THE ROLE Zagar Communications, part of the Anthem Asia group, is seeking an entrepreneurial PR professional to lead the business. Reporting to the board, you will split your time on building revenues, driving business operations, and ensuring quality client service.
You will have extensive agency experience in the Asia-Pacific region but wish to work in a scrappy, small agency environment in a challenging but exciting frontier market.
Your duties will include:
Working with the board in leading the strategy, development and success of the Zagar business;
Ensuring the efficient delivery of business operations and client servicing working to international professional and financial standards;
Actively pursuing new business opportunities in co-operation and coordination with other members of the management team
Leveraging Zagar’s membership of the Worldcom network of independent agencies;
Recruiting, training, retaining staff to service clients in co-operation and coordination with other members of the management team;
Demonstrating effective knowledge of clients’ business sectors;
Demonstrating effective knowledge of print, electronic and Internet media in Myanmar, particularly those that impact client activities; and
Performing other duties as necessary.
We are looking for someone:
With experience of building a P/L;
With experience of providing measured, assured counsel, especially to foreign clients;
With the patience to train and build a locally-based team;
With a love of agency life;
With a love of Asia;
Who thinks life in a frontier market could be fun and fulfilling; and
Who is looking to make a multi-year commitment at this point in his/her career.
You will have:
Substantial work experience in PR agency and in-house environments;
A track record of creating and implementing strategic plans and budgets;
A creative flare for producing brilliant ideas that meet clients' objectives;
A track record of winning and nurturing profitable clients;
A track record of finding and growing dedicated staff;
An ability to charm journalists and corporate types;
Native English (Burmese skills would be an advantage);
Experience in a frontier market would be very advantageous; and
A sense of humor for when things don’t go according to plan.
Competitive remuneration—but not a fancy “expat package.”
Sweat equity possibilities to benefit from the business you build.
Zagar Communications is the first full-service public relations firm dedicated to helping organizations succeed in the Myanmar market. It was founded by a team of professionals with a cumulative 60+ ...