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  • Finance Business Manager - 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


    • 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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  • Digital Lead - Dubai

    Job role:

    The Digital Lead is a creative and driven digital strategist with proven leadership skills and a track record of business building. They codify our offerings, as well as refine structure and resources to ensure sustainable client quality. They continually innovate and evaluate the practical application of emerging technology and social engagement trends while using Edelman’s distinct strengths as a PR firm to help us become the go-to agency in ME for clients who want digital engagement programs that are strategic, relevant and executable.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • At least 12 years of deep digital, marketing and advertising experience, preferably with Middle East experience and understanding of the region
    • Account Planning experience and the latest and most innovative methods for obtaining customer insights and creating relevant, inspiring brands
    • A demonstrated track record of developing and executing successful online, social media and mobile marketing programs
    • A visionary in the digital space who is forward thinking and knows how to demonstrate the value of digital to our clients as well as internal stakeholders
    • Experience analyzing brand equity in context of trends and consumer motivations in order to define the most compelling opportunities for brands
    • Track record of developing and executing profitable campaigns that meet client objectives
    • Strong leadership qualities including superb people management skills.
    • Ability to attract, motivate, empower, coach and retain staff
    • Track record developing and executing successful online marketing and social media marketing and communications programs (including launches and campaigns) for broad range of clients, brands and industries, including global brands
    • Demonstrated staff management experience with strong leadership skills reflecting the ability to hire, motivate, develop, and lead
    • Firsthand integrated marketing experience and an understanding of traditional public relations, including how a PR agency functions
    • A strong track record in business development and a tireless desire to win
    • An understanding of the creative process and experience with creative concepting
    • An ability to thrive in a fluid and entrepreneurial environment

    Responsibilities and Expectations:

    SKILLS (Client & Stakeholder Engagement, Business & Project Management, Business Development and Talent Development/Leadership)

    • Build, motivate and inspire a world class team across capabilities/groups
    • Grow business profitably, based on customer needs and market insights
    • Serve as senior client counselor and relationship manager
    • Oversee and align operations to ensure we consistently deliver results that our clients value
    • Be an active and respected member management driving growth and goals of the company
    • Identify, pursue and win business with new and existing clients
    • Vision to train a team of curious Social Media experts in their discipline and how it can bring value to clients
    • Amazing writing and presentation skills
    • Mentor, coach and support team members ensuring constant development of their skills
    • Consistently hold self and staff accountable for behavior and performance
    • Exceptional at building presentations for clients and new business opportunities
    • Contribute to business growth through introducing clients to new capabilities, building network of industry contacts and participating in relevant professional organizations
    • Contribute to business growth through introducing clients to new capabilities, building network of industry contacts and participating in relevant professional organizations
    • Maintain relationships with senior-level client contacts and internal contacts
    • Partner with colleagues and teams across practices and sectors for the benefit of Edelman clients
    • Assist in management of interns and Jr Community Managers
    • Demonstrate professional behaviors and pursuit of excellence in all operations
    • Supervise staff by motivating, coaching, consistently providing feedback, holding them accountable and conducting their reviews
    • Commit to continuous learning and improvement of leadership skills; set and pursue stretch goals
    • Understand the vision of Edelman and the Social/Digital group, and his/her own role in achieving it
    • Challenge staff to ensure they work on a variety of projects
    • Ensure goals and expectations are clear and that subordinates are consistently measured and rewarded for achieving them
    • Act as a positive role model for effective team work, facilitate the operation of the team of which they are a part
    • Commit to continuous learning and improvement of leadership skills; set and pursue stretch goals
    • Promote and endorse organizational change efforts
    • Focus on business improvements and ambitious to achieve excellence and constantly search for opportunities to grow the group’s business
    • Provide strategic counsel, guidance and leadership to staff, supervising several staff members, and ensuring the team’s success by managing work quality and productivity levels


    Relentless pursuit of excellence

    • Serves as a positive role model; supports and respects colleagues, clients and partners; focuses on self-improvement and ensures work is based on strategic insights
    • Effectively and consistently manages strengths and weaknesses of self and others; enables self and others to bring the best of their skills and talents to work; is consistently ambitious in setting and achieving goals
    • Always takes all feedback as a constructive learning opportunity and acts upon it; enables others to thrive as part of agency life and adapts to others’ styles to do so; ensures excellence is repeated by rigorously identifying and socializing key learnings for all colleagues

    Freedom to be constantly curious

    • Pushes for creative ideas; is purposeful and enterprising in problem-solving; embraces diverse trends, skills, specialties and viewpoints
    • Delivers substantial change for clients and the communities in which we operate; ensures new insights from self and others fuel innovation in agency approach and client work; uses diversity of perspective to elevate client counsel, the agency and own career
    • Effectively implements change for clients and agency in a way that demonstrates powerful and unique thinking; uses thoughtful, strategic insights and knowledge to balance risk-taking for clients and the agency; holds others accountable for open-mindedness and embracing diverse viewpoints

    Courage to do the right thing

    • Ensures work and relationships are founded on open and honest communications; listens and asks the right questions during day-to-day work; upholds creative, ethical and legal standards
    • Ensures that client counsel and agency action is always purposeful and challenging; prioritizes the interests of the wider agency; holds subordinates, peers and superiors accountable for demonstrating integrity and ethical behavior
    • Demonstrates a strategic and thoughtful approach in challenging others to ask the right questions; prioritizes the interests of client service excellence ahead of individual advancement

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  • Account Manager, Brand - Dubai

    The Role

    An opportunity has arisen for a bilingual Account Manager to work within the Brand team based in our Dubai office. The 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 be a mentor to junior team members, providing them with guidance on their career development.


    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


    • Bilingual – English and Arabic
    • In depth local knowledge of the market, including regional business developments impacting the UAE (+GCC) and a strong knowledge of the competitive environment
    • At least three years of relevant experience in communications, preferably at a PR agency
    • Superior writing and editing skills (in English and ideally in Arabic)
    • Presentation-development skills; project management skills; and consultative skills (including effective questioning, critical thinking, client management, etc.)
    • 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 to tight deadlines
    • Understanding of budgeting client programmes, including budget development, management, resourcing and forecasting
    • Experience of working on clients in the tourism sector and on projects based within KSA would be a bonus

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  • Senior Freelance Consultant, Reputation - Abu Dhabi (3-5 months)

    The Role

    We have an exciting opportunity for an immediately available Senior Consultant to support Edelman Middle East’s Reputation team on a high level Abu Dhabi Government led project. This is a full-time position required for 3-5 months based out of our Abu Dhabi office. He or she must have solid experience managing large, high-pressure projects leading to quality of service, especially within the UAE (preferably Abu Dhabi) Government field – handling senior stakeholders and liaising with other partners and local figureheads from organizations.


    • Quality (English) written and verbal communication skills. Bi-lingual competency is an added benefit
      • Written content – includes strategic planning files, media copy (press releases, op-eds and briefs), web-copy and other long-form materials (e.g. corporate narratives, speeches and briefing sheets)
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively multitask, delegate and manage assignments and accurately evaluate the work of others
    • Lead meetings and present updates to various stakeholders
    • Ability to be agile and adapt to various deliverables needed – managing team members directly and support where needed
    • Familiar with best-practice communications tactics and tools and will be able to appropriately apply critical on-the job thinking and lead the execution of all related projects in-house
    • Have the ability to act as a daily client / project contact
    • Manage and inspire a large team and to make sound judgments on a daily basis, knowing when to seek senior counsel
    • Must have the necessary visa to live and work in the UAE

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