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  • Senior Account Manager, Brand - Abu Dhabi

    Responsibilities:

    • Serve as day to day client lead for cultural accounts within the Edelman Middle East brand division, earning the trust of clients to deliver day-to-day work as well as providing proactive counsel on new approaches or ideas that will help meet clients’ broader objectives
    • Draft internal and external communications materials, including press releases, backgrounders, talking points, social media content, articles, PR proposals and other documents
    • Play a key role in the research, planning and development of campaigns and driving these forward
    • Support and collaborate with senior team members on internal and external communications planning
    • Practical and solid understanding of the earned, owned, paid, social media and internal channels and how to incorporate these into client plans for integrated communications programs
    • Provide support on new business pitches identifying new opportunities within the UAE’s arts and culture sector – research, slide development, driving forward process including work back plans and managing junior teams’ input
    • Apply or create tools, templates and methodologies that contribute to clients’ communication effectiveness
    • Ensure understanding understand of clients’ general business strategy, products and services offered, and general challenges facing their industries.
    • Develop working relationships and integration with different practices / teams on cross-business work, ability to work collaboratively with a variety of people to meet client expectations

    Requirements:

    • In-depth knowledge and understanding of key cultural initiatives in the UAE and wider region.
    • Ideally, at least three years of relevant experience in communications and/or related fields including internal communications, change management, employee engagement, executive communications and corporate communications.
    • Superior writing, editing and presentation-development skills; project management skills; and consultative skills (including effective questioning, critical thinking, client management, etc.)
    • Experience working in public relations agency/ in-house communications team, preferably within the art and culture sector.
    • Experience with internal digital/social platforms (e.g., internal mobile apps, social/collaboration platforms, intranet) – a plus but not required.
    • Ability to draft strategic client-facing internal and external communications plans and proposals
    • Passion for client service and team work
    • Ability to multi-task and manage a number of projects/work assignments simultaneously
    • Ideally to be based in Abu Dhabi and bilingual

     

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  • Senior Account Manager, Reputation - Dubai

    The Role

    An opportunity has arisen for a Senior Account Manager to work within the Reputation team to support select accounts in the UAE.

    The 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 the implementation of their communications plans. Solid project management skills are a must for this role.

    He or she will be leading major activities for a variety of accounts, managing teams to deliver strong results and ensuring work is of high quality. The successful candidate will also be helping to develop program plans, ensuring tactics meet client’s business objectives. The candidate will be a mentor to junior team members, providing them with guidance on their career development.

    Responsibilities:

    • Managing accounts and being responsible for the overall quality and delivery of corporate communications programmes, ensuring client’s strategic goals are met
    • Develop and edit written documents that are on message and tailored to audience; documents will include press materials, proposals, plans, budgets, and issues management documents
    • Working closely with senior client leads and business leaders to achieve business objectives
    • Keeping up to date with new developments, trends and opportunities for both clients and the wider industry
    • Line management and people development

    Requirements:

    • Key sectors to have experience in include: retail, tourism, and real estate. Whilst experience in all isn’t essential, some would be a big advantage.
    • Native-level written and spoken English, enabling strong content development skills, including experience drafting speeches, op-eds and quotes/statements for media.
    • Account management experience in the Middle East, with ability to work closely with client leads
    • Excellent attention to detail and project management skills including delegation of tasks
    • Understanding of budgeting client programmes, including budget development, management, resourcing and forecasting
    • Excellent understanding of social media, and ability to collaborate and communicate with multiple internal stakeholders, including strategic planning and creative.
    • Strong client management/strategic counseling skills
    • Media outreach skills and network of industry and media contacts
    • Ability to work flexibility and to tight deadlines
    • Strong problem-solving skills
    • Strong people management skills and coaching skills, and eager to be involved in the development of junior team members

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  • Account Manager, Reputation - Abu Dhabi (Secondment)

    The Role

    An opportunity has arisen for an Account Manager to work within the Reputation team to be seconded at a client’s office five days a week.

    The Account Manager’s primary day-to-day role will be to oversee and be the daily contact with the client, providing them strategic counsel on tactical implementation and solid project management skills.

    He or she will lead the communications program for a well-known initiative in the field of sustainability, to deliver strong results, identify global opportunities and ensure work is of high quality.  They will also be helping to develop program plans for the brand, ensuring tactics meet the initiative’s goals. The successful candidate will be a mentor to junior team members, providing them with guidance on their career development.

    Responsibilities:

    • Managing the communications program planning, English content development, global stakeholder outreach and day-to-day client liaison for one workstream/initiative based out of the client’s office in Abu Dhabi five days a week
    • Daily client counsel, including problem solving and issues management
    • Daily coordination with Edelman lead team and global network teams
    • 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 part in new business ventures, including pitching

    Requirements:

    • Local knowledge of the market, including government affairs and regional business developments impacting Abu Dhabi (+UAE) and a strong knowledge of the competitive environment
    • Demonstrated account management experience handling clients in the corporate, renewable energy, government sectors
    • Understanding of budgeting client programmes, including budget development, management, resourcing and forecasting
    • Strong content development 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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  • Assistant Management Accountant, Abu Dhabi

    Responsibilities:

    • Managing petty cash for the Abu Dhabi Office
    • Manage the Intercompany process:
      • Liaise with FSS in India to ensure the intercompany invoices are entered correctly;
      • Prepare monthly reconciliations of all intercompany accounts;
      • Ensure that reconciliations are agreed with each market on a monthly basis
      • Settlement of intercompany payments on a monthly basis
    • Credit Control:
      • Circulate weekly reports with commentary to the CFO for review;
      • Liaise with FC, Commercial Finance team, Client Leads and Clients to ensure the prompt payment of debts
      • Sending monthly statements to clients.
      • Daily posting and allocating of cash.
      • Ensuring that all trade debtors are monitored and chased in order to reduce debtor days.
      • Escalating any potential bad debt to management
      • Providing Senior Management with monthly reports of aged debts.
      • Daily cash reporting to Regional Finance
    • Support in the monthly Management Accounting process:
      • Monthly analysis of costs
      • Managing Prepayments
      • Fixed Assets management
      • Assist AP with coding of invoices
      • Month end adjustment journals
      • Assist with balance sheet reconciliations.
    • Support on the preparation of the statutory accounts for all Edelman companies
    • Support the Financial Controller with cash flow forecasting
    • Supporting on audits for all Edelman Companies
    • Any other ad hoc tasks

    Key Requirements (essential):

    • Management accounting
    • High level of accuracy/eye for detail.
    • Good communication skills and ability to liaise with staff at all levels
    • Ability to work on own initiative.
    • Ability to manage own time effectively to meet deadlines
    • Good excel skills

    Key Requirements (desirable):

    • Experience of working on PeopleSoft

     

     

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