Associate Director, Corporate Comms for Impressive Financial Services Client Portfolio Circa. £70,000

London

£60000 - £75000 per annum
Ref: 084102751  Date Posted:  18/06/2018
The well-respected financial services team a this leading global consultancy, is looking for an Associate Director with a deep sector expertise within financial services. The role will focus an existing portfolio of prominent businesses within asset management, pensions, investment/retail banking and private equity. There will also be some new business responsibilities, but with the backing of a prominent brand!

This firm is a renowned business who have enjoyed an excellent reputation for many years, not only within the UK., but globally.

The role will suit someone who enjoys working in a forward thinking fast paced environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE:

• Lead and develop media strategies, build and develop relationships with relevant and key journalists and assist with issues and crisis management

• Own client relationships with limited supervision

• Copy writing such as press releases and thought leadership pieces

• Maintain a good understanding of clients' business objectives, media and issues in their wider industry sector and managing of programmes to enable them to meet those objectives

• Assisting with new business preparation and pitching whilst maintaining prospect contacts

• Keep up to date with the latest social media trends, proactively developing material

• Managing and mentoring junior team members

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

• You will have a strong background within communications and recent experience in either a UK based PR agency or in-house role

• You will have a detailed knowledge of the financial services sector, with significant understanding of the investment sphere

• Excellent networking and business development skills

• You'll have proven experience of forming strong client relationships built on trust, leadership and respect

• You'll understand the importance of staying creative and relevant in your approach in order to bring thoughtful ideas to client's attention.

All applicants must have the right to work in the EU without sponsorship.