Washington, DC, United States
Sep 13, 2021
Overviewnn nKetchum is looking to hire a Vice President/Group Manager to join our team to lead a major US home appliance account; lead and direct program efforts to ensure client satisfaction and bring a value-added approach to client work. We are looking for an individual with strong initiative; creativity and attention to detail; innate curiosity of what makes consumers tick; and who thrives in a fast-paced and collegial environment. n nWe are more than just a public relations and communications agency. We change the game with every campaign we touch for our clients through innovative and creative solutions to drive their business forward. In a culture which is fast moving, rewarding and collaborative; we are seeking only those who can inspire others, and consider themselves one of the best in the business.n nWe're looking for someone who understands how to work with large, complex clients and lead multi-disciplinary client teams to deliver high-quality work. This person will also be able to lead programs focusing on driving the clientu2019s reputation and brand. This is a truly awesome opportunity to work with high-profile brands and be a part of a winning culture. Ideal candidate is a strategic communications specialist who understands the CPG industry and how to make brands stand out for consumers. The ideal candidate will tackle new challenges with optimism, excel at client service, successfully drive teams with efficient and effective project management, and thrive as part of an integrated and diverse team.nAbout the Jobn nThis is a truly awesome opportunity to lead a high profile, long-standing and award-winning Fortune 500 client: Weu2019re looking for an exceptional account lead who can run a portfolio of brands, is strategic, can sell in a program and inspire a team. Someone who likes to take strategic ownership of the work they do, the type of person who can rattle off countless big ideas in the morning and then roll up their sleeves and write messaging and pull together a deck in the afternoon. Someone who is never too busy to carve out time to teach and mentor staff. A strong leader.n nn Serve as agency day-to-day lead on a large account with multiple brand programs and projects; lead and direct all program efforts to client satisfaction; bring a value-added approach to all issues and projects.n Grow strong relationships with senior clients and become a trusted advisor by solving problems, offering meaningful counsel, and delivering valued results.n Oversee programs that drive earned media, digital, social and influencer engagement.n Deliver strategic, engaging, and persuasive presentations to effectively articulate ideas to clients, colleagues, and others.n Design and implement strategic programs and solutions, anticipating and alerting teams and clients to trends.n Use metrics and analytics to build business case, provide insight and counsel to clients.n Lead projects from concept/planning through to evaluation. Encourages effective delegation of project deliverables. Ensure projects are completed on time and on budget.n Manage account financials including accurate budget creation, allocation, and control. Ensure budgets are accurate when presented to clients; manage our scope of work to those budgets and the budget tracker to ensure we stay on track.n Build and present concepts and programs for clients and new business opportunities and effectively counsel and sell social and digital media concepts to clients.n Demonstrate strong quantitative and analytical abilities to define measurable objectives assess campaign metrics, and reports.n Foster respect and collaboration within the team and/or agency partners. Identify issues within the team and drive to resolution.n Manage and support team toward excellence in programming; develop and lead people development of team members.nnQualificationsnAny combination of education and experience providing the required skills and knowledge for successful performance would qualify. Typical qualifications would be equivalent to:n nn Bacheloru2019s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing, or a related field preferred.n At least 15 years of agency experience and/or corporate public relations experience.n Precision focus with an acute attention to detail, responsiveness, and ability to flex and provide counsel on your feet.n Proven experience counseling C-Suite-level clients.n Demonstrated track record in building strong client relationships and delivering programs that exceeded anticipated results.n Strong business and financial acumen, with a focus on performance and profit.n Demonstrated record in building and managing high performing teams.n Actively participates in professional and community networks within the PR industry.n Strong communication and presentation skills to effectively articulate ideas to clients, colleagues, and others.nnAbout KetchumnAs a global communications consultancy with 90 plus years of experience, Ketchum is a trusted partner who is equal parts creative and analytical. Ketchum is a place where all perspectives and points of view are welcome and encouraged. We are a collection of communications specialists, content creators, creatives, researchers, data analysts, media pros, digital strategists, issues and crisis counselors, and tech nerds. And we love when those worlds collide to create the very best teams and solutions for our clients. We work with the worldu2019s leading brands, emerging start-ups, and everything in between. We are beyond proud to have created some of the most celebrated and award-winning campaigns in our industry. Weu2019re just crazy enough to think we can impact the world u2013 and how it responds to ideas u2013 through communication. n nWe encourage our employees to be curious, brave, inspiring, and a force for good. Letu2019s talk. Come belong at Ketchum!n nWhat we offernn Robust benefits program n Generous time off policies n Retirement program with company match n Workplace flexibility n Business casual dress code n Workplace and off-site social gatherings n Yoga @ work n Professional learning and development opportunities n Tuition reimbursement n Paid maternity/paternity leave n Transit benefits nnInterested? Weu2019ve got an opportunity for you.