Job title: Associate Business Director


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Job Title Associate Business Director


Company Description

Publicis Worldwide is a global creative network enabling our clients toLead The Changein their marketing and business transformation.

Today’s brands compete with new technologies, empowered consumers, shifting public attitudes, brand new contenders and much more. In order to keep their relevance among customers, managing change and uncertainty is a pre-requisite. Creating leading strategies and powerful ideas that allow our clients’ brands to become unique, irreplaceable, in control and ahead is our purpose. In more than 110 countries, our agencies work with a wide range of clients and company cultures. But in our network we all share a common ambition: to help our clients and their brands to be and remain the leaders they want to be, to Lead The Change.

In a world of accelerated change in which new technologies emerge every day, Publicis Worldwide provides strategic creative ideas leveraged by data and technology to help clients succeed in their marketing transformation. With over 16,000 employees in 110 countries, clients include Nestlé, L’Oréal, Renault, Standard Chartered Bank, Carrefour, Cartier, Citi, Diesel, Orange, Procter & Gamble, Sanofi, UBS and Walmart.

In 2021, Publicis Worldwide was ranked by Cannes Lions as the 4th most creative network.

Job Description

We’re looking for an experienced Associate Business Director to lead an multinational FMCG business. As an Associate Business Director, it will be your responsibility to ensure the smooth development of the brands’ strategies and integrated communication, translating business needs to creative challenges and ensuring a timely delivery of development milestones. Critical role considerations that you will need to deliver on:

-Drive clientpartnershipwith strategic influenceand intent,whilstbeing the focal point for client interaction,campaign planning and service delivery.

-Build strong client relationships to understand the business needs and requirements in order to proactively support and help grow the brands.

-Take initiative to spot new business opportunities for the client

-Confidently manage multiple clients and internal stakeholders, lead the development of integrated communication with multiple teams (data, strategy, media, commerce, social/digital, influencers etc…).

-Contribute to the strategic blueprint on the client’s business in collaboration with the data and strategy team

-Be a strong presenter, reporting monthly key learnings.

-Perform well in a matrix setup.

-Work hand in hand with our in-house design team to create best in class content as well as actively sourcing new opportunities.

-Able to lead a team effectively.

-Lead coordination tasks, managed by the account managers /exec who need to be briefed around key campaigns and deliverables.

-Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment while ensuring high standard of work

-Overseeing finance management and reporting

-Foster relationships within the team & encourages 360 collaboration

-Develop junior members of the team

-Help to drive Power of One integration within the business


-Bachelor’s degree in marketing or other related field

-8-10 years experience in related field (AD / Sr AM / Operations Lead), ideally with experience in F&B / food / Service / QSR vertical

-Strong leadership, project management, and communication skills to be able to engage with multiple stakeholders to drive delivery of projects

-Displays critical thinking and ability to challenge internal and external outputs

-Produces insightful, innovative and clearly articulated presentations

-Proven people management experience

-Evidence of being solution driven and innovative with how they drive performance and delivery

-Comms Planning experience in a digital (service) environment or with QSR’s (a plus but not essential)

-Experience in video production, able to supervise process from concept to execution with agency and 3rd party partners

-Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

-Persuasive presentation and problem-solving skills

-Exceptional communication skills that foster a strong relationship with team members and the client

-Expert time manager and ability to prioritize workload

-Ability to negotiate with team members and clients to accomplish tasks and drive projects forward

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Location: Dubai

Job date: Fri, 13 Jan 2023 08:20:29 GMT

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