Senior Vice President, Client Experience – Healthcare

Current Global is a global communications agency and creative powerhouse. Our footprint spans Asia, Europe, North and South America with strength and depth across corporate, consumer, health, and technology communications. Our dynamic team of brand marketing, public relations and digital veterans work with some of the world’s most iconic brands to develop highly strategic and creative campaigns, collaborating across our four talent communities: Client Experience, Insights, Content, and Integrated Media.  

The best ideas come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds, and experiences, which is why we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are mission critical to building strong teams, cultivating great leaders, and creating an agency where everyone can do their best work. At Current Global, difference is valued, equality is a mandate, and inclusiveness is a reflex, not an initiative.  Our Accessible by Design commitment that every piece of communication we create will meet the highest accessibility standards to reach people with sight, hearing, speech, and cognitive impairments was recognized as a 2021 World Changing Idea by Fast Company.

We put humanity at the heart of everything we do, from our internal culture to the way we help clients understand that people want to connect with brands as real and human as they are. We offer exciting career opportunities for entrepreneurial leaders. Learn more at www.currentglobal.com

 

POSITION PROFILE
Current Global is looking for a Senior Vice President, Client Experience with Healthcare expertise in our New York office. This unique, career-enhancing role has two overall responsibilities: to lead 1-2 accounts with the opportunity to partner with exceptional senior practitioners across the agency and its network; and to work alongside the North America healthcare lead to support the growth of the practice through business development.

This senior leader will be an active day-to-day counselor for clients, managing the overall relationship. They will deploy teams in the most efficient and productive way to execute flawlessly, and be a supportive mentor and coach. The client relies on us to deliver not only the best PR work possible, but to lead their digital and social brand communications. The successful candidate will have experience with consumer programs, never-ending curiosity, a desire to always push the work to be better, and the ability to inspire, connect and collaborate with colleagues across agency practice areas, talent communities and geographies.

We are seeking someone who is passionate about healthcare and making a difference in the lives of patients living with various diseases and conditions. The ideal candidate will have experience and/or knowledge that spans multiple therapeutic areas across pharmaceutical, biotechnology and health technology fields. The Senior Vice President will have proven leadership skills, a passion for client service and business development, a hands-on approach, and experience managing integrated and digitally-focused communications campaigns.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Build and nurture client relationships and grow business by providing leadership, direction and strategic guidance to senior level clients, colleagues, and day-to-day teams
  • Draw on our total agency resources to bring clients the best what and howpossible for every project
  • Guide and inspire clients to continue expanding the kinds of communications work they are doing digitally, directly tied to meeting their business challenges
  • Develop quality standards while delivering above expectations, continuing to fulfill the trusted partner role we enjoy with our long-term clients
  • Stay ahead of the shifts in the healthcare environment and provide guidance to clients and teams
  • Lead, develop and coach a team of 15-20 people
  • Educate teams to ensure that they are delivering state-of-the-art counsel and content
  • Participate and, at times, lead new business pitch development and/or presentations
  • Participate as part of the practice leadership team on the operations of the group
  • Actively engage in the culture of the agency to lead by example
  • Work with peers to further the mission, goals and culture of the agency
  • Mentor individuals so that they can achieve their professional goals

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • 11+ years of experience in PR inclusive of agency experience working on large scale integrated communications campaigns
  • Bachelor's degree required

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

  • Deep knowledge of the pharma regulatory landscape
  • Experience, at an agency or in-house, managing a large pharmaceutical account (over $1 million in billings) and the keen organizational skills needed to do so.
  • Experience working across multiple geographies with integrated account teams preferred
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proficiency in MSOffice, advanced proficiency in PowerPoint and other presentation platforms
  • Propensity to organize thinking, break down complexity and manage shifting priorities at a fast pace

Current is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Current recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.

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