Multiply Group | Abu Dhabi, UAE

About the Vacancy

Viola Communications, based in Abu Dhabi is the largest integrated communications agency in UAE and is about to ride a resurgent wave in the post pandemic phase.

We have this brand-new role of an Arabic speaking Account Director - Integrated communications to be based in Abu Dhabi.

It is a permanent, full time role which will require the candidate to be based in / flexible to relocate to Abu Dhabi, due to the specific and dynamic needs of the role.

The role will be a senior addition to our integrated communications structure which is expanding due to the various large-scale integrated communication clients.

If you love communications strategy, a fantastic work environment (experience it, to believe it!) with a great learning environment, then perhaps this role is for you!

Responsibilities

  • Contribute actively to the formulation and articulation of MarCom strategy for assigned accounts
  • Prepare a Communication Plan for the brands based on client and partner agencies input. Update Plan on quarterly basis
  • Act as brand custodian for account brands and take ownership for the growth and positioning of the brands
  • Identify opportunities to up-sell and cross-sell other services or enhance current scope and keep CSD updated on any leads for joint accounts
  • Ensure compliance with the processes through ongoing monitoring and review in account teams
  • Identify intelligent proactive initiatives that can add value to client brands; lead brainstorming session involving account teams and CS Director to finalize the proactive initiative to be presented to clients for approval and buy in
  • Lead briefing to execution for critical campaigns
  • Collaborate with the stakeholders to ensure a thorough brief is in place and getting the necessary approvals, if needed
  • Participating in briefing sessions for the Creative team ensuring a uniform team understanding
  • Ensure all client deliverables are according to brief, guidelines and budget and within set deadlines
  • Lead brainstorming on Activation ideas with account teams, presentation to clients and oversee execution
  • Deal with any job coordination issues at an interdepartmental level and with clients as needed
  • Prepare a Job Costing for all projects to estimate costs involved in terms of man-hours and overheads
  • Monitoring team members performance, ensuring all projects deliverables are streamlined with the objectives set
  • Calculate and analyze variances in terms of time and costs based on time sheet analysis and overheads
  • Report job profitability and variances to CS Director / Group Account Director as required. Discuss corrective actions required
  • Work closely with Finance to resolve invoicing and collections and other financial management issues related to the accounts

Required Skills

  • At least 8 years of experience in the communications / advertising industry
  • Must be an Arabic speaker
  • A qualification in media studies / mass communications will be an advantage
  • Prior experience in managing teams in an Agency setting
  • Experience with clients in the government sector will be an advantage
  • Based in / flexible to relocate to Abu Dhabi, due to the dynamics of the role
  • If the above sounds interesting, we'd love to hear from you!

Information

Company: Viola Communications

Department: Integrated Client Servicing

Job Location: Abu Dhabi

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