Job: Account Manager / Senior Account Manager

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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