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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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Account Manager, Reputation (Bilingual) - Abu Dhabi

The Role

An opportunity has arisen for a bilingual Account Manager to work within the Reputation team to support priority accounts in government/semi-government sector in the UAE.

The 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 and team management skills are a must for this role. The Account Manager will spend a significant part of their time in client offices and possibly for a part-time secondment.

He or she will be leading major activities for their clients, 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 have prior experience of working with the C-suite, particularly in the government sector. 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: retail, tourism, real estate and healthcare. Whilst experience in all isn’t essential, some would be a big advantage
  • Strong written and spoken English skills, enabling strong content development skills, including experience drafting speeches, op-eds and quotes/statements for media. An ability to speak, read and provide feedback on Arabic content is critical for this role
  • Account management experience in the Middle East, with ability to work closely with client leads and senior executives
  • 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 flexibly 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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Senior Account Executive, Digital - Dubai

The Role 

We have an exciting position at a Senior Account Executive level working within our Digital team in Dubai. The Senior Account Executive is responsible for the supervision of account work performed by junior staff. S/he will demonstrate the ability to manage up, as well as manage across with peers and mentor account team members. S/he will learn Edelman’s various Communications Marketing processes/approaches, including public engagement, message workshops, master narrative assignments, brand engagement, social media campaigns and stakeholder mapping exercises and be able to support integrated teams in the execution of these processes for clients.

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to creation of communications plans that meet client objectives.
  • Manage multiple projects from conception to completion, by anticipating challenges and ensuring deadline and budget adherence.
  • Develop social media editorial calendars and support community management activities.
  • Working with and providing guidance to creative team members to develop visual assets to support the social media calendars for clients.
  • Help set up and run paid social advertising campaigns to boost content to highly target audiences.
  • Provide new business development support, working alongside senior members of the digital team.
  • 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.
  • Help plan and coordinate traditional and 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.

Key Requirements:

  • The ideal candidate must have at least two years of relevant experience in public relations and/or related fields including research, advertising, management consulting, media and publishing.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of social paid media platforms is perferred (eg. Facebook business manager)
  • Knowledge of using social media management and publishing tools (Later, Hootsuite, Sprinklr)
  • Knowledge of social listening tools (eg. Sysomos)
  • Experience in developing digital communications plans, implement social media tactics and impart knowledge to more junior team members.
  • 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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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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