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Our client, a leading global corporate communications network based in Paris, is looking for an Account Director to strengthen their corporate affairs department. Their approach combines strategy and creativity to protect, reinforce and promote their client’s brands in an environment that has become more complex and unpredictable.

You will be responsible for the direct management of strategic consulting assignments across communication consulting, corporate press relations, sensitive communication & crisis, Public Affairs, and the implementation of international communication campaigns for their clients.

This is an exciting time to join the business as they are going through a brand repositioning and they have high ambitions. This is a challenging opportunity for an ambitious individual to take their next big career step, and who is keen to support a global agency to reinforce its strategic positioning in the French market.

Key responsibilities:

  • Create, nurture and manage relationships with multiple, diverse clients at C-suite level
  • Provide strategic recommendations and control the quality of services provided to local or international clients with regards to the group's quality standards
  • Management and training of your team members in corporate communication, sensitive communication & public affairs, as well as internal relations and relations with clients and service providers
  • Active participation with the business development of the agency through the development of existing clients, identification of business opportunities, participation in prospecting and recommendations
  • Execute a vision and strategy for the agency both internally and externally

Key requirements:

  • Ability to act as a proven counsellor to senior in-house communications teams
  • Strong leadership qualities and a team player attitude
  • Bring an intelligent, humble and collaborative approach to all that you do
  • Clear understanding of financial metrics and agency management
  • Operational know-how and an ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Corporate Affairs agency experience is essential
  • Excellent French and English written and speaking level

This is a perfect opportunity for a strategic communicator that can take a well performing agency to the next level.

If you have the relevant experience and this opportunity sounds interesting to you, please get in touch with a copy of your CV with barbarao@hansonsearch.com or via the form below.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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Managing Consultant: Head of Europe Barbara Ozanon

Barbara is acting as a success partner with both her candidates and her clients. Her expertise ranges from corporate communications to public affairs, content and digital marketing. She has completed briefs in France, Belgium, Switzerland and The Netherlands, sometimes even cross-countries. She advises and supports global strategic consultancies, network agencies and international corporations across different sectors such as healthcare, retail, food & drink as well as large scale start-ups.

Some of her recent placements include: Managing Director Public Affairs, COO, Head of Content, Government Relations Director EMEA, Digital Director, Head of Tech, Head of Public Affairs.

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