Director, Corporate Reputation: Financial Services

New York City, NY, United States
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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 www.fticonsulting.com 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.

A bout 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.

About the Opportunity
As a Director on the Financial Services team, you will provide counsel to clients in developing g communications strategies to manage financial, regulatory, and reputational challenges - including influencing the outcomes of crisis, litigation, legislative/regulatory matters. A successful Director will be confident in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment, have the ability to develop and maintain strong "trusted advisor" relationships with clients, effectively manage teams and collaborate with peers, craft and execute strategy, and identify new business opportunities for the firm.


What We are Looking For

Qualified candidates must possess and demonstrate

  • A passion for the markets - You have an excellent command of the challenges and opportunities facing the Financial Services sector - particularly in banking/liquidity/markets and fintech.

  • Strategic but tactical - We look for people who are creative and think outside the box for answers. You can think strategically but also don't mind rolling up your sleeves.

  • Communications expertise - You are always thinking about better ways to frame a situation or communicate more clearly. You are attuned to the needs of your audience and you're a thoughtful writer and speaker.

    Responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to:

     

    Client Service

  • Strategic Counsel: providing expert communications, advocacy, positioning and other strategic counsel to clients

  • Account Management: managing multiple accounts in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Demonstrate understanding of client information - including strategy, services, stakeholders, and competitive landscape

  • Commercial Excellence: overseeing/managing budgets, invoicing, etc.

     

    Business Development

  • Proactivity: Identify emerging opportunities to add greater value for clients

  • Resourcefulness: Recognize and apply global and regional social, economic and other impactful policy trends, and translating those insights into actionable ideas

  • Connectivity: Develop and maintain relationships with applicable trade associations, journalists/media outlets, think tanks and relevant industry leaders to enhance and grow business

     

    Practice Leadership

  • Lead account teams on complex strategic communications challenges

  • Attend conferences, do prospecting and networking

  • Actively manage, develop, inspire, and motivate team of consultants to excel.

  • Anticipate potential challenges and evaluate strategies with senior management

     

    Preferred Skills

    This position would suit an individual with 5-10 years of experience of financial services, agency, or journalism experience, with strong knowledge and network within the financial services industry. This is a terrific opportunity for a motivated, ambitious self-starter to lead a team and manage a portfolio of accounts. Applicants should be analytical and intellectually curious, in addition to having strong media, copywriting, and client skills.
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