Ogilvy is seeking a seasoned Vice President with experience in and a passion for pharma product communications that helps change public health behavior, superior client relations skills and a commitment to talent development/mentoring. The work runs the gamut of everything from a large-scale national consumer awareness campaign ,communications and issues management, to advocacy work, to identifying patient ambassadors to share their 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.
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
People management: 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
Media outreach: Maintains relationships with key media (traditional and non-traditional); ensures pitches are strategic and executed appropriately
Editorial: 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
Finance: Manages budget development and monitor financial performance of all project budgets, ensuring that fee and OOP spending stay within scope; responsible for developing and meeting monthly and annual projections
Please note a minimum of 8 years Public Relations Agency or combination of in-house and PR Agency experience is required.