FTI Consulting, Consultant / Account Executive - Life Sciences Team | Strategic Communications

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Location
London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
Competitive salary, excellent benefits
Posted
02 Feb 2018
Closes
02 Mar 2018
Ref
17177
Industry
PR
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

About the Opportunity:

The Strategic Communications practice of FTI Consulting is one of the world's most highly regarded communications consultancies. We offer a broad base of disciplines across a variety of specialist sectors including financial services, retail and consumer, digital, natural resources, energy, public affairs, real estate, professional services, technology media telecoms (TMT) and life sciences.

The Life Sciences team is a growing practice with high profile clients which concentrates on financial-focused communications for the life sciences and healthcare industry including pharmaceuticals, medtech, healthcare services and diagnostics companies.

Due to our expanding business needs and the growth of our Life Sciences practice we are seeking a highly motivated Consultant to join our team in London. This is a hands-on, client facing role where the candidate will be able to hit the ground running and help contribute to and continue our success.

Responsibilities:

Deliver to Clients

  • Add value to the team by conducting timely research assignments and supporting day to day client work
  • Develop and draft written communications and materials to support client programmes
  • Develop media lists and conduct media pitching with support from the team
  • Handle agendas and status reporting for client meetings
  • Work alongside colleagues to ensure timescales and quality assurance standards are adhered to
  • Manage team and client expectations and anticipate their needs
  • Drafting press releases and distributing to the London Stock Exchange and media and analysts
  • Take initiative to follow up press releases with media contacts to generate coverage
  • Ensure client communications programmes are up to date and suggest fresh ideas
  • Daily sector monitoring for team and client relevant news
  • Help organise and eventually manage company financial results – organising analyst meetings, 1:1 media interviews, coverage reports, etc.
  • Work and support team on transactions, e.g. M&A, IPO, etc.
  • Support client retention through exemplary service delivery
  • Anticipate potentially challenging situations and evaluate alternatives with senior team
  • Assist senior team members in creatively preparing and delivering superb and industry-leading work

Support Business Development

  • Research new business opportunities and market they operate in
  • Proactively network with investors, media and potential client prospects
  • Work alongside senior members of the team on business development activities such as pitch preparation and delivery
  • Participate in new client pitches
  • Support new business opportunities and produce fresh ideas
  • Oversee development of pitch books to make sure tailored to new client

Team Involvement

  • Share ideas and client information with the team
  • Share knowledge, insights and experience with colleagues
  • Participate in learning and development initiatives
  • Develop relationships with other teams within Strategic Communications and FTI
  • Team structure enables exposure and dialogue at all levels and on a huge variety of clients
  • Become immersed in a close-knit team, supportive team who socialise regularly

Required skills

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Exceptional writing and research skills
  • An understanding of the media and how it operates
  • A financial understanding and knowledge of how the ‘City’ works
  • Possess or have the desire to develop excellent contacts with the media

Preferred, optional, skills

  • A background/interest in science and/or healthcare
  • Experience in an in-house communications and/or PR agency role
  • Display gravitas, confidence and maturity, and be able to take the lead in team meetings
  • Intellectual strength, demonstrating an ability to deal with highly complex issues
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills
  • Demonstrate energy and a desire to provide exceptional client service
  • Excellent team player with a positive and collegial focus

Personal requirements

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • Ability to build strong rapport/relationships at all levels within FTI Consulting and client organisations
  • Time management and the ability to prioritise a varied workload and plan ahead
  • Ability to work effectively within a busy team
  • Take a pragmatic and ‘can do’ approach
  • Ability to be flexible in order to meet client deadlines and regulatory requirements


Click 'Apply' now.

FTI Consulting can offer a competitive and attractive rewards package, excellent training and development opportunities, a supportive and friendly environment and the opportunity to achieve your potential.

FTI Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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