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  • Finance Business Manager, Brand - Dubai

    Responsibilities include:

    Pricing Contracts

    • Review and approve client budgets and upload properly into financial system. Ensure correct rate card is being used at all times
    • Assist with the negotiation of client and vendor contracts between clients/vendors, account staff/senior management and legal department, including full review of all business terms (with oversight)
    • Ensure that projects are managed in accordance with contracts; create summary sheets (contract cheat sheets) for account teams
    • Ensure written client agreement is obtained (via contract, letter of agreement, signed SOW, etc.) for all work and are appropriately archived and classified. Liaise with Contract Specialist and Contract office.

    Client Reporting & Audits

    • Assist account teams with monthly project budget to actual tracking and other required client reporting
    • Coordinate data collection for client audits
    • Maintain catalog of required client reporting and ensure timely completion

    Financial Management Analysis and Planning

    • Review monthly fee and expense detail
    • Analyze monthly revenues for accuracy and explain significant variances to budget or forecast.
    • Assist with the development of annual revenue forecast.
    • Provide senior management with monthly financial package describing results to date, forward projections compared to budget and commentary around noticeable trends
    • Identify and communicate areas of concern and suggested improvements to account staff and management (e.g., client profitability, utilization, over/under service, missing time and revenue risk)

    Revenue Recognition

    • Review monthly fees for accuracy and compliance with Edelman Revenue Recognition policy
    • Monthly revenue reconciliation

    Billing/Cash Flow Management

    • Facilitate monthly billing – liaison between account staff and billing department and review billing reports.
    • Review time and expense write-offs and unbilled WIP
    • Ensure processing of service orders timely
    • Work with local leadership to minimize risk exposure surrounding accounts receivables and credit requirements of clients
    • Accountable for timely and valuable AR collection status commentary and liaison with Accounts Receivable

    Project & Resource Management

    Supervise project set up process for department and perform Business Manager role for larger or more complex projects.

    General Management

    • Ensure department compliance with company financial policies (e.g., revenue recognition, job requisitions, time entry, travel and expense, credit, billing, capex, accounts payable, new business)
    • Ad hoc requests and projects

    People Development

    • Contribute to performance appraisal process for peers and managers
    • Supervise and train Finance personnel and be accountable for their work
    • Train account staff on internal finance systems, procedures and financial project management

    Leadership

    • Demonstrate behaviors consistent with Edelman’s values, Code of Ethics and Business Conduct
    • Set and pursue challenging goals
    • Lead by example, demonstrate proven strong work ethic

     

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  • Creative Services Consultant - 3 Month Secondment Role - KSA

    The Role  – We are looking for people with talent, passion and the capacity to do research and produce in a fast track environment.  

    This exciting 3 month consultancy role will be based in-house with our client based in KSA.    Accommodation and visas will be provided. 

    Job Summary

    The Creative Services  Consultant  is  responsible  for  the  development  and  implementation  of  the  client’s marketing plans and communications, both external and internal. This role supports the development and implementation of communication materials and services for all divisions in regards to their marketing requirements.

    Core Responsibilities

        Implement and measure the  success  of  a  comprehensive  marketing  program  that  will  enhance  the client’s image and position within the marketplace and the general public, and facilitate internal and external communications.

         Create marketing materials including publications, videos and promo materials.

         Ensure the consistency of this image and position throughout the client, and to all other constituencies, both internal and external.

         Coordinate the branding of all client’s print and electronic materials such as letterhead, use of logo, brochures, etc.

        Ensure that the client regularly conducts relevant market research by coordinating, overseeing and monitoring the results and trends.

         Lead projects as assigned, such as cause‐related marketing and special events.

         Work with the Editorial Manager to identify the marketing direction for the client.

     

    Education & Professional Experience

         Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or a related field

         Minimum of 3 years of experience in  building a brand,  developing and executing integrated marketing plans and campaigns.

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  • Editorial Consultant - 3 Month Secondment Role - KSA

    The Role  – We are looking for people with talent, passion and the capacity to do research and produce in a fast track environment.  

    This exciting 3 month consultancy role will be based in-house with our client based in KSA.      Accommodation and visas will be provided.

     Job Summary

    The Editorial Consultant is responsible for the development of the client’s brand and content across all digital, print and multimedia communication channels.

    Core Responsibilities

       Write, review and/or edit communications material across all communication channels and publications.

        Refine the client’s voice and adapt its tone to be appropriate to a range of audiences in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and around the world.

       Transform the client’s scientific, technical and programmatic language into accessible and engaging copy for multiple audiences.

       Maintain consistency of voice, style, punctuation, spelling and grammar with editing and writing of publications and digital platforms.

       Write strong, clear and compelling copy for high‐profile communications.

     

    Education & Professional Experience

       Minimum education requirement: bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, marketing or a related discipline

       Minimum 3 years relevant experience in higher education, PR and/or strategic communications.

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  • Account Manager, Corporate Reputation - Abu Dhabi

    The Role

    An opportunity has arisen for an Account Manager to work within the Corporate team to predominantly support local accounts based in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

    We are looking for an ambitious, proactive and motivated individual with solid Corporate PR agency experience, able to lead day-to-day management of accounts.

    The Account Manager role requires a candidate with excellent media handling skills, able to provide informed counsel to clients when developing stories or handling complex issues, liaising with journalists directly on developing stories, and coaching junior team members on best practice media relations.

    Ability to manage teams and workload in a matrix structure is vital, as well as the ability to project manage campaigns, develop junior team members, and oversee the quality of work produced.

    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 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, including recruitment

    ·       Leading and participating part in new business ventures, including pitching

    Candidate Requirements:

    ·       Local knowledge of the market, including finance and regional business developments impacting Abu Dhabi (+UAE) and a strong knowledge of the competitive environment

    ·       Demonstrated account management experience

    ·       Understanding of budgeting client programmes, 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

    ·       Demonstrated people management and coaching skills

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