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PR Manager - help this global asset manager shine out

Ref 5171
Salary £45k - 55k per Annum + bonus
Location London
Job Type Permanent

This major league US asset manager is looking for a media savvy PR Manager to build the profile of its retail and institutional business in the UK and across Europe. Working with the Head of PR, you will have a huge say on developing the strategy and clarifying positioning, as well as driving implementation. You will have access to friendly senior stakeholders and manage a European agency.  Being a great media operator is required and there is also appetite to do things differently as they are open to ideas. 

The Company

A premier global asset manager with billions under management and a presence in over 20 countries. They serve clients ranging from big banks and institutions to individuals and private clients. There is a clever, research driven culture and the people they hire perpetuate that. Their performance is outstanding, they have grown in Europe year on year and there is momentum to become a major player in Europe – now they want a media profile to match. Their West End London offices are smart, the culture is friendly, inclusive and supportive. There is always something going on if you want to get involved with social events and charity days.

The Role

Key challenges and opportunities in this PR Manager role:

  • Have a key say on developing the communications strategy for the UK and Europe with the support of a Head of PR
  • Enjoy cultivating relationships with portfolio managers to spearhead engaging thought-leadership content for top-tier national and trade media
  • Grasp complex information to distil to a range of audiences ranging from senior stakeholders to key news outlets and journalists
  • You will be adept at making companies great as they are not that well known in the UK so you have lots of scope to impress
  • Have the freedom to really refine the strategy – your initial focus is to support the profile of the retail business alongside the investment business
  • You will be adept at getting creative with content and bring your ideas to the table as they are open to doing things differently
  • Manage a retained PR agency in Spain
  • Enjoy gaining an in-depth understanding of the market and asset management

The Person

Key attributes and experience for this PR Manager role:

  • Your will be working at Account Director level in a corporate agency handling financial services clients – senior account managers may be considered OR working in-house as a Media Relations Manager/Senior Officer within financial services looking for more ownership
  • Some investment management experience will be an advantage and a keen desire to learn more
  • Proven track record of gaining coverage and building a positive reputation
  • Exemplary writing skills
  • You are a self-starter with an agile, flexible approach
  • Hold your own and advise with the confidence to push back when necessary
  • French or Spanish language skills are a bonus

To be considered for this PR Manager role please click to apply.

For more details on this role and similar roles, contact Sarah Leembruggen on 020 7559 6597 or sarah@the-works.co.uk, or visit our website for our newest in-house and agency positions -

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