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Communications Manager - Havas KSA

Introduction to the brand

Havas PR Middle East specializes in luxury, fashion and beauty and has the region’s most comprehensive brand portfolio within these categories. The portfolio also includes a diverse, blue-chip clientele roster comprising automobile, finance, FMCG, hospitality, retail and environment brands.

We are seeking a Communications Manager who brings a combined experience and expertise in result-driven public relations campaigns.

You will perform duties such as client consulting, press release, media roster monitoring and image building to ensure smooth brand building. You will engage in promoting or creating good will for organizations, brands and clients by writing or selecting favourable publicity material and releasing it through various communications media.


What you’ll do


Consumer PR :


  • Support the Consumer PR Manager with the delivery of key PR campaigns including Digital for the brands and products
  • Act as key contact point to approach and write up Member's PR case studies
  • Handle publicity that includes product/channel launches, facilitate feature stories, media replies and arrange for program highlights and listings
  • Implement Brand's PR strategies and respond to all media-related inquiries within the Brand portfolio


General PR Duties:


  • Plan and organise Media Tours, Press Conferences, and News Announcements and develop relationships with key journalists in target sectors
  • Monitor the media, including newspapers, magazines, journals, broadcasts, newswires and blogs, for opportunities for clients
  • Build media collateral, research, develop, write and distribute press releases and 'sell in' stories to key target media channels, execute campaign measurement and evaluation
  • Develop/ adapt, put together the press kits and ensure they are dispatched as expected and on time
  • Analyze creative needs, suggest ideas and coordinate with the creative teams for all related tasks
  • Elaborate the PR strategy of each brand, company or product
  • Visit regularly the client, attend client meetings, and assist in the branding and marketing strategy
  • Prepare reports, keep track of all press related activities and analyze the results, estimation and the success of the PR Plan
  • Prepare a brief for all the needs of the client/brand and communicate with the client the creative work to get his approval
  • Prepare the PR Plan for the organization/brand on yearly basis
  • Create, plan, organize press events, special events, interviews, awareness campaign and promotional events and follow up with the client and the press
  • Build and maintain a permanent relationship with the press and the clients
  • Work with the account team to develop client proposals and implement the PR activity
  • Assist with the production of client publications, such as in-house magazine
  • Undertake research for new business proposals and present to potential new clients
  • Place and devise colour separations, competitions and advertorials for clients
  • Manage the PR aspect of a possible crisis situation
  • Seek and develop opportunities for enhanced exposure of the client/brand’s image
  • Create press materials including news releases, toolkits, and media advisories
  • Prepare monthly media coverage report, monitor and analyse industry news 


What you need to succeed in this role


We see success in the role as having an excellent knowledge of the media and advertising landscape, Effective team management capabilities and leadership skills.

More specifically, we would love to hear from you if you can say yes to the below....


  • Strong social and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Digital expertise (social media, web, CRM…)
  • Significant experience in offline and online corporate marketing communications, PR, Crisis Management
  • Business acumen and negotiation skills
  • Ability to plan and strategize at a senior level
  • Ability to set budgets, expectations and deliver results
  • Outstanding Microsoft Office knowledge
  • A minimum of 4 years of relevant experience with at least 2 years in a similar role


We can offer you:


  • Staff discounts at all participating Chalhoub partner brands
  • The chance to live and work in a dynamic global media agency.
  • Leading luxury retail client.  

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