Associate Director

Cambridge

What it’s all about

  • An extensive network of industry and political contacts in the East of England, with the experience and credibility to offer senior counsel to clients and foster senior client relationships
  • Ability to identify and close new business opportunities through networking, sales and marketing activities, proposal writing, pitch process leadership and price negotiation
  • Leading and mentoring to motivate, develop and drive a high performing team
  • Effective people management and delegation skills
  • Experience of working within a communications agency at a senior level and reporting into management
  • Ability to sell ideas to clients and bring initiatives to life
  • Ability to assimilate briefs and deliver accurately against requirements
  • Partnership negotiation
  • Project management experience
  • Excellent level of numeracy and the ability to understand financial data
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • In depth knowledge of communications, marketing and business

What you’ll need to have

  • Experience advising clients in relation to public affairs, public consultation, stakeholder engagement and media relations strategy
  • A clear understanding of the UK planning system and public affairs sector
  • Existing relationships with politicians, media, and prospective clients
  • A strong commercial understanding, and experience of working in an agency setting
  • Demonstrable background in growing client accounts and securing new business wins
  • Line management experience

What you’ll need to do

This is the most senior role within the Group outside an Operations Board position. You are therefore responsible for building the commercial success of BECG through a number of key responsibilities;

  • Maintaining and growing a valuable portfolio of profitable and satisfied clients
  • Developing, leading and creating high performing teams
  • Securing BECG’s future income through successful new business
  • Assisting in business planning and innovation to keep BECG at the forefront of the industry

Who we are and what we do

Operating from nine offices across the UK, we manage political, media and community relationships for some of the country’s most respected companies. We pride ourselves on having one of the largest, most experienced stakeholder and community engagement teams in Britain.

The teams help clients achieve their goals by engaging with politicians at a local, regional and national level, whether they’re seeking to obtain planning consent for a new development, deliver best-practice consultation, manage reputation, raise their profile with political stakeholders or influence Government policy.

BECG is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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