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Senior Vice President (PR)


A Senior Vice President (SVP) manages both individual accounts consisting of multiple assignments, projects, and clients, and provides counsel and direction to Vice Presidents and Account Directors who manage the day-to-day activities of individual account teams. Strategic thinking and management skills are required at this level. The SVP is positioned as the senior agency leader with the client. The other primary responsibility of an SVP is continued growth of the agency and the ability to make changes that will improve the agency as a whole. An SVP's ability to understand the agency's finances is a critical and necessary element of his/her responsibility. The SVP must play an active role in  new business development.




Account Management

• Global account experience required

• Direct account teams

• Provide counsel to staff who manage account teams on a day-to-day basis

• Ensure staff efficiency and effectiveness

• Exceptional at building client presentations

• Strong project management, media relations, writing and editing skills

• Understand business financials of respective accounts and the agency as a whole

• Manage budgets and develop account projections

• Manage staff efficiencies and maintain time projections

• Responsible for profit and loss account statements


Strategic Planning

• Understand client and agency business objectives and how to develop clear business cases around opportunities

• Ability to develop and provide "big picture" strategic recommendations and program tactics

• Spot trends and plan respond to issues


New Business

• Aggressively identify and develop new business opportunities (among existing and potential clients)

• Follow-up on new business leads

• Direct new business proposals and presentations

• Ability to present new ideas, and communicate concepts/programs for clients and new business opportunities


Agency Management

• Develop and direct organizational policies

• Ensure employee career development

• Identify, hire, and develop personnel




·                Minimum of 10+ years’ experience

·                Agency experience required

·                Thrive on highly visible, multitasking assignments

·                An understanding of integrated marketing and traditional public relations

·                Ability to provide clear creative conceptual direction and to motivate and inspire client, account, and creative teams

·                An experienced client and C-suite counselor, relationship manager, strategic thinker, and account manager