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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

    Requirements:

    • 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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  • Account Director, Brand - Dubai

    The Role

    Edelman Middle East has an immediate opening for an experienced Account Director within its Brand practice.

    The Account Director’s primary role is to oversee and integrate account programs and be a senior partner for clients, providing them with strategic counsel around the implementation of their communications programmes.

    The candidate will also be responsible for devising new communications strategies for a variety of clients and ensuring account teams are delivering against client commitments with high-quality work.

    The candidate will be able to deliver strategic thinking as well as excellence in operations.
    He or she will also be able to demonstrate the value of Edelman’s offerings to clients and lead all aspects of planning and execution.

    The candidate will be open-minded and client centric.

    He or she will lead and /or contribute to the winning of new client business as well as being a mentor to managers and other team members, providing them with guidance on their career development.

    They will also be responsible for account organisation, including structure, staffing and training.

     

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • At least 7 years’ experience within an agency environment – Middle East experience would be a bonus.
    • Experience in the following sectors would be an advantage: Consumer products, F&B, Travel and Tourism.
    • Native-level written and spoken English, enabling strong content development skills, including experience drafting op-eds and quotes/statements for media. Arabic writing would be a bonus.
    • Excellent interpersonal communications skills, and can work in an agile, lean environment in which we collaborate in real-time with clients and partners.
    • Track record developing and executing successful communications strategies and programmes.
    • Possess strong leadership qualities and have in-depth experience effectively managing a group and helping employees grow.
    • Excellent attention to detail and project management skills including delegation of tasks.
    • Excellent understanding of social media, and ability to collaborate and communicate with multiple internal stakeholders, including strategic planning and creative.
    • Demonstrate ability to lead and convert new business opportunities.
    • Experience managing finances, including budget development, management, resourcing and forecasting.
    • Team player who is focused on developing a collaborative work ethic within account teams and is committed to ensuring an excellent work environment.

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