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.
About this role
As part of our growth strategy, LEWIS is seeking an exceptional Vice President to support in the continued growth and development of our digital marketing practice across the US, with a focus on our West Coast offices (currently San Diego and San Francisco.) This VP will focus on integrated accounts, providing large, multi-national technology clients with insight-driven digital communications strategy, while identifying opportunities to provide the full spectrum of support that LEWIS has to offer. This role will involve the leadership and development of teams of digital and communications specialists. While rooted in strong expertise in social media, knowledge of the digital marketing mix, including SEO, SEM, display advertising, analytics, and creative, will contribute to success in this role.
This opportunity is ideal for 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 independent global organization.
Some travel in the US region will be required, with the occasional opportunity for global travel.
Purpose of the role
The overall purpose of the role is to build and maintain strategic client relationships, profitability, leadership, new business and employee development across the West Coast offices, currently San Diego and San Francisco. This includes driving organic growth with existing LEWIS clients, supporting new business growth, and ensuring the integration of LEWIS services from multiple offices in the US region. A key component of this role is the ability to win, lead, retain and grow major accounts by bringing greater creative and digital insights to client pitches, proposals and programs.
You are business minded with a long-term strategic vision. You have experience leading digital and fully integrated teams within an agency, region, practice or division. Your business network is strong and you have an impressive track record of winning and developing multi-national accounts as well as of retention and organic growth of existing clients. You are an outstanding leader, with the ability and passion to structure, develop and motivate a strong team. You are comfortable working with large, top-tier brands and presenting to C-suite executives, as well as providing ongoing strategic guidance to clients.
You have a breadth of experience in digital marketing. Experience in communications, content marketing, and data-driven storytelling is also a plus. You have experience in managing budgets, P&Ls, staffing and resources. With a strong entrepreneurial spirit, you understand how to best apply this spirit to a growing global organization. You love what you do and value the importance of fun in the creative process.
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.Apply