Essence, part of GroupM, is a data-driven global agency that blends data science, objective media and captivating experiences to build valuable connections between brands and consumers. Clients include Google, Friesland Campina, and the Financial Times. The agency is more than 1,700 people strong, manages over $3.2B in media spend and deploys campaigns in 71 markets via its global offices throughout North America, EMEA and APAC.
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About the role
We are looking for a sharp, strategic, driven and highly experienced person to become our first full time Essence employee to be based in Dubai. The role is to help us establish a presence in MENA and start to build a fully operational Essence Dubai business. The other part of the role is to lead as the Client Director for one of our key clients, Friesland Campina.
Initially you will be leading a very small team to manage Friesland Campina’s needs in MENA, working closely with their other local agencies (creative, content etc.) and supporting in the development of local market media plans. A key element of the role will be working closely with the Essence Friesland Campina team in London. An amount of travel to London will be required. Although Essence is a digital-first agency, the role will involve working on multi-channel campaigns with partner agencies, and marketing strategy will include online and offline elements.
This is an outstanding opportunity for an ambitious individual to develop their career. We’re looking for a smart, motivated individual who can passionately represent Essence, ensure outstanding delivery to our clients and build our profile in a new market. This is a unique opportunity to join a fast-growing, dynamic digital agency which is already doing cutting-edge work for exceptional clients.
Some of the things we’d like you to do:
Our clients are typically strategic, smart, results driven, commercial – you’ll need to be the same. You will become a trusted advisor to those clients, both advising and influencing strategy and challenging them when required.
Drive revenue across our key client account and support business growth initiatives in the MENA region
Responsible for the leadership & P&L of Dubai office:
Work collaboratively with multiple client product teams at Essence, to inform the development of marketing campaigns for their clients
Responsible for identifying key capability/resource gaps and mitigating the risks associated with them
Oversee the delivery of brilliant people processes that enable exceptional personal development for our people and make them feel valued
Mentor/coach others in becoming ‘trusted advisors’ for their clients, helping them take responsibility for client satisfaction in parallel to revenue generation and profitability
A bit about yourself:
Extensive digital experience across all channels, including display, biddable, social and mobile
Good knowledge of and a proven track record in the MENA region
A proven track record in defining and leading large client relationships and digital marketing campaigns on fast moving B2C accounts
Exceptional presentation skills, with experience of presenting and securing buy-in at the highest level
Passionate about digital and well versed on the latest industry trends and news
Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and deliver results
Excellent interpersonal skills
You believe in open, candid and honest communication at all times, both internally and with clients
You believe that empowering those working with you is the best way for everyone to succeed; you look to trust, empower and coach to unleash potential
What you can expect from Essence
Essence’s mission is to make advertising more valuable to the world. We do this by employing the world’s very best talent to solve some of the toughest challenges of today’s digital marketing landscape. It’s important that we hire people whose values reflect those of our own: genuine, results-focused, daring and insightful. As an Essence employee, we promise you a workplace that invests in your career, cares for you and is fun and engaging. We believe these factors create a workplace where you can be yourself and do amazing work.
promise you a workplace that invests in your career, cares for you and is fun and engaging. We believe these factors create a workplace where you can be yourself and do amazing work.
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