LEWIS is seeking an experienced Vice President to perform as a senior leader for Public Relations in our Washington, DC office. This position is important for the development and growth of our DC and East Coast operations. The role has team and client management responsibility and is part of the DC senior management team. It reports into the Senior Vice President leading the office. With the opportunity to work across national and global offices, some travel in the US region will be required and there may be occasional travel globally.
This is an opportunity that will suit an ambitious professional who relishes the chance to help 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 with 30 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 the values sought in every person at LEWIS. As the company evolves, grows and expands, it wants people who recognize the need to think differently. To understand the full marketing communications mix, even if a specialist in a particular aspect. We want all our people, whether a paid media specialist or media strategist, graphic designer or analytics manager to have an appreciation of the wide and deep capabilities available to clients that work with LEWIS. Our people need to be agile to opportunities; bold in their approach; collaborate with colleagues across different services or offices to deliver amazing work; keep learning and challenging the norm; be spirited and committed to developing themselves, their colleagues and the agency.
Purpose of the role
The role will work closely with the SVP, DC to champion a collaborative culture, provide hands-on development of our people, and help drive creative, excellent, and consistent client service, retention and profitability. This role will also lead and play a significant role in new business development, credentials and pitches.
This is an opportunity to help grow a business based on your years of hands on agency experience winning and developing accounts, as well as of retention and organic growth of existing clients. You have rounded communications experience across PR, strategic communications and digital marketing and are comfortable talking about integrated marketing solutions involving creative, digital, demand generation, media or reputation management. You have strong domain expertise in B2B and in-depth experience of the technology sector. You lead by example, ever curious, passionate and self-driven. You are inherently collaborative, engaging and motivating team members to achieve success for clients and the business. Experience of working in a fast paced and international environment is essential.
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.Apply