LEWIS is seeking an experienced Senior Vice President, specializing in consumer brand, to lead our recently opened New York office. This is a new position and it is pivotal in the evolution of our US operation. The role has P&L responsibility and is part of the US senior management team. It reports into the Executive Vice President, US. Some travel in the US region will be required and there will be occasional travel globally.
We are an entrepreneurial integrated communications agency that has gone from start-up to multi-national in twenty years. We have entered the world’s top 30 agencies and have ambition to break the top ten by 2020. We have over 25 offices, 600 employees and revenues of $65m and rising. Our success is due to a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions and is reflected in being named PRCA’s International Agency of the Year for 2015.
Central to our growth has been our policy of reinvestment, with the majority of profits returning to the company to propel development. We are the fourth fastest growing agency in the global top 50. What makes us different is that, not only are we independent, but we are 100% employee-owned.
As we rapidly scale the business, our challenge is not to lose any of our character. We must establish a clear and visible brand in the marketplace. We must be seen as entrepreneurial, agile, creative, credible and professional. We believe that we are on the cusp of something truly remarkable in our industry.
Purpose of the role
The role will work closely with the EVP, US and the US senior management team to drive the US strategic business plan. The SVP’s responsibility is the vision for, and development of, the New York office. The SVP will be charged with office culture and people development, new business and marketing activity, client service, office growth and profitability.
Responsibilities include to:
Highly commercial and with long-term strategic vision, you have experience of building and running a PR or digital office, large practice or division. Your business network is strong and you have an impressive track record of winning and developing major blue-chip accounts as well as of retention and organic growth of existing clients. You are an outstanding leader with the skills and aptitude to structure, develop and motivate a strong team, top to bottom. You have rounded communications experience across PR, digital marketing and strategic communications. Your domain experience in consumer brand will help broaden the LEWIS offer in the US. Considered, assertive and influential, you are a credible senior leader. Experience of working in a fast paced and international environment is essential.
Key Senior Internal Contacts
Remuneration and benefits
LEWIS has offices in Boston, Washington DC, San Francisco and San Diego.
This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of the responsibilities for this role. Other responsibilities may be added from time to time.