Open Positions

Associate Vice President

About SPAG FINN Partners

SPAG is an award-winning Public Relations and Advocacy firm, reputed for offering bespoke communication strategies to shape conversations, influence perceptions, cultivate constructive knowledge and to keep the dialogue going. We specialize in pharma, healthcare, life sciences, technology and health & wellness sectors. Our service portfolio includes traditional media outreach, social media activation, stakeholder engagement, corporate reputation management, crisis communication, media buying and market entry strategies.

An integrated communications entity, harnessing the potential of a phenomenally diverse universe of conversations. Integrated as a group, yet specialists at core, its domain expertise is institutionalized into distinct entities: SPAG – Public Relations & Advocacy, and D Yellow Elephant – Digital, Creative & Social Media

Headquartered in Singapore, we have offices in Singapore, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines. We have a vast and credible network of affiliates, spanning across multiple locations worldwide.

As a talent-centric workplace, we recognize that we’re only as good as our people. And our people are outstanding. Every day, we strive to attract, retain and grow the very best talent in the industry, and bring their passion, creativity and smarts to bear for our clients.

The opportunity

SPAG Singapore has an immediate opportunity for an Associate Account Director to build our business, team and to take ahead the accounts of our existing clients in the region. The SEA team is a bunch of the most creative, brightest, energetic and enthusiastic communication professionals. This position provides a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic, organized individual who ideally brings excellent experience to work on high-profile and leading client projects, working on the Business development and maintaining strong relationships with the clients. This role represents the work of a brand or an organisation, acting as the point of contact for internal and external stakeholders for the Singapore region.

As an experienced industry professional, you will advance brand communications objectives that embrace the client’s strategy and positioning and be an integral part of our growing regional team. This is an exciting opportunity to join a truly unique agency for an entrepreneurial adventure with a promising career path to grow and develop in strategic PR/communications.

What you’ll do

  • Managing client relationships and building long-term partnerships with key client groups.

  • Providing feedback and dialogue with existing clients and evaluating current and past projects.

  • Executing creative client projects and liaising with key personnel regarding delivery and success.

  • Generating new business and identifying growth opportunities within current client contracts.

  • Inter-geography team coordination and project deliveries.

  • Developing a consistent and innovative corporate brand message.

  • Providing senior leadership within the business.

  • Developing the public relations team alongside with regional leader to support brand building exercises and boost positive media coverage.

  • Taking ownership of storytelling with new and creative ideas, driving the editorial strategy with content pitches, press alerts and new campaigns in a range of media including social media.

  • Monitoring the industry and external climate to advise on public relations strategy and positioning.

  • Managing public relations crises and providing counsel to senior leaders.

  • Reporting into the board and supplying high level data analysis.

  • Developing senior press relationships and managing contacts with key commentators, industry spokespeople and sector influencers.

  • Good understanding of print, online – new age media and broadcast – national and regional

  • Networking and promoting the work of the brands and clients.

  • Team building, team management and grooming the team members for their growth

    What you’ll need

  • 9-10 years of experience in PR preferably in a PR agency

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Aptitude in presentation and public speaking

  • Ability to present to a range of stakeholders at a senior level and at client events.

  • Creative talents with an ability to initiate new campaigns.

  • Delegation and supervisory skills.

  • Keen networker with an ability to build and maintain large numbers of industry and media contacts.

  • Team player with leadership and management skills within a PR environment.

  • Project management talents with an aptitude for organization and attention to detail.

  • Ability to analyze complex data and interpret it for a range of audiences.

  • Business acumen with the ability to communicate across departments and represent PR at a senior level within the business.

  • A strong industry network and contacts with senior journalists and members of the press.

  • Excellent client handling.

  • Proven track record of successfully implementing PR campaigns for a range of clients.

  • Polished presenter and adept at explaining PR terms and outcomes to senior players.

  • A deep understanding and knowledge of the PR and communications sector.

  • Management experience of developing star performers and overseeing performance.

  • Experience in managing budgets.

  • Driven, ambitious and willing to contribute to the business.

  • Communications or Marketing experience

  • Post-Graduation / Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication/ Public Relations

    What you’ll receive

  • A progressive and fun environment to propel your career in communications to a new level

  • An opportunity to build business representing our agency in the region assigned

  • Endless training and professional development opportunities to build your passion for innovation and creative thinking

  • Multi-market global clients and the opportunity to work cross-border in the region

  • Friendly environment promoting great work/ life balance

  • Entrepreneurship is a way of life here, implying ambition, commitment, and collaboration to build your business every day. If your talent, drive, team spirit and creativity are exceptional, we want to hear from you today.