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Marketing and Communications Leader

Riyadh Job No. r00184992 Full-time

Job Description

Marketing & Communications Senior Manager

Location: Saudi Arabia

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company that helps the world’s leading businesses, governments and other organizations build their digital core, optimize their operations, accelerate revenue growth and enhance citizen services—creating tangible value at speed and scale. We are a talent and innovation led company with 733,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries.

Technology is at the core of change today, and we are one of the world’s leaders in helping drive that change, with strong ecosystem relationships. We combine our strength in technology with unmatched industry experience, functional expertise and global delivery capability.

We are uniquely able to deliver tangible outcomes because of our broad range of services, solutions and assets across Strategy & Consulting, Technology, Operations, Industry X and Accenture Song. These capabilities, together with our culture of shared success and commitment to creating 360° value, enable us to help our clients succeed and build trusted, lasting relationships.

We measure our success by the 360° value we create for our clients, each other, our shareholders, partners and communities.

About Entity:


Corporate Functions—including Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Marketing Communications, and Workplace Solutions-- powers Accenture’s people across industries and functions to keep our business leading in the New. Join the heart and soul of Accenture, partnering with our extraordinary people to bring innovation into every organization.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage all aspects of the industry global marketing program across industries to drive market leadership:

  • Partner with key business stakeholders; develop marketing strategies; oversee planning and execution of all internal and external marketing activities.

  • Collaborate across the entire Marketing & Communication organization; and supervise a team of eight to ten professionals.

  • Provide best-in-class marketing support for Accenture’s verticals & understand the macroeconomic trends, industry dynamics and business imperatives impacting companies across various industries.

  • Manage the stakeholder relationship with business leadership, serving as the primary contact on all marketing-related matters and partnering to determine how marketing can best improve Accenture’s position in the market.

  • Lead the planning and execution of strategic marketing programs that align with Accenture’s business objectives, helping to raise awareness, drive differentiation and support client conversations.

  • Develop compelling, differentiated, industry-relevant content that supports the Accenture narrative and growth priorities and is easy-to-use in the context of customer relationship management at key accounts and in new business pursuits.

  • Steward the completion of required cross-industry marketing content and initiatives

  • Manage relationships and sponsorships with third parties such as industry associations. Collaborate extensively within and outside of the marketing organization to optimize relevance and impact of marketing programs

  • Communicate regularly with teams outside of marketing to ensure alignment on priority initiatives. These areas include: learning, solution development, research, knowledge services and program management.

  • Collaborate across all areas within marketing (as needed) to leverage channel/function expertise and ensure shared success.
    These areas include : brand/strategy, geographic marketing, client relationship marketing, internal communications, media
    relations, analyst relations, campaign management, event management, digital marketing, social media and creative design.

  • As capacity allows, participate in special projects that span all aspects of the marketing organization and/or act as an industry, liaison with another marketing entity.

  • Understand, follow and be a champion for new and established marketing processes and procedures. Adopt a data-led, insights-rich, topic-focused marketing approach for all activities and define clear metrics for assessing
    effectiveness.

  • Track spending and manage to quarterly budget allocation. Lead a team of eight to ten experienced marketers, building a culture of trust, setting clear expectations and providing career guidance as needed.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 12 years of marketing experience with professional services/B2B marketing experience preferred

  • Cross industry knowledge preferred

  • Substantial experience with stakeholder management and engagement, working in a large, complex organization

  • Proven track record and experience developing marketing strategies and executing internal and external global marketing programs across all channels

  • Significant experience in messaging and thought leadership development

  • Proven experience in planning and running high-quality business events

  • Demonstrated experience managing a team of marketing professionals

  • Experienced user of digital marketing tools and technology

  • Bachelor's or Masters degree required

  • Mastery of Arabic & the English language, both verbal and written with strong communication skills

  • Strong executive presence with ability to interface with very senior executives, ask questions and provide answers, sometimes with limited time to prepare

  • Proven ability to motivate, mentor and lead in a collaborative, team-oriented environment

  • Ability to multi-task and problem-solve to work quickly and effectively under pressure, delivering projects in a timely manner

  • Negotiation, mediation and conflict-management skills to resolve complex or disputed issue.

Why join us?

  • We offer a transparent, fast paced approach career progression, with a focus on your strengths and continuous coaching from senior colleagues

  • You will benefit from working alongside Accenture experts who are solving some of the biggest industry challenges with innovative thinking and pioneering tools

  • Flexible work arrangements and a range of benefits including competitive rewards

  • You will have access to state-of-the-art technology that will give you the opportunity to deepen your existing skills even as you help create the latest business trends

  • You will also have opportunities to make a difference to the communities in which we work and live

Next Steps

If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.

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