Senior Vice President, Healthcare

Ogilvy Public Relations Healthcare Practice is in search of a Senior Vice President for one of its largest Healthcare Accounts. For this role the talent would need to have prior experience in Oncology.

The work spans everything from data/regulatory milestones, to large-scale consumer awareness campaigns, to though leadership. The global Immuno Oncology SVP is responsible for leading both the branded and unbranded workstreams converging global, EU and US-based medical meetings, EU regulatory approvals, equipping the clients markets with resources, and on the unbranded side, a large-scale European awareness campaign featuring a celebrity, public service announcements, patient research and a digital/social campaign.

A senior vice president significantly contributes to the firm’s overall performance and revenues, identifies and develops new business opportunities and serves as a valued leader and resource for clients and client account teams. Senior vice presidents exemplify and manage achievement of the firm’s vision,values and management philosophies. Minimum 12 years experience + Healthcare PR experience is required.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Is responsible for developing account program objectives and strategies, and overseeing development of budgets and timelines
  • Actively leads the growth and development of their respective agency practice area
  • Effectively manages account teams to ensure that work and service is delegated to the appropriate experience levels within the team structure.
  • Identifies new business opportunities within client organization and opportunities to grow account organically
  • Leverages resources across practice areas and geographical areas to ensure organic growth
  • Develops the professional and management skills of team members; provides ongoing feedback and training opportunities for team
  • Lends particular skills, capabilities or knowledge to assist managing directors in problem solving on behalf of clients, teams or general management of the office
  • Is utilized as an agency resource and lends professional creativity to client and new business engagements


  • Manages overall financial performance of accounts or business unit
  • Develops monthly projections; oversees team billing
  • Leads efforts to develop and achieve company revenue and profitability projections.

Business Development

  • Identifies and develops new business opportunities
  • Leads new business pitches and is instrumental in pitch process from start to finish

People Management

  • Manages overall performance assessment, training and development of relevant staff
  • Provides timely feedback on job performance to direct reports
  • Responsible for identifying and offering growth opportunities and professional skills development opportunities to direct reports
  • Seeks opportunities to work with other senior managers to improve processes, build morale and enhance reputation of practice/office


  • Bachelors Degree or higher
  • Minimum twelve years experience
  • Prior experience in Public Relations Healthcare
  • Prior experience working on Oncology account
  • Data/regulatory milestones
  • Product communications

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