DescriptionThe Company's Minneapolis office is seeking a Senior Vice President to lead the Client Experience of its Corporate Practice. The candidate will have the opportunity to drive a broad range of corporate reputation campaigns across a range of clients, and lead a team of very talented practitioners. The ideal candidate will possess strong client leadership experience, a media strategy background, and have prior experience leading integrated communications campaigns at a PR agency. Experience working with clients in Higher Education preferred. Primary Responsibilities Serve as primary or day-to-day client contact on corporate reputation and corporate communications accounts. Lead and manage the Corporate Affairs client experience team in providing top notch service to our wide range of clients Collaborate with a cross-functional team to develop and execute plans and recommendations (including digital and social media strategies) for clients. Conceptualize and pitch – or oversee pitching of – well-developed stories to key national, trade and other media of importance to client goals. Develop and deliver client presentations (as needed). Keep client programs on schedule and ensure all deadlines are met within set budget parameters. Build, nurture and expand client relationships. Ensure client satisfaction. Participate in new business development for the group and collaborate among practice areas at the agency in support of new business pitches. Structure and staff new and existing project teams, including reviewing resumes and interviewing candidates. Train and motivate Corporate staff members and help create opportunities for their growth. Conduct performance appraisals of direct reports. QualificationsBasic Qualifications Minimum: Bachelor's Degree 12 years of relevant reputation building and corporate communications experience at a prior agency and/or a corporation Has strong project management skills (e.g., managing budgets and plan rollouts) Is able to communicate clearly and persuasively both orally and in writing Additional Qualifications Blends analytical strength with focused creativity to turn ideas into workable plans. Thrives under pressure and can handle multiple projects in a demanding, deadline-oriented environment, while maintaining meticulous attention to detail Has a track record of placing stories for clients and forging reporter relationships Is current in the latest trends in social media strategy, tools and analytics Highly collaborative across various functions and team members Can mobilize, motivate and account teams. Can anticipate client and team needs and instill confidence in clients and colleagues. Is adept at solving problems and resolving conflicts. Pays close attention to detail and quality. Exercises exceptional judgment when working with team members, clients and vendors. Has experience and interest in supporting new business efforts.
Website : http://www.execunet.com