Named America’s best boutique agency of 2021, Clyde Group is seeking an Associate Vice President to join the healthcare team of our growing public relations and communications agency. Under our vision to be the best agency to work for, we’re a principles driven firm disrupting “business as usual” in communications through creative strategy focused entirely on results-driven client service. Clyde Group team members should have an interest in, and excitement for, the development of a rapidly growing agency. Our team is creative, ambitious, collaborative, and highly rewarded.

Associate Vice Presidents shape and support execution of strategies for a portfolio of clients. We are looking specifically for someone to direct one of our largest healthcare accounts, focused on corporate and DE&I communications for a Fortune 50 pharmaceutical company. Candidates must have experience with biopharma corporate or product communications, and a deep passion for health equity.

Our AVPs empower team members to achieve outcomes for clients; develop strong personal and professional relationships with clients; serve as the direct supervisor and mentor for one or more Clyde Group team members; advise on the design and implementation of creative strategies for key audiences (from consumers to opinion elites); play an active role in shaping our firm; and lead business development efforts and proactively brings in new client opportunities.

What you will be doing:

  • Play a critical role on one or more client teams, building relationships with clients, serving as a go-to resource for clients, and providing strategic communications advice and direction to achieve client goals
  • Work closely with client and internal teams to develop sophisticated and creative communications strategies—and be confident in shifting strategies to address emerging threats and industry trends
  • Actively look for ways to grow client business by adding new services to SOWs that achieve client objectives
  • Identify industry trends, current events that may impact client portfolio and establishes strategic direction and response
  • Maintain personal relationships with clients
  • Collaborate with internal client delivery teams, including content, digital, and creative, to improve offerings across accounts
  • Oversee financial aspects of the client work, including SOW development, budget tracking, monthly reporting, monthly billing, client profitability, and team member utilization
  • Confident standing up new client accounts, including developing the resources and tools needed to execute against SOW and achieve client goals
  • Direct business development process for potential clients
  • Manage two or more direct reports and guiding their professional development
  • Support Clyde Group initiatives, including agency visibility efforts, award submissions, DE&I programs, and professional development opportunities

Position expectations:

  • Fierce commitment to, and respect for, a diverse and inclusive workplace
  • Contributes to Clyde visibility efforts and seeks out external opportunities for personal visibility (contributed articles, speaking opportunities, etc)
  • Taps own network to find business development connections
  • Builds positive relationships with internal team members, across functions, and can inspire, lead, and motivate teams
  • Mentor junior staff and participate in professional development opportunities for self

Qualifications/Required Skills:

  • 8-12 years of communications experience; 3+ year of management experience; biopharma and agency experience preferred
  • Experience independently running, or serving as a key team member for, small and medium clients
  • Desire to manage people, mentor junior team members, and lead teams
  • Possesses excellent writing and grammar skills, including the ability to write concisely, clearly, and logically
  • Excellent multi-tasker
  • Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail
  • Comfortable with basic social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter
  • Comfortable with Microsoft and Google office products
  • Comfortable learning and adopting new tech platforms
  • Experience pitching media
To apply, please submit a current resume and writing sample: https://app.builtforteams.com/clyde-group/jobs/051c5791
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