Senior Director, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Strategic Com

Recruiter
FTI Consulting
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
10 Apr 2018
Closes
17 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY:

The Strategic Communications practice of FTI Consulting is one of the world's most highly regarded communications consultancies. We offer a broad base of disciplines across a variety of specialist sectors including financial services, retail and consumer, digital, natural resources, energy, public affairs, real estate, professional services, technology media telecoms (TMT) and life sciences.

In London, the Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) team is a leader in its field. With close to 60 clients spanning the full technology, media and telecom spectrum, this team provides strategic communications support to a wide range of companies with an equally wide range of needs. Mandates range from the provision of proactive and calendar-focused advice to fast-growing technology companies; through support for IPOs, transactions and pre-market profile building; right through to highly pressurised engagements such as crisis management, tactical campaigning, regulatory campaigns, product launches and fast-paced corporate PR mandates for some of the sector's largest, most disruptive firms.

Our aim is to be the most trusted, most effective communications partner for any TMT company in Europe, large or small, with an exciting, important or simply unique story to tell. The culture of our team is incredibly important to us. Based on our core principles of client excellence, teamwork and innovation, we are team of self-starters, intellectually curious about the world and passionate about telling some of the most exciting stories in TMT.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

Deliver exemplary service to clients

Lead on a number of programmes, including both retained and project work, ensuring that client programmes are agreed and project plans are implemented

Bring fresh ideas and new thinking to client engagements

Own client relationships with limited senior supervision

Demonstrate strength and breadth of the team to clients

Provide strategic advice to a portfolio of clients, manage accounts on a day-to-day basis and develop excellent relationships with client heads

Generate supportive media coverage for clients

Anticipate potentially challenging situations, evaluate alternatives and implement them

Build the Business

Seek out new business leads and help convert them to profitable clients

Support business development activities, both through growing current accounts and identifying and winning new business opportunities

Build our team reputation through excellent service and our team's success through generating new business opportunities

Nurture and grow your well-established network of clients and media contacts

Proactively identify cross selling opportunities across segments, practices and geographies

Team Involvement

Play important mentoring / management role with junior members of the team, formally and informally

Demonstrate willingness to share knowledge, insights and experience with colleagues help foster a strong team focused culture

Ability to lead learning and development initiatives for junior team members, whilst having the willingness and interest to learn new skills for themselves

Develop relationships with other teams within Strategic Communications and FTI

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

Educated to degree level or equivalent

Experience in a financial or corporate PR agency environment (or in-house communications role)

Track record of operating at a senior level within a communications agency and/or in house communications function'

Track record of growing a book business

Demonstrable ability and desire to drive business development and attract, retain and expand client relationships

Capacity to manage priorities between multiple client assignments and firm initiatives

Excellent written and oral presentations skills - both in large group and smaller meetings

PREFERRED SKILLS:

Senior level Technology, Media and Telecoms experience

Self-starter who thrives on high level of accountability

Demonstrated leadership ability in the areas of client service and project management

Ability to learn new concepts quickly and possess service-orientated attitude

Developed ability to multi-task across client programmes, firm initiatives and sales opportunities

Ability to recognise, explore and use a broad range of ideas and practices, thinking logically and creatively without influence from personal bias

Capacity to adjust behaviour to establish positive relationships with a wide variety of individuals

Ability to direct a project from concept to conclusion

Accuracy and attention to detail

Strong organization and time management skills

Proficient computer skills

FTI Consulting can offer a competitive and attractive rewards package, excellent training and development opportunities, a supportive and friendly environment and the opportunity to achieve your potential.

FTI Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer

ABOUT FTI CONSULTING:

FTI Consulting is a global business advisory firm, dedicated to helping organisations navigate and manage a diverse range of complex issues and business challenges. Our expertise covers the spectrum of Corporate Finance & Restructuring, Economic Consulting, Forensic & Litigation Consulting, Strategic Communications and Technology. We are a company of more than 4,600 professionals with annual revenues in excess of $1.8 billion, with offices located in every major business centre in the world.

Our professionals are some of the most experienced leaders in their fields, and advise across a range of industries. Our clients engage us for high-stakes concerns or emerging opportunities that require specialised expertise, and over the past two decades we have been engaged to work behind the headlines on some of the biggest news stories to date.

FTI Consulting is a fast growing and vibrant place to work. Steered by our values of Integrity, Creativity, Achievement, Respect and Empathy its meritocratic culture invites both collaboration and healthy debate. We are large enough to be trusted by our clients to solve their biggest issues and yet small enough to know our colleagues on a personal level, enabling better team working and a supportive culture to develop your career goals and ambitions.

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