VP Consumer

Edelman
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May 9, 2018
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Edelman is looking for a senior-level public relations professional to join our Consumer Practice.  In this role, you will be a part of a growing and dynamic team and charged with creating the communications strategies and building the reputation of the world’s greatest companies. This role will also allow the individual to grow and mentor a staff of some of the best and brightest in the industry
The Vice President should have a proven background in integrated communications, with people management, business development and budget management experience, as well as a strong understanding of how to communicate with teams and work from both client and agency sides. S/he should be a superb people manager and have experience successfully managing resources and budgets as well as helping win new business. The right person for the role will have experience in either travel/tourism and/or consumer health.
Responsibilities:
  • Lead operational and financial performance of account teams, ensuring quality work, effective processes and that client requests are handled in timely and strategic fashion
  • Thoughtfully counsel clients based on broad communications landscape and business goals; take immediate action on client feedback
  • Lead new business development efforts, capitalizing on, and contributing to, the Edelman global network to serve and grow business, including proactively mining relationships and responding to RFPs
  • Demonstrate advanced writing skills and supervise writing of others
  • Set and lead both traditional and social strategic media relations course
  • Supervise staff by mentoring, motivating, coaching, and consistently providing feedback in order to oversee their professional development
  • Manage billing and budgets
  • Commit to continuous learning and improvement of leadership skills; set and pursue stretch goals
  • Demonstrate behaviors consistent with Edelman’s values (Quality, Integrity, Respect, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Mutual Benefits) and Code of Ethics and Business Conduct

 Basic Qualifications:

The vice president must have at least eight years of relevant experience in public relations and/or related fields including research, advertising, management consulting, media and publishing.

Preferred Qualifications:

The vice president should have a bachelor’s degree in a related field and strong understanding of how to communicate with teams and work from both client and agency sides. S/he should have a track record of leading profitable programs that have advanced client business goals. S/he should be a superb people manager and have experience successfully managing resources and budgets as well as helping win new business. S/he will be entrepreneurial and professional and have the confidence necessary to manage a team.

  

About Us 

Edelman is a leading global communications marketing firm that partners with many of the world’s largest and emerging businesses and organizations, helping them evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Edelman was awarded the Grand Prix Cannes Lion for PR in 2014; six Cannes Lions in 2015; and the Grand Prix in the Titanium category in 2016. The firm was named “2016 Global Agency of the Year” by the Holmes Report, and one of Advertising Age’s “Agencies to Watch” in 2014. In 2015, Edelman was among Glassdoor’s “Best Places to Work” for the fifth time. Edelman owns specialty firms Edelman Intelligence (research) and United Entertainment Group (entertainment, sports, experiential), a joint venture with United Talent Agency. Visit http://www.edelman.com for more information.
 
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