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Senior Vice President

Senior Vice President

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Ogilvy Public Relations 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