Vice President - Consumer, Pr / Marketing Communications

We're looking for an experienced CONSUMER leader to join our Midwest team in Chicago. This position requires strong client and team management skills and the ability to retain and develop business. We are looking for highly creative, socially savvy and integrated team players who know how to bring strategic and smart, big and scrappy thinking to the table. Responsibilities Maintain incredible client contact providing counsel on strategic matters and prospect information; potentially serve as the senior contact for the client Recommend insight-driven strategic programs and creative activations that meet the clients' business and communications objectives and goals Develop media strategy documents, goals, media targets, pitch angles and media materials that are strong in both structure and AP style, and require minimal input from senior team leadership Demonstrate ability to develop strategies/creative platforms and concepts that simultaneously leverage traditional and social media for our clients Play a pivotal role in business development, both net new and organic, including soliciting new business, creating presentations, sharing the agency visions and point of difference Serve as day-to-day client contact managing overall timeline and budget, establishing position as the client's "go to" person in all matters related to program execution. Provide counsel and offer problem-solving solutions throughout program execution Participate in new business networking and RFP opportunities Qualifications An unflappable problem-solver who can anticipate and proactively offer solutions to clients and senior leadership; anticipate problems before they arise through regular client check-ins and communication Demonstrate knowledge of top-tier traditional and social media outlets important to clients' business Demonstrate exceptional written, oral and interpersonal communication that is clear, concise and direct Track record of leading effective campaigns and programs that have advanced client business goals Superb team leadership including mobilizing and motivating teams Showcase success managing resources and budgets Passionate about the clients' business and continually focuses on strengthening client relationships, ensuring they know our agency and team value 8-12 years of relevant experience in consumer marketing communications - ideally in an agency environment. Bonus if the candidate brings knowledge and/or interest of the outdoor category/space, food + beverage category and consumer health + wellness experience
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
8 - 10 years

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