Senior Director, Digital & Insights, Energy

Washington, DC, United States
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powertofly approved What FTI Consulting Has to Offer:

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk, and resolve disputes. Benefits include:

  • Robust health, dental, and vision coverage
  • 401K with company match
  • Flexible spending and commuter benefits
  • Paid maternity leave

  • About FTI Consulting
    FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 4,600 employees located in 28 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. The Company generated $1.81 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2017. For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.

    FTI Consulting continually strives to offer employees and eligible dependents, including domestic partners and eligible domestic partner children, a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Please click here for more information.

    FTI Consulting does not accept unsolicited resumes from external firms or agencies. FTI Consulting will not be responsible for placement fees associated with unsolicited resumes.

    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.

    About Strategic Communications
    The Strategic Communications segment of FTI Consulting is one of the world's most highly regarded communications consultancies with a 30-year track record of designing and executing communications strategies for clients managing financial, regulatory and reputational challenges. The Strategic Communications segment serves as trusted advisors to management teams and Boards of Directors seeking to seize opportunities, manage crises, navigate market disruptions, articulate their brand, stake a competitive position, and preserve their permission to operate. Services of the Strategic Communications segment include financial communications, corporate reputation and public affairs, with specialty offerings that include M&A communications, crisis communications, issues management, litigation communications, corporate governance, shareholder activism, proxy advisory, restructuring communications, employee engagement, change communications, strategy consulting, research, as well as digital and creative communications.

    Day in the Life as a Senior Director…

    As a Senior Director, you will take an active role in the development and management of communications programs related to in- and out-of-court financial restructurings, as well as related events such as refinancing announcements, forbearance agreements, asset sales, organizational realignments and leak mitigation plans. You will be assigned to working with clients working with clients within energy, industrial good and services, engineering and manufacturing. You also will have opportunities to work on other multi-stakeholder corporate announcements, including mergers and acquisitions, crises and other issues management campaigns within these industries.

    You will develop in-depth knowledge of clients' objectives, audiences, channels and challenges in order to support the design and implementation of strategies to support them and position them positively for the future. You will be responsible for managing the client relationship, coordinating strategies and document review among the broader advisory team and working with a cross-disciplinary FTI Strategic Communications teams to ensure flawless execution of strategies across all stakeholder groups, including employees, customers, suppliers, financial audiences, media and regulators, as needed. You also will be responsible for training and providing support to more junior team members and helping to cultivate new business opportunities and referral relationships. To support our client base in the energy industry, this role requires a technical background with a focus on energy, industrial services and chemical engineering. Your academic background and expertise will mean you are a key interface with engineers and subject matter experts on the clients' side who also specialize in engineering, oil and gas and industrial.

    Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

    Client Delivery:

  • Serve as a primary client contact, representing the team in client meetings, conference calls and while working on client sites (NOTE: Some travel will be required, including occasional assignments requiring 4-5 days/week onsite support for a period of time)

  • Ensure clients new to restructuring understand the legal process and technical language, effectively serving as an intermediary between legal and financial advisors and in-house communicators

  • Provide counsel and analysis to inform and support communications recommendations

  • Lead client projects and teams, including coordinating project rollouts, ensuring team deadlines are met, and communicating across project workstreams - demonstrate flexibility and agility in adapting processes as client needs and timing evolve

  • Draft and edit stakeholder communications (e.g., key messages, press releases, fact sheets, question-and-answer documents, letters and executive scripts) that make complicated legal and financial information easy to understand and demonstrate how current actions will help the company to be successful over the longer term

  • Anticipate client needs and concerns and proactively work with senior management to address them

  • Maintain solid relationships with clients, referral sources and colleagues across the FTI network to generate new business leads

    Practice Leadership:

  • Consistently seek ways to improve client service

  • Anticipate potentially difficult situations and be able to evaluate strategies and alternatives with senior management

  • Demonstrate a willingness to take responsibility for outcomes and to assist others when needed

  • Effectively manage competing demands for time

  • Identify resource needs and work with senior leaders to assign individual and group responsibilities

  • Foster talent by serving as a coach and mentoring junior team members

    Business Development:

  • Support the development, production and marketing of thought leadership surrounding emerging trends and issues

  • Cultivate a network of internal and external referral sources

  • Develop strategic proposals and presentations and be able to confidently speak to FTI Consulting's capabilities, differentiators and approach in new business meetings

  • Proactively identify opportunities to grow existing client business and effectively introduce colleagues to capture those opportunities

    What Are We Looking For?

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in technology, energy, science and engineering

  • Excellent organizational skills and written and verbal presentation skills

  • 7 years of relevant professional experience

  • Experience in leading teams and track record of business development success

    What Else Are We Looking For?

  • Ability to advise and secure confidence of senior communications and C-level client contacts, as well as outside legal and financial advisors

  • Ability to strategize and provide expert counsel in the energy and technology fields

  • Ability to work under pressing deadlines across multiple projects and portray calm in the face of difficult situations to clients and other team members

  • Strong work ethic, attention to detail and a service-oriented attitude

    Demonstrated people management experience including mentorship and supervision of others

  • Ability to excel in fast-paced, changing environ ments

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