Director, Public Affairs, Strategic Communications, Beijing/Shanghai

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About FTI Consulting Strategic Communications

The Strategic Communications segment of FTI Consulting is one of the world's most highly regarded communications consultancies with a 30-year track record of designing and executing communications strategies for clients managing financial, regulatory and reputational challenges. With approximately 700 strategic communications consultants in 25 key markets around the world, we combine global reach with critical local knowledge across domestic and cross-border engagements.

In Asia Pacific, FTI Strategic Communications has a comprehensive network across the region with offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Mumbai and New Delhi. Our core Asia team includes multi-lingual professionals including former bankers, analysts, financial journalists, finance experts, industry veterans, and local and international market specialists.

The Strategic Communications segment serves 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.

We are a global leader in financial communications, corporate communications and public affairs, with specialty offerings that include M&A communications, crisis communications, issues management, litigation communications, corporate governance, shareholder activism, proxy advisory, restructuring communications, employee engagement, change communications, strategy consulting, research, as well as digital and creative communications.

Position Summary

We are seeking to hire an experienced public affairs practitioner to join an ambitious and growth-minded team in China. The successful candidate will help steer and grow the company's public affairs practice areas in China.

You should have a proven ability to service client companies on a day-to-day basis as well as a track record of successfully contributing to new business development. You should also have a strong interest in developing a strategic approach to communications, excellent written and verbal communications skills in both Mandarin Chinese and English and an ability to help manage junior team members as a collegiate team player. You should be mature, results-oriented, and prepared to learn and utilise new approaches to communications as part of a leading global communications consultancy business.

The successful candidate will be entering a company that has operated in China for over a decade and that already has a range of globally-leading domestic and multinational clients in the country, including a number of Fortune500 companies. While you will be expected to contribute to new business development, the successful candidate will be able to join a number of exciting and challenging client accounts, serving a range of household corporate names from day one.

The position can be located in either of FTI Consulting's Beijing or Shanghai offices.

A Day in the Life of a Director

  • Conduct day-to-day management of public affairs and strategic communications client accounts
  • Work with a highly motivated team to strengthen the firm's communications offerings in China and globally
  • Provide input towards the development of the firm's strategic direction in the China market.
  • Grow and strengthen connectivity with other regional and global offices
  • Develop and execute plans for business development with large Chinese companies and multinational corporations
  • Lead the creation of high-quality client deliverables, business development proposals and marketing collateral
  • Provide input for the practice's marketing and promotional activities in China, Asia, and globally
  • Manage and mentor junior team members
  • Helps clients identify and escalate risks in order to act and communicate with integrity.
  • Understands and lives by FTI's values, Code of Ethics and the Strategic Communications Rules of Practice, and works with junior staff to embed these concepts within the firm's culture. (Additional information about FTI's values, Code of Ethics and the Strategic Communications Rules of Practice can be accessed here .)

What We Are Looking For

  • Fluency in English and Mandarin Chinese, both verbal and written
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Track record of providing public affairs consultancy for local and international clients
  • New business development skills (strategy and proposal development, etc.)
  • Ability to leverage existing relationships to win new business with both local and international clients
  • Excellent presentation, project management and written and verbal commnuications skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage one's own time and priorities
  • A collegiate approach to working in a diverse team across China, the Asian region and globally

#LI-KZ1Our Benefits

Apart from the well-structured career path and collaborative team environment, our employees enjoy a variety of perks and benefits. Our benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Comprehensive leave policy
  • Health care benefits including dependents
  • Education subsidy with study and examination leaves
  • Annual paid volunteer hours
  • Corporate matching for corporate charitable event donations

About FTI Consulting

What makes us unique? With more than 6,250 employees located in offices in every corner of the globe, we are the firm our clients call when their most important issues are at stake. Regardless of what level you are, you will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from top experts in your field on high-profile engagements that impact history. Our culture is collaborative, and we value diversity, recognition, development and making a difference in our communities.

FTI Consulting is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange and has been recognized as a Best Firm to Work For by Consulting magazine and one of America's Best Management Consulting Firms by Forbes . For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter ( @FTIConsulting ), Facebook and LinkedIn .

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.

Job information

Firm: FTI Consulting

Location: Beijing