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VP Communications & Business Strategy

Date Posted: Sep 25
Type: Permanent
Wage: Unpublished
Job Number: 4656
Location: Austin, TX

TITLE: VP Communications & Business Strategy
CLIENT: Agency
LOCATION: Austin, TX
JOB TYPE: Direct Hire
COMPENSATION: Commensurate with Experience

JOB SUMMARY:
Our client is seeking an executive level communications professional with 10+ years of experience. Consulting experience in government affairs, government relations, and/or reputation marketing is preferred. The ideal candidate will be an entrepreneurial individual with strong business development and management skills who is heavily networked within the Austin metro-area. The ideal candidate will manage a team, develop, manage, execute and measure strategies and tactics for clients, develop and manage budgets. This person also will have proven ability to successfully deploy large-scale communications campaigns.

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE;
• 10+ years agency experience and/or corporate communications
• Communications or Public Relations experience on the agency side highly preferred
• Proven managerial skills of multiple employees, and managing creative agency team
• Experience making high-level presentations to C-level marketing professionals
• Extensive experience writing high-level strategic proposals, communications plans and the ability to sell those plans through to C-level
• Experienced in developing communications and public relations strategy and integrated marketing campaigns
• Experienced in execution and ROI
• Established record of accomplishing successful results for clients
• Excellent client and account service record
• Experience interacting with C-Suite
• Agency management experience

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Manage and execute business development and growth for agency
• Manage senior level client relationships and have regular exposure to client senior management
• Create, lead, manage and execute client strategies and tactics
• Manage and motivate direct reports
• Responsible for employee reviews and identifying new hires
• Budget and P& L responsibility, basic business financial knowledge

PROFESSIONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
• Aggressive producer and self-starter
• Excellent entrepreneurial business skills
• Strong business acumen with the ability to understand clients’ core business
• Problem solver who can consistently meet deadlines
• Strong interpersonal communication skills
• Excellent verbal/written communication skills
• Strong marketing skills
• Strong, current knowledge of digital, interactive and social media strategies and tactics
• Consultative style with clients
• Excellent management and people skills
• Excellent client and account service record

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations or other related fields. MBA advanced degree preferred.

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