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APCO Worldwide: Associate Director

APCO Worldwide—a leading global communications and strategy consultancy—is seeking an Associate Director in Beijing who will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer, Greater China.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading client relationships, managing account teams, developing client deliverables and supporting business development. S/he will interface with all levels of staff and client swith the following primary responsibilities:

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CLIENT SERVICE

– Serves as the primary client contact and independently manages client relationships
– Manages project teams, delegates tasks effectively and oversees the development of client deliverables to ensure high quality standards
– Leads internal and client meetings and offers clients insights and suggestions
– Provide strategy consultancy and execution support to clients with a focus on corporate communications, media relations, issue/crisis management and thought leadership building

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

– Analyzes client requirements to develop scopes of work and budgets that are appropriate and profitable
– Engages clients to effectively address issues, manage budgets and makes changes as necessary to improve account performance
– Manages multiple projects/clients and effectively coordinates with other team leaders on project staffing

TEAM MANAGEMENT

– Supervises a team of 3-5 project staff, develops team members’ skills, and offers coaching and mentoring
– Promotes a healthy work environment based on respect and support of colleagues
–  Drives initiatives that recognize and reward people’s efforts/achievements

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

– Proposes innovative solutions and creative ideas for current and prospective clients
– Creates high quality proposals and pitch presentations
– Works in close collaboration with other senior staff in Greater China to generates new business
– Actively seeks opportunities for marketing APCO through thought leadership and networking activities

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