Acumen is a great place to work with plenty of opportunities. We’re unique and have a real sense of ownership because we are owned by an employee trust which fosters commitment and an entrepreneurial spirit. We’re a diverse, inclusive team who is a bit like a big family (in a good way!).
Our values are creativity in our thinking, credibility in our teams, energy in our actions and real warmth in our relationships. Our values define who we and shape our behaviour.

We offer people the opportunity to work with top brands, businesses and organisations and be part of world-class campaigns and projects. Our work is interesting, challenging and fun. There is never a dull moment and that’s just how we like it.

We’re a flexible employer. We train, develop and nurture talent to provide opportunities for career development and growth. We have a formal training programme including weekly training, peer review, coaching and mentoring. Our goal is for our team to be the best they can be.

 

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Senior Account Director to head up major client relationships - Auckland

At Acumen Republic we work with some of New Zealand’s best-known companies and brands, helping them shape their business strategy and communications, to both capitalise on opportunities and anticipate and manage risk.

The organisations we work with make important contributions to our society and the successful person will be up-with-the-play on issues and trends affecting New Zealand today and into the future. You need to be responsive and collaborative, bring energy to your work and enjoy a fast-paced environment.

You are likely to have over 10 years’ communications experience with strong capability in strategy, corporate communications, stakeholder engagement, and issues and reputation management. You will be experienced in content development, ideas generation, media relations, and digital and social communications.

We want a person who will enjoy being part of our team, understand the importance of relationships and engage well with senior business leaders and stakeholders.

You will work alongside some of the best in the business and be well-supported with positive leadership and training, a talented team, and a flexible working environment. You will also play a significant role in junior team development and mentoring.

Acumen Republic is an agency of 38 years providing business advice, corporate and marketing communications. We are independent and affiliated to Edelman, the world’s largest independent communications marketing agency.

We care about our people and operate by our values: creativity in our thinking, credibility in our teams, energy in our actions and real warmth in our relationships. We are owned by an employee trust.

We’re interested in finding the right person who is a good cultural fit with relevant experience – time in an agency and business development experience would give you an edge.

If you are keen to be part of a successful, vibrant business, and meet this brief, please send your CV to Peg Siania at psiania@acumenrepublic.com. We would like to hear from you.

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Account Director with corporate experience – Auckland

Exciting new Auckland role

Blue-chip communications and business advisory agency Acumen Republic continues to grow and is seeking an Account Director with stakeholder engagement experience to join our Auckland team.  This is a new role where you will provide corporate relations advice to our clients. You will work on projects across sectors, creating conversations with multiple stakeholders that help our clients solve problems and create opportunities.

The successful applicant will be a strong communicator, with experience in stakeholder, content, media and business advisory and corporate communications with in-depth relationships across the media landscape. Agency experience is desirable, but not essential.  We will consider candidates with about 5-7 years’ communications experience.

The successful candidate will work in teams drawn from our Auckland and Wellington offices and will have an understanding and interest in politics and public policy. Our clients are market leaders in the technology, food and lifestyle, construction, transport or financial/professional services sectors.

Acumen Republic provides business advice, corporate and marketing communications and we are trusted to evolve, promote and protect the brands and reputations of some of New Zealand’s most influential organisations.  We are affiliated to Edelman PR, the world’s largest independent communications marketing agency.

We want an insightful and motivated candidate who is a quick thinker and is committed to developing a career in a leading communications and advisory business. You will understand the importance of relationships and enjoy being part of a team. We care about our people and our clients and operate by our values: creativity in our thinking, credibility in our teams, energy in our actions and real warmth in our relationships.

If you are interested please ring Alysha MacLean on 021 198 1700 or send your CV and a covering letter detailing why you are the best choice for the role, to Peg Siania at psiania@acumenrepublic.com.

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Senior marketing communicator – Auckland

Looking for a new opportunity to make your own where you can flex your creativity?

Do you have a marketing background and know how to deliver results-driven B2C and B2B campaigns for household brand names?

Are you an expert at building and maintaining strong and trusted relationships?

Acumen Republic is looking for a senior consultant to join our Auckland team. You will be a strategic thinker who can solve business problems, identify and create opportunities. You will have a diverse marketing skillset but will be open to learning new skills across the full communications gamut.

You will have experience working within global brand guidelines and know how to masterfully translate this to successful local executions. You will know how to drive brand and product communications, through paid, earned, shared, owned channels.

You will understand the importance of building trusted relationships, can engage with senior stakeholders within organisations and know how to get the most out of partnerships. You will show strong executional and output focus – you know how to live by the calendar and can deliver across multiple deadlines.

You are likely to have over 8 years’ marketing and communications experience with strong capability in strategy, brand, advertising and planning, managing client relationships and sponsorship leverage. You will be experienced in content development, ideas generation, storytelling across channels and through video, and digital and social communications.

You will work alongside some of the best in the business and be well-supported with positive leadership and training, a talented team, and a flexible working environment.

At Acumen Republic we work with some of New Zealand’s best-known companies and brands, providing business advice, corporate and marketing communications, to both capitalise on opportunities and anticipate and manage risk.

We are independent and affiliated to Edelman, the world’s largest independent communications marketing agency.

We care about our people and operate by our values: creativity in our thinking, credibility in our teams, energy in our actions and real warmth in our relationships. We are owned by an employee trust.

We’re interested in finding the right person who is a good cultural fit with relevant experience – time in an agency or business development experience would give you an edge, so would any marketing experience in the financial services sector.

If you are keen to be part of a successful, vibrant business, please send your CV and cover letter to Peg Siania at psiania@acumenrepublic.com.

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Senior Account Manager - Auckland

Opportunity for switched-on PR/communications superstar to take their career to the next level

  • Independent, successful growing agency
  • Entrepreneurial, collaborative, commercial working environment
  • Huge opportunities for career development & growth

We have an exciting role available for a senior account manager who wants to take their communications career to the next level.

Our clients are a mix of local and global brands who are looking for our strategic advice and counsel to navigate some of the biggest issues facing businesses today. We can offer a diversity of stimulating work, experiences and opportunities to enable you to really build on your communications skillset.

You will work alongside some of the best in the business and be well-supported with positive leadership and direction, a flexible working environment and training.

We are looking for someone with capabilities in strategy, content development, ideas generation, media relations, stakeholder engagement, issues and crisis management and digital and social. You will have at least four to five years’ experience – time in an agency would give you an edge.

You will enjoy being part of a team, understand the importance of relationships and engage well with others. You need to be responsive and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

We care about our people and operate by our values: creativity in our thinking, credibility in our teams, energy in our actions and real warmth in our relationships.

Acumen Republic provides business advice, corporate and marketing communications. We are independent and affiliated to Edelman, the world’s largest independent communications marketing agency which allows us to provide global IP and best-practice to our people and clients.

Please send your CV and a covering note about why you are the best choice for the role, to Peg Siania at psiania@acumenrepublic.com.

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Account Director with government experience - Wellington

Exciting new Wellington role

Blue-chip communications business advisory agency Acumen Republic continues to grow and is seeking an account director with government experience to join our Wellington team.  This is a new role where you will provide corporate and government relations advice to our clients. You will work across projects in both the private and public sector, creating conversations across multiple stakeholders that help our clients solve problems and create opportunities.

The successful applicant will be a strong communicator, with experience in government, policy and corporate communications with a good understanding of the media landscape. Agency experience is desirable, but not essential.  We will consider candidates with about 5-7 years’ work experience.

The successful candidate will work in account teams drawn from our Auckland and Wellington offices for our clients who are market leaders in the technology, food and lifestyle, construction, transport or financial/professional services sectors.

Acumen Republic provides business advice, corporate and marketing communications and we are trusted to evolve, promote and protect the brands and reputations of some of New Zealand’s most influential organisations.  We are affiliated to Edelman PR, the world’s largest independent communications marketing agency.

We want an insightful and motivated candidate who is a quick thinker and is committed to developing a career in a leading communications and advisory business. You will understand the importance of relationships and enjoy being part of a team. We care about our people, our clients and operate by our values: creativity in our thinking, credibility in our teams, energy in our actions and real warmth in our relationships.

If you are interested please ring Bronwyn Millar on 027 554 4131 or send your CV and a covering letter detailing why you are the best choice for the role, to Peg Siania at psiania@acumenrepublic.com.

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