Presentations Specialist - Dimensional Fund Advisors

  • Competitive Base, bonus and benefits
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd
  • 02 Jan 18 2018-01-02

A presentation specialist provides key support to Dimensional’s sales teams through the timely production of PowerPoint presentations for clients, prospects, conferences and internal meetings. Dimensional is a global investment firm guided by deep convictions about the power of capital markets. We are a leader in applying advanced financial science to equity and fixed income investment strategies. By employing a rigorous and systematic investment approach, we seek to capture what the market offers in all its dimensions. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with 12 offices around the world, Dimensional manages $548 billion globally as of September 30, 2017.

Overview:

A presentation specialist provides key support to Dimensional’s sales teams mainly through the timely production of PowerPoint presentations for clients, prospects, conferences and internal meetings. You must be able to understand the specific requirements of the internal client base and produce work that satisfies their needs and remains within our corporate brand and messaging guidelines.

The presentation specialist plays a key role in the production process, which includes updating master slides, balancing multiple assignments, dealing directly with internal clients, occasional print production, and the production of other documents using the Adobe creative suite.

Key Responsibilities:

Production

  • Maintain and update an internal, web-based content management system. This contains powerpoint materials which are updated on a monthly, quarterly, yearly, and ad-hoc basis. These materials are in English, Dutch, and German.
  • Maintain brand standards, consistency of message and design, and regulatory compliance across presentation materials.
  • Format numerical data, charts, text, photographs and other visual graphic elements.
  • Proofread work for accuracy of typing, layout, consistency, and format.
  • Make required compliance and legal edits to presentation materials. Understand varying compliance requirements for work across EMEA.
  • Coordinate work with regional offices in Santa Monica, Sydney, Vancouver and Austin.
  • Work on multiple assignments with competing deadlines.
  • Display exceptional customer service skills and foster an environment of teamwork.   

Workflow

  • Work directly with internal clients to complete presentation requests.
  • Maintain version control through the tracking of drafts as they progress to a final version.
  • Seek assistance from a senior presentation specialist when appropriate.
  • Use web-based tools to accurately record all workflow steps in a timely manner.

Administrative

  • Ensure all materials receive appropriate legal and compliance approval and are logged accordingly.

Qualifications:

  • A degree in communications, marketing, advertising, or a related field
  • Basic knowledge of German and/or Dutch.
  • Basic PowerPoint, Excel and Word skills.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe creative suite preferred
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Creativity and effective problem-solving
  • Strong communication, organisational and analytical skills
  • Ability to prioritise independently based on workflow dependencies, competing deadlines, and time constraints
  • Ability to work as part of a team, and take direction from the Presentations Manager and Head of the Marketing department.
  • Some experience of Financial Services or a regulated environment would be preferred.

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