Vice President

Overview

Ogilvy is seeking an experienced communications professional to join our team as Vice President in the San Francisco office. As a Vice President, you will join a very smart, talented and dynamic group of professionals working on a prestigious list of clients. Our ability to deliver successful campaigns, find creative solutions and exceed client expectations has earned us a reputation as a valued partner and industry leader.

ResponsibilitiesA VP is responsible for managing the client relationship and teams of multiple accounts. This includes recommending programs and activities that coordinate with client's goals and budgets. A VP is accountable for delivering contracted work on time and within budget, staffing accounts appropriately and producing high-quality work and excellent results, while ensuring team members produce the same. S/he must have a demonstrated record of developing and executing successful public relations strategies and programs. In addition, a VP meets the following responsibilities and expectations: Client-Centric

  • Provides insights to the team and client to help build effective programs
  • Lead day-to-day operations of client business; serve as a primary contact for the client
  • Develop long-term plans and program recommendations for clients
  • Keep client programs on schedule and ensure all deadlines are met
  • Address any issues, troubleshoot problems and provide strategic counsel
  • Accountable for final review of all communication, reports, and client materials
  • Have a solid understanding of the client's business goals and strategies; it's issues, trends and competitors

Business Development

  • Generates business development leads and opportunities
  • Participate in pitch development and/or presentations

Talent Management

  • Key contact for internal staff to address issues in a timely manner
  • Conduct performance appraisal of direct reports
  • Ensure quality work from team in order to meet/exceed client expectations
  • Attend and actively participate in account reviews and staff meetings
  • Provide ongoing communications and feedback

Financial

  • Forecast client revenue on assigned account(s) and projects
  • Create and execute accurate budget estimates for clients for long-term and short-term programs

Qualifications

  • 9+ years experience in PR communications, agency experience preferred
  • Background experience and/or knowledge of consumer B2C and B2B brands required
  • Incredibly organized account manager
  • Demonstrated experience managing integrated marketing campaigns with budgets of $1M or higher (earned, owned and paid media)
  • Effective at working with cross-functional and remote teams
  • High energy, deadline driven, accountable
  • Proven experience successfully managing mid-size to large agency clients - both from a client service and a program execution perspective
  • Strong financial acumen, able to manage large budgets and staffing
  • Strong strategic and creative thinking
  • BA/BS

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