Golin West Coast is looking for a Technology Practice Lead, whose DNA is equal parts tech innovator, entrepreneur, builder, and integrated communicator. 

 

We are looking for a growth leader, with a proven track record of driving and converting business pitches for established and emerging companies. You will be joining a dynamic team that represents some of the biggest Fortune One brands, including some heavyweights defining technology across the consumer, gaming, telecom, and semiconductor landscape.

 

This role will be a key pillar of our West Coast team. As a core leader, you will spur the growth of our technology practice, setting the direction of large-scale planning and execution of vital client projects, winning both new and organic business, and proactively expanding our relationships in the public relations technology sector.

 

With best-in-class work that has earned worldwide attention and awards, including the 2024 SABRE Best Large Agency of the Year, 2024 PRovoke Media Best Large Agency to Work For, and 2024 PRWeek U.S. Agency of the Year, there is no better time to join an agency redefining the role of PR and helping companies create change that matters.

 

Please note, we are looking for someone located on the West Coast for this role.

 

Who You Are:

 

This role will lead our West Coast Technology Practice - simultaneously overseeing and growing a business built on incredible talent and a client portfolio from technology titans to disruptive startups. You have a track record of building business and teams, inspired by delivering breakthrough work and building the careers of the people you lead.   

You are an experienced leader, collaborative and strategic partner, and a technology subject matter expert who can develop, mentor, and manage high-performing teams. Our ideal candidate has the passion to build the next great technology practice, with the excitement and energy of a startup combined with the resources, capabilities, and expertise of a globally recognized public relations powerhouse.

Ready to "Go All In" with us? Here are the details:

 

What You'll Do:

  • Design, build, and execute a growth strategy for the West Coast technology practice.
  • Bring an entrepreneurial and consultative approach in creating new incremental business opportunities, and crafting and implementing strategic business development plans that align with agency and client business goals.
  • Serve as an integral member of the global client relationship team, collaborating and partnering on initiatives, addressing the varied and changing needs of your clients, including emerging AI technologies, proactively leading in changing times with solid counsel and program creation that address objectives.
  • Proactively and strategically cultivate and maintain strong relationships with clients, partners, and key stakeholders to ensure client satisfaction, repeat business, exceeding goals, and leading to positive referrals.
  • Stay on top of industry best practices, trends, client, and competitor brand activity, ensuring Golin delivers game-changing ideas and solutions.
  • Meet and exceed revenue targets by effectively negotiating contracts, closing deals, and expanding client engagements.
  • Anticipate client needs, requests and serve them before asked; nimbly adapt plans and tactics to changes and opportunities in the world around us.
  • Build and mentor a strong, connected, and engaging team who are inspired and consistently deliver great work.
  • Hold and set a high bar for smart and sound ideas, flawless execution, and outstanding, measurable results.

What You Have:

  • B.A./B.S. degree in areas such as Business, Marketing, Market Research, Public Relations, Social Sciences, or a related field.
  • 15+ years of experience in the public relations or communications-related field, with an emphasis on the technology sector, in a client-facing, progressive leadership role.
  • Exceptional business savvy and client service skills, with a proven track record of pitching and winning business, overseeing sizeable client activations in the enterprise technology, hardware, telecom, and/or semi-conductor space, and being positioned as trusted subject matter expert and go-to partner to clients and teams.
  • A deep understanding of the technology industry, its ecosystem of influencers, and emerging technologies, across both B2B and B2C brands.
  • Experience working across an integrated team, with a collaborative and proactive demeanor, delivering big-picture thinking, with a passion for technology, mentorship, and sharing of innovative and fresh ideas.
  • Robust relationship builder and engaging leader, with strong consumer and technical acumen, and ability to influence long standing, key senior clients.
  • Deep seated experience formulating effective strategic business plans, establishing trust, fulfilling organizational objectives and business goals, in a complex and fast-paced organization.
  • Proven team and practice leader, with the ability to build, grow, mentor, inspire, and motivate.

 

 

 

About Golin: 

Golin is a global public relations agency that helps companies create change that matters. Together, we discover powerful human truths that bind us, create with bravery and collaborate inclusively and obsessively. Golin’s 1700 global employees operate across 50+ offices worldwide, allowing us to provide our clients with comprehensive solutions for multi-market, regional and global communications programs.  

Recently named 2024 PRWeek’s Agency of the Year, we tend to Go All In, in everything we do. We’re especially committed to going all in for our people. We challenge our employees to be courageously happy and have empowered them to do so by offering our LifeTime benefits program. LifeTime offers flexible time off, enhanced family care, generous health and wellness benefits, workplace hybrid flexibility, and a monthly LifeTime stipend for the gym or hobbies. 

Our expertise ranges from brand-building and cutting-edge digital content to corporate reputation, healthcare advocacy and measurement. Golin aligns earned-first, data-driven creative with the customer journey through our collaborative G4 Model to deliver maximum impact for clients. Our roster includes many of the largest CPG, retail, food, healthcare technology and consumer service companies in the world.   

Salary range: $185,000 - $350,000

Golin has included the base salary range or hourly rate for this role. Actual compensation offered within the range will depend upon, among other factors: a candidate’s skills, qualifications, and experience; actual ranges for current or former employees in the role; and market considerations. 

Any request to schedule an interview and any legitimate offer of employment will only come from an authorized representative of Golin. We will never require an applicant to provide sensitive personally identifiable information in order to conduct an interview. 

Golin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status. 

 

 

 

 

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