Senior Account Manager – EU Public Affairs

Cicero Group’s EU Public Affairs team are looking for a dynamic Senior Account Manager to work as a leading member of our EU Public Affairs client account teams, mainly within the finanical services sector.  The role will be in a fast-moving environment helping our clients stay on top of the busy EU legislative landscape.

You will be based in Brussels, with some travel to our offices in London and Dublin.

Responsibilities:

  • Building and managing public affairs campaigns (legislative and non-legislative).
  • Developing a detailed knowledge of policy and legislative issues.
  • Monitoring, tracking and analysing the EU legislative agenda.
  • Helping to develop Cicero Group’s external presence including drafting briefings for public distribution, generating content for our website and supporting the development of our social media profile.
  • Supporting new business activity including working on pitches, and identifying and converting prospective new business targets.
  • Day to day team management.

What your profile will look like:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role; consultancy/agency experience would be advantageous but you may have a mixture of experience in consultancy, European institutions and/or trade associations.
  • Knowledge and experience within financial services
  • Knowledge and experience of the EU legislative and policy landscape is essential.
  • Experience of managing public affairs campaigns and interacting with clients is preferred although comparable experience is also welcome.
  • Experience of working in a Brussels context.
  • Experience or appetite to manage and developing junior members of a team.

Key competencies:

  • A “get up and go” attitude, ready to assist in a wide range of tasks, build networks and lead on specific projects, tasks or policy areas.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Research skills.
  • Planning and organisation.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • The working language of the office is English, an additional language would be an asset but not essential.

Please ensure you attach a CV to your application, which should be sent to Parisa Namazi.

PR Account Manager – Corporate

Cicero Group’s Corporate Communications team is looking to recruit an Account Manager to support its rapidly expanding client base; mainly within the financial services sector. The role will involve autonomous client account management, providing strategic advice and creating PR and communications plans, content creation and copywriting, media engagement and account team coordination.

Responsibilities:

  • Leading meetings with clients and taking responsibility for client account delivery across accounts.
  • Building relationships with clients and prospects.
  • Attending journalist briefings and translating this into what it means for clients.
  • Writing and editing final copy of press releases, new business proposals, evaluation reports, speeches, presentations and feature copy for trade, corporate and business publications.
  • Alerting clients to PR risk.
  • Advising junior members of the team.

Skills required

The ideal candidate will have:  

  • Previous agency experience.
  • Experience and interest in consumer finance and corporate PR.
  • Creative and strategic approach to thinking about campaign ideas.
  • A proactive and collaborative approach to finding solutions.
  • Strong account and client management and relationship building skills.
  • Exceptional writing ability.
  • Exceptional attention to detail. Experience and a desire to manage junior members of a team
  • A complex understanding of how the media works, media landscape and key journalists (in the Competent understanding of social media strategy.
  • An ability to learn about a broad range of topics quickly.
  • An interest in new business and commercial awareness.
  • A willingness to multi-task and support the wider business wherever necessary.
  • Exceptional account management skills, with a flair for ensuring documents, plans and written materials are perfectly crafted.
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal.
  • An acute eye for the detail – in both devising news stories and analysing campaign briefs.

Why join Cicero

At Cicero, there are no limits to opportunity. Our people, opportunities to learn and grow and access to senior management were recently cited as the top three things about working at Cicero. When asked what we all have in common, our employees quoted: ambition and drive, an entrepreneurial spirit, curiosity in current affairs and a work hard, play hard attitude. We also have a welcoming and inclusive environment where everyone is encouraged to come to work as themselves and a great set of employee wellbeing benefits.

We are open to discussing flexible working opportunities.

Please email Parisa Namazi to apply for this position.

Get in Touch

Parisa Namazi

Director of Talent

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