Director, Public Affairs and Communications/Technology, Brussels
Position Overview and Responsibilities
FleishmanHillard is one of the world's leading public affairs and communications groups, with over 80 offices worldwide. Our Technology practice works with clients in a variety of policy fields related to the Digital Single Market, notably data, privacy, IPR, e-commerce, geo-blocking, and consumer affairs. Specifically, we advise these clients on the implications of legislative developments for their organisations, and develop advocacy and communication strategies that help them enhance their positioning. As part of a wider team, we collaborate with colleagues across the office on their specific areas of expertise including health, financial services, environment and energy policy, and we work with colleagues in other FleishmanHillard offices across our EMEA and Global network.
We are looking for a senior public affairs and communications professional, with a minimum of 10 years’ experience and deep expertise in the Technology sector, to lead this practice. The successful candidate will proactively develop and initiate new business opportunities both in Brussels and as part of our Global Technology practice. He/she will direct a number of communications and advocacy programs, and work in close partnership with clients as a trusted advisor. This position will provide an opportunity for teaming with senior industry practitioners, and for broad sectoral experience and growth.
Candidates will have deep working experience relating to EU level technology areas. This experience should ideally be acquired in-house, through a consultancy firm or working with the EU institutions.
The successful candidate will have:
- An excellent understanding of the EU institutions and political dynamics.
- Strong business acumen and appreciation of the commercial impact of policy decisions.
- A strong network within the technology industry.
- Excellent capability as an advisor, including first class communication and writing skills, and team leader.
- An entrepreneurial approach to client servicing and business development.
- Ability to solve problems and exercise excellent judgment with the ability to think 'outside of the box’.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines without sacrificing quality, maintain good client relationships and deliver outstanding results.
- Understanding of agency financials and experience budgeting projects.
- Professional, proactive and committed to high standards in the quality of the communications product.
- Existing relationships with business, technology, trade associations, think tanks and thought leaders and political trade media, and well-developed-skills in building and maintaining traditional and digital media relationships.
Our philosophy hinges on supportive team working and we look for individuals who are motivated by the opportunity to be part of a market-leading, high caliber and culturally rich group. FleishmanHillard’s reputation for quality, creativity, and results is what distinguishes us in our market.
If you are qualified and interested in this opportunity, please send your CV and motivation letter through our website: http://fleishmanhillard.com/careers/.
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 www.fleishmanhillard.com.
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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