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Senior Account Executive, Secondment in Jeddah

Role

We have an exciting position at a Senior Account Executive level working within our Edelman KSA team. This is an exciting opportunity to work in secondment role for global brand. The role involves managing day to day account work at client side and providing support to senior team members. The successful candidate will have full interaction with the client providing counsel on tactical implementation. They need to have solid experience/involvement within the communication’s automotive industry.

Responsibilities include:

  • Proposal writing and review, content development and research
  • Account management, including leading client and internal meetings
  • Account monitoring, reporting and analysis
  • Manage medium to large sized projects across account programs, including the management of suppliers
  • Client counsel, both tactical implementation and general day-to-day contact
  • Assist in developing and preparing new business proposals and presentations
  • Budget monitoring as required

Key Requirements:

  • Native Arabic speaker
  • At least 2-3 years experience working with Automotive clients, either within in-house roles or agency side
  • Ideally with some experience in secondment roles
  • Understanding of public relations and experience working in the automotive industry
  • Previous client facing experience, including providing tactical counsel
  • Strong project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work to tight deadlines, whilst managing multiple accounts
  • Experience guiding junior employees
  • Ability to communicate effectively, including skills in negotiation and obtaining cooperation.
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Senior Account Manager, Brand - Dubai

The Role

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Account Manager to work within the Brand team based in our Dubai office. 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 skills.  He or she will be leading major activities for accounts, managing teams to deliver strong results and ensuring work is of high quality.  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.

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 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
  • Line management and people development, including recruitment
  • Leading and participating part in new business ventures, including pitching

Requirements:

  • Native level English command, bilingual Arabic skills would be preferred
  • In depth local knowledge of the market, including regional business developments impacting the UAE (+GCC) and a strong knowledge of the competitive environment
  • At least three years of relevant experience in communications, preferably at a PR agency
  • Superior writing and editing skills
  • Presentation-development skills; project management skills; and consultative skills (including effective questioning, critical thinking, client management, etc.)
  • Ability to draft strategic client-facing internal and external communications plans and proposals
  • Passion for client service and team work
  • Ability to multi-task and manage a number of projects/work assignments simultaneously to tight deadlines
  • Understanding of budgeting client programmes, including budget development, management, resourcing and forecasting
  • Experience of working on clients in the tourism sector and on projects based within KSA would be a bonus
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Senior Account Manager, Reputation - Abu Dhabi

The Role

An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Account Manager to work within the Reputation team to support B2B and government clients in the UAE.

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 the implementation of their communications plans. Solid project management skills are a must for this role.

He or she will be leading major activities for a variety of accounts, managing teams to deliver strong results and ensuring work is of high quality. The successful candidate will also be helping to develop program plans, ensuring tactics meet client’s business objectives. The candidate will be a mentor to junior team members, providing them with guidance on their career development.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing accounts and being responsible for the overall quality and delivery of corporate communications programmes, ensuring client’s strategic goals are met
  • Develop and edit written documents that are on message and tailored to audience; documents will include press materials, proposals, plans, budgets, and issues management documents
  • Working closely with senior client leads and business leaders to achieve business objectives
  • Keeping up to date with new developments, trends and opportunities for both clients and the wider industry
  • Line management and people development

Candidate Requirements:

  • Key sectors to have experience in include: government, retail and real estate. Whilst experience in all isn’t essential, some would be a big advantage.
  • Native-level written and spoken English, enabling strong content development skills, including experience drafting speeches, op-eds and quotes/statements for media. (Arabic skills would be an advantage)
  • Account management experience in the Middle East, with ability to work closely with client leads
  • Excellent attention to detail and project management skills including delegation of tasks
  • Understanding of budgeting client programmes, including budget development, management, resourcing and forecasting
  • Excellent understanding of social media, and ability to collaborate and communicate with multiple internal stakeholders, including strategic planning and creative.
  • Strong client management/strategic counseling skills
  • Media outreach skills and network of industry and media contacts
  • Ability to work flexibility and to tight deadlines
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong people management skills and coaching skills, and eager to be involved in the development of junior team members
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Account Director, Reputation - Abu Dhabi

The Role

Edelman Middle East has an immediate opening for an experienced Account Director to lead B2B and government clients within its Reputation practice.

The Account 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 programmes. 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 organisation, including structure, staffing and training.


REQUIREMENTS:

  • At least 7 years’ experience within an agency environment – Middle East experience is essential.
  • Strong interest and previous experience in corporate communications. Experience in the following sectors would be an advantage: government, 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 programmes.
  • Experience in delivering thought leadership and executive positioning programmes 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, Digital - Dubai

The Role 

We have an exciting position at a Digital Senior Account Manager level to work within our Digital team in Dubai. The role requires a specialised social media expert who can strategize, plan and manage social media presence for a major corporate brand in the UAE. The ideal candidate will be able to stay on top of social media platform features, best practices and techniques and ensure that the client is immersed in the possibilities social media can offer the brand. They need to be quick-thinking, creative and diligent in their approach. 

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee & contribute to creation of social media communications plans that meet client objectives.
  • Manage multiple projects from conception to completion, by anticipating challenges and ensuring deadline and budget adherence.
  • Lead the development social media editorial calendars and support junior members in community management activities.
  • Build relationship with clients and colleague at all levels.
  • Consistently produce high quality internal and external communications content.
  • Supervise staff junior to you by motivating, coaching and consistently providing feedback.
  • Plan and coordinate social media outreach programs.
  • Aid in new business process including idea contribution, research and proposal preparation.
  • Commit to continuous learning; set and pursue stretch goals.
  • Proactively evangelise digital amongst the client base and internally amongst the various departments

Key Requirements:

  • The ideal candidate must have at least five years of relevant experience in digital marketing or communications, and/or related fields including social media management, content creation, live event content creation, reporting, social media advertising and wider marketing communications experience.
  • S/he should have a bachelor’s degree in a related field and a proven ability to manage multiple small or medium-sized projects simultaneously.
  • S/he should be able to develop digital communications and marketing strategies for existing clients and/or new business development.
  • S/he should be able to develop communications plans, implement social media platform tactics and impart knowledge to more junior team members.
  • S/he should ideally understand and be able to provide recommendations on paid social advertising campaigns.
  • S/he should have strong research, writing, editing and client interaction skills, perform well under pressure and be a team player.
  • Demonstrate behaviors consistent with Edelman’s values and Code of Ethics and Business Conduct.
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Account Executive, Reputation - Dubai

The Role

We have an exciting opportunity at an Account Executive level based in our Dubai office. As an Account Executive you will have a good and solid understanding of public relations, your clients’ business, their products, client personnel, the competitive landscape and industry in general.  Your role is a vital one as you are the teams’ administrator, logistical and task manager and you are instrumental in achieving your clients’ goals.  You will be keeping track of team actions, organising team materials for client meetings, providing proactive and insightful media analysis and opinion, and strong research skills. You will also be actively developing your writing skills and start to manage your own programme elements. Your training will continue with further instruction about communications providing you with the opportunity to develop your skills and abilities further.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating meeting logistics, ensuring strong attention to detail to ensure all needs are met with minimal input from your senior team members
  • Participating appropriately in client meetings, providing updates on media opportunities and projects
  • Liaising with external suppliers to secure project budgets and to get quality outputs
  • Managing the production of designs for media materials
  • Developing your writing, editing and proofreading skills through media monitoring and analysis
  • Providing first draft media materials e.g. factsheets, briefing books and backgrounders, with minimal mistakes, typos and grammatical errors
  • Identifying and working with target media, demonstrating a network of traditional and online media contacts and influencers including conducting top-tier media sell-ins, developing pitch points and writing first drafts of media invitations
  • Managing the actions trackers for your teams
  • Preparing agendas and status reports for client meetings
  • Organising yourself and your team to attend client meetings and calls (ensuring you have a room booked, taking conference call details, printing agendas, materials for discussion etc.)

Key Requirements:

  • Solid understanding of the industry with at least 1 years’ relevant work experience
  • Strong work ethic and demonstrated team player
  • A positive and can-do attitude
  • Must have a good knowledge of regional media, dealing with clients and how to work to multiple deadlines
  • Strong writing and media relations experience is essential
  • Arabic skills not essential but advantageous
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