Director New Business Lead, London

Position Overview and Responsibilities

As Head of New Business for FHF you ensure that we consistently bring our new business ‘A’ game by supporting the teams to deliver brilliant thinking, strategy, creativity, content and relationship management to prospects and clients.

As strategic partner to Directors, Senior Advisors and Team Heads you’ll influencing decisions around casting, pitch strategy and approach to ensure that we bring the best of our talent and IP to every opportunity.

You will project manage high value pitches end-to-end, as well as offering ad-hoc strategic or pitch-doctor support to other opportunities. Rolling up your sleeves when necessary, and getting stuck in to help with the heavy lift of pitching must also not be beyond you!

Outside of specific new-business opportunities you will maintain oversight of our new business infrastructure including tracking, reporting and measurement, as well as knowledge management. Holistically you will be responsible for defining the new business approach for the firm and upskilling all consultants in their new business capacity through training, coaching and clarity of best practice.

This position requires a high degree of multi-tasking and stakeholder management. You will need to quickly develop a deep understanding of the expertise across the agency and build trusted relationships with colleagues in London, EMEA and Globally. Key to success will be the ability to empower and inspire brilliance in others, as well as to run a tight ship from an operational perspective.

FleishmanHillard believes a diverse team brings a wider range of personal and professional experiences and perspectives. We recognize that diversity and inclusion benefit our agency, our clients, and the communities in which we work and live. To that end, we strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.


  • Extensive experience working in a top-class international comms agency at senior management level
  • Understanding of the breadth of services across the integrated PR & communications service mix
  • Senior expertise in one or more PR & Communications specialism
  • Excellent influencer with natural authority; able to build strong trusted relationships
  • Experience operating in either client facing, planning, new business or creative capacities
  • Passion for driving new business and a strong track record in this space
  • Highly responsive and organised multitasker, comfortable prioritising across multiple projects

If this sounds like you we would love to discuss further!

About FleishmanHillard Fishburn

Our London team harnesses the collective power of creative, social, tech and strategic marketing to produce electric, infectious and award-winning communications. With this in mind, we create provocative, inspiring solutions for big and small brands with stories to tell - which could be anything from a blog or social campaign to an installation, film, event or long-term movement. 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.

About FleishmanHillard

FleishmanHillard specializes in public relations, reputation management, public affairs, brand marketing, digital strategy, social engagement and content strategy. FleishmanHillard was named PRWeek’s 2014 Global Agency of the Year, “Standout Agency” on Advertising Age’s 2013 A-List; NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for 2010-2016; and among PRWeek’s 2013 “Best Places to Work.” The firm’s award-winning work is widely heralded, including at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. FleishmanHillard is part of Omnicom Public Relations Group, a division of Omnicom Group Inc., and has more than 85 offices in 30 countries, plus affiliates in 43 countries. 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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