Account Manager (Food & Drink) Public Affairs, London

Position Overview and Responsibilities

FleishmanHillard Fishburn’s award winning Public Affairs team is expanding and we’re looking for an Account Manager with experience of working in the Food and Drink industry or on related policy issues to join our team.

You will be responsible for delivering integrated public affairs strategies, crafting creative ideas, leading projects, supporting new business activities and ensuring the smooth running of the operational aspects of accounts. Most of your work will be on food and drink related clients, though there will also be opportunities to work on other policy areas and campaigns.

We are a top 10 UK PR agency and is part of the FH global network, which includes our market leading Public Affairs practice in Brussels. Our UK team has an established track record of first-class food and drink work and we have a strong ambition to grow this area of our business in the year ahead.

We’re looking for a self-starting candidate who will relish the opportunity to help us build on existing strengths in the food and drink sector; developing and growing current client accounts, delivering award-winning results and playing a major role in new business efforts.

We offer the opportunity to join a talented, hardworking and ambitious team and to take real client responsibility from day one. You can expect career development and progression opportunities, a strong commitment to work-life balance and an incredible staff benefits package.

Knowledge & Expertise

  • Demonstrates passion, knowledge and expertise for politics and experience in a political role, either in Parliament, Government or at a regulator.
  • Has specialist knowledge, experience and interest in food and drink policy issues, and is confident in working with clients at any level of the supply chain.
  • Has a thorough understanding of the client’s business, commercial context, communications issues and brand positioning.
  • Has well developed written and verbal communication skills; is confident briefing peers and seniors, and gives clear direction to junior team members.
  • Demonstrates sound analytical skills. Draws on experience to develop solutions and solve day-to-day problems for clients
  • Has a good grasp of all the integrated communications channels and their relevant application to client’s programmes.

If you have experience in the above we would love to hear from you!

More about us…

We are one of the world’s largest international communications consultancies with more than 2,500 employees in over 80+ offices around the globe. FH was founded over 65 years ago and has since established a strong reputation for delivering meaningful, positive and measurable impact for clients.  We are widely recognised for exceptional service and quality standards as well as our long-term relationships with clients.

Our London office is the second largest office in the global network, defined by a series of practice groups – Corporate Communications, Public Affairs, Corporate Reporting, Brand Marketing, Digital & Social, Insights & Planning, and Brand, Content & Design – combined with expertise in industry sectors such as energy, technology, healthcare, travel and tourism, food & drink, sports, FMCG, financial & professional services.

We have a strong and talented team, a solid client base of Fortune 500 and FTSE listed companies. And, while we’re part of a successful global group, we have developed a ‘start-up’ mentality of bravery and entrepreneurialism, rooted in business-changing ideas.

Awards – just some or our awards include – Top 50 Companies for Executive Women 2010-2016 | NAFE,  Gold for Best Use of Social Media Measurement, 2016 | AMEC Awards, Silver for Best Strategic / Creative Development of a New Brand, 2016 | Transform Awards Europe.   International Consultancy of the Year, Global Agency of the Year and Large Agency of the Year in 2014 by PR Week, as well as European Consultancy of the Year for the second year running by the Holmes Report. We have also been named “Standout Agency” on Advertising Age’s 2013 A-List; NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for 2010-2013; Advertising Age’s 2012 “Best Places to Work”; and The Holmes Report’s 2012 Global “Public Affairs Agency of the Year.” The firm’s award-winning work is widely heralded, including at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity.

We are part of the Omnicom Group (NYSE:OMC), the leading global advertising, marketing and corporate communications company.

About FleishmanHillard

FleishmanHillard specializes in public relations, reputation management, public affairs, brand marketing, digital strategy, social engagement and content strategy. We have been named PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year and Best Places to Work; a “Standout Agency” on Advertising Age’s A-List; NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for six years running; and among our firm’s award-winning work we’ve taken home 5 Lions in the past two years at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity.  We’re also more motivated by what we can give than what we receive, and in our 70th year we’ve initiated a worldwide service commitment to support social inclusion in the communities in which we work and live. Visit us at

FleishmanHillard is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. FleishmanHillard does not discriminate in any aspect of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local employment discrimination laws where FleishmanHillard does business. 

About Omnicom Public Relations Group

Omnicom Public Relations Group is a global collective of three of the top global public relations agencies worldwide and eight specialist agencies in public affairs, marketing to women, fashion, global health strategy and corporate social responsibility. It encompasses more than 6,000 public relations professionals in more than 330 offices worldwide who provide their expertise to companies, government agencies, NGOs and nonprofits across a wide range of industries. Omnicom Public Relations Group delivers for clients through a relentless focus on talent, continuous pursuit of innovation and a culture steeped in collaboration. Omnicom Public Relations Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc. that includes more than 200 companies in a wide range of marketing disciplines including advertising, public relations, healthcare, customer relationship management, events, promotional marketing, branding and research.

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