Senior Director | Consumer Industries | Strategic Communications


About the Role

We provide our clients with a comprehensive view of strategic communications that leverages our integrated suite of services, including financial communications, corporate reputation, transaction communications and public affairs in all the major markets around the world.

Our Consumer Industries team builds and protects reputational value for a wide range of UK and international organisations both within the consumer/retail/leisure sectors but also in a number of other interesting sectors.

You will be joining a fast-paced team which delivers both financial (and corporate) communications services to its clients and values hard work, an entrepreneurial approach, excellence through detail and the capacity to take on new ideas and develop knowledge. We think holistically about those industry sectors in which we work and address media, influencer, political, analyst, investor and customer audiences from within our team.

We are currently seeking a Senior Director to join a growing team of over 20 professionals in London, with broad-ranging financial communications experience. Experience of advising companies on preparing for an IPO and/or M&A would also be an advantage.

What You'll Do

Deliver to Clients
  • Lead / support on the execution of communications programmes, including both retained and project work, ensuring that client programmes are agreed and project plans are implemented
  • Provide strategic advice to a portfolio of clients, and develop excellent, trusted relationships with client group
  • Run Results days and other financial calendar events
  • Highly proactive and creative approach to sourcing and creating client media opportunities
  • Draft client plans and proposals
  • Develop compelling content ideas, showing strong insights into the news agenda
  • Drafting of press releases, commentaries and statements to high standard
  • Supporting on issues management, including drafting of Key Messages and Q&A
  • Handling all preparation and planning associated with client financial results
  • Quickly becoming one of the main points of contact for client handling, offering counsel and strategic-level insights - and managing often tight deadlines

Team Involvement
  • Strong journalist relationships across print, trade, online and broadcast outlets
  • Strong corporate finance and broking relationships
  • Strong sell-side analyst relationships
  • Share ideas and client information with the team
  • Share knowledge, insights and experience with colleagues
  • Develop relationships with other teams and segments within FTI
  • Support in managing team processes and in the training / development of junior team members
  • Lead by example through consistent delivery of high-quality output
  • Helps clients identify and escalate risks in order to act and communicate with integrity
  • Understands and lives by FTI's values, Code of Ethics and the Strategic Communications Rules of Practice, and works with junior staff to embed these concepts within the firm's culture. (Additional information about FTI's values, Code of Ethics and the Strategic Communications Rules of Practice can be accessed here .)

Basic Qualifications
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent 2:1 (or equivalent)
  • Strong media relations skills
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • Proven ability to build strong rapport/relationships with colleagues and within client organisations
  • Time management and the ability to prioritise a dynamic, varied workload and plan ahead
  • Ability to work effectively within a busy team
  • Takes a pragmatic and 'can do' approach
  • Experience in financial communications
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Previous experience in an in-house corporate communications or PR agency role
  • Travel required to clients and to FTI office(s).

Our Benefits

Apart from the well-structured career path and excellent team environment, our employees enjoy a variety of perks and benefits.

We offer a competitive benefits and wellbeing programme including private medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, income protection, flex critical illness cover, 5% employer pension contribution, holiday buy, discounted gym membership, interest free travel loans, paid volunteer hours and corporate matching for charitable donations, and much more.

About FTI Consulting

What makes us unique? With more than 6,250 employees located in offices in every corner of the globe, we are the firm our clients call when their most important issues are at stake. Regardless of what level you are, you will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from top experts in your field on high-profile engagements that impact history. Our culture is collaborative, and we value diversity, recognition, development and making a difference in our communities.

FTI Consulting is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and has been recognized as a Best Firm to Work For by Consulting magazine and one of America's Best Management Consulting Firms by Forbes . For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter ( @FTIConsulting ), Facebook and LinkedIn .

FTI Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.


Job information

Firm: FTI Consulting

Location: London



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