Director, Corporate Reputation

We’re a connected communications agency helping clients build Belief in a values-based world. 

Today, people are looking for new partners and collaborators as they build Belief in the communities, organisations, people and brands that surround them. Simply put, for our clients, Belief is the antidote to apathy, the counterweight to scepticism. Belief is the highest form of positive conviction.

As a Director in our corporate reputation team, you can expect a role that is full of variety, is often challenging and almost always rewarding. You will need to be able to inspire, lead and motivate mixed-discipline teams to deliver outstanding client work and service. You’ll be someone who naturally exudes gravitas, have a proven track record in managing corporate accounts and will have proven yourself a successful partner to clients, going beyond delivery to achieve trusted adviser status with c-suite. You’ll have a clear vision and goals for the brands you work on and constantly seek out opportunities for growth.

Your responsibilities will include:

 

  • Day-to-day to leadership, strategic insight, management and growth of client accounts.
  • New business and client acquisition
  • Maintaining good morale, consistently high levels of client service and responsiveness across your accounts to deliver the best results and positive client experiences
  • Pushing for a continually higher standard of agency output
  • Devising, implementing and maintaining account strategy, objectives and financial targets for each account
  • Successfully integrating new accounts, cross sell services and shaping communications programmes for existing clients, that take advantage of MSL integrated communications capabilities
  • Planning and setting annual account financial targets, maintaining commercial rigor and financial control across accounts, and ensure they deliver the desired profit margin 

Previous experience:

 

  • Extensive knowledge of and connections within the media – UK and internationally
  • Be an expert in all the facets of corporate reputation – how to build it and protect it
  • Strong track record in managing crisis & issues for clients/in-house
  • Experience across the whole marketing mix is desirable but not essential
  • Ability to lead, collaborate and win client pitches and strategically grow existing client accounts
  • Building client relationships where you have helped them to think differently about their brands and opened up new opportunities off the back of it
  • Presenting ideas in compelling ways to the most senior of clients, bringing a natural gravitas and ability to command a room of senior stakeholders
  • Successful leadership and management qualities, where a team has developed, grown and flourished under your direction
  • Track record of delivering financial growth, profitability and control across the business or area managed
  • Masterminding and delivering great campaigns and pitches, through good sector insight, knowledge, innovative techniques and smart solutions
  • Comfortable with running corporate and consumer focused clients
  • Working with creative, content, tech and digital teams to deliver integrated creative storytelling campaigns
  • International market and client experience are a significant bonus

Personal qualities and skills:

 

  • Bright, self-starter, proactive, ambitious, eager to learn and grow
  • Inspirational leadership skills and a proven ability to develop and motivate direct reports and wider project teams
  • Ability to positively manage people and teams, internally and externally to achieve the very best results
  • A real hunger and drive for winning new business and building strong client and industry relationships
  • Organised, meticulous about meeting deadlines with excellent attention to detail
  • A great communicator and collaborator, with people of all levels
  • Engaging, someone that people naturally gravitate to, want to be around and work with
  • Commercially astute, able to deliver good margins, negotiate and formalise appropriate budgets
  • Ability to think on your feet, work in an agile manner and adapt to changing requests
  • Excellent presentation skills and not a stranger to structuring intelligent and compelling presentations that win the hearts and minds of clients
  • Digitally savvy, active on social channels and passionate about communications
  • Experience in similar roles within a communications agency environment

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