
  • Strong interest and previous experience in corporate communications. Experience in the following sectors would be an advantage: real estate, retail and energy.
  • Native-level written and spoken English, enabling strong content development skills, including experience drafting speeches, op-eds and quotes/statements for media.
  • Excellent writing and interpersonal communications skills, and can work in an agile, lean environment in which we collaborate in real-time with clients and partners.
  • Track record developing and executing successful communications strategies and programs.
  • Experience in delivering thought leadership and executive positioning programs for clients.
  • Possess strong leadership qualities and have in-depth experience effectively managing a group and helping employees grow.
  • Excellent attention to detail and project management skills including delegation of tasks.
  • Excellent understanding of social media, and ability to collaborate and communicate with multiple internal stakeholders, including strategic planning and creative.
  • Demonstrate ability to lead and convert new business opportunities.
  • Experience managing finances, including budget development, management, resourcing and forecasting.
  • Team player who is focused on developing a collaborative work ethic within account teams and is committed to ensuring an excellent work environment.  
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Senior Account Manager – Reputation (Technology practice)

The Role

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Account Manager to work within the Reputation team based in our Dubai office, with a focus on a roster of technology clients with regional mandates. The Senior Account Manager’s primary day-to-day role will be to oversee account programs and be the daily contact with clients and partners, providing them strategic counsel on tactical implementation and solid project management and people management skills.  

 

He or she will be leading major activities for accounts, managing teams to deliver strong results and ensuring work is of the highest quality and delivered on schedule.  They will also be helping to develop program plans for brands, ensuring tactics meet client’s business objectives. The successful candidate will be a mentor to junior team members, providing them with guidance on their career development. The candidate will also be responsible for resourcing and budgeting within their client set. He or she will also play an active role in new business.

 

Responsibilities include:

 

  • Managing accounts and being responsible for the overall quality and delivery of brand programmes ensuring client’s strategic goals are met
  • Daily client counsel, including problem solving
  • Develop and edit written documents that are of the highest quality, on message and tailored to audience; documents will include slides, proposals, plans, budgets, and issues management documents
  • Keeping abreast of new developments, trends and opportunities for both clients and the wider industry
  • Build a deep understanding of clients’ business and challenges
  • Line management and people development, including recruitment
  • Leading and participating in new business ventures, including identifying leads and pitching

 

Candidate Requirements:

  • Bilingual – English and Arabic
  • Demonstrated account management experience handling clients in the corporate and technology sectors
  • Solid understanding of the MENA business, technology, start-up and government ecosystems
  • Strong media, blogger and influencer relations across the region
  • Understanding of budgeting client programmes, including budget development, management, resourcing and forecasting
  • Strong content development skills (English & Arabic)
  • Demonstrated strong client management/strategic counseling skills
  • Proven success leading media events 
  • Demonstrated media outreach skills and network of industry and media contacts.
  • Excellent project management skills including delegation of tasks
  • Demonstrated ability to work flexibility and to tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated people management and coaching skills to support the development of talent
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