As the SVP/VP, you will be responsible for managing an account team of bright, dedicated professionals that you will help to develop professionally by providing strategic leadership and mentoring to ensure they have the skills to execute client programs magnificently.
You will build and manage teams, balancing workloads, developing and managing budgets and ensuring account profitability. You will manage multiple accounts and team members as well as client engagement. This will include regularly providing performance feedback and ensuring performance goals are met.
As VP/SVP, you'll lead brain storming sessions and develop strategic and creative communications plans for clients, developing their messaging to enhance their reputation. You will counsel clients and serve as day to day senior client contact. You'll work closely with other senior leaders at the firm to actively participate in all aspects of new business development including your own networking and lead development.
We are looking for someone with at least 8 to 10 years of experience (significantly agency experience), where creative and positive results have been attained. The right person will have extensive experience working with financial and professional services clients and have the related media contacts that have been nurtured over the years.
If you're lucky enough to land this job, you have an executive presence and the ability to counsel C-level executives comfortably. Of course, you also have excellent writing and verbal communication skills and experience crafting all forms of business communications.
Superlative presentation skills allows you to confidently present to internal and external teams.
Last but not least, and something that should perhaps be listed first, you have a collaborative and friendly mindset. This is a healthy, fun and happy environment and fitting into the corporate culture is very important.