Ketchum

  • Vice President, CSR/Purpose

    ID
    2018-9579
    Category
    Corporate
    Location
    US-NY-New York
    Position Type
    Full-Time Salary
  • Overview

    Our NYC office is seeking a Vice President to join our Purpose team. Do you have experience working on high profile accounts and a passion for working with companies interested in purpose, social impact and/or sustainability programs, NGOS or Foundations? If so, this could be just the right opportunity for you.

    About the Job

     

    We’re in need of someone who’s strategic, creative, collaborative and fun, but also detail-oriented, deep passion for CSR, sustainability purpose . That’s right, you’ve gotta be the yin AND the yang.

     

    This is a truly awesome opportunity to work on high profile clients, doing meaningful work. Ideal candidate is a project manager guru, someone with experience working on large consumer brands, exceptional media relations skills, and an understanding of purpose work, including NGO partnerships and corporate responsibility.

     

    We are more than just a public relations & communications agency. We change the game with every campaign we touch for our clients through innovative and out the box ideas we manifest. In a culture, which is fast moving, fun and collaborative; we are seeking only those who can inspire others, who are fearless and consider themselves one of the best in the business. Is that you?  If so, stop reading and start applying.

     

    • Perform a wide range of duties including development of client programs, strategic planning, staff development and financial management. Serve as key liaison among client, account team and agency management
    • Manage day-to-day account needs
    • Act as primary contact to clients, continually fostering client-agency relationship to build trust and become a valuable resource to clients
    • Provide strategic guidance to clients on an ongoing basis; anticipate and address clients’ needs
    • Troubleshoot client’s problems as they arise; seek senior management input whenever appropriate
    • Motivate team members by promptly reviewing work and providing constructive feedback; encourage team to take advantage of training and development opportunities
    • Assist account team(s) in working effectively and in the best interest of client(s)
    • Demonstrate proficiency in writing and editing materials including client press releases, byline articles, correspondence and reports
    • Strive to develop the best communication and presentation skills possible to effectively articulate ideas to clients, colleagues and others
    • Manage account financials including budget allocation and control, time sheets, client billing, supplier invoicing and purchase orders; ensure team billability and account profitability
    • Access agency’s network of resources to deliver greatest value to clients
    • Work with account team(s) to build incremental business
    • Communicate account status to agency management regularly
    • Participate in new business programming and presentations
    • Demonstrate and develop presentation, negotiation and problem-solving skills; demonstrate ability to effectively develop full range of materials, including media materials, byline articles, speeches, client correspondences and reports
    • Stay on top of trends in the industry; bring them to the attention of clients and associates, as appropriate
    • Begin to build a leadership role in outside organizations to increase Ketchum’s visibility in marketplace and create new or incremental business opportunities.

    Qualifications

    Any combination of education and experience providing the required skills and knowledge for successful performance would qualify. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:

    • Ten plus years of agency and/or in house public relations experience
    • Demonstrated track record in building strong client relationships and delivering programs that exceeded anticipated results in the area of CSR, Sustainability and / or Purpose
    • Proven track record in growing business
    • Broad-based exposure to all skill areas, including proposal planning, writing and presentations, media relations, and consultative selling
    • Proven ability to develop and maintain strong professional relationships clients, colleagues and vendors
    • Exceptional oral and written communications skills; captivating presenter and great listener; strong negotiating, persuasion and diplomacy skills

    About Ketchum

    As a global public relations and communications agency with 90 plus years of experience, Ketchum builds brands and reputations for clients.  We start conversations, build communities and engage stakeholders—and have a lot of fun doing it.  We inspire and empower our people to think about products, companies, issues and challenges in a different way.   And we’re just crazy enough to think we can impact the world – and how it responds to ideas – through communication.

     

    We believe great ideas shatter expectations, change thinking and build brands.  We call this break through, and it’s our mission to deliver it.  How?  Very simply—our people.  By listening, cultivating diverse perspectives and rewarding fearless creativity, we’ve developed a culture of break through.  

    What we offer

    • Robust benefits program 
    • Generous time off policies 
    • Retirement program with company match 
    • Workplace flexibility 
    • Business casual dress code 
    • Workplace and off-site social gatherings 
    • Yoga @ work 
    • Professional learning and development opportunities 
    • Tuition reimbursement 
    • Paid maternity/paternity leave 
    • Transit benefits

    Interested?  We’ve got an opportunity for you.

     

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