LEWIS is seeking an experienced PR professional to help grow our Chicago presence, which is pivotal to the evolution of our US operation. With a passion for driving innovation in the delivery of marketing services, the Managing Director will help build and retain business and manage client accounts. The role reports into the Senior Vice President, East Coast.
This is an opportunity that will suit an ambitious professional who relishes the chance to help develop and grow a business, thrives on challenges and on working in a fast paced, international environment. With a strong entrepreneurial spirit, you understand how to best apply this spirit to a growing global organization.
The company 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 and has 24 offices. 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. The agency, its people and client campaigns have won many prestigious awards, including Cannes Lions, Holmes Report, ICCO, PRCA and European Excellence.
Purpose of the role
The Managing Director, Chicago will work closely with the Senior Vice President, East Coast on the growth and development of the Chicago office. The Managing Director will champion a teamworking culture, providing hands on professional development and encouraging people to think differently about creative solutions.
Working with colleagues and teams across the US and often internationally, the Managing Director will work on new business credentials and pitches and with onboarding wins. They will provide strategic and creative consultancy to clients on their integrated marketing journey. The role will drive excellent client service, retention and profitability.
You have been involved in winning and developing accounts as well as in the retention and organic growth of existing clients. Dynamic, assertive and influential, you are a charismatic leader with the skills and aptitude to coach and motivate a team, which is currently working remotely, top to bottom. Passionate about breaking new ground to lead progress, you have B2B PR experience and/or corporate comms experience and have worked in the tech sector. You are comfortable talking about integrated marketing solutions involving creative, digital, demand generation, media, reputation management. Experience of working in a fast paced, international environment, and with regional teams, is beneficial.
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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.
LEWIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating and fostering an environment focused on equality, empowerment and respect. We strive to create an inclusive workplace that supports and celebrates our diversity. We continue to invest in our efforts to ensure that LEWIS is a place where everyone can thrive.Apply