Trilingual Consultant (Integrated Communications)

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29 Aug 2019

Hill+Knowlton Strategies Belgium is recruiting

Hill+Knowlton Strategies aims to employ the best and the brightest professionals to create game-changing impact for clients through our integrated approach to public affairs and communications. We combine the best in local markets with an ability to work as a team across borders, working alongside our colleagues in the network. 
Hill+Knowlton Strategies Belgium is on a growth path and therefore we are looking for a Trilingual Consultant, Integrated Communications - Fluent in French, Dutch and English.

Consulting is essentially a people business, and as such we regard our staff as our most valuable asset. This position is immediately available, and a competitive package is offered.

Your role

Hill+Knowlton Strategies office in Brussels is seeking a self-starter with experience at the intersection of corporate communications, public affairs and digital innovation. As a Consultant in the team you will work effectively across the whole team to develop and deliver innovative communications strategies and plans for clients. 
You will have the opportunity to work in a highly dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment, dealing with international corporations and institutions which face some of the toughest global economic, social, political and sustainability challenges. This is a position which requires good communication instinct, but also interest in complex issues and topics and the ability to build and maintain relationships with multiple stakeholders and audiences. Your capacity to learn and assess independently will be as important as what you have learned and achieved so far. 
You will help to generate a flow of new client revenues by developing our work for existing clients, identifying new client opportunities and working as part of new business teams.
As a Consultant, you ensure that client satisfaction is maintained at the highest level through wise counsel, deep knowledge, strong relationships and carefully planned and implemented projects.

Key responsibilities

CONSULTING

  • Apply your broad knowledge of public relations and communications techniques to develop strategies and validate critically the use of messages, tools and tactics. 
  • Plan and deliver broad-based communications programmes to achieve a client’s objectives. 

BUSINESS SENSE

  • Demonstrate an astute grasp of business and client issues, and use this knowledge to anticipate and solve client challenges.
  • Responsible for retention of assigned clients, cross-selling services, and external promotion of services.

PEOPLE

  • Develop trust with clients and deepen the consulting relationship.
  • Coach and mentor junior staff.

Requirements

  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in Corporate Communications, ideally within a consulting firm.
  • Experience in developing and executing digital and social media communication strategies.
  • Experience of public affairs and issues management.
  • Knowledge of Belgian and international media landscape.
  • A proven ability to deliver projects despite delays, changes in direction or revised budgets.
  • Superior French and English writing skills and proven experience in positions that required writing and editing of messages, reports, articles, briefings, speeches and other materials.
  • Fluent French speaker is a must and a good command of Dutch is an asset.
  • Ability to adapt swiftly to new tasks and deadlines.
  • Team player with a positive can-do attitude.
  • Client-focused – someone who will go the extra mile.
  • Quality focused with a keen eye for detail.

About Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Hill+Knowlton Strategies has been at the forefront of strategic communications since 1927. Today, our team of trusted advisors and creative experts work across 13 offices in the United States, in disciplines including corporate, crisis, consumer marketing, technology, healthcare, content marketing, digital communications as well as public affairs and financial communications. Our commitments to our people and to fostering a culture of work-life blend have led to the firm earning the prestigious Work-Life Seal of Distinction, an award for the Most Innovative Agency Initiative, and being named among the Top Places to Work in PR and the Organizations of the Year for gender diversity. Headquartered in New York City, our parent company, Hill+Knowlton Strategies Inc., has over 80 offices around the world as well as an extensive associate network. Because of our footprint and breadth of expertise, we can seamlessly partner with clients locally, regionally and around the world to solve business challenges with impact.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Hill+Knowlton Strategies does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of their race, creed, color, age, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, national origin, or ancestry.

Application Instructions

Please send CV and covering letter to: 
Chantal Vanhee – Jobs.Brussels@hkstrategies.com

H+K people are characterised by their dedication to client service, their 'can do' attitude, their innate curiosity to do and find out new things and their sense of fun. If you are interested in H+K and a career in EU/Belgian public affairs or communications, please do not hesitate to send your CV to Jobs.Brussels@hkstrategies.com. We would be delighted to talk with you. 

For details of international career opportunities with Hill+Knowlton Strategies, please access our global site on www.hkstrategies.com.

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