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Press & PR Manager

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Company Description

Responsible for developing, and managing the Public Relations activities and the Press Initiative for luxury automotive company in the Middle East, Africa and India Region.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop strategy and implementation of comprehensive public relations activities for vehicles and MEA events/activities.
  • Provide MEA Dealers with objectives and guidelines for the local press and PR initiatives and monitor and support them.
  • Develop and administer public relations budget. Negotiate contract with vendors.
  • Act as the contact person for all media inquiries and at internal and external events.
  • Responsible for the design and management of all media communications events
  • Develop and maintain relationships with automotive and non-automotive journalists.
  • Develop all media materials (press kits, news releases, executive bios).
  • Coordinate factory visits for journalists.
  • Produce daily news analysis for MEA office. Circulate coverage to network and factory as appropriate.
  • Develop editorial outline, write GM's speeches, approve design, articles and photos.
  • Develop communication tools (videos, pictures, headlines,...) addressed to different stakeholders (HQ, dealers, press,..) related with Marketing initiatives.
  • Administer ordering, scheduling and disposition of press car fleet. Plan the journalist test drive activity.
  • Ensure integration and implementation of Public Relations strategies with Marketing.
  • Assume responsibilities for various projects as may be assigned by the GM (es.: media clipping analysis).
  • Responsible for the development and execution of media strategy in connections with events.
  • Track events, new model launches, showroom openings,..
  • Responsible to manage press activities in connection with auto shows.
  • Working in close cooperation with headquarters, develop auto show plan, manage invitations, prepare press releases, prepare presentations, schedule interviews, follow up with media, collect clippings.
  • Prepare a summary and analysis of the Brand related news each day for the GM, Marketing manager and headquarters.
  • Respond to media inquiries and fulfill requests for photo images and information.

Skills

Bachelor degree in Public relations, Communication, Business administration.

Success Stories

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-Managing Director, Middle East’s leading IT Distributor

"We approached ND & Associates to work with us to strengthen the senior management team within our organization.  We selected ND & Associates based on their proven track record of delivering results. We are very pleased with their work as they have attracted excellent candidates that perfectly match our complex and often niche roles within the organization."

-CEO, Global jewelry and watch retailer

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-HR Business Partner, Major industrial supplier for the construction industry

"ND & Associates was able to help us find in a short period of time the right candidates for a difficult position to fill which involved industry and specific product knowledge that we had been searching to fill for a longer period of time.   The support and initial proposal pool of candidates was exact match for the position we had open.  Throughout the process, ND& Associates was very proactive to understand not only the skills we required from the candidates, but to understand our business model and our company culture to ensure the proposed candidates would be the right fit for both our organization and the applicant. The overall process from initial request to the onboarding of the employee was very smooth and fast."

-General Manager, Major industrial supplier for the construction industry

"ND & Associates have always provided us the right candidates that match our organization's requirements. ND & Associates' comprehensive database, specific expertise and knowledge of the industry enable them to deliver results in a timely manner. We are continuously working with the team because of their unparalleled headhunting expertise, methodology and professionalism."

-Owner, Middle East’s leading Specialist IT Distributor

"It is always a great experience working with ND & Associates. The Associate was able to identify exactly the type of candidate we were seeking and has sourced the best available profiles for us in a short frame of time. He provided us with impressive service and excellent support"

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-Chief Financial Officer, Major Toy manufacturer and distributor

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-Group HR Operations Manager, Multinational Insurance Company

"ND & Associates is very professional Headhunter which provides best class headhunting services"

-MENASales Director,International technology solution provider

"Overall the services of ND & Associates are excellent"

-Group HR Director Middle East, Italian luxury fashion house

"ND & Associates not only met but exceeded our expectation with regards to quality of the candidates presented"

-Commercial Director, MENA IT Products distributor

"ND & Associates manage to headhunted and attracted superb candidates that perfectly match our complex and often niche roles"

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"I am impressed by the quality of services offered by ND & Associates, the reliability of the candidates, the warm approach and good command of communication of the consultant was amazing. Definitely ND & Associate will be at the top of my mind with regards to our company recruitment requirements"

-CEO, Leading lighting contractor

Of all 9 employees that ND & Associates have carefully selected for us are still with us, doing a great job. It has been the fastest recruitment process I have ever experience in more than 15 years in the business and this could have not be possible without the Associate who has exceeded all expectation. As you may know I have now recommended ND Associates to 3 other companies based in Dubai and without doubt, will be calling your services again

-General Manager, Largest luxury Retail Company in Qatar