Senior Director Of Special Situations

FTI Consulting, Inc. New York , NY 10007

Posted 4 months ago

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.

About 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. 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. Services of the Strategic Communications segment include financial communications, corporate reputation 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.

A Day in the Life as a Senior Director

As a Senior Director in the Special Situations practice, you will take an active role in the development and management of communications programs related to bankruptcies, restructurings, mergers and acquisitions, crises, sensitive corporate announcements/ disclosures, and litigation support. As part of a team, you will lead multi-stakeholder communications activities, many of which require knowledge of and interest in media, legal, and financial issues, as well as a very strong work ethic. In this role, you will develop in-depth knowledge of clients' objectives and challenges in order to support the design and implementation of strategies to support them and position them positively for the future.

Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

Client Delivery:

  • Develop and execute on strategic proposals and communications plans for clients and new business prospects

  • Serve as a primary client contact, representing the team in client meetings, conference calls and while working on client sites (NOTE: Some travel will be required, including occasional assignments requiring 4-5 days/week oonsite support for a period of time)

  • Provide counsel and analysis to inform and support communications recommendations

  • Lead client projects and teams, including coordinating project rollouts, ensuring team deadlines are met, and communicating across project workstreams

  • Draft and edit client materials, including key messages, press releases, fact sheets, question-and-answer documents, letters and executive scripts

  • Anticipate client needs and concerns and proactively work with senior management to address them

  • Maintain solid relationships with clients, referral sources and colleagues across the FTI network to generate new business leads

  • Proactively identify opportunities to grow existing client business, as well as new client opportunities

  • Actively participate in the generation of new business proposals and presentations

  • Practice Leadership:

  • Consistently seek ways to improve client service

  • Anticipate potentially difficult situations and be able to evaluate strategies and alternatives with senior management

  • Demonstrate a willingness to take responsibility for outcomes and to assist others when needed

  • Support the development, production and marketing of thought leadership surrounding emerging trends and issues

  • Effectively manage competing demands for time

  • Identify resource needs and work with senior leaders to assign individual and group responsibilities

  • Foster talent by serving as a coach and mentoring junior team members

What Are We Looking For?

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field

  • Proven track record of managing communications with multiple stakeholders (employees, customers, suppliers, media, investors, etc.) during bankruptcies and restructurings, hostile and friendly transactions, crises and litigation scenarios

  • Excellent organizational skills and written and verbal presentation skills

  • 7+ years of relevant professional experience

  • Experience in leading teams and track record of business development success

What Else Are We Looking For?

  • Ability to advise and secure confidence of senior communications and C-level client contacts, as well as outside legal and financial advisors

  • Ability to work under pressing deadlines across multiple projects and portray calm in the face of difficult situations to clients and other team members

  • Strong work ethic, attention to detail and a service-oriented attitude

  • Demonstrated people management experience including mentorship and supervision of others

  • Ability to excel in fast-paced, changing environments

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Senior Director Of Special Situations

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