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Associate Director (Business & Corporate) – 12 month maternity cover

We’re currently recruiting for an Associate Director to join us for a 12-month maternity cover contract. This senior role will take responsibility for the strategic development of key clients within the Business & Corporate division.





£Competitive + benefits

A little about us… 

We’re Speed Communications, the largest PR and communications agency in the South West, recently awarded ‘Large Consultancy of the Year’ by PRCA Dare.

We’re a 50-strong team of some of the most talented, dedicated and passionate people in the business. Ours is a culture where everyone belongs and where openness, diverse thinking, experiences and backgrounds are truly valued.

This role is to oversee leadership and management of some of Speed’s Business & Corporate divisions biggest clients, for a 12-month maternity cover contract.

This senior role will take responsibility for the strategic development of key clients within the Business & Corporate division, including a global oil & gas account, providing team support and direction and working closely with our sister agency, Bray Leino.

What will I be doing?

  • Leading one of Speed’s largest global accounts, working closely with agency partners in the UK, US and Canada. Additionally, leading teams across four other client accounts focused in the industrial sectors
  • Quickly building strong senior client relationships to ensure key consultancy status, finding solutions to challenges, using experience and knowledge to inspire, motivate and educate
  • Providing team direction to ensure effective and efficient delivery of account work, ensuring we are meeting clients’ strategic objectives and high standards required
  • Supporting account team members in managing projects, planning and delivery of campaigns
  • Working as an integral part of Speed’s Business & Corporate division’s senior management team

What will I need?

  • Significant experience in B2B PR and communications, ideally with agency experience
  • Ideally, (but not essential) experience in leading client accounts in the oil & gas or industrial sectors
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to engage and inspire those that report into you
  • Appreciation of excellent client services and results delivery

And in return… 

People are integral to our success and because of this, we focus on keeping them happy and healthy. This is reflected in all the great stuff we’ve created for the team from long service awards, healthcare plans and enviable holiday allowances.

  • 25 days’ holiday (not including Bank holidays and Christmas shut down)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Outstanding training and development programme
  • Well-being programme inc. weekly fruit delivery, eye-care vouchers
  • Early Friday finishes in Summer
  • Refer a friend and new business incentives
  • Medical cash plan – including employee assist programme, contributions to dental, optical, physio etc.



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