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Managing Director, SPI Group

Company: Ruder Finn
Location: Fairfield
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:


SPI Group is seeking a seasoned Managing Director to focus on four key areas: 1) Corporate and Internal Communication 2) Account Management 3) Leadership and 4) Business Development in collaboration with other senior leaders, the Managing Director will provide leadership and direction for key aspects of the agency including client service, talent management, financial performance, marketing and growth. We want a strong leader who can set a strategic vision that excites and inspires our teams and clients. This role will oversee the development, planning and execution of high-quality, strategic internal communications programs for clients. The candidate will also play a key role in growing new and existing business and managing and cultivating staff.
As a Managing Director, you will be at the forefront of the organization and play a vital role in future company growth and success. Building strong client relationships and driving growth within an agency environment, as well as a strong record of account management with exceptional client service within the internal communications space is key for success. Your Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead internal account team strategy sessions and the corresponding development, planning and execution of client internal communications strategies that engage employees and meet client business objectives
  • Write, edit and provide strategic counsel on clients' executive communications
  • Provide guidance and counsel to internal teams on writing and editorial management and creative services work to ensure high-quality deliverables to meet client needs
  • Actively seeks opportunities for organic growth; proactively seeks new business leads
  • Develop and maintain an expertise with the latest internal communications industry trends and techniques, along with a working knowledge of digital tools and technology platforms
  • Partner with internal agency team leads and team members on the development and oversight of all agency marketing initiatives, including SPI Group's website, agency-authored content and social media
  • Establish and nurture strong client relationships with compelling ideas and quality service
  • Provide counsel, strategy, direction and oversight on key accounts; serve as a strategic liaison to clients; lead client meetings and planning sessions
  • Ensure client and project profitability; strong ability to budget and manage programs
  • Design and manage inter-disciplinary strategic communications programs that encompass all agency skills and disciplines
  • Anticipate client needs and offer ideas on ways to expand current projects
  • Build, reinforce and protect SPI's strong reputation among clients and prospective clients
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of clients' businesses and industries; actively follow and understand emerging issues, trends and news impacting clients' businesses; proactively advise the team and client on best ways to address developments
  • Represent agency through industry events, speaking engagements, thought leadership opportunities to grow agency visibility and reputation in the marketplace
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills that enable collaboration and team building
  • Employ strong leadership skills and ability to mentor, guide, develop and motivate staff members; helping the team achieve results for clients and agency objectives. What You Have:
    • Bachelor's degree in communications, public relations, marketing or a related field
    • A minimum of 10 to 15 years' experience with a demonstrated ability to manage large projects, effectively lead a team, build key relationships with clients and within the industry, drive business growth, and serve in an agency executive leadership role
    • Superior oral and written communication skills; advanced writing, proofreading and editing ability
    • Experience developing, managing and executing internal communications and employee engagement campaigns for corporate and non-profit clients --- Proven track record of success growing business (organic and new) --- Strong operational skills, ability to oversee efficient staff utilization, account profitability and annual budget planning
    • Proven ability to communicate with a diverse group of people and audiences; ability to effectively present work to colleagues and clients at all levels
    • Experience supervising and providing guidance to employees; strong team building and mentorship aptitude; effectively develops and retains staff; reinforce the importance and value of each team member's contributions
    • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and work side by side with teams to get the work done
    • Experience with communications tools (e.g. Adobe Photoshop, Poppulo, SharePoint, Office 365) Ruder Finn provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Ruder Finn will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Ruder Finn believes that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Posted 2 Days Ago Full time R262 About Us Ruder Finn, Inc. is one of the world's largest independent global communications and creative agencies. Founded in 1948, Ruder Finn serves the global and local communication needs of over 250 corporations, governments, non-profit organizations and startups. The agency is organized around four strategic pillars that reflect its core areas of expertise: Health & Wellness, Corporate Reputation & Transformation, Technology & Innovation, and Consumer Connections. RFI Studios, the agency's full-service digital practice, leads the industry in designing and developing internal collaboration platforms, building conversations and communities around brands, and staying top-of-mind in the world of mobile applications.

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