Associate Director/Director

Public relations Singapore, Singapore


Description

Position at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Role: Associate Director/Director

We would like to hire a Director to ensure that client satisfaction is maintained by serving as the client relationship manager, responsible for developing plans for multiple accounts and seeing that these plans are executed. The Director independently manages multiple staff members and can analyse and problem-solve issues for clients and staff. In addition, this role manages client budgets, takes a more active role in responding to RFPs and participating in new business pitches.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Shapes strategy, development and execution of PR programs for clients
  • Assists in undertaking and enacting changes within client organizations, identifying gaps in accounts and working with appropriate staff to implement solutions
  • Writes annual program and project plans, news releases, pitches, fact sheets, whitepapers, Q&A’s, articles, matte stories, by-lined articles, etc.)
  • Carries out media placement activities with local and national media, key reporters and online influencers
  • Proactively engages clients in dialogue about business issues
  • Proactively identifies potential opportunities with existing clients
  • Assists in the tracking of key financial levers: e.g., pricing, utilization, return on investment
  • Assists in preparing new business proposals for new and existing clients
  • Participates in available company training programs
  • Exemplifies the company’s ethics, vision and values in daily work
  • Identifies and proposes ways to advance team, client, and company goals
  • Proactively seeks and shares relevant information with colleagues and clients
  • Actively participates in team, staff and client meetings

Requirements:

  • Degree in Public Relations, Communications, Marketing or related fields
  • 7 to 10+ years of full-time experience in PR (at least 5 years of agency experience) with established expertise in related practice area
  • Experience managing relationships with clients, suppliers/vendors, media, consultants, and all levels of employees within the organization
  • Proven leadership skills (building teams and establishing a positive team environment with consistent mentorship)
  • Proven ability to identify client issues or risks and react quickly/appropriately
  • Excellent presentation skills, including the ability to communicate and propose services relevant to client needs
  • Advanced media skills and relevant, established media contacts
  • Proven ability to accurately develop and manage budgets
  • Consistently provides thoughtful and strategic client counsel
  • At least five years of experience managing/mentoring interns and junior level staff

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