• Senior Vice President

    Posted Date 11 months ago(9/20/2017 5:21 PM)
    Requisition ID
    US-CA-Los Angeles
  • Overview

    Ogilvy is seeking an experienced communications professional to join our Public Affairs Practice as a Senior Vice President in Los Angeles. The Public Affairs Practice works with a diverse group of clients on a national and state level on leading issues in the public policy and business arenas. As a Senior Vice President, you will join a very smart, talented and dynamic group of professionals working on a prestigious list of clients. Our ability to deliver successful campaigns, find creative solutions and exceed client expectations has earned us a reputation as a valued partner and industry leader. 



    A SVP is responsible for managing the client relationship and teams of multiple accounts. This includes recommending programs and activities that coordinate with client’s goals and budgets. A SVP is accountable for delivering contracted work on time and within budget, staffing accounts appropriately and producing high-quality work and excellent results, while ensuring team members produce the same. S/he must have a demonstrated record of developing and executing successful public relations strategies and programs. In addition, A SVP meets the following responsibilities and expectations:



    • Provides insights to the team and client to help build effective programs
    • Lead day to day operations of client business; serve as a primary contact for the client
    • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the client’s business and industry
    • Develop long-term plans and program recommendations for clients
    • Identify /manage the implementation of systems, processes, and procedures to ensure superior performance of the team
    • Keep client programs on schedule and ensure all deadlines are met
    • Demonstrate a well-developed knowledge of client relevant media
    • Address any issues, trouble shoot problems and provide strategic counsel
    • Proactively handle client problems and issues quickly and adeptly
    • Accountable for final review of all communication, reports and client materials
    • Have a solid understanding of the client’s business goals and strategies; its’ issues, trends, and competitors


    Business Development

    • Generates business development leads and opportunities
    • Participate in new biz pitch development and/or presentations
    • Routinely apply knowledge, skills and professional reputation to build the agency’s reputation and business base


    Talent & Community Management

    • Key contact for internal staff to address issues in a timely manner
    • Conduct performance appraisal of direct reports
    • Ensure quality work from team in order to meet/exceed client expectations
    • Attend and actively participate in account reviews and staff meetings
    • Provide ongoing communications and feedback
    • Serve as a role model to others



    • Forecast client revenue on assigned account(s) and projects
    • Create and execute accurate budget estimates for clients for a long term and short term programs
    • Authorize billing invoices and follow-up with past-due invoices to clients


    • 12+ years experience in PR communications, prior agency experience a plus
    • Background experience and/or knowledge of public affairs, social marketing, healthcare, and Latino/Multicultural marketing required
    • Bilingual (Spanish) preferred
    • Early childhood development experience preferred
    • Incredibly organized account manager
    • Experience managing integrated and matrixed marketing campaigns with budgets of $1M or higher (earned, owned and paid media)
    • Effective at working and building strong relationships with cross-functional and remote teams and/or with many key stakeholders
    • Experience counseling/advising C-level executives
    • High energy, deadline driven, accountable
    • Leadership skills to drive for results; Strong entrepreneurial spirit
    • Proven experience successfully managing mid-size to large agency clients - both from a client service and a program execution perspective
    • Strong financial acumen, able to manage large budgets and staffing projections
    • Media relations, influencer engagement and online/social experience
    • Strong strategic and creative thinking.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • BA/BS preffered
    • MA or MPH a plus


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