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Ref: SP968-05

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

ABOUT US:
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.

THE ROLE:
The Senior Account Manager (SAM) is responsible for managing overall account team performance as it relates to client service and quality control on multiple, sizable pieces of business. S/he will understand Edelman’s various consulting processes/approaches and capabilities, including public engagement, message workshops, master narrative assignments, brand engagement and stakeholder mapping exercises and will recommend them appropriately to clients and lead teams on plan implementation.

KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Basic Qualifications
• At least five years of relevant experience in Media, Corporate Communications and Public Relations.
Preferred Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited college or university
• Ability to manage large projects, as well as teams, on multiple sizable accounts
• Understands clients’ businesses and their missions, as well as their key stakeholders: consumers, employees, investors, regulators, media, vendors, partners and other businesses/organizations, etc.; able to impart this knowledge to team members
• Superior written and verbal communications skills; demonstrated ability to effectively multitask, delegate and manage assignments and accurately evaluate others’ work
• Familiar with best-practice integrated PR and Communications tactics and tools and the ability to appropriately recommend them to executive-level clients and lead the execution of all related projects in house
• Ability to act as a daily client contact for multiple clients simultaneously and possesses a track record of responsible, client-related finance management, including comprehensive managing within client budgets
• Able to manage and inspire a team and to make sound judgments on a daily basis, knowing when to seek senior counsel.

Requirements:

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
• 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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