LEWIS is an integrated communications agency that has gone from start-up to multi-national in a little over two decades. The company now ranks in the top 40 agencies worldwide with 29 offices, 550 employees and revenue of $64m. Its success is due to a combination of factors: talented people delivering award-winning campaigns; expanding client relationships into new markets or services; making strategic acquisitions. Its people, agency and campaigns have won many prestigious awards in the last 18 months including Cannes Lions, Holmes Report, ICCO, PRCA.
Central to the growth has been the policy of reinvestment, with the majority of profits returning to the company to propel development. This is possible because the company is independently owned.
What we look for in our people
Agile, bold, collaborative, inquisitive, and spirited. These are our values and what we look for in every person at LEWIS. As we evolve, grow, and expand, we are committed to being a group that thinks differently. We understand the full marketing communications mix, even if a specialist in a particular aspect. We want all of our people, whether a digital specialist or media strategist, graphic designer or analytics manager to have an appreciation of the overall communications ecosystem, and how LEWIS can support clients in achieving their business and communications goals. Our people are agile to opportunities; bold in their approach; collaborative with colleagues across disciplines and offices to deliver amazing work; We are lifelong learners and fearless in challenging the norm; We are spirited and committed in developing ourselves, our teams, and the agency. We value a vibrant and dynamic environment.
Purpose of the role
The overall purpose of this role is to provide leadership to a team of digital specialists, senior specialists, and account managers, in order to ensure that we provide strategic, creative and forward-thinking solutions to our clients. This role is client facing, responsible for offering strategic and creative guidance, ensuring client expectations are met and exceeded, and providing consistent communication regarding the status of critical activity across the account.
This individual will develop strong client relationships, including the identification of opportunities to expand the scope and scale of LEWIS’ support in order to drive the clients’ business forward. Though this role is based in San Francisco and focused on the West Coast, this hire is intended to be cross-functional, working across regions and digital practice areas to reach a common goal.
You are an energetic and ambitious leader, rooted in digital/social while strongly committed to seeing the bigger picture. You have experience managing people and cultivating talent in others. With a business-minded approach, you understand the impact of running efficient and profitable accounts without sacrificing quality. You are comfortable working with large, multi-national companies and presenting to key stakeholders. You are a coach and a teammate, willing to roll up your sleeves and work alongside your team to achieve the best results. You love what you do and value the importance of fun in the creative process.
Experience in integrated communications, content marketing, and data-driven storytelling is also a plus.
Key responsibilities and tasks
Key Senior Internal Contacts
Remuneration and benefits
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.