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Title Account Manager/Senior Account Manager
Location Abu Dhabi
Job Information

The Role

An opportunity has arisen for an Account Manager/Senior Account Manager to work seconded with a major new Abu Dhabi client, leading one of three business units. This role involves being full-time embedded with a leading UAE company, working as part of a team of six secondees.

The Account Manager/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 work hand in hand with the client, forming strategy and consulting on global initiatives.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing account and being responsible for the overall quality and delivery of brand programs, 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
  • Leading and participating part in organic new business ventures, including pitching

Candidate Requirements:

  • Interest in the region/market, including government affairs and regional business developments impacting Abu Dhabi (+UAE)
  • Demonstrated independent account management experience
  • Understanding of budgeting client programs, including budget development, management, resourcing and forecasting
  • Very strong writing skills
  • 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
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Title Senior Account Executive | Corporate
Location Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Job Information

The Role

The role involves managing day to day account work and providing support to senior team members. The successful candidate will have frequent interaction with the client providing counsel on tactical implementation. They may also be the primary lead on some accounts within the team and will have the opportunity to work in a number of high profile brands.

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 programmes, 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:

  • Understanding of public relations and experience working in the Corporate 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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Title Account Manager / Senior Account Manager
Location Riyadh – KSA
Job Information

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Account Manager/Senior Account Manager to be seconded to a key client in Riyadh. The AM/SAM’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.  

The successful candidate will be leading major activities for this account, 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 a key Edelman account 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
  • Leading and participating in new business ventures, including pitching

Candidate Requirements:

  • Fluent in both English and Arabic (spoken and written)
  • Must be able to live and work in Saudi Arabia
  • Previous experience in Saudi Arabia is essential, preferably working in the government sector.
  • Previous secondment experience would be advantageous 
  • Analytical skills
  • Strong experience in client counseling on local issues
  • A strategic thinker in terms of local and global client reputation
  • Event management experience
  • Local knowledge of the market, including government affairs and a strong knowledge of the competitive/investment/business environment in Saudi Arabia
  • Good reach to business / healthcare / technology outlets in the Kingdom
  • Strategic problem solving skills
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Title Account Executive / Senior Account Executive
Location Riyadh – KSA
Job Information

The Role

We require an Account Executive/Senior Account Executive to be seconded to a key client in Riyadh. As an AE/SAE you will have a good and solid understanding of public relations in KSA, 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
  • 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:

  • Fluent in both English and Arabic (spoken and written)
  • Must be able to live and work in Saudi Arabia
  • Solid understanding of the industry with at least 1 years’ relevant work experience
  • Research skills
  • Previous experience in media monitoring and analysis
  • Understanding of communications messaging
  • Event management experience
  • Good reach to business / healthcare / technology outlets in the Kingdom
  • Strong work ethic and demonstrated team player
  • A positive and can-do attitude
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