Account Director

Spencer Recruitment

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Work From Remote Location

Ref: SP968-06

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Spencer Recruitment is partnering with a global advisory, Edelman Smithfield . We are looking for candidates with previous experience in PR agencies? Are you living in Riyadh or considering a relocation? If so, we have some amazing job opportunities for you.

Edelman Smithfield is our specialist capital markets and financial services communications team. As part of Edelman's global financial communications and investor relations offering, we apply our expertise in financial markets to support our clients' engagement with stakeholders on the issues that matter to them.

We are looking for a talented consultant to join our growing financial communications team as an Account Director in Riyadh.

The primary role of an Account Director is to undertake the day-to-day account work for clients, be fully involved in developing strategy for the client, be proactive in suggesting initiatives to add value, and be able to provide advice and opinion where appropriate. The Account Director should also take an active role in new business pitches and networking for new business leads and support junior colleagues' training and mentoring.

• Managing the day-to-day account work of clients, including sourcing opportunities, drafting materials and ensuring that work is delivered in a timely manner
• Developing messaging, press releases, Q&A and other communication collateral
• Working with colleagues to manage transactions, including liaising with bankers, lawyers and client teams
• Efficiently and effectively managing logistics around results days, announcements and events
• Developing and leading engagement programmes with media, bankers, analysts and other third-party stakeholders
• Sourcing and securing media and event opportunities for clients


• Significant financial communications agency experience encompassing listed company and transaction advisory
• Excellent written, numerical and analytical skills
• A demonstrable interest in and knowledge of business and current affairs, well versed in the daily business and general news agenda
• An extensive understanding of financial information and the ability to communicate financial data to a variety of audiences
• The ability to own and manage client, internal and third-party stakeholder relationships at multiple levels
• Organised, able to prioritise effectively, deliver to deadline and perform under pressure
• Takes personal responsibility for quality and timeliness of work, with keen attention to detail
• Ability to make sound and balanced judgments on available information
• Has a developed knowledge of how the media works, key players, keeping up to date, and an established journalist network

About the Company

From our offices in Dublin, we have headhunted and placed some of the most talented Public Relations & Communications professionals in Ireland and the UK. In doing this, we have built an incredible network across the in-house and agency markets. Our clients range from boutique consultancies to global agencies, brands, e-commerce businesses, disruptive start-ups, and FTSE 100 companies and government organisations.

Our specialist market knowledge means we understand our clients’ needs and challenges and are able to help them acquire the talent they need to take their team to the next level. This knowledge has been developed from working over time maintaining a team of experts across the PR, communications, public affairs, marketing, digital, content and events roles. We have the skills and expertise to position our clients in the right way, help them attract the best talent, and advise on job briefs, salaries, and skill sets. We help clients with one off hires, build new teams or transformational leadership.

We take a proactive headhunting approach, handling every brief with the sensitivity, confidentiality, and discretion that is required when managing an individual's career and business objectives. We use a combination of blended headhunting methods and exploration of our existing networks, often benefiting from intel and recommendations from those in the industry.

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