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  • Posted: Mar 21, 2023
    Deadline: Apr 10, 2023
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    We are Nigeria’s premier perception management consulting firm that provides solution to clients’ positioning issues and ancillary marketing communication challenges.
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    Senior Associate Group Head

    Position Overview

    • The Senior Associate (SA) will be responsible for client management including strategy support, production of client deliverables and monitoring and analyzing PR issues. He/She will identify and oversee business development by overseeing and providing input on the production of decks and materials to present to potential clients.
    • As a thought leader, the SA will develop the editorial calendar for their sector and write pieces/content for publication. The SA will be responsible for providing intelligence and analysis on market developments. The SA will build and maintain a current network of contacts in the government, business, civil society and among other key stakeholders.
    • This position will be based in the CMC Connect LLP office in Lagos & Abuja respectively, and will report to the Associate Partner, Lagos and Abuja Operations.

    What you will be doing:

    • Support the growth and development of new business and expansion of CMC Connect LLP through the successful understanding, drafting and execution of RFPs
    • Serve as strategic partner to our clients, identifying and flagging challenges and opportunities and providing relevant council
    • Work with team in Lagos on proposals, deliverables and produce results in a timely manner.
    • Produce client deliverables and see full execution from start to finish
    • Support thought leadership in Lagos and Abuja offices.
    • In partnership with team, prepare materials for meetings, events or other clients/stakeholders/media engagement activities;
    • Provide day to day support for clients, including regular meetings, calls and briefings
    • Train and onboard junior and mid-level team as the team expands
    • Liaise with Associate Partner on the managing of roll-outs and all plans and assets for CMC Connect LLP and clients
    • Identify relevant market and policy trends and pitch new business opportunities
    • Oversee client budget management and forecasting, proactively address scope and delays in client invoice payment with CMC Connect LLP Abuja leadership
    • Build relationships with Lagos and Abuja team to leverage and monetize the full suite of resources
    • Track progress and report back results to Associate Partner based on agreed-upon metrics and achievement of business goals
    • Manage and monitor the client relationship with the Abuja team

    What You Will Need

    • At least 5-7 years of experience in government, NGO or private firm leading work related to relevant service offerings.
    • Forward thinker, ability to work in rapidly changing PR landscape and think/program across a variety of platforms, channels and audiences
    • Comprehensive understanding and experience in PR business. Maintains an intimate understanding of the client’s business, priorities and competitive landscape
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills – a positive approach with a self-starter attitude
    • Stays knowledgeable about markets and sectors of PR business and stakeholders
    • Excellent writing and PowerPoint skills
    • Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple assignments simultaneously
    • Proactive approach, a willingness to take initiative and support the full team to drive business growth and results and anticipates what’s next to get ahead of issues and capitalize on new opportunities
    • Ability to work effectively with dynamic teams and across offices

    Skill and Competencies
    Client Work:

    • Client facing
    • Strategy support
    • Project management and implementation
    • Production of client deliverables
    • Monitoring and analyzing business, public affairs and PR issues

    Business Development:

    • Support business development
    • Develops pitch and oversee production of decks and materials

    Thought Leadership:

    • Develops editorial calendar for various sectors for publication
    • Support in drafting thought leadership

    Market Intelligence:

    • Responsible for providing data and analysis on market developments and trends

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Cover Letter to: using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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