Managing Director, Public Affairs: Financial Services -- Strategic Communications

FTI Consulting
Washington, DC
May 16, 2018
May 21, 2018
Full Time
FTI's Approach to Public Affairs FTI Consulting combines public policy, capital markets and industry-specific expertise to offer a unique capability for clients operating at the critical intersection between business and government. We are one of the world's most highly regarded communications consultancies with a 30-year track record of serving as trusted advisors to management teams and Boards of Directors seeking to seize opportunities, manage crises, navigate market disruptions, articulate their brand, stake a competitive position, and preserve their permission to operate. Role & Responsibilities As a Managing Director in the Financial Services sector in Washington, DC, you will provide senior-level counsel and assist clients in developing multi-faceted communications strategies to shape and inform the political and policy environment. A successful Managing Director will be confident in an entrepreneurial environment, have the ability to secure and build strong client relationships, develop new business opportunities, stay abreast of industry developments, as well as help continually innovate the firm's offerings. Qualified candidates must possess and demonstrate an excellent command of (1) the Financial Services industry; (2) the competitive landscape surrounding corporations in the space; and (3) legislative and regulatory issues that have the potential to impact our clients. Other qualifications and responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to: Client Delivery * Provide expert communications and/or advocacy counsel to clients in line with their respective business priorities * Manage overall quality and delivery of work on multiple accounts in a dynamic, fast-paced environment * Oversee client budgets, business strategy, and be accountable for client account profitability Business Development * Generate and lead new business development efforts * Identify emerging opportunities to add greater value for clients * Recognize and apply global and regional social, economic and other impactful policy trends, and translating those insights into actionable ideas * Possess, develop and maintain relationships with applicable trade associations, journalists/media outlets, think tanks and relevant industry leaders to enhance and grow business Practice Leadership * Effectively lead account teams on complex client communications challenges * Actively manage, develop, inspire, and motivate staff to excel * Anticipate potential challenges and evaluate strategies with senior management What Are We Looking For? * BA or BS from accredited college or university * 10-12 years of relevant experience developing and executing financial services communications and advocacy strategies * A broad and current understanding of financial services industry, including asset management, banks and thrifts, brokerage, financial technology, insurance, payments and processing, private equity and specialty finance * On-the-record media affairs experience and expertise; current relationships with industry-focused journalists * Congressional, Executive Branch and/or trade association experience preferred * In-house corporate communications and/or communications firm experience a plus * Superior strategic thinking, writing, and presentation skills required About Strategic Communications: The Strategic Communications segment of FTI Consulting (formerly Financial Dynamics) designs and executes communications strategies for clients managing financial, regulatory and reputational challenges. With approximately 650 expert strategic communications consultants located in key markets around the world, we combine global reach with local knowledge to help client management teams and Boards of Directors seize opportunities, manage crises, navigate market disruptions, articulate their brand, stake a competitive position, and preserve their permission to operate. Drawing upon our unrivaled depth of industry expertise and interdisciplinary experience and using our broad network of relationships with key influencers, we help clients clarify, persuade and ensure that the right message reaches the right audience at the right time. About FTI Consulting: FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political & regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 4,600 employees located in 28 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. The Company generated $1.81 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2017. For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting) , Facebook and LinkedIn . FTI Consulting continually strives to offer employees and eligible dependents, including domestic partners and eligible domestic partner children, a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Please click here for more information. FTI Consulting does not accept unsolicited resumes from external firms or agencies. FTI Consulting will not be responsible for placement fees associated with unsolicited resumes. FTI Consulting is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation. #LI-DW1

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