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Senior Client Lead -RIYADH

Memac Ogilvy
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Our VisionOur vision is to inspire brands and people to impact the world. To create big ideas that make a significant contribution to the planet, society, and the bottom line. We believe in today’s world this is the best way for our clients to achieve sustainable growth.   We achieve this by breaking down the barriers that restrict talent and ideas, we call this Borderless Creativity.        This is why our teams work fluidly across 5 capabilities Advertising, Experience, PR, Consulting and Health.   This allows us to not only operate but also innovate at the intersection of capabilities and talent.  We believe impact and magic lie at this intersection.   Ogilvy scales this by seamlessly connecting and accessing the deep cultural expertise of 132 offices in 83 countries.   Our mission: We inspire brands and people to impact the worldHow we do it: We innovate and operate at the intersection of people and capabilitiesWhat we do: Borderless creativityToday, Ogilvy is recognized as the world’s leading creative agency. We are also one of the most effective networks globally.About Memac OgilvyMemac Ogilvy is one of the leading creative networks in MENA with its flagship office in the UAE and a strong local footprint in the GCC and North Africa. It is part of the formidable worldwide WPP & Ogilvy network. It’s the only truly integrated comms network – with Consulting, Advertising- Brand & Content, PR, Experience & Health under 1 P&L and single leadership. Memac Ogilvy is the most integrated modern creative and effective partner for client growth in MENA. We inspire brands and people to impact the world. We deliver on this by combining expert and new capabilities for modern marketing solutions, with solid project management expertise for agile and effective delivery as well as a thorough and passionate People agenda.The agency is the most awarded Middle Eastern agency in Cannes as well as a big winner at the local award show Lynx. It has around 500 staff members.What We're Looking ForWe are seeking a Senior Client Lead for our PR team in Riyadh, who will play a pivotal role in managing and cultivating our relationship with a major government client. The role focuses on delivering exceptional PR and communications strategies, managing crisis communications, and overseeing strategic communications and stakeholder management.To Succeed In This Role, You Need ToServe as the primary point of contact for the government client, ensuring all communication and PR strategies align with their goals and objectives.Develop and implement comprehensive PR and communications strategies, including crisis communication plans, to enhance the client's public image and address any communications challenges.Lead and coordinate the execution of strategic communication initiatives, ensuring messages are consistent, timely, and impactful across all channels.Manage stakeholder relations, identify key stakeholders, and develop strategies to engage and communicate with them effectively.Monitor and analyze the media landscape, providing strategic advice to the client on potential public perceptions and advising on appropriate responses.Collaborate with cross-functional teams within MEMAC Ogilvy to ensure integrated and cohesive PR campaigns that support the client's objectives.Provide leadership and guidance to the PR team, fostering an environment of continuous improvement and professional growth.Prepare and present detailed reports on PR campaign performance, insights, and recommendations to the client and senior management.QualificationsBachelor's or Master's degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, or a related field.At least 7-10 years of experience in public relations or communications, with a significant focus on government clients or similar high-profile sectors.Proven track record in developing and implementing successful PR and communications strategies, crisis communication plans, and stakeholder management.Excellent understanding of the media landscape and experience in media relations.Strong leadership skills and the ability to manage and motivate a team.Exceptional communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.Fluent in Arabic and English, both written and spoken, to cater to the local and international aspects of the role.Memac Ogilvy inspires brands and people to impact the world. We exist to create iconic, culture-changing, value-driven ideas for our clients. Borderless Creativity is our lifeblood. We operate, innovate, and create at the intersection of our talented people, across advertising disciplines such as strategic thinking and distinctive idea creation, through a social-first approach — alongside our wider Memac Ogilvy family of Advertising, Experience, Health, Consulting and PR. Never have there been more opportunities available to communicate incredible ideas, impact culture, and influence consumer behaviour. Paid advertising is a consistent, regular and controllable way of getting a business and brand’s core message in front of consumers in a way that no other medium can. Creativity is our greatest differentiator as we transcend the status quo and shift culture.How We’ll Support YouMemac Ogilvy celebrates its people. Fully. Enthusiastically. Unhesitatingly. We’ll empower you with the tools you’ll need to succeed. We’ll give you the autonomy to seek out new paths and better ways of doing things. We’ll support you with colleagues who are experts in their disciplines, drawn from across the Ogilvy network. And we’ll provide opportunities for you to do work of which you’ll be proud, with people you’ll be proud to call your teammates.Ogilvy is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, colour, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or physical or mental disability. We believe in creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion and strives to recruit a diverse slate of candidates to help us achieve that goal.At Ogilvy, our people are at the heart of what we do: a creative agency that sparks game-changing ideas across culture and business through collaboration, integrity, and a celebration of self-expression.We believe in building powerful teams with purpose. This means hiring and nurturing talent across all races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientation, and gender identities – and we relentlessly curate transformative initiatives that make our commitment to fairness, and equity a reality.Our ultimate mission is to leave a positive impact on the world, creating a better future for all, while supporting and uplifting the global communities we serve. This is central to our mantra of Borderless Creativity.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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