• Vice President, Healthcare Public Relations

    Posted Date 3 months ago(1/18/2018 11:35 AM)
    Requisition ID
    2017-2258
    Location
    US-NY-New York
    Department
    Public Relations
  • Overview

    Ogilvy is seeking a seasoned Vice President to join our growing Health & Wellness team! Our VP will come equipped with pharma communications experience in a agency or in-house setting, along with a passion for pharma product communications making a positive impact on public health behavior. The role runs the gamut of everything from a large-scale national consumer awareness campaign, data/milestone communications and issues management, to advocacy work and identifying patient ambassadors to share their moving stories.

    As a VP, you are expected to manage programs and accounts independently and effectively, VP’s analyze and solve clients problems, develop programs, oversee the development and delivery of high-quality work products, play a significant business development role, mange budgets, billing and other financial performance requirements. Superior client relations skills and a commitment to talent development/mentoring a must.

    Responsibilities

    • Responsible for overall account relationship; maintains relationships with key client contacts and ensures that client/agency relationships exist on multiple levels and grow over time
    • Develop and manages projects and programs, including strategies, implementations plans, evaluation mechanisms, staffing plans, timelines and budgets; develops programs; oversees development of budgets and timelines; develops and deliver client presentations; ensures management of client expectations
    • Responsible for managing and developing a team; provides timely feedback on job performance to the team; identifies growth opportunities for staff and ensure direct reports understand expectations and promotion criteria; ensures clear direction in a supportive environment
    • Maintains relationships with key media (traditional and non-traditional); ensures pitches are strategic and executed appropriately
    •  Drafts high-level communications, including presentations, opinion pieces, client memos; ensures all written materials and correspondence are strategic and meet the client’s and account’s objectives
    • Manages budget development and monitor financial performance of all project budgets, ensuring that fee and spending stay within scope; responsible for developing and meeting monthly and annual projections

    Qualifications

    • Minimum of eight to ten (7-10) year experience in health communications, including experience developing and managing partnerships; preferably in an agency setting.
    • Ability to provide a strategic perspective on projects that require an understanding of both public health, health services research, and marketing communications. 
    • Proven success in managing a large, multi-faceted accounts, including experience forecasting budgets and keeping  projects on schedule.
    • Demonstrated project management skills and the ability to set priorities, develop work plans, and monitor progress.
    • Proven ability to prioritize multiple projects, turn projects around quickly, and meet deadlines.
    • Experience working on multi-faceted campaigns with community relations and partnership development components.
    • Proven ability in developing and maintaining successful client relationships.
    • Demonstrated experience managing and mentoring junior staff.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.
    • Ability to manage multiple projects and a diverse account team.
    • Bachelor’s Degree required; advanced degree a plus.

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