Overview

HUNTER is looking for a Senior Vice President to run a dynamic, fast-paced technology-driven retail business. A Senior Vice President has a proven track record of managing a sizeable portion of an agency’s business, including development of strategic PR plans, providing strategic counsel to clients, management of accounts to ensure agency profitability and seeking/securing incremental opportunities.  Senior Vice Presidents also play a key role in new business prospecting, from identifying opportunities, to leading new business pitches and presentations. 

 

Qualifications Required:

  • B.A. in Public Relations, Journalism, Communications or the like
  • At least ten (10) years of experience in a public relations agency or similar position; four (4) or more years of supervisory experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

 

Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities: 

·         Continually explore and drive new/incremental business opportunities

o   Lead new business proposal development and presentations: review, analyze and interpret the RFP; assemble the team for the project; brainstorm strategic concepts; compile the presentation and lead the lead insights and analytics efforts; compile the presentation; lead the pitch meeting with prospective clients, etc.

o   Recognize and seek opportunities to grow client accounts; utilize relationships with clients to sell in incremental opportunities

 Develop a vision for each account’s direction and work with team members to achieve goals

Take strategic risks to push accounts to the next level, in an effort to secure incremental business opportunities

 Recognize and pursue opportunities to introduce clients to the agency’s specialized services, in an effort to secure incremental business opportunities

·         Maintain a strong network of professional contacts 

·         Serve as senior counselor for clients

o   Develop and propose strategic, creative ideas and tactical elements for client programs; demonstrate an ability to autonomously handle these responsibilities when needed

o   Anticipate issues; recognize potential fiscal challenges and take action early to remedy them

o   Make recommendations for ways to meet client needs; demonstrate an expertise and understanding of the clients’ marketplace and business

o   Serve as a representative of the client and agency on-site at client events

o   Manage account financials: develop and manage budgets, fee estimates, out-of-pocket expenses, team hour allocations, billing, invoicing, etc.

o   Provide analysis to clients of program results

·         Build, lead and develop engaged and successful account teams

·         Participate in agency brainstorm sessions for client programs; drive brainstorm sessions for new business opportunities

·         Demonstrate strong writing, editing, presentation and interpersonal communications skills

 

At HUNTER, our employees are our most valuable asset. So, we’re always on the hunt for the greatest talent to join our team. Hunter offers competitive benefits to full-time employees, including medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, short and long-term disability insurance, commuter transit benefits (i.e. TransitCheks), a 401K retirement plan with company match, and paid time off (e.g. holidays, vacation, personal days, and summer Fridays). Employees also enjoy several “perks” such as Cupcakes & Cocktails, a continuing education stipend, and regular staff outings.

 

HUNTER is an award-winning consumer marketing communications firm with offices in New York, Los Angeles and London and partnerships that extend our reach globally. Beginning with research-driven insights, HUNTER executes strategic, integrated programs that build brand equity, increase engagement and drive measurable business results for consumer products and services. The 150-person firm employs a powerful blend of marketing solutions including strategic planning, earned media relations, social and digital media, talent and influencer engagement, experiential marketing, multicultural outreach, and content creation and distribution across all platforms and channels to earn attention for some of the world’s best known and most beloved brands. Founded in 1989 with a specialization in food and nutrition, HUNTER has grown into one of the most respected mid-size marketing communications firms in the country, proudly serving a broad range of esteemed companies and brands across the Food + Beverage, Wine + Spirits, Health + Beauty, Home + Lifestyle, Retail + Ecommerce, Travel and Education sectors. Our motto is “we earn it,” and at HUNTER we focus on doing so in three key areas: earning consumer attention, earning client relationships and earning staff dedication. Our creative approach, client service-orientation and values-driven culture has led to one of the longest average staff tenures in the business and some of the most enduring client relationships including TABASCO® Pepper Sauce, our first client 32 years ago and still a client today.

How to reach us: Visit our LinkedIN page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hunterny/mycompany/ Website: hunterpr.com Email: (jobs@hunterpr.com)
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