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Vice President, Healthcare Public Relations

Vice President, Healthcare Public Relations

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US-NY-New York
Posted Date 
Public Relations

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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.


  • 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


  • 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.